Flores with an estimated area of 17,164 km² is located east of Sumbawa and Komodo and west of Lembata and the Alor Archipelago. To the southeast is Timor. To the south, across the Sumba strait, is Sumba.
Flores spells adventure, diving, eco-tours, and mountain climbing interspersed with visits to prehistoric heritage sites, traditional villages and cultural events.
Until recently, many tourists have only been familiar with Labuan Bajo, the small port located on the western-most tip of the island, and the taking off point for a visit to the last natural habitat of the prehistoric Komodo dragons, the islands of Komodo, Rinca and Padar.
Here you will find some of the world’s most exotic underwater life. Diving in the pristine seas of Komodo, divers find themselves swimming along with huge manta rays, dolphins and dugongs, while whales can be seen passing Flores’s east coast during their migration period. The island itself is surrounded by sparkling white beaches, where one beach even has pink sand. Mt. Kelimutu, near the town of Maumere, has three different colored lakes that can change color from time to time.
In Alor Island, you will enjoy the quietness and be spelled by the panoramic view on the strait with the sunset from your terrace. Alor is a hidden paradise for marine biodiversity. With its volcanic origin, Alor offers great variety of dive sites, nearly limitless; some outstanding walls, rock slides, valleys, seamounts, pinnacles, and unspoiled coral reefs.