Larantuka is a subdistrict of East Flores Regency, on the eastern end of Flores Island, East Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia. The town is a quaint little seaport nestled at the base of a hill, with views to the nearby islands of Solor, Adonara and Lembata.
The most famous tourist attraction in Flores is Kelimutu, a volcano containing three colored lakes, located in the district of Ende close to the town of Moni. There are snorkelling and diving locations along the north coast of Flores, most notably Maumere and Riung. Larantuka is known for its Holy Week festivals.
Things to See & Do
* Island beaches
* Coral reefs
* Snorkeling & diving
* Holy week festivals
* Kelimutu volcano (Ende district)
Cruise Season – Jan - Dec
Currency – Rupiah (IDR)
Language – Indonesian
Electricity – 2 round pins European style
Population - 1,500,000 approx. (Flores)
Land Area – 14,300 km² (Flores)
Time - GMT plus hours seven hours
International Country Telephone Code – +62
Port Location – The port is located approximately 4-5 km from town.
Travel Links – There are several airports in Flores, and the main one is at Maumere. There are also daily flights between Labuanbajo and Denpasar.
A number of companies organise 4 day sailing trips between Lombok or Bali and Flores which take in Komodo islands and Rinca island.