Komodo Islands - Where Time Stands Still
Descending into Labuhan Bajo Airport you gaze out the window looking at the scene below. In the short one hour flight from Bali lush, tropical islands have suddenly transitioned into dry landscapes of rugged hills, areas of dry savannah and scattered thorny green shrubs. You may notice white sandy beaches with calm turquoise waters quietly revealing colourful mosaics of fringing coral reefs. The two larger islands are Komodo and Rinca while the three smaller islands are Padar, Gili Motang and Nusa Kode. Dedicated to the preservation of the iconic Komodo Dragon (the world’s largest lizard), savannah landscapes and a rich and diverse marine habitat, the Komodo Islands sit quietly on the prestigious UNESCO World Heritage list alongside Australia's Great Barrier Reef and Ecuador's Galapagos Islands.