Pink Beach, Komodo Island, Indonesia

Postcard: Pink Beach, Komodo Island, Indonesia

One of the most beautiful pink beaches on the planet at an official UNESCO World Heritage Site with clear turquoise water, green hills, endless blue skies, and striking pink sands.

  • Pink Beach, also named Pantai Merah.
  • It is one of only a few pink beaches on the planet.
  • It is located on Komodo island west of Flores island in East Nusa Tenggara in East Indonesia.
  • Komodo Island is one of three larger and many islets that make up the Komodo National Park and is particularly well-known as the natural habitat of the Komodo dragon.
  • The beach gets its striking color from microscopic animals called Foraminifera, which produces a red pigment on the coral reefs. When the tiny fragments of red coral combine with the white sands, this produces the soft pink color that is visible along the shoreline.
  • Colourful corals of Pink Beach create unique underwater gardens with a huge variety of species.
  • The best time to visit the island is from April to June when the long rainy and monsoon season is over, and it’s not too hot yet. The months of September – November are also great due to moderate weather, as well as whale and manta season.
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