Previously well and truly off-the-beaten-path, more and more adventurous travelers are discovering the delights of this remote island group. The key attractions are water-based, with world-class diving and fishing leading the way.
The archipelago consists of the following main islands:
Alorese speaking Bahasa Indonesia and some traditional languages. Only few people speaks English
Kalabahi airport on Alor Island has 3 to 4 daily flights to and from Kupang in West Timor on Wings Air , TransNusa Air Services  and NAM Air  . A one way ticket costs starts from Rp 275,000 and the journey takes 45-50 minutes.
The Indonesian national ship-line carrier Pelni  serves Kalabahi from many points in eastern Indonesia. Two ferries have schedules stopping here: MV Awu  and KM Sirimau . The distances involved are huge, so be prepared for long journeys and frequent delays. Journey to Bali can take up to 5 days 4 nights. The Awu's Pelni ship final destination is Merauke in Papua.
You can also take ferry from Kupang-Alor (12 to 18 hours) from Kupang's Bolok harbor three times a week (Tuesday, Thursday & Saturday from Kupang) and Wednesday, Friday and Sunday from Alor. Buy the tickets directly at the harbor. Economy class is IDR 135.000/pax. VIP class (which you need to arrive at least 2 hours in advance to secure the bunkbeds, cost IDR 195,000/pax). Go to the upper deck and tie your hammocks on the handrails/poles for cheap yet comfortable option.
Rent motorbike at MALA Tours Ph/Whatsapp: +628121898969 (in front of Kalabahi hospital, Dekranasda building) IDR 75,000 per 24 hours . They also help u if you want to rent cars. Rent cars from IDR 600,000 up to IDR 1,000,000 (depends on your destinations) Bemo (in Kalabahi area) IDR 4,000/pax one way Bemo to outside the town (to Sebanjar or Alor Kecil) IDR 25,000/pax one way Ojek - motorbike taxi (anywhere in Kalabahi) one way for IDR 5,000 but expect to pay more at night
Beach combing: Mali beach, Maimol beach and Batu Putih beach for a relaxed swimming. You can as well visit Sebanjar beach to snorkel.
Diving : Comet Bay, Pearl Garden, Kepa Island and Sea Garden along Ternate island, Pura island and Pantar strait will be great spots for experienced diver because the under water current is strong. Drift diving is also suggested.
See traditional houses and people custom in Takpala village about 45 minutes from Kalabahi by car/motorbike. They will show you their custom, clothes, and houses as well their traditional dances.
See natural hot spring in Tutti near Bukapiting sub district. The natural heat from the ground turn the water warm to hot and create the hot spring river.
Alor Island's world class dive site in Indonesia. Home to one of the best coral reef and marine life of diving Indonesia. Alor Divers is an intimate eco dive resort. Thanks to the pelagic visitors who migrate through the strait linking the Pacific and Indian oceans, the waters of Alor are home to various larger species such as hammerhead and thresher sharks, turtles, dolphins, tuna and sunfish. Many stunning rarities like frogfish, pygmy seahorses, ghost pipefish, mimic octopus, nudibranchs, and even the elusive rhinopias scorpionfish are seen here. Lazy Turtle Dive Alor operates a professional, highly experienced dive center based in Alor, offering guests tailored diving packages and daily dive options.
Try the famous grilled fishes in Reklamasi food court that open in the evening. These fishes usually caught fresh by the local fishermen. Try to buy the traditional cookies - Kue Rambut - that sold in the traditional market, supermarket and Dekranasda (beside the post office)
You might want to eat jagung titi dan kenari (crushed corn flakes and canary nuts) that also sold in the traditional market and supermarket. Try the jagung titi that sold in Jonathan Bakery near the old market for a ready-to-eat snack. Kaleso (a cooked rice cake) also worth to try. It's plain taste can be eaten as side dishes with grilled fish.
Eco Dive Resort (Alor Divers) is 7 bungalow and intimate resort is situated on a stretch of 400 m long sandy beach on Pantar Island.
There's only 2 flights operated by Wings from Alor to Kupang (8.40 a.m. and 13.40 p.m.) Ferry to Lembata & Flores depart once a week every Wednesday
Ferry from Alor to Bolok harbour in Kupang depart 3 times per week (Wednesday, Friday, and Sunday)