Nusa Tenggara or Lesser Sunda Islands area contains the following islands : Lombok, Sumbawa, Flores, Timor, Sumba, etc. With Komodo Dragon National Park and Lombok is the most famous destination.
Each island of Nusa Tenggara have their own flavor, and the leading attractions rival anything seen elsewhere in the archipelago. The great stone-slab tombs and traditional villages of Sumba, the intricate ikat weaving of Sumba and Flores, the brilliantly coloured Kelimutu Lakes in Flores, and the dragons of Pulau Komodo (Komodo Island) are some of the finest attractions in the whole region of Southeast Asia. The area also has fine beaches, incredible surfing and diving spots.
Lombok is a popular island. Approximately the same size as Bali, it can be easily reached from Bali and is worth at least a week’s visit. It has Senggigi, which is a less frenetic, Balinese-style beach resort and the coral atolls of the Gili Islands have great beaches and budget accommodation. The climb to the top of Gunung Rinjani is one of Indonesia’s best hikes. Further to the east, Sumbawa has fine surfing beaches but is usually just a transit island on the way to see the dragons of Komodo.
Flores is home to the famous colored lakes of Kelimutu, but it also has beaches and traditional villages between Labuan Bajo and Maumere to break from the tiring bus journeys. From Maumere, you can fly to Bali or head to Kupang. Sumba’s fascinating traditional culture is worth the detour. You will need a month to explore Nusa Tenggara in depth.
Highlights of Nusa Tenggara
- Gunung Rinjani National Park (Volcano Rinjani)
- Gili Islands (Impressive surroundings)
- Kuta (Surfing, relaxing)
- Several surfing spots (Beginner, Expert)
- Komodo Dragon National Park (Komodo Dragon)
- Kelimutu National Park (Colored lakes)
- Batu Cermin (Caves)
- Savu Islands (Impressive surroundings)
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