A savanna-filled island with amazing views

Gili Lawa Darat, combine trekking and adventurous watersports

Situated on the northern side of the Komodo Island, Gili Lawa Darat is an impressive landscape. As you approach it, you will be in awe at how the bay curls around the Flores sea. With shallow reefs and a contrasting sea floor, enjoy watching all the aspects of the island from the boat or from the barren terrain. 

It’s only a short 30-minute to an hour trek to the top of the hill. From the top, you will have an amazing view of the Komodo Island’s northern tip and the turquoise ocean. Crawling through Gili Lawa Darat’s savannah is a unique experience. Thankfully, the green and yellow prairies are hidden away from the strong winds. 

Don’t forget your handy trekking shoes as there is no set path to the top!

Gili Lawa Darat, the perfect spot for watersports

The waters around this island are calm and provide a great spot for water spots. You can grab your paddleboards and take your own time exploring the shore. The water of Gili Lawa Darat is clear and you can capture sights of the sea life below you. 

The landscape of Gili Lawa Darat
A blue whale at Gili Lawa Darat

The land of the giants

Gili Lawa Darat’s opening is actually a highway for Blue Whales and Sperm Whales alike!

Keep your eyes open for an especially impressive sight. Arriving there at sunrise and enjoying the view can prove to be a breath-taking experience. If you are lucky enough, you may be side by side with the biggest living mammals on earth. Incredible.

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