Plataran Komodo, 22 September 2017

Escape To Plataran Komodo



My first time in Labuan Bajo and I couldn’t be happier to have stayed at Plataran Komodo Resort.
This was my second time staying at a Plataran resort, the first being in Borobudur, so I knew from past experience I was going to have an amazing stay.

First off, I’m so glad that we now have a direct flight from Jakarta to Labuan Bajo, Flores! Approximately 2 hours and we’re there. We were picked up from the airport and were driven to the main docks in town where we took a 10-minute boat ride to the resort. This boat ride is an official brief glimpse of the beauty that Labuan Bajo has to offer. The brilliant blues, the simmering sun, the luscious hills and mountains in the distance. Absolutely breathtaking. As we near the resort, I first notice a considerably lengthy jetty and two resort staff happily waiting to greet us. After a bit of traveling, a warm smile is always appreciated. As we disembarked the boat, the view from the jetty was absolutely mesmerising. When I say brilliant blues, the photos don’t do it justice!

The staff proceeded to take us around the grounds of the resort, which is secluded in a quiet cove on Waeciciu Beach. The front desk, the restaurants, villas, pools, everything mere meters from the ocean shore. Speaking of villas, we stayed in a beautiful deluxe beach front villa. This spacious Javanese-style villa has it’s own verandah with the beach right at our doorstep. Just imagine waking up to the quite sounds of the waves and that postcard view?

We spent our time eating, swimming, lounging, reading, eating, swimming…you get the picture. The marine life in this area is stunning, home to pristine coral reefs and countless species including dolphins (we saw some on our boat ride!), manta rays, turtles and more. An absolute heaven for divers and snorkelers. The resort is definitely a base for adventure if you’re looking to explore, which you absolutely should! I was there on a business trip and unfortunately did not have adequate time to explore the many amazing islands surrounding Labuan Bajo. You can make your way to the UNESCO-protected Komodo National park where you can spot Komodo dragons in their natural habitat. Then there’s Padar island where you can climb it’s peaks to catch some of the most stunning views or swim in it’s famous Pink Beach. These locations are all within one to two hours by speedboat from the resort and they make great day trips. It is one of Indonesia’s most breathtaking untouched regions and if it’s not on your bucket list, it should be!

When it was time to leave, it was a sad day indeed. The staff at Plataran took such good care of us, their hospitality top notch as always. I’m so glad I at least got a tiny slice of this heaven, can’t wait to be back!

-M

Writer: Maria Rahajeng
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