1. Komodo National Park
What is it? One of the few places in the world where you can see wild Komodo dragons.
Why go? This UNESCO World Heritage Site is spread across the islands of Sumbawa and Flores, which has much more to offer than big lizards. Although the Komodo dragons are the biggest draw. The best way to glimpse one is to join a tour guide, who will put out bait to lure the creatures into view. If diving is your thing, then you can see spectacular, intact coral reefs here too. Or you can trek up Kelimutu Volcano to see its three crater lakes at the top.