Between the Dragons & Manta Rays – Komodo Resort

Experience the perfect mix: Diving in Komodo with Manta Rays and staying in a luxury, exclusive beachfront resort with spa.
Travel period
March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November
Starting at
13 days from €2455,- p.p

Luxury diving vacation to Komodo

Do you love luxury, wellness and beautiful dives from a resort? Then this diving trip is right up your alley. You’ll stay in the heart of Komodo National Park while making the most beautiful dives daily. Not only will you come face to face with manta rays, sharks and colorful coral reefs, but you will also get to meet the famous Komodo Dragons!

Komodo National Park is not just another diving destination, it is one of the richest and most diverse marine environments in the world. Home to more than 1,000 fish species, 260 coral species, and a wide range of marine animals such as dolphins, whales, pygmy seahorses and manta rays. Experience breathtaking dive sites filled with colorful coral and ranging from calm waters for beginners to punchy currents for the experienced adventurers. You also often encounter reef sharks here.

In a sheltered bay in the middle of Komodo National Park, you’ll find the Komodo Resort: a paradise surrounded by white beaches and clear waters. Here you are not an ordinary guest, but family. The eco-friendly & luxurious resort, with 22 bamboo rooms, offers top diving facilities, a fantastic restaurant and a sunset bar. Add the wellness and you have the ultimate place for an unforgettable diving vacation in Komodo National Park.

Best travel time: The best travel time is between April and June and mid-September to mid-November. The other months the resort is either closed due to maintenance or there is a chance of rain and you avoid the high season.

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Average Temperatures

Wetsuit advice for diving in Komodo

A 3mm will almost always be sufficient, if you get cold really quickly you can consider a 5mm.

What will you experience on this trip?

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Day 1 & 2 | Trip to Bali

Today you fly toward Bali. Depending if it’s a direct flight and possibly with a change in Singapore, you’ll be on the road for about 17-19 hours.

Upon arrival on Day 2 in Bali, you will stay one more night in Bali to rest before your flight to Komodo. Would you like to stay longer in Bali beforehand (or afterwards), for example to dive or take some excursions? This, of course, is possible.

Day 3 | Flight from Bali to Komodo

Today you fly to Labuan Bajo on Flores. This domestic flight is direct and often you are in the air for about 1 hour and 10 minutes. Upon arrival in Labuan Bajo on the island of Flores, you will be welcomed by a local representative of the Komodo Resort.

From the airport you will be taken to the port for a boattransfer leaving at 12:45 p.m. for the Komodo Resort. The crossing takes about 1 hour. Sailing time depends a bit on the boat sailing that day.

Once you arrive at the resort, check in and spend the rest of the day relaxing, book a massage at the spa, for example and take care of the administrative side at the dive center at your leisure of Sebayur Dive.

Day 4 - 10 | Diving in Komodo

The next 7 days are all about diving. You will make two dives daily with Sebayur Dive (5* PADI), based at the Komodo Resort. The resort’s five specially designed dive boats ensure that every dive is a success. Divers are divided into small groups based on their experience.

Diving highlights in Komodo include Batu Bolong, a hotspot for vibrant coral reefs and vibrant marine life and Manta Point, where you will come face to face with majestic manta rays. There are also breathtaking dive sites such as Castle Rock and Crystal Rock, each with their unique biodiversity. The rich coral formations, home to pygmy seahorses and exotic nudibranchs, offer a visual spectacle at many of the dive sites. At Komodo you see big and small stuff.

Diving in Komodo means that you will often encounter drift diving. Currents are a constant factor here, changing by day, hour and even by dive. But it is precisely these currents that make Komodo so unique and vibrant. They bring nutrients that are essential to marine life here. Plankton, the main food for corals and small fish, attracts larger predators such as sharks, tuna and barracudas. Giant manta rays and even whale sharks are also coming down on the plankton. The strong currents in Komodo enrich the marine life, which is precisely what makes diving so spectacular.

Day 11 | Komodo Monitor lizards

You can’t dive today (because you’re flying tomorrow). For today, the resort has two perfect alternatives you can book to end your diving vacation in Komodo National Park well.

Komodo trek on Padar & Rinca with peak climbing: Treat yourself to an adventurous day by exploring the majestic landscapes of Padar and Rinca. Two islands in Komodo National Park. Rinca best known for the Komodo Dragons. Along the way you will enjoy panoramic views, and chances are you will encounter Komodo dragons in their natural habitat.

Sunset Bat Flight on Rinca: There is no better way to end your day than to witness the spectacle of thousands of “Flying Foxes” bats silhouetted against the evening sky. As the sun’s rays give way to the colorful hues of sunset, Rinca awakens to life.

Day 12 & 13 | Return home

After breakfast departure at 08:30 to Labuan Bajo for your first flight back to Bali or possibly Jakarta. From Bali or Jakarta it is usually a night flight back to home.

Don’t you want to go home yet? No problem, several extensions are available. So you can extend the trip with a few more days of Bali – go in search of the Mola Molas at Nusa Lembongan, for example. Sulawesi is also an option – or the famous Raja Ampat, but these options still require a bit more (travel) time. Feel free to ask us about the possibilities, we are happy to think with you. 

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The accommodation

The stay and surroundings

Komodo Resort

The Komodo Resort is the perfect place for divers to stay and explore the Komodo National Park. The Resort consists of 22 bungalows, a Sunset Restaurant, the Beach Bar, the Sebayur Spa and the dive center.

The Sunset Restaurant offers varied cuisine featuring Indonesian, Italian and international dishes with fresh produce from organic farming and fish straight from the sea on their table. Homemade bread daily, pasta at dinner and pastries at breakfast. The restaurant offers a good selection of wines from around the world. The Beach Bar is located right on the shore where the view is spectacular. There is a wide selection of spirits and wines as well as free Wi-Fi. So the perfect place to relax after a busy day. Located right next to the beach, their Sebayur Spa offers traditional massages, body scrubs, sunscreen treatments, facials and special scuba diving massages.

Travel costs

What is included

This travel package is €2455 per person based on two people in one Seafront Deluxe Bungalow. The trip can be extended as desired. A number of things are included by default in this travel package.

Prices are subject to price changes, increases or changing exchange rates. Flights are always based on the cheapest possible booking class.

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Frequently asked questions about this diving vacation

Diving general

From 5 minutes to 1.5 hours of sailing

Maximum number of diving per day, 2 in the morning, 1 in the afternoon

Yes, but from a minimum of 2 people.

Yes. but only snorkeling is allowed on this.

The diving school is located at the resort.

Diving equipment
Activities, Excursions and Wellness

Yes, the house reef is beautiful!

You can get a free kayak, snorkeling on the house reef, a hike to Sebayur, Secret Peak on the island itself or go on one of the day tips which they offer from the resort to Pada, Rinca or Komodo.

Yes, the Sebayur Spa offers a range of traditional and modern treatments, including Balinese massages, aromatherapy, reflexology and specific diver massages. All treatments use natural products and oils to provide a holistic and invigorating experience. Sunburn treatments, facials and body scrubs are also offered. The spa is an ideal place for those seeking relaxation and connection to the healing power of nature.

Accommodation / Resort

Yes, for free

Yes, the Sunset Restaurant. Cuisine: Indonesian, Italian and International

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