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 is 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 Map Labuan Bajo

Getting to Labuan Bajo – You can grab a cheap domestic flight to Labuan Bajo (also known as Komodo airport – LBJ) with daily connecting flights to Denpasar in Bali for $50-$80. You can compare cheap flights to Komodo airport here.

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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 climb 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 is nicknamed by locals as 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.

SUNSET IN LABUAN BAJO, SUNSET HILL, AMELIA SEA VIEW
SUNSET IN LABUAN BAJO, SUNSET HILL, AMELIA SEA VIEW

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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 are 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. – You can read a little more about this hostel below with links to book.

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WHERE I STAYED: CIAO HOSTEL
In terms of hostels, this is one of the best that I’ve found in Indonesia. Everything is super clean, it includes free transport to the airport or into town and sits on the hill above Labuan Bajo. In my opinion, this Labuan Bajo sunset view from the balcony is well worth the money and one of the best places to watch the sunset in town!

BEST HOSTEL IN INDONESIA – SEAESTA HOSTEL
Even if you’re not staying here, visiting Seaesta Hostel is a must in Labuan Bajo. This place is insane! It has an incredible rooftop bar and pool, a fully airconditioned gym and super comfortable bunks with thick mattresses. Although we didn’t stay here, we chose to spend a lot of time here chilling by the pool and working.

CHEAP DOUBLE BUNK – SIOLA HOTEL
My second accommodation in Labuan Bajo was the Siola Hotel. This one is super basic and caters more for budget travelers. If you’re a couple, this is the cheapest double bed you can find in Labuan Bajo. For $9, you’ll get a double bed right next to the night market and harbor, free breakfast and a private bunk with a bamboo door.

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