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
We stayed here for 4 nights 3 weeks ago. From the welcome at the airport complete with a speed boat transfer to the hotel to relaxing on the beach sipping delicious cocktails watching beautiful sunsets, it was an unforgettable visit. The staff were extremely friendly and helpful and our duplex villa was delightful. We went on a wonderful boat trip including visit to Komodo Island and there were plenty of activities if you could tear yourself away from the beach. The sea was clear and warm with plenty of opportunities to snorkel just off the beach. The gym had an amazing view too. We were sad to leave!
We stayed three nights here before and between liveaboards. I would rate this between 4 and 5 stars, and definitely 5 stars for the island. The hotel is a 20 minute drive from town, so don’t expect to go back and forth often. But there is a good restaurant on site, a nice spa (with expensive-but good-massages for LBJ but cheap compared to the states), and a nice beach and lap size pool. Also a nice small gym on the beach.
The rooms were beautiful with huge bathrooms. Our second room had two trees growing out of the netted ceiling.
While considerably more expensive than other accommodation on the island, I Would definitely recommend staying here if you are looking for a more upscale experience. Probably not worth the price/drive if you were looking for a quick sleep between afternoon arrival and early liveaboard departure. My stay at Puri Sari was fine for that at a quarter of the price, but it had downsides for a longer stay (see my review).
What a beautiful resort. Our stay was only two nights, and due to a booking issue we were only reserved for one night upon arrival. The staff helped us out, got us another room for another night. Outdoor bathtub and shower (also indoor) private swimming pools, great sunsets... They made a breakfast for the road for us when we took a boat tour,and they had breakfast ready for us (earlier than the kitchen usually opens) the day we left. A great experience all around.