At the Asia Gardens Hotel & Thai Spa we have 7 very different swimming pools where you can relax. Today, we are going to Indonesia, where there are three different colour lakes in a volcano.

We are talking about Flower Island, an island part of the Sunda Islands, east of Sumbawa and Komodo.

The Kelimutu Volcano (active, although its latest eruption was in 1968) it is 1639 high, and its 3 different colour lakes in its three craters make it unique as they change colour at different times of the year.

According to scientists, the change in colour is due to the mix of steam and gas on the inside at high temperatures causes a chemical reaction which results in changes in the oxidation of the elements present in the lakes and other elements are in turn released.

The inhabitants of Flower Island believe that when someone dies, their spirit is immersed in one of the three lakes depending on their personality and age:

  • Tiwu Ata Mbupu: the lake for the souls of parents and the elderly, black.
  • Tiwu Nuwa Muri Koo Fai: the lake for the souls of young people. This is the largest of the three of them. It is generally turquoise or light blue.
  • Tiwu Ata Polo or Enchanted Lake: the lake for those who have committed a crime. This lake is the one with the most changing colour. It is sometimes red, turquoise or white.

If you also feel like swimming in crystal clear waters, come visit us at Asia Gardens Hotel & Thai Spa, a luxury resort in the Mediterranean where you can enjoy all we have to offer and our 7 swimming pools. We look forward to welcoming you!