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Flowers of Flores... 



                                                                                 Welcome to our paradise   


FLORES, an island in the tropics south of the equator belongs to the lesser Sunda Islands (Nusa Tenggara Timur) of Indonesia. The original name of Flores is Tandjoeng Bunga, Malay for flowercape. When the Portuguese came to the island they renamed it into Cabo de Flores and the Dutch shortened it into Flores which means flowers.


FLORES is mostly green, partly dry, mountainous and heavenly beautiful. Flores has everything for a wonderful holiday in the tropics.


FLORES has some gorgeous touristic attractions like the prehistorically komodo dragons, the “Spielberg like” Kelimutu lakes, majestic volcanos like Inerie and Ebulobo and traditions we have almost forgotten in this hasty world. And much more.

Come and see the empty beaches, enjoy wonderful diving, adventurous trekkings, deserted islands, pristine forests, all colour lakes, hidden waterfalls, impressive ceremonies, traditional villages, awesome music, interesting ikat (woven cloth) and above all the welcoming people of Flores.
Superb is the only word which fits them all. You will be surprised by this warm and cool island.
People of Flores are awaiting you and will be proud to show you their island.

Quick to

Komodo NP: 3 boat accidents in one month only!


On 22 July 2023 Komodo National Park had to face the third accident in one month only!

This was boat accident number 7 of this year., the critical and independent online local newspaper wrote an article (use the translator if needed) about the boat business struggle with also quotes from me after a conversation with one of their reporters.
Yves de Ryckel - a Belgian mentioned in the article and a victim himself in a boating accident (fire) in Komodo NP in January 2023 - has become a kind of activist to bring these problems to the attention of the ministry of tourism and I am trying to help as much as possible.
In the meantime the minister has promised to prioritize the safety. We will see what is going to happen.

All Covid-19 regulations lifted per 9 June 2023


Good news as travelers don't need to be vaccinated anymore, although the government still advises to do so.

Task Force Regulation nr 1 2023
The aviaton branche has been updated as well

lontar palmtree - the source of moke - along the road Mbay to Riung



This website is filled with information and everything you need for your holiday on Flores. Be aware that I am not an agent. My goal is to promote Flores without profits.
I try to update as much as possible. Prices and schedules mentioned on this website are an indication and sometimes not clear as they are prone to change. So always check and double check.



I think my website is rather complete and fairly updated including places of interest and practical information. Have you already seen the Q&A pages?
If you still have any question or you need a car with driver (halfway down the page) please contact me via email (your mail wil be answered within 48 hours). 

Tel +62 81284773377 (Indonesian telephone numberis for short WhatsApp messages which cannot wait. Please take notion of possible difference in time with the place you are as I am most of the time in the Netherlands.


If you are satisfied with the information and/or the result please tell me, preferably  via the comment page. If you are not, please let me know as well.



Please pay attention to the sections about renting a boat/book for a seat-in tour, especially for Komodo NP and hiring a car with driver.

           bienvenue à Flores

                                                                      bem vindo a Flores

               Wilkommen auf Flores

                                      Sveiki atvykę į Floresą

      bun venit la Flores

                                                     добро пожаловать в Флорес

Vítejte na Floresu

                                                플로레스에 오신 것을 환영합니다

                             välkommen till Flores

     benvenuto a Flores


wëllkomm zu Flores

                                                welkom op Flores

                       Tere tulemast Floresesse

ברוכים הבאים לפלורס              

                                                       Velkommen til Flores

  tervetuloa Floresiin



bienvenido a Flores

                                                                       witamy w Flores


مرحبا بك في فلوريس       


                                  laipni lūdzam Floresā

ласкаво просимо в Флорес

27 April 2020

My journey in Covid time...

Thank you for your visit. Terima kasih banyak.
This website is made with love and passion.

Colours are well chosen: green (forest & ricefields), blue (sea and rivers) and brown (mountains & traditional villages), the colours of Flores.

You will find here travel information about the island of Flores, which will be updated frequently.

Questions - please check the Q&A's first - and comments are welcome.


Anne Mieke  -AM PHOTONESIA©-