Located within Komodo National Park, Kanawa Beach is one of the most remote and jaw-dropping beaches in all of Indonesia. A walk around the entire island takes roughly one-hour to complete, but it’s easy to spend much longer than that sinking your toes into the powder white sands or wading in the unbelievably clear waters. Hike up the hill in the middle of the island to take in some of the best sunrises and sunsets in the world. Kanawa Beach has limited electricity, no internet, and no phone service, so it’s the perfect place to truly unplug and enjoy Mother Nature’s work.
Reaching Kanawa Beach begins with getting a flight to Denpasar, Bali, then hopping on a connection to Labuan Bajo. From Labuan Bajo, visitors can take a taxi or trek to the Kanawa office, where boat service departs every day at 12 p.m. Be sure your flight arrives by 11 a.m. to allow enough time to pick up your bags, take the 5- to 10-minute ride to the terminal, and board the boat.