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3-hour Snorkelling - with Coral & Crystal Clear Waters at Angel Island

By Plataran Komodo

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At a Glance

At a Glance

Less than 1 day
Group trip (10 travellers per group)

This is a 3 hour snorkelling trip to Pulau Bidadari (Indonesian for ‘Angel Island’), the closest island in Komodo National Park to Labuan Bajo. Powdery white sands and azure warm waters make Bidadari a heavenly island getaway and great for snorkellers. Discover all kinds of small creatures in the shallows just offshore on this natural enclave, where colourful fish and even baby reef-sharks come to school in the warm tropical waters.

Watersports
Snorkelling
Wildlife

Choose this if

Choose this if

You have some extra time and want to do some snorkelling near Labuan Bajo. This is a quick time-filler trip for avid snorkellers run by a highly professional team.
Suitable For
Couples
Small Groups
Solo Travellers

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What's included

What's included

US$ 43.16 IDR632,467.44
  • Guide
  • Mineral water and soft drinks
  • Snorkeling equipment
  • Beach towel and cool towel on boat
  • Insurance
  • Any Tips
  • Return transport from your hotel to the meeting point (the Plataran Hotel)
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Where You'll Meet

Where You'll Meet

  • Plataran Resort, Pantai Waecicu Details

Availability

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What You'll Do

What You'll Do

This is a sample itinerary and may be weather-dependent.
Day 1: Labuan Bajo - Bidadari Island
Labuan Bajo - Bidadari Island

Discover all kinds of small critters, colorful fish and even baby reef-sharks if lucky!

  • 10:00am - Meet-up at Plataran Resort, Pantai Waecicu
  • The activity provider will try to accommodate guests' availability. Please note that this activity lasts for 3 hours.
  • 04:00am - End at Plataran Resort, Pantai Waecicu

Meet your guide

Meet your guide

Plataran Komodo

Retreat secluded in a quiet cove on Waecicu Beach on the island of Labuan Bajo, Plataran Komodo Resort & Spa is a true tropical paradise. A luxurious base for indulging in sun-kissed days of relaxation and adventure in one of Indonesia’s most beautiful and untouched regions.
3 years experience
Fluent English, Bahasa
Community-Based
Reef-Safe
Litter-Free
Wildlife-Safe

What others are saying

What others are saying

4.6 out of 30 helpful reviews
Iris, Indonesia
12 Oct 2019 on Booking.com
Most of the staff does not speak enough english, which causes lots of mistakes. I felt sorry for Mr Freddy, he has to solve many problems because of that, he is doing an excellent job! I would recommend to take a better chef for the restaurant, and new cushions for the swimmingpool/beach beds, it would give the hotel extra shine. The location!, it is a beautiful quiet spot! We loved Mr Freddy, he tried to do as much as possible to make our stay as perfect. The spa area is nice, spacious, clean and quiet rooms.
Silvan, Hong Kong
10 Oct 2019 on TripAdvisor
We went to Labuan Bajo to see the Komodo dragons and made Plataran our base for a few days. This small resort sits on a beautiful, quiet beach and has a lovely, laid-back feel. Our two-storey 'villa' was well appointed and perfect for two adults and two kids. Although service can be a bit haphazard at times, the staff are very genuine, friendly and helpful. The resort has its own 'phinisi' sailboat which is the perfect way to go and see the dragons. Yoga in the morning and snorkelling off the jetty kept us busy at other time. However, it must be said that there is not much else to see outside the resort. Labuan Bajo is not a pretty town, so better be prepared to 'stay in' for a few days
Javier, China
09 Oct 2019 on Booking.com
Room beside the reception, noise of air conditioning either reception and kitchen. communication should be done in advance. Snorkling quality close to the hotel because transparency and green color. Great staff very helpful and skillful, Excellent food either dinner or breakfast Great room design, really you feel in a paradise in Asia Quiet place during the day, you can take your stress out.
Kristy, Australia
08 Oct 2019 on TripAdvisor
We spent 4 magical nights here. The staff were amazing, everyone was so helpful, the food was great (mostly local) and the room was divine. The place is remote but the location is incredible! For my boys this was a trip of a lifetime, we saw Komodo dragons, incredible snorkelling, hiked up Padar for amazing views & swam with manta rays. Another highlight was the day trip organised by the resort which included a picnic in a treehouse on a private beach (yes, just us!) and Rangko Cave.
Widya, Indonesia
08 Oct 2019 on Booking.com
Airport transfer was not included, while the other less expensive hotel/resort provide it as free facilities The villas are beautiful Indonesian traditional Joglo house. It has spacious room and especially in garden villa, the bathroom is huge. The staffs is super friendly. The facilities for water sport like canoe, paddle board or snorkling is OK. Breakfast is not a buffet but an ala carte all you can order...hehehe :) We stayed here between our trip to Komodo Island (one night before the trip in beachfront villa and one night after at garden villa). Thanks for the free 60 min massage, we love it!

Plataran Komodo Policies

Plataran Komodo Policies

Strict Cancellation Policy
As Plataran Komodo pays for your trip’s logistics in advance, you can only cancel for free within 24 hours of your booking, provided that this is at least 2 weeks before your trip starts.
Change of Date
You may also change your trip date once up to 3 days before your trip starts. Any date change are subject to availability.

Other Things to Know

Other Things to Know

Packing list for the trip
Dry Bag
Hat
Sunglasses
Sunscreen
Swimsuit
How much are Komodo National Park fees?

Komodo National Park fees are complicated. They depend on: the islands visited (which is weather dependent), whether it's a weekday or a weekend, whether the guest is a foreigner or a local, and the number of people on the boat (as ranger fees are shared). This is why no two people will tell you the same number when asked about fees!

The fees are also complicated by the fact that they're set by the national government and paid directly to Jakarta. So there is little visibility on changes from time to time.

This is why we usually advise international guests to bring cash of between IDR 350K to IDR 460K per person per day for weekdays and between IDR 400K to IDR 520K per person per day for weekends. This is more than you need, but it avoids you ending up short of cash if the boat doesn't have too many people or the fees suddenly change!

A few of our trips include the fees in the price. You can see it listed in the inclusion list. If this is the case there is no need to bring cash with you.

Can I still visit Komodo National Park in Jan-March rainy season?

While you can still visit Komodo National Park during the rainy season in Jan-March, there is a higher risk of boat trips being cancelled due to the weather.

The risk is lowest for the 1-day speedboats (as they are more stable) so if you are going Jan-March, we would highly recommend doing a 1-day speedboat trip. Although the 2D1N trips and some 3D2N trips are still sailing during the rainy season, there is a slightly higher risk that they might be cancelled due to the weather.

Given the unpredictability of the weather, the cancellation could happen at any time (even the morning of the trip). We will keep you updated as soon as we can if the weather prediction is not favourable for your trip.

If your trip is cancelled due to the weather, you can choose to receive a full refund, OR reschedule your trip for the next day (if weather permits). So if you're travelling from Jan-March to Komodo, please plan some extra days for your trip so you have additional days to try again, even if your original trip is cancelled!

Is the itinerary guaranteed?

The itinerary for Komodo National Park is very weather dependent, as the journey takes place out in open waters. Some days the currents are very strong, and it might not be safe to go to certain islands. We know this can be frustrating if you had your heart set on specific spots, but please be assured that the boat operators will do their very best to make sure you see the dragons and the highlights of the park - even if it's not identical to the itinerary here. A visit to Komodo is quite the adventure, so please do be prepared to embrace some level of uncertainty!

Pre-Requisites for The Trip

You should comfort to be in the water, basic swimming skill may be required for snorkelling

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