Plataran Komodo Resort & Spa Hotel Review

The Plataran Komodo Resort & Spa is a luxury beachfront retreat located at the gateway to Indonesia’s amazing Komodo National Park.

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We stayed at the Plataran Komodo in May 2019 for a couple of nights after our 3D-2N Sailing Trip in the Komodo National Park. All in all, our trip to the Komodo National Park was one of the absolute highlights of our entire trip to Southeast Asia.

stunning landscape of Pulau Pedar at Komodo National Park with green hills, white beaches and turquoise bays
Pulau Pedar at Komodo National Park

Location

The Plataran Komodo Resort & Spa is located in the north of Labuan Bajo at the Pantai Waecicu (Waecicu Beach) on the island of Flores.

The Deluxe Beachfront Villa

A beautiful Deluxe Beachfront Villas has been our home for 3 nights. The one-bedroom villa is perfect for couples! It has a huge bed right in the middle of the room and an impressive view on the beach from the villa’s verandah.

entrance of a Deluxe Beach Front Villa at Komodo Plataran with a wooden king size bed in the middle
Deluxe beachfront villa at Plataran Komodo

At this time, we were a threesome with Anni’s sister, but this was not a problem at all as the villas are spacious, and the hotel organized a second bed before our arrival.

massive wooden desk with a vintage lamp and an old typewriter on it
Perfect place for working or writing postcards
two sinks with towels in the bathroom of a villa at Plataran Komodo
Modern and fully equipped bathroom of our villa

One small negative aspect of the villa:
Our bathroom appeared a bit dark because of the small size of the window.

The Plataran Komodo Resort & Spa

The Plataran Komodo Resort is mainly built in traditional Indonesian and Javanese style. Away from the hustle and bustle from the city, the Plataran stands for tranquility and luxurious comfort.

Facilities

Next to the numerous encounters which are offered, the resort’s facilities invite for relaxation under palm trees.

The Pool

Some villas have a private pool, but the resort also offers a big pool in the common area. Floaties and sun loungers at the pool are great to relax after some adventures in the Komodo National Park.

Gym with a view

The gym of Plataran Komodo Resort & Spa is located directly at the beach and is fully glazed. Basic equipment for cardio and strength training is provided.

But let’s be honest, the best workout is done outside exploring the beautiful nature, isn’t it?

Nonetheless: you don’t like jogging at the beach or workouts in the sand? No problem, enjoy the sunset while running on the treadmill!

amazing sunset at the beach with red and orange relfections in the glassy sea
The Plataran Komodo is definitely one of the best spots for sunsets

Padma Spa

In the spa, you can relinquish all tensions and recover from daily excursions from 9 am to 9 pm. From relaxing massages to intensive detox programs – the Padma Spa combines modern wellness techniques and ancient Asian healing rituals to rejuvenate your mind, body, and spirit.

The restaurants

Xanadu

The Xanadu is an open-air restaurant with Indonesian and Asian cuisine. It is located in the center of the resort and is combined with the hotel’s reception. Daily breakfast, lunch, and dinner, as well as unique treatments like beachfront barbecues and candlelight dinners, are available.

prepared table for a dinner at the beach
Dinner at the beach for two

It was our favorite place to get some work done while enjoying some afternoon tea and snack with a view of the sea.

Guest working on a laptop at the Xanadu open-air restaurant and reception
The Xanadu restaurant was perfect for working in the afternoon

Atlantis On The Rock

Situated within a few steps from the Plataran Komodo Resort & Spa, it was our favorite place to be for some of the most incredible sunsets we have ever seen in our lives. Especially a walk down the pier in the red dipped horizon is an unforgettable experience!

a long pier with orange colored sky and sailing boats next to it
The long pier right at the hotel is an amazing photo spot

Make sure to enjoy a cocktail on one of the day beds at the lower level!

Perfect spot to watch the sunset at Atlantis on the Rock
Sunset snack at the beach
Enjoying a cocktail at Atlantis on the Rock

The restaurant offers a variety of refreshing drinks and Indonesian and International comfort food with a fantastic view of the ocean.

Atlantis Beach Club

Next to the two restaurants in the hotel area, we also had the chance to have a look at the Atlantis Beach Club on the Pantai Pede for a traditional Indonesian cooking class.

Of course, in a proper vegan manner for us!

Those annoying vegan tourists with their special favors… 😉 

traditional Indonesian menu with Gado Gado, vegetable curry and fruit salad
3-course menu of our traditional Indonesian cooking class

The Atlantis Beach Club offers traditional Indonesian dishes as well as casual Western fare and of course, a great selection of cocktails.

This place is perfect for special night outs in Labuan Bajo with regular live music, and the pleasure of a swimming pool right next to the bar!

The staff of Plataran Komodo Resort

The staff of the Plataran Komodo Beach Resort & Spa was amiable and attentive – whether it was a helping hand for carrying our backpacks, showing us around the area, or the massage that is part of the check-in procedure.

Plataran Encounters

There is so much to do at Labuan Bajo and the Komodo National Park that one could stay there for a month and not be done with discovering.

Therefore the hotel has a team for adventures, activities, and encounters. Check out the offered encounters on their website.

huge wooden two-master sailing boat
The resort offers plenty of activities – e.g. a private sailing cruise

Cooking class tour experience

As already mentioned before, we did the cooking class, which we can definitely recommend.

We were picked up by boat to drive to the local markets of Labuan Bajo. Arriving there, the cook picked us up with a private car, and we bought some fresh ingredients for the class.

Indonesian local peeling a yellow mango in his hands on the fruits and vegetables market in Labujan Bajo
Visiting the local markets is part of the cooking class

We learned a lot about Indonesian cuisine and the use of ingredients, herbs, and spices. In the end, we created a super delicious 3-course menu together and enjoyed the great food in the backyard.

cooking class at the Atlantis Beach Club of Plataran Komodo
We successfully finished the cooking class

Private beach

The Pantai Waecicu is one of the most beautiful beaches on the island of Flores. It’s a private beach and, therefore, a quiet and secluded tropical paradise.

Nevertheless, we have to admit that the beach is definitely not a world-class beach but still one of the best beaches on the west coast of Flores.

hammock at the beach during sunset
This hammock is the perfect place to relax at the beach

In general, Labuan Bajo (and the area around) has a critical waste problem, and the shores of the area are littered with ocean plastic. Especially in the south of the little town, the problem is overwhelming.

The private beach of the hotel, though, is always clean as the staff collects the trash.

Summary of our stay at Plataran Komodo resort

We had a fantastic stay at the Komodo Plataran in May 2019. The area of the resort is at one of the most beautiful beaches around Labuan Bajo with amazing sunsets! The staff is super friendly and speaks fluently English, which makes communication very easy. The Deluxe Beach Villa was spacious and super cozy. The resort has two beautiful restaurants with amazing food, a gym with sea view and a pool area. On top of that, we were able to do plenty of activities, like kayaking, stand-up paddling, and sunrise trekking. Our highlight was a trip to the local markets of Labuan Bajo and a traditional Indonesian cooking class at the Atlantis Beach Club!

incredibly red sunset with red colored sea and a pier in the background
Another overwhelming sunset was waiting for us

Book your stay at Plataran Komodo Resort and Spa

If you are interested in visiting this place but have further questions, please don’t hesitate to leave a comment or send us an email! We will do our best to help you!

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big sign of the hotel name at the beach saying Plataran Komodo

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