Couples planning a romantic escape to Komodo National Park in east Nusa Tenggara can look forward to unforgettable moments on one of the world’s most beautiful beaches, the Pink Beach on Komodo Island when when they join the Mikumba 4-Day Komodo Liveaboard trip, from October to March aboard Nusantara.
The Komodo National Park is not just home to the impressive and fearsome Komodo Dragons. Here, you’ll find some of the most spectacular landscapes, dazzling views, magical sunrise and sunsets and incredible wildlife encounters both above and underwater.
A definite must-do is the Pink Beach on Komodo Island, one of the three main islands that make up the Komodo National Park alongside Padar and Rinca and 26 other smaller islands. Needless to say, Pink Beach is a favourite with our customers, so let’s take a look at what you can expect when you head there on your romantic escape with Mikumba.
The Pink Beach On Komodo Island
Before heading to the romantic Pink Beach with your loved one, let’s take a look at some interesting facts about Komodo’s famous ‘Pantai Merah’ which translates to ‘Red Beach’ as it is called by the locals.
The Pink Beach is 700 feet or 213 metres long and is nestled in a bay underneath Komodo Island’s rolling, rugged hills. The glimmering pink sand and dazzling turquoise water set against the green of the hills create a picture-perfect scenery that is quite unlike anything you’ve ever seen!
Some people may be wondering, are pink beaches rare? There are only seven pink beaches in the world, and one of them is right here in Indonesia at the Komodo National Park. So what makes Pink Beach pink? This unusual but beautiful phenomenon is thanks to tiny little microscopic animals that live in the sand, called Foraminifera. This single-celled planktonic organism leaves behind a red pigment that mixes with the white sand to create this beautiful beach with a rosy pink hue, the colour of love.
The waters off Komodo Island’s Pink Beach are excellent for snorkelling, filled with 260 species of soft and hard coral, 70 species of sponges and hundreds of different types of tropical fish all so close to shore. The water is calm, shallow and crystal clear, which makes it ideal for both snorkelling and even diving. You can also enjoy some kayaking with your loved one while you’re there or just relax, swim and soak up the sun.
The Pink Beach is an epic photography location, perfect for couples in love to take pictures together and coveted by photography enthusiasts from all around the world with a landscape that changes with the movement of the sun. There will always be something beautiful and magical to capture your attention, especially at sunset hour.
Getting To The Pink Beach On Komodo Island
The only way to get to Pink Beach on Komodo Island from Labuan Bajo or anywhere within the Komodo National Park is by boat.
For many visitors like tourists and the general public, this means chartering a boat or booking a tour that would take them around the Komodo National Park by boat, but if you’re joining Mikumba’s 4-day trips from October to March to South Komodo Island, you and your significant other can explore not just the Pink Beach, but all the wonders of the Komodo National Park in its entirety from the comforts of Mikumba Liveaboard.
A Romantic Voyage Aboard Nusantara
Nusantara – which means “Indonesian archipelago” – is Mikumba’s joint day trip boat that was fully refurbished in 2021. Measuring 21 metres long and 3 metres wide, Nusantara is perfect for a liveaboard experience and diving trips with a spacious diving deck at the back of the boat that lets guests jump straight off the platform. The boat comes fully equipped with 2 bathrooms, western-style toilets and showers. At the front of the main deck, there is a large dining area and a huge sun deck with a shaded area at the top of the boat.
The dorm cabin is below deck and sleeps eight and comes with privacy curtains, a fan, light and power sockets and plenty of storage space. There are also four mattresses on the deck above so those feeling adventurous can sleep under the stars. All meals are freshly prepared by the onboard chef and throughout the day, there is a variety of fresh fruits, snacks, as well as tea, coffee, and water. For your convenience, soft drinks and beer are also available for purchase at an additional cost.
Ready to go on an adventure with Mikumba Diving and see the Pink Beach on Komodo Island in person? Book our Komodo Liveaboard trip today and take advantage of Mikumba Diving’s special offers for an unforgettable experience. Contact us for more information or to book your diving trip with Mikumba!