Plataran Komodo Beach Resort
What We Love
- Just eight traditional wooden villas with private verandas set in tropical gardens
- Set right on the white sand of Waecicu Beach
- Cast off on one of the resort's pretty wooden sailboats to explore the bay
- The hotel can arrange expert-led tours of Komodo National Park
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What To Know
- It's a 10-minute boat ride from the island's capital, Labuan Bajo (flights from Bali's Denpasar International Airport take around an hour and a half)
- The water around the bay is perfect for snorkeling, and there are good dive spots farther out
- The restaurant can arrange candlelit dinners on the beach
- All villas are equipped with mosquito nets and repellent
- Free WiFi is available in the lobby only
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Kids Club
- Parking On Site
On Flores, a lush Indonesian island that is home to white sand beaches, secluded bays and a skyline shaped by volcanoes, the Plataran Komodo Beach Resort is a beautiful eight-villa retreat on Waecicu Beach. Reached by a 10-minute boat road ride from the island’s capital, Labuan Bajo, this secluded spot is made up of just eight villas, all of which are made from natural materials and have private verandas, and are set in tropical gardens. The interiors are simple and elegant, with wood-paneled walls and crisp white beds. Some bathrooms feature traditional carved-stone tubs. Patio Xanadu serves traditional Indonesian dishes alfresco, as well as seafood, international cuisine and barbecue, and can arrange candlelit dinners on the beach. The hotel has a fleet of traditional wooden sailboats and can arrange tours to explore the local marine life.
In the Area
Climb aboard one of the resort’s little sailboats, which are equipped with snorkeling gear, and explore the colorful marine life in the coral reefs. Take a trip to Rinca Island, where your guide will lead you to find the Komodo dragon, lizards so big they occasionally chow down on water buffalo. The resort’s restaurant offers a peaceful, romantic setting, but if you crave a bit of a buzz, a speed boat can whizz you over to the bustling tourist village of Labuan Bajo, where sushi at the Happy Banana and coffee from the hip and quirky Cafe.In.Hit come highly recommended.
How to Get There
Having stayed here for 10 days, have to say that this resort gives a very memorable experience to us.
We were very well taken care of from the day we were picked up from the airport till the day we left Labuan Bajo. Can't thank you all enough for the warm greetings, friendly & smiley service, and genuine sincerity from the Plataran Komodo team.. :-) And the food was great and delicious.The afternoon tea time & snacks were nice complimentary from the resort.
We love how the resort is ideally situated at Waecicu beach with its nice snorkeling spot right from the jetty.
We were able to spot many fish & healthily grown corals just around the jetty area and along the pier bridge during the day and enjoyed our night strolls along the pier while seeing sea urchins and school of fish given its clear sea water.
We truly enjoyed our stay here and will definitely come back again.
We loved our four nights at Plataran Komodo Resort!! We traveled here from Bali between 3 nights in Ubud and 3 nights in Uluwatu. This was our favorite part of the trip. We loved the area and the location to Komodo Islands and snorkeling, but the resort itself was the cherry on top. We usually stay at smaller boutique places, less than 100 rooms, but now I think we have a new standard of less than 20. We booked the Executive Ocean villa. we loved our room and the view of the beach. The only downfall was that it was next to the stairs that take you up to the Atlantis Rock restaurant, but there wasn't much traffic and we never heard anyone at night. All the rooms looked to have a view of the ocean minus the large villas. So I think any option would have been nice. We loved that the resort was so quiet and relaxing, yet plenty of things to do if wanted. The staff was exceptional and very sincere. There were families with kids and we saw multiple times staff playing with the children and providing great service, yet we never had the feeling that we were at resort that allowed children. The views (sunset especially) was beautiful. We ate at all three restaurants, the resort dinning (which also serves as the "lobby" which we loved), the Atlantis on the Rock next door (get the wings), and the Atlantis Beach club (a 15/20 minute ride provided by the resort). They all have similar menus, but not the same at every place, as we could only find the wings and pasta options at the Rock location. My birthday was during this trip and they did a special decoration in our room and provided us with a beach front table for dinner even though we didn't tell them we were planning to eat there that night. It was very romantic and unexpected. The breakfast was delicious each morning and probably the best we had during our trip. We decided to book a last minute excursion of a snorkel adventure with the resort on our first full day. We are so happy we did this and appreciated that they accommodated us same day. It was private and we went to two snorkeling spots and then a third location for a picnic lunch, that was over the top. We also enjoyed to spa treatments which were nice. It did seem like more people booked these in the evening and heard some people's appointments got pushed back, but we did ours late morning/early afternoon and never had a problem. We also enjoyed snorkeling at the resort (right side of the pier is the best) and saw some things we didn't see other places, specifically an eel! I hope our adventures take us back here, but I know we will be considering this brand again even if we don't come back to this specific location.
The plataran resort have a very nice view. The staff was very kind ,helpfully and friendly. The experience seating at the beach only our family eating and got a wonderfull view was a very nice experience. The hotel room clean and quiet big. Only have a small problem the shower water a little bit slow.
Wonderful place to relax. Clean beach and calm water. We also have great food and drink. Employee also nice and smiley. They help us arrange shuttle and everything for the trip. We enjoy it! Thank you.
You can see the place is stunning from the photos. You won’t be able to see are the exceptionally friendly staff, always helpful and aiming to improve your stay. Great massages, lovely food, beautiful walks, walking distance to another water-side restaurant - simply amazing