Flores is made up of many islands. Gili Laba Darat is one of them. People also call it Gili Lawa Darat. Its beauty is unmatched, and tourists can spend a wonderful vacation here. It is accessible by speedboat from Labuan Bajo. It is close to Sebayur Island and many other beautiful places. Gili Lawa Darat is a good destination for those who love hiking. People usually come here in the morning or afternoon. Best time for hiking.
Gili Lawa Darat’s appearance is both glamorous and calm. The sky is clear in the summer. There are many beautiful landscapes, such as green hills, blue seas, flat beaches, bushes, and gentle breezes. Wild grass can be seen on the hills. It feels like a savannah. This tourist destination is perfect for hiking and relaxing. Everyone will have a great experience here. Besides hiking, you can also enjoy playing in the water. Clear and flat. But be careful not to go too far.
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This place looks a lot like Padar Island. It’s actually the hill’s fault. From the top of these hills, you can enjoy wonderful views. However, it takes a lot of energy to get there. Prepare enough stamina.
So for tourists on this island, trekking is the main activity, enjoying the spectacular views from the top of the hill. Seeing the breathtaking beauty of Komodo Island and its nature and enjoying life to the fullest is an unforgettable memory. Imagine feeling the sun on your skin and breathing in the fresh sea breeze. This will surely cause overwhelming feelings within you.
In the dry season, the island appears brown almost everywhere with dry, golden-brown grasslands, but in the wet season, everything changes and the island’s color turns green with green-covered hills.
Visitors come to Gili Lawa Darat mainly for the beautiful scenery that awaits them when they hike to reach the summit. The island has easy hiking trails and two viewpoints for spectacular sunrises and sunsets. However, the best time to hike to the summit is at sunset. This is arguably the most beautiful sunset spot in Komodo, when the panoramic views of the bay and surrounding area are breathtaking.
For beginners, the hike to the top can be a little daunting, but it is definitely doable and definitely worth it. Facing west, Sanghiang Island, an active volcano, can be seen in the distance. Heaven for photography lovers. It will take about 40 minutes to reach the top of the hill. Faster or slower, it depends on your energy and strength.
The most common animals in Gili Lawa Darat are small worms and birds. That means you won’t encounter any dangerous creatures here. When trekking, you should be prepared for everything. This includes energy, bottled water or beverages, foods or snacks, and camera. You will also need trekking equipment. Once you reach the top, you can take pictures and breathe some fresh air. The scenery is amazing. It is sure to leave a unique impression.
Many travel agencies now offer Gili Lawa Darat in their vacation packages that include the Waturanda Trip. The boat will visit several small islands before reaching Komodo National Park. One of them is Gili Lawa Darat. You will be amazed by the hills. In addition, it also offers other attractions, such as beaches. The sand is soft and white. There are also opportunities to enjoy water sports such as snorkeling and swimming. You can also relax and sunbathe near the shore. no problem. There are no Komodo dragons around.
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How to Get There
Gili Lawa Darat is a small island. Part of Sumbawa Island. However, it is accessible from Labuan Bajo. It takes 4 hours by speedboat to Gili Lawa. In fact, it is possible to visit Komodo Island. It takes an hour from here. The travel is comfortable and enjoyable. That’s for sure.
Where to Sleep
There is no accommodation in Gili Lawa. If you want to rent a room, you should have rented in Labuan Bajo. Numerous options are available. These are the most recommended:
- The Jayakarta Suites
- Goro Hilltop Hotel and Restaurant
- Plataran Komodo Beach Resort
- Sylvia Resort, Komodo
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