Alor is the largest island in the Alor Archipelago located at the eastern-most end of the Lesser Sunda Islands that runs through southern Indonesia. Kalabahi is the only town on the island of Alor.
Alor offers some of the best diving locations in the world. Volcanoes reaching down into crystal clear waters fringed with pristine coral reefs, coconut fringed pure white sandy beaches and traditional villages built half way up mountains, the scenery is as spectacular above as it is below the waterline.
Alor Island is so mountainous that it is almost impossible to pass from one side to the other and many of the villages on the island itself can only transport themselves via small wooden ferries. The eight distinct dialects and more than 50 sub-dialects spoken today, testifies to the diversity on Alor.
Things to See & Do
* Snorkeling & diving
* Fauna & Flora
Cruise Season – Jan - Dec
Currency – Rupiah (IDR)
Language – Indonesian
Population – 168,000 approx
Land Area – 2,800 km2
Electricity – 2 round pins European style
Time - GMT plus hours seven hours
International Country Telephone Code – +62
Port Location – The port is located in Alor-Kecil harbor, at the town of Kalabahi.
Travel Links – During the dry season, Kalabahi is serviced by flights five times a week from Kupang the provincial capital, using a [ATR42] 46 seat by TransNusa Trigana Air and Kasa 18 seat airplane. These flights are run by Merpati Airlines. Most of them are simply Kupang - Kalabahi – Kupang.