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Sunset Hill – Best Sunset in Labuan Bajo, Flores

Sunset Hill – Best Sunset in Labuan Bajo, Flores

A quick travel guide to Sunset Hill– the best sunset location in Labuan Bajo, Flores.

Are you searching for the best sunset in Labuan Bajo? You’ve landed on the right page. The Labuan Bajo sunset hill is an epic spot to watch the nightly blazing spectacle of the setting sun across the Komodo waters.


Where is Sunset Hill Labuan Bajo

If you've just arrived in Labuan Bajo, then you might be wondering "where is the best place to watch the sunset in Labuan Bajo?" In my opinion, the rolling hills just north of town are the best area for watching the sunset.

To get here, it's only a short 5-minute scooter ride over the winding hills just north of the Labuan Bajo harbor. Unfortunately, it's a little far to walk as it will probably take over an hour.

To help you find the exact location, I've pinned it on the map below.

Sunset hill map in Labuan Bajo

What to Expect at the Labuan Bajo Sunset Hill

Once you arrive, you'll notice that there are actually a few hills which you can walk up to watch the sunset. You have the option of walking up the small hill that I've pinned above, or alternatively, crossing the road and climbing the higher hill known as "Bukit Amelia Sea".

Whichever sunset viewpoint tickles your fancy, both will reward sunset chasers with sprawling views of the small port city, as well as a great view over to the islands in the distance.

These hills are quite strange, and are nicknamed by locals the "Teletubby hills". When you arrive, you'll undoubtedly notice why. The hills in this area are far-gone from the jagged, Jurassic peaks of Komodo and Padar Island. Instead, you get gentle, sloping mounds that roll into the sea.


Alternative Places to Watch the Sunset in Labuan Bajo

Is the Labuan Bajo sunset hill too far from the city for your liking? While I prefer watching sunsets from a viewpoint or hill to a bar or hotel, I'll admit that I got to experience some absolute gems right in town!

Here's a quick list of other great sunset locations in Labuan Bajo.


Seaesta Hostel

I've mentioned this place in other blogs. The Seaesta hostel is an epic sunset location that sits on the hill behind the harbor and overlooks Labuan Bajo and the distant Komodo Islands. The vibe here is insane, with a pool, bar, gym, and restaurant.

This place really blew me away. I'm not even being paid to write this - it really is one of the coolest hostels in Asia and undoubtedly one of the best places to watch the sunset in Labuan Bajo. You don't have to stay here to visit either, the staff is friendly and content with you just buying a drink or some food.

Bajo Bakery Rooftop

During my short time in Labuan Bajo, my favorite place to work and chill was on the rooftop of Bajo Bakery. This place is strategically positioned near the waterfront, right in the center of town.

Ciao Hostel

Another great Labuan Bajo sunset location is Ciao Hostel. Ciao is located on top of the hill overlooking the city. I stayed here on my first night in Labuan Bajo and I'd rate their rooftop on par with the Labuan Bajo sunset hill.


Where to Stay in Labuan Bajo - Accommodation Guide

There are plenty of great accommodation options in Labuan Bajo. A good tip is to pick a place close to the port, especially if you're planning on taking some boat trips out to Komodo National Park. Below are the three top picks for various budgets.

  • AYANA Komodo Waecicu Beach If you want luxury go no further than Ayana. This 5-star resort has everything from a fitness center, a private dock, and a kids club. It boasts 6 on-site restaurants which serve a range of delicious cuisines.
  • Le Pirate IslandExperience Island life on the incredible Le Pirate Island just a short distance from Labuan Bajo. With glamping tents and incredible ocean views, this is one that shouldn’t be missed. 
  • Seaesta Komodo Hostel & Hotel Top Pick The best choice for backpackers wanting to watch the sunset whilst sipping a cocktail in the infinity pool. It has everything you would need for a great price.

More Labuan Bajo & Komodo Travel Guides

I hope this quick sunset guide to Labuan Bajo has helped inspire your adventures in Flores. While you're here, why not check out some of my other guides for more inspiration? If you've come to see Komodo Dragons, don't miss this guide to Komodo National Park.