Who needs Jurassic Park when here in Indonesia we have Komodo Island and its infamous Komodo Dragons? Due to its fearsome residents, this 390-square-kilometre island was once a place of banishment for local people who had to share their lives with the fearsome dragons. Nowadays, Indonesia’s living dinosaurs have their very own national park, and the much-visited Komodo and Rinca Islands are places where Komodo dragons pose for visitors’ photos on a daily basis. Komodo National Park is located on the western end of Flores, 200 nautical miles east of Bali, and was founded to protect the Komodo dragon, and later other species, including over 1,000 species of marine life and the resident giant manta rays. Cruising the Komodo National Park is best done on one of SeaTrek Sailing Adventures liveaboard pinisi sailing ships, so that you can enjoy the full experience of kayaking, paddle boarding, swimming, and snorkelling the magnificent coral reefs.