Sabolon Island

Sabolon Island (or Pulau Sabolo) is located at the north of Labuan Bajo. There are actually 2 Sabolon Islands, the small called Sabolon Kecil and the big called Sabolon Besar. 'Besar' means big in Bahasa and 'Kecil' means small. From Labuan Bajo it takes about one hour with local boat. On both islands there is a beach. Sabolon Kecil is known for diving spot and Sabolon Besar is best for beach camping. However, both islands offer great spots for snorkeling. Compare to Bidadari Island, the one closest to Labuan Bajo, this island offers much better conditions. The beaches are pretty much about 200 meters long where it offer much better area to hang out or just walking along the beach. The snorkeling area is much wider with the reefs are from one meter to 5 meters. And they are all relatively clean. At Sabolon Besar, at the eastern side, people often use it for camping. Sabolon Kecil has smaller area and relatively narrow for camping.

Tour to this island can also be done in one day. The trip can be started at a later departure by 9 am from Labuan Bajo and can finish at about 5 in the afternoon. Those who love fishing, it is a good idea to take fishing gear along with you. It should be a great experience once you catch fish and directly grill it on the beach with friends.

 

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