Flores and the nearby Komodo National Park are located in Eastern Indonesia, in the province of East Nusa Tenggara. Most famous as the home of the Komodo Dragon, these collections of islands provide a wide variety of indigenous and often remarkable flora and fauna, along with dramatic coastal scenery and volcanic peaks.
Unless you are exploring the area by sea, Flores acts as the base from which to explore the national park. Most of the tourist infrastructure is based around the peaceful fishing town of Labuan Bajo, where there is a small range of hotels – including the Jayakarta Suites - and a selection of bars and restaurants. Flores itself has a range of interesting sites, including Mount Kelimutu, a volcano containing three lakes that change colour on a regular basis.
Labuan Bajo is also the starting point for the biggest attraction of the area, a boat trip around Komodo National Park and an opportunity to see the Komodo Dragon, which at up to 3 metres long, is the largest living lizard in the world. The national park consists of Komodo, Rincah, Padar and 26 smaller islands and along with the dragons, offers a great selection of idyllic and uninhabited beaches along with various snorkelling and diving spots.