Whenever we hear the word beach, the picture that comes to our mind is that of the typical white sand and blue water crashing on the shore in waves, as well as the warm weather and luxury. However, to make things more interesting, some other beaches have not just white sands but pink sands, YES! You heard me, pink sands, and the komodo beach is a perfect example of one. A beach like komodo with pink sandextends along the coastal island situated in Komodo National Park Nusa Tenggara Timur Indonesia, does not need a fancy name. It is basically called ‘Pink Beach,’which describes all you have to know. It’s obviously one of the seven beaches on the planet where the sand has this particular color, a color which is caused by the red coral in the shallow waters. Little red grains join with the natural grains of sand to give the effect.
Komodo beachis a remarkable place, a hothouse for evolution, and home to an incredible array of marine life. Of the about 500 coral species found in the Indo-Pacific, Komodo has 260. It stores not less than a thousand types of fish and 70 types of sponge. With its land size which is in acres, it is one of the most distinct coral reef environments on the planet. You can easily see soft and hard corals in the shallow water, lion and scorpion fish, snappers, grouper, and the rare sand divers. It is additionally a popularavenue for night dives. This Pink Beach in Komodo is an unpopulated beach that can be reached with renting boats or speedboat from Labuan Bajo. Being a tourist, it would be more fun if you can combine coming to the beach alongside Komodo island trip. It requires around four hours by boat withinLabuan Bajo or just thirty minutes through a nearby local boat from the entrance of the visitor’s gate on Komodo Island.
The corals of the Pink Beach’s underwatergardens are in excellent condition, and it is also a terrific choice for snorkelers and beginner divers as even the shallow waters are home to millions of species to keep you more than welcome. However, you can relax on the fairytale-like pink sands and work on your tan. If photography is your passion, you would have greatand beautiful scenes to capture on the beach, andthis is definitely a place to try your hand at because the environment has a stunning natural beauty of pink. As said earlier, Komodo beach has less population, andthis is because the beach is small and it has no much of life found there including fewer trees. The surface of land at the pink beach is usually of dry grassland, although there are a few trees that offer shade from the bright, hot, and unforgiving sun. Nevertheless, you should always have this in mind if you do decide to visit the Pink Beach, that you should not take sand home with you. This is because if everyone takes sand home with them, there would be no Pink Beach left.
Finally, being a lovely beach, it is one of the favorite tourist destinations because of the scenic view. This beach is definitely a great place to spend some time by just lying back, or enjoying the underwater world with your snorkeling equipment. The shallow reef starts just before the beach. Being very deep to snorkel at low tide and not extremely deep at high tide, it is if not the best, one of the best scuba diving spots in the recreation center.Furthermore, these days you can go just about anywhere in the world, but Komodo National Park offers something for just abouteveryone. For the kids, the allure is obviousbecause how many of their friends have ever seen a real dragon? Also, not leaving the adults out, this is definitely an off the beaten path sort of place that no one else will be able to brag about!