Here are the top 11 tourist attractions to see in Flores:

1. Maumere

Maumere

93 km
from city center
1 out of 11
places to visit in Flores

Maumere is the capital of the Sikka Regency and is the largest town in Flores, East Nusa Tenggara of Indonesia. Maumere being located at the narrowest section of this long island, when one stands at Koting village near the town of Nita, which gives it a vantage view to as far as the Flores Sea to the north and the Savu Sea by the Indian Ocean in its southern horizon. The town has a picturesque landscape of hills and mountain and crystal clear ocean.

2. Labuan Bajo

Labuan Bajo

646 km
from city center
2 out of 11
places to visit in Flores

Labuan Bajo is also known as the City of Sunsets is a large town located on the westernmost tip of the Island of Flores. This town is famous for the Komodo dragons that reside in the Komodo National Park that was listed as UNESCO’s World Heritage Site in 1991. It is also a popular diving and snorkelling spot.

3. Pulau Bidadari

Pulau Bidadari

1,790 km
from city center
3 out of 11
places to visit in Flores

Pulau Bidadari formerly known as Pulau Sakit is located 15kms from the capital city, which is approximately 20 minutes away by speedboat. This beautiful island is spread across six hectares and is also known as the Island of Angels. It is one of the many charming islands in the Kepulauan Seribu Marine National Park in the Bay of Jakarta, which also comprises Pulau Tidung and Pulau Pramuka. The beaches of Pulau Bidadari have crystal clear water and beautiful white sand.

4. Kelimutu

Kelimutu

0 km
from city center
4 out of 11
places to visit in Flores

Kelimutu is a small volcano located in Flores near a small town called Moni. The summit of this mountain has volcanic crates that have three lakes that keep changing colors. These lakes are considered sacred and are believed to be resting place of the departed souls. The trek up is considered to be fairly easy and the trail is well marked.

5. Danau Kelimutu

Danau Kelimutu

135 km
from city center
5 out of 11
places to visit in Flores

Mount Kelimutu is located in Flores near a small town called Moni. This mountain has three volcanic lakes called Danau Kelimutu which means ‘the boiling lake’. Each of these three lakes has its own colors that keep changing and has a local name and all these lakes are believed to be the resting place of departed souls.

6. Larantuka

Larantuka

5 km
from city center
6 out of 11
places to visit in Flores

Larantuka is a coastal town that is the capital of Flores Timur. This town was formerly a naval base for trade and a central point for colonialization and clerical activities in Eastern Indonesia. Even today Larantuka is an important connecting port to the neighboring islands and the center of economic activities in the Flores Timur district.

7. Moni

Moni

131 km
from city center
7 out of 11
places to visit in Flores

Moni is a small village town in the Flores island of Indonesia. It is located on the base of the volcano mountain Kelimutu. The best time to visit Moni is during July- August as it is Indonesia’s dry season to better explore the town. The Rasta community of the town are very friendly with the travellers and often invite them for small communal music performances.

8. Riung

Riung

205 km
from city center
8 out of 11
places to visit in Flores

Riung is one of the smallest fishing based villages, located on the northern coast of Flores of Indonesia. It is one of the gems that has been left unexplored by tourists. The place is mainly known and visited for the ‘17 Island National Park’. Riung also has friendly locals, who can help you traverse through its streets. The village is minimalist but will keep you engaged with the marine and coral life to see in the National Park.

9. Maumere

Maumere

16 km
from city center
9 out of 11
places to visit in Flores

Maumere is the capital of the Sikka Regency and is the largest town in Flores, East Nusa Tenggara of Indonesia. Maumere being located at the narrowest section of this long island, when one stands at Koting village near the town of Nita, which gives it a vantage view to as far as the Flores Sea to the north and the Savu Sea by the Indian Ocean in its southern horizon. The town has a picturesque landscape of hills and mountain and crystal clear ocean. It is also the hopping off point to climb to the Tri-Coloured Lakes on Mt. Kelimutu located on the route to Ende.

10. Pink Beach

Pink Beach

388 km
from city center
10 out of 11
places to visit in Flores

One of the most visually stunning beaches in all of the world, Pink Beach in Labuan Bajo is one of the most Instagrammed beaches. The beach’s characteristic pink colour comes from the red coral and calcium carbonate that has been broken up to form the sand on the beach through erosion.

11. Liang Bua

Liang Bua

1,600 km
from city center
11 out of 11
places to visit in Flores

One of the most famous prehistoric relics, Liang Bua cave is one of Indonesia’s limestone (karst) caves. It is located in the Manggarai districts on Flores Island in Indonesia. It is an important excavation site and world-renowned archaeological site. It is allegedly the discovery site of a new species called the ‘homo floresiensis’, popularly known as the ‘hobbit’ in media.

FAQs on Flores

What are the top sightseeing places in Flores?

The top sightseeing places in Flores are Maumere, Labuan Bajo, Pulau Bidadari, Kelimutu, Danau Kelimutu, Larantuka.
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