1. Explore the local life
Life outside Labuan Bajo town is basic but beautiful to see for yourself. Rent a motorbike and drive through the villages. Expect surprised faces of the people living there, and once you start waving, friendly smiles are their kind answer. One of our favorite things to do in Komodo was trying to interact with locals.
2. Labuan Bajo’s secret viewpoints
3. Visit Rangko Cave
Rango Cave is a tucked-away gem, relatively close to Labuan Bajo. The pristine blue water inside the cave contains that much salt that it will keep you floating easily.
It is a 1.5-hour motorbike drive to the pier followed by a boat that takes you to the cave. Highly worth the visit!
4. Chill at the Le Pirate rooftop pool
Labuan Bajo owns a few cool places to hang around, relax and spend your day. One of those places is the rooftop pool of Le Pirate. They serve delicious drinks and tasty snacks and offer a beautiful view of the harbor.
5. Taste Italy at La Casuna
Labuan Bajo hosts a very good Italian restaurant, owned by a real Italian. The balcony with fresh sea breeze offers a view over the harbor.
6. Komodo National Park Boat Tour
Spending one or more nights on a boat, waking up in the middle of the national park, local delicious meals, and having fewer tourists around you is an experience of a lifetime. Loads of companies offer these tours from Labuan Bajo in any kind of comfort.
7. Discover Labuan Bajo Town
Labuan Bajo is a small town, you are able to walk around in 30 minutes. From the main street, take a look in the small side streets and walk at the boulevard near the water.
8. Try incredible sushi
If you love fresh fish, you have to eat at Happy Banana! Although the name doesn’t sound very promising, this sushi restaurant offers an incredible quality of fish.
9. Staircase to Heaven
A good place to watch the sunset near Labuan Bajo town is the Staircase to Heaven, also called Bukit Cinta. It is an easy 8-minute drive outside of town and the staircase is easy to walk up.
10. Coffee and Breakfast
The best coffee and breakfast place in Labuan Bajo is Bajo Bakery. Quite a lot of space and they even offer WiFi if you really need this.
11. Eat fresh fish at the market
Enjoy fresh and affordable fish prepared at one of the small food stalls. The market in Labuan Bajo is open daily directly after sunset.