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“nice beach”(14 reviews)
“white sand”(11 reviews)
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J, Labuan Bajo, Flores 86554, Indonesia
Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 14 April 2015

Great place to see corals and fishes. Perfect beach with tiny sand. Nice stopover on the way to Komodo National Park. Be careful with swimming far into the ocean since there are strong water streams.

5  Thank Maciej B
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 11 October 2017 via mobile

Kanawa island resort in Komodo national park was a little gem for snorkekers and Robinsons. New owners almost destroyed it. Now it's only a place where you want to spend some hours for snorkeling during day time, amongst many other islets here. No well-kept tents,...More

4  Thank jekk p
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Reviewed 1 week ago

nothing beats only 0.5 meter away from the shore to get amazing spots for snorkeling. you don't have to swim far away because once you set food in the water, it's already perfect spot for snorkeling! I saw many type of fishes that can only...More

Thank Maria Y
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

November 2017, Kanawa Island the last destination of my trip. It was amazing island like the others, but better because there is a small cafe and accommodation inside the island. Everything I saw there, make me feel amazed. You can go there by boat and...More

Thank ucik_nh
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

One of the most popular activity in Kanawa Island is snorkeling. Actually, you can have a tracking too. But, if you have a limited time in this Island, choose snorkeling first. Because you can have tracking in Padar Island. Just enjoy the beach and take...More

Thank AldianAstrayudha
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Our first stop to do snorkling and we could stay the hole day. So like a paradise.Lots of tourists, that's a pity!

Thank SylvieWilson
Reviewed 9 October 2018

We arrived at 10 am, they have beautiful beach with white sand and crystal clear water. We can do snorkeling and see beautiful corals and thousand of fishes. Because it's so hot there, so you have to prepare sun block if not your skin will...More

Thank Suud R
Reviewed 8 October 2018

There are alot of activities you can do on this island, snorkeling, swimming, crystal clear water with lots of fish. There's a small restaurant as well.

Thank Yuppy S
Reviewed 8 October 2018

Snorkeling off the pier is very good. We saw Angel fish, turtles, Lion fish and a large octopus. well worth to go

Thank CameronG-SG
Reviewed 2 October 2018 via mobile

We got dropped there as part of a 2 day Komodo tour. There were packs of snorkelers thrown off their boats all snorkelling in a small area in the harbour around loads of boats, which seemed quite dangerous. You have to pay IDR50,000 per boat...More

Thank Deeboden
Reviewed 30 September 2018

Kanawa is a nice stop on your way back from Komodo National park and has a small restaurant and cabins available.

Thank ochassot
Reviewed 29 September 2018 via mobile

here is good enough from the place (there are some places that pay) where instagramable, beautiful not too clean, if you come here you have to snorkel because the beauty is better.

Thank RiriA111
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18 October 2018|
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Response from ZacharyMarret | Reviewed this property |
Yes, private boats are available at various hours of the day.
16 April 2018|
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Response from Michael Y | Reviewed this property |
Frankly, by traveling that far, I'd suggest just taking the tour ( or just hanging out on the beach, we saw Komodos on the beach, not the tour of the park). It's a long boat ride to only see two spots (at least add in more... More
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28 June 2016|
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Response from Texonesian | Reviewed this property |
I spent only 2 nights there, and several people that I know of stayed for just one night.