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.
3. Visit Rangko Cave from Labuan Bajo
Rangko Cave is a tucked-away gem, relatively close to Labuan Bajo. The pristine blue water inside the cave contains so much salt that it will keep you floating easily.
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
In town is a very good Italian restaurant, owned by a real Italian. The balcony with a 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, having delicious local meals, and having fewer tourists around you is the 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 at the small side streets and walk on the boulevard near the water.
Tip: Labuan Bajo has a shortage of accommodation (2019), which is why they are building a lot at the moment. This makes it recommended to book a guesthouse or hotel in advance.
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.