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Address: Bajawa, Flores, Indonesia

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Amazing snorkling

When you plan a trip to Riung definitely have a daytrip snorkling in the Unesco islands. That said, the islands offer a nice view but not that spectacular as we expected reading... read more

Reviewed 13 January 2017
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Maumere, Indonesia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The 17 Island Park were awesome! They had nice snorkel spots, plenty of beach, telletubies-hill-style mainland Flores view, and Bat Island (Pulau Kelelawar). The price was 400k for a boat/day, with addition of 50k/person for snorkel kit rent and 70k/person for lunch in deserted beach (local tourist rate). Better to stay in Riung one day in advance thus you can... More 

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Tilburg, Noord-Brabant, Netherlands
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36 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 January 2017 via mobile

Riung is a small fishers town from which you can go to the 17 Islands. We stayed at Cafe Del Mar for one night and then camped on the islands. The people where really friendly and they played some nice raggea music at Cafe Del Mar! Ask for Armando to organise a camping on the islands. He was very helpful... More 

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Thank Maarten C
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63 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 January 2017

When you plan a trip to Riung definitely have a daytrip snorkling in the Unesco islands. That said, the islands offer a nice view but not that spectacular as we expected reading the lonely planet. Snorkling is nice, visibility is good but sometimes fuzzy when the sea is rough. The coral is rapidly declining alas.

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Thank paularps
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6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
Reviewed 3 January 2017

This village is quite small - 2 streets,~4 accomodation options, ~3 restaurants and a market. If you are short on time it is not an essential stop as it is quite far out of the way, but if you can spare a couple of days it is well worth the visit. 17 Islands national park is amazing, one of the... More 

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Thank Joe O
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52 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 November 2016 via mobile

Riung is a nice quite fisherman village. Not much action or things to do. You can go on a boat trip to the islands and that's it. If you like to have some peace and quiet and just be of the grid for a few days, this is the perfect to be. Bring a book.

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1 Thank Benjamin S
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Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

AHmad have new number(081239872852)We are make organise boat trip At Riung 17 islands ,Ngada ,Flores.NTT

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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144 reviews
84 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 October 2016

Quiet place, not as famous or crowded as Labuan Bajo. But still it has their own attractions. I was arrive at 4.30 pm so it's kinda late, but we manage to see "Kalong" or u can said it as bats. It's massive, too many and too awesome for me to watch. Jaw dropping experiences for sure

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Broome, Australia
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38 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

If you go trough riung to get to the 17th island you can make a pleasant stay at the Bintang hotel. It's a family place, with clean rooms and nice atmosphere. Walking around is possible early morning or after sunset it's so hot.

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Thank luluontheroad16
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16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

If you stop to Riung you should definitely book a boat trip. There are 17 islands, you will not do everything but you will not regret it. The place is just amazing. Lots of colours under the sea: it's like a piece of art. Fishes are beautiful, you will see every shape, every colours and every kind !! Watch out... More 

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Frankfurt, Germany
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4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

Absolutely amazing coral and fish! If you have the time, it's worth the detour. The grilled fish was also amazing.

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