Komodo Island is just but one of the many islands that make up the Indonesian Republic. It is part of the Easr Nusa Tenggara province. The island has a total land area of 390 kilometers squared and just over 2000 inhabitants. Legend has it that the inhabitants of Komodo are descendants of former convicts who later intermarried with the local Bugis. While most of the inhabitants are Muslims, there are also small pockets of Christians and Hindus.
Komodo Island forms part of the lesser Sunda chain of islands and part of the larger Komodo National Park. The Park, the outstanding form of wildlife is the Komodo dragon. The island is also a favorite diving destination. The island is located in the neighboring Sumbawa and Flores in the west and east respectively. The flora at the Komodo island is truly unique. It is home to the world’s largest living lizard, the Komodo dragon. The Komodo dragon is an unique kind of monitor lizard that inhabits not only the Komodo Island but the adjacent islands as well as western Flores.
The Komodo Island boosts of a very magnificent beach by the name Pink Island. The Pink beach is one of the rarest of all beaches. The Pink sand is as a result of fragments of Foraminifera mixing with white sand. The pink illumination is as a result of the reflection of the pink light to dark pink by the actions of the reef changing by waves. Komodo is accessible all year round to visitors who have a keen interest for exotic fauna as well as diving enthusiasts.