When you think about Komodo, the perfect imagery will include tranquil water, stark beaches, and savannah field shining with crips tall grasses. The day pass slowly as you chill on the deck of Komodo boat, bathing in the plentiful sunlight as the boat cross the peaceful Flores Sea. That’s how the ideal trip would be.
Alas, tropical countries are bound with rain. Though the majority of Komodo operators are closed in during the wet season, the rain could fall in the least expected time. Even in the middle of June, sometimes you can get wet by sudden rain. The chance of unpredictable rain gets even higher if you choose to travel during the shoulder season.
So what if rain do falls during you vacation to Komodo? Would it be the end of the world?
Just Ignore the Weather Cast
Despite of your disappointment, light rain is pretty common in tropical countries. Luckily, Flores its in the eastern region of Indonesia, which receives fewer perspiration than those in the western part. That means rains in Flores are quite sporadic and short-lived. When it does actually rain, usually it wont rain for a long time. The sky will cleared up just in one to two hours later, so keep believing in the sun!
Have Something to Enjoy Inside Komodo Boat
The fun doesn’t have to stop when the sky get heavy. Think about the rain as a chance to truly appreciate the comfort that your Komodo boat gives. Go to the kitchen and ask for a cup of hot tea (if they haven’t provide it in the table already!), take a moment to sit down, and just get in the moment! Or start a light conversation with the crews; asks about their hometown, their experiences as Komodo crews, or anything that sparks your interest. They will be delightful if you want to get to know about them. And who knows, they might have interesting stories for you to wait for the rain!
The rain is also a perfect time to slow down. Pull out your books or Kindle—and the next thing you know, the storm has already passed. It’s also a great chance to take time to sort and edit your photographs during the trip! When the rain is over, you already have a handful of gorgeous pictures ready to upload!
Always Prepare Umbrella, Raincoat, and A Pair of Rubber Sandals
Sometimes, the rain is just as light as sprinkles of water that would be easy to pass through. But still, you might get a little wet. Get your raincoat ready before stepping out from the Komodo boat and commend the Komodo exploration! We highly recommend to pair up your raincoat with rubber sandals instead of trekking shoes as the islands might get muddy.
When you want tot curse the rain, remember; the nature needs it! That’s the same nature that we cherished so much for refreshing escape. So stop grumbling and try to enjoy the trip as it is!