Taka Makassar is possibly one of the most unusual attractions in the whole of Komodo National Park as the little islet disappears when the water rises and then reappears again in low tide depending on the time of the day.
Exploration on the island is limited given its minuscule size and besides capturing wanderlust-inducing photographs, most visitors end up lounging on the soft, white sand to indulge in some peace and quiet sans the crowds.
Surrounding the island are shallow waters and those who wish to venture further into the sea by snorkeling need not go very far to experience the beauty of its underwater world as copious amounts of marine life will be discovered just 10 metres outward from the sandbar.
As this is an uninhabited island, there are zero operators or vendors for diving and snorkeling equipment or food and beverages. Hence, visitors should have everything packed and ready before leaving for the remote hidden gem.
Discover and experience the beautiful scenery around our Komodo hotels.
With only about 6,000 of these world famous beasts left on the planet, the endangered Komodo dragons have inculcated both fear and intrigue for decades.
There are only seven of these natural wonders on the entire planet, and this pastel paradise is just as breathtaking as the travel enthusiasts make it seem online - Rest assured it isn’t merely a filter slapped on those photos.
Beyond Komodo National Park is Wae Rebo, an isolated village perched 1,100 meters above sea level in a valley of mountains, and home to about 50 people of the Indonesian indigenous Manggarai ethnic group.
While it is first and foremost known for its ancient dragons, Komodo National Park is home to a sheer abundance of marine life that will leave you wishing for more time under its pristine blue waters.