Plataran Komodo Beach Resort, Flores

Tucked away on the charming Waecicu Beach, Plataran Komodo Beach Resort is a short ten-minute boat ride from Labuan Bajo. From here, embark on a journey to the island of Komodo, experiencing some of the world’s most fascinating marine life. Overlooking the Flores Sea, Plataran Komodo Beach Resort has a perfect location for beach lovers and diving enthusiasts alike. Situated on the west coast of the small island of Flores, guests have a great base to explore these aquamarine waters and embark on trips to Komodo National Park in search of the Komodo dragon.

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The resort itself is made up of just twelve cottages, all adorned with beautifully carved wood and decorated in a simple, rustic style. The villas look onto the lush tropical garden, just steps away from the beach, providing a truly barefoot experience. Here relax and take in the views of the ocean and surrounding hillside. It’s not just diving to keep you entertained here. Other water based activities include paddle boarding, kayaking, snorkelling and a visit to Goa Rangko saltwater pool. Swim in this fresh salt-water pool found inside a hidden cave.

After a day spent exploring the azure waters, Patio Xanadu Restaurant is a great option to unwind and feast upon some delicious fresh food. All open air, it offers an wide menu of both Indonesian and international cuisine in a tropical setting. Dine on freshly caught seafood or enjoy a barbecue, all set on the beautiful beach. Atlantis on the Rock at Waecicu Beach is the resort’s newest addition and also offers a sunset setting perfect for afternoon tea or sundowners.

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Accommodation

There are just twelve villas at Plataran Komodo Beach Resort which ensures an intimate and friendly atmosphere. All made using local materials the villas sit close to the beach, all in keeping with the tropical setting.

Facilities

The resort’s facilities include Plataran’s signature Padma spa with two treatment rooms and six treatments ranging from relaxtion massages to intense detox programs. For those wanting to keep fit, there is a gym which is for guests’ exclusive use. The dining options include two restaurants, the Patio Xanadu and Atlantis on The Rock at Waecicu Beach. For younger guests there is a Kid’s outdoor playground and the new Plataran Water World, a water activities center.

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Activities

Besides exploring the aquamarine waters off the resort’s secluded beach, there are plenty of activities to keep everyone entertained. Charter one of Plataran’s many boats with Plataran Private Cruises to explore the neighbouring islands on a sea cruise. Atlantis Beachclub is a great spot for a day trip for a beachside lunch only five minutes from Labuan Bajo. Other day trips include a visit to Cunca Rami Waterfall, one of the many caves and saltwater pools nearby. For a cultural experience, Melo Village offers a fascinating insight into the Manggaraian culture where you can enjoy a Caci dance performance. Back at the resort, unwind with yoga, meditation and exploring the area by bicycle.

How to get there

Plataran Komodo Beach Resort sits on a secluded spot on Waecicu Beach in Labuan Bajo, a coastal town on the island of Flores in eastern Indonesia.

For more information and reservation write booking@topindonesiaholidays.com

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