Flores: private beach feeling at Seraya Kecil
After the mountains and hills around Kelimutu and Bajawa as well as the diving in Komodo National Park, we wanted to end the trip relaxing at the beach for a few days. While doing research, we stumbled upon the Seraya Hotel located on Seraya Kecil (9 out of 10 islands in Komodo National Park have a “kecil” (small) and “besar” (big) located next to each other). I was only opened in July 2015 and seems to put all other accomodation options on Flores to shame. Run by Greek management, it was pricier than anything else Flores has seen but the fact that it is (almost) the only hotel on a tiny islands makes it worth it.
It took us about 30 minutes by boat from Labuan Bajo until we reached the 20 room resort. We spent the next two days relaxing at the beach, going snorkeling at the reef just off the coast and watching the beautiful sunrise and sunsets. There is a small village on the other side of the island that provides the hotel with fresh fish every day.
While not cheap, we really enjoyed our stay and it was a great way to end and otherwise also fantastic trip. Highly recommended.