welcome to our paradise   

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



selamat datang di surga kita


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, Ebulobo and even a twin volcano laki2 and perempuan (male and female) Lewotobi, traditions we have almost forgotten in this hasty world. And much more.

Come and see the empty beaches, enjoy wonderful diving, adventurous hikes, 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. Well, actually me as well ;-)

Quick to

Komodo National Park

Please be careful when you book a boattrip!

Most questions and comments on social media are about prices, and yes they have have raised since covid. However since Labuan Bajo has a safety issue every now and then, I strongly advise to pay attention to safety in the first place. See tips in the relevant section for Komodo NP and in the Q&A section



This website is filled with information and everything you need to know for your holiday on Flores. Be aware that I am not an agent! My goal is to promote Flores and to generate an income for local people without any profit.

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 pretty complete and fairly updated including places of interest and practical information. Have you already seen the Q&A pages?
If you still have questions or you need a car with driver (halfway down the page) please contact me via email floressurgakita@gmail.com (your mail will 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 boat trips to Komodo NP and hiring a car with driver. Or check the relevant information in the Q&A section

Flowers of Flores... 

 ласкаво просимо до Флореса                                                                                                        bienvenue à Flores

     bem vindo a Flores

               Wilkommen auf Flores

   Sveiki atvykę į Floresą
                                           Sugeng rawuh ing Flores
     ยินดีต้อนรับสู่ฟลอเรส                        bun venit la Flores

                               dobrodošli u Flores                                                                                             добро пожаловать в Флорес

Vítejte na Floresu

                                                플로레스에 오신 것을 환영합니다

  välkommen till Flores                wilujeng sumping di Flores

                                                                   benvenuto a Flores


wëllkomm zu Flores

                              welkom op Flores

                                                                                     chào mừng đến với Flores
Flores'e hoş geldiniz

            vitajte na Flores              Tere tulemast Floresesse

                           ברוכים הבאים לפלורס              

     Velkommen til Flores

                                                     добродошли у Флорес

  tervetuloa Floresiin

                                          bun venit la Flores

           به فلورس خوش آمدید

                             merħba lil Flores       
maligayang pagdating sa Flores                          welkom by Flores                                                              fàilte gu Flores


                                                       Flores मा स्वागत छ
bienvenido a Flores

                                                                                            witamy w Flores

                                     üdvözöljük Floresben

مرحبا بك في فلوريس       

                                    laipni lūdzam Floresā

ласкаво просимо в Флорес
                                            benvinguts a Flores
फ्लोर्स में आपका स्वागत है
                                                                 fáilte go Flores

witaj w mieście Flores                                           vítejte na Flores

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 and comments are welcome.


Anne Mieke  -AM PHOTONESIA©-