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Komodo Island Boat Trip – Moyo Island

Day 2 of Komodo Boat Trip

The brain-jangling vibrations and the smell of coffee started day two of our boat trip to Komodo Island. We emerged from our sleeping quarters via the steep white steps and were greeted with banana pancakes and papaya.

Komodo Boat Breakfast - the traveloguer travel blog

Sitting looking out on the bright blue water with a cup of Lombok coffee in my hand and a plate of banana pancakes on my lap made the previous night’s lack of sleep fade away, as the sea breeze worked with the delicious coffee to wake me up.

After covering more distance, we stopped near a beautiful island, Moyo Island. We swam to shore and the crew took our stuff in a row boat.

Moyo Island, West Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia One of our first stops on the 4 day boat trip from #Lomobok to Flores

Moyo Island is like a desert island, with white sand, clear water and a lush jungle beyond.

There was a freshwater pool on the beach where the river ended. The low hanging trees had white rocks hanging from the branches with rough blue twine. I couldn’t find out for sure, but they could have been Kalibuda trees, which are meant to be the tree of hope. The rocks are hung to grant wishes, or pray to the ancestors.

Moyo Island - Nusa Tenggara - wishing rocks - the traveloguer

We followed our guides through the thick jungle. The floor was spongy and brown with fallen leaves, and the trees formed a roof over our heads, providing much appreciated respite from the sun.

After traipsing through thick bushes and across three rivers, the sound of crashing water alerted us to the waterfall’s presence.

Moyo Island Waterfall - Komodo boat trip to Flores

There was a large pool with another layer of pools above. They were like little jacuzzis, with the waterfall’s water constantly pouring in to create an infinity pool effect.

Waterfall pools at Moyo Island, Indonesia - the traveloguer travel blog

Our group headed towards the waterfall, and began to climb up its extremely slippery side. After a while, it got too slippery for my unsuitable flip flips, and I had to give up. I settled for swimming in the pools as I watched the others get higher and higher. Their journey down looked really scary!

The pools were deep and their sides were so smooth they almost looked fake. Inside, the edges were much rougher and I managed to cut both my feet and my knees. We spotted spiders swimming in the water.

Moyo Island - Indonesia, the traveloguer travel blog- how to get from Lombok to Komodo

We made our way back though the jungle and out into the blinding light outside the cover of the trees.

Moyo Island - Boat trip from Lombok to Flores via Komodo Island - the traveloguer


We swam back to the Versace and devoured a lunch of tuna and fried noodles.

Boat trip to Komodo - Food on board - the traveloguer travel blog

More on our Komodo Island boat trip next week, including the almost shipwreck!

Read part one and two.


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    October 16, 2016 at 2:04 pm

    That looks amazing ! What an experience, I’m saving this in case I can do it !! Also noted : no flipflop, but lots of band-aids !

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    October 17, 2016 at 4:16 am

    An incredibly beautiful scene–the color of the water, an exotic island, and a crashing waterfall with pools of water to soak in. You’ve sold me. How do I visit?

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    Vicki Louise
    October 17, 2016 at 8:05 am

    What a beautiful place – and it looks exactly what you think of when someone says deserted Island! The fresh water pool would be lovely to lounge in too!

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    October 17, 2016 at 3:01 pm

    Sounds like quite the adventure! I can’t wait to hear more about your trip. So far, it looks and sounds exciting!

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    October 17, 2016 at 9:24 pm

    Waterfall looks great 🙂 And a boat trip… Think Llamateurs…why not?

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    October 18, 2016 at 3:29 am

    Well I have to say you got me at the food, especially the banana pancakes look yummy. Moyo Island looks like the perfect spot to kick back but also have some fun!
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    Carol Colborn
    October 18, 2016 at 3:50 am

    Your photos and story are amazing. I would now like to visit Moyo Island on a Komodo Island boat trip!

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    Evan Kristine
    October 18, 2016 at 5:02 pm

    I’ve been seeing a lot of Komodo Island in the last few weeks. Seems like a nice place to visit! Man, even the food looks delicious!

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    Eliza Armand (@eliza_armand)
    October 27, 2016 at 10:29 am

    This is such a beautiful place! I’ve never been to Asia, but I’d love to visit it one day! Love the post and the pictures!
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    Karoliina Kazi
    October 27, 2016 at 5:45 pm

    What an incredible place and experience. I would love to wake up to this view and have those pancakes for breakfast 🙂

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    October 27, 2016 at 6:00 pm

    The food looks amazing especially the lunch spread.I do like banana pancakes 🙂 That waterfall is beautifully. Hope you werent badly hurt.

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    October 27, 2016 at 10:25 pm

    This looks beautiful, especially the waterfalls!

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    Laveena Sengar
    October 28, 2016 at 4:15 am

    I just fell in love with the water. It’s so clean. The place seems really beautiful and the food is to die for. I love banana pancakes.

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    October 28, 2016 at 11:17 am

    Sounds like an amazing experience I’d love to start every day with banana pancakes and coffee looking over that view. The photos make everything seem so surreal it’s very pretty and the food looks delicious 🙂

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