Komodo is famous for its dragons. Giant lizards (probably not the right technical term) that can swallow an entire goat.
The only village on the island is Komodo, it's a nice place but if you are here for dragon spotting head for Banu Nggulung (come again). A guide will take you to a dried up river bed where the dragons come to have a look at the tourists. The best season is the dry season when the dragons come to the watering holes.
The easiest way of getting to Komodo is to take the boat from Flores.