The Komodo National Park, famous as a traveler’s favourite for rugged, isolated destination might not be the first thing to pop up in mid when you think about holiday with kids. Its national preservation status limit mass development into minimal. The lands are jagged and distance between one island to another is quite far. Expect nothing close to kids facilities. Best facilities can only be enjoyed inside liveaboard Labuan Bajo, the vessel you’re will sail with to explore Komodo National Park. The Komodo indeed require hardship and patience. However, the rare, undisturbed nature would give priceless experience that both parents and kids would never forget. We are talking about the only colony of prehistoric Komodo Dragons, bright turquoise water, Jurassic-looking islands, and parade of quiet beaches.
Komodo travelling might be one of most challenging holiday for little explorers—as well as the most rewarding. These reasons will tell you why.
Liveaboard Labuan Bajo Gives a Very Different Experience to Kids
All this time, your family is so accustomed at staying in hotels and drive around the city. Travelling with liveaboard Labuan Bajo won’t be exactly the same. It’s a hotel stay plus accommodation rolled into one package. Make sure to choose liveaboard with ensuite cabin to ensure a smooth travel. Some liveaboard offer a combination of double bed and bunkbeds in one family cabin, and that’s perfect if you’re travelling with more than one child.
The kids would be thrilled to have scenery galore during the sailing trip. Every seconds in the liveaboard Komodo gives a new perspective of the world. They’ll learn how the winds on the sea blows very differently than on the land. How the islands in Komodo are highly contrast than the other part of Indonesia. In the night, they will have rare chance to see bright constellation of the stars—a rare thing to have in the land. On this sailing trip to remote frontier, children will have a first hand experience to learn how the nature works. And it beats theory books they got from the class.
Chance to See the Notorious Komodo Dragons in the Wild
Growing up, we all know how kids could be so obsessed with Dinosaurs. Toys, movies, theme parks, and even kids encyclopaedia loves to feature these prehistoric beasts. While Komodo Dragons are not Dinosaurs, their origin were dated back to more than 100 million years. Yup. These beasts are one of the oldest living fossil on earth. You can’t meet dragons in the wild other than in Komodo, and this is going to be a very valuable experience for kids when they grow up.
Take the Kids to Fishing in Liveaboard Labuan Bajo
We won’t lie. Life in liveaboard Labuan Bajo could be boring for kids. While the adults could relax and relish in this rare chance of leisure, children could get bored very quickly. After all, there won’t be cable TV or Youtube to keep them entertained. Luckily, the Komodo is filled with nature’s thrilling entertainment—and fishing is one of them. Spend one fine afternoon in fishing area and let the kids capture their first fishes!
Rare Chance of Snorkelling in Easy yet Wonderful Landscape
It’s hard to find a good snorkelling spot for kids that’s both easy and beautiful. Many times, shallow sites often don’t offer much spectacular sight. However, the Komodo is heavily packed with coral-rich seabed and very lively marine ecosystem. Given the strong currents, not every dive sites in Komodo is safe for kids. Some of the safe site are Kanawa Island and Pink Beach of Komodo Island, where the currents are low, the water is clear, the depth is shallow, yet the seabed is brimming with rich marine life. You could even start snorkelling right from the shoreline in Pink Beach! They are one of the best destination to have during liveaboard Labuan Bajo sailing trip. The kids would talk about the fishes they see for days!