Flores is one of the Lesser Sunda Islands, and found to the east of Bali and south of Sulawesi. The population was 1,831,000 (2010) and the largest town is Maumere, the second largest being Labuan Bajo. Flores is Portuguese (as well as Spanish) for “flowers.”
If you are planning to take a holiday in Indonesia or a holiday in Bali, then Flores and the Komodo Dragon islands make a great place to visit because they are just over an hour’s flight from Bali and combine exotic views, traditional cultures and the stunning wildlife of the Komodo dragons. Also the komodo dragon islands provide excellent opportunities for diving and snorkelling holidays in Indonesia.