Gili Lawa, Komodo National Park, Flores Indonesia
If you have heard of islands such as Siaba Island, Komodo Island, Takka Makassar, and others, than chances are you have have heard of the beautiful island in Komodo National park called Gili Lawa Darat. Gili Lawa Darat means “Island Close to the Land” in the local language. Gili Lawa is what many consider to be the main entrance to Komodo National Park. It is very popular mainly because of its natural beauty and as well it is great for hiking around the island. The area is very popular for hiking, snorkeling, relaxing on the beach, and scuba diving. Gili Lawa in next to Lawa Laut, and in the middle of those two island is an area known by divers as “The Cauldron”, which is know for its strong current, which many divers love to dive. If you would like to add Gili Lawa to your tour itinerary, just contact us and let us know. It is an absolutely beautiful and island and is an excellent edition to any Komodo Island Tour.
The geography of Gili Lawa, is mainly rolling hills covered by grass. It is what most would consider a dry Savannah. It is an excellent island for hiking, and a great place to get some fantastic scenic photos of the area. Although the island is relatively close to Komodo Island, there are no Komodo Dragons on the island. Whether hiking on Gili Lawa Darat or Gili Lawa Laut, you will very satisfied with scenic views of crystal clear waters and a nature lovers heaven. If visiting to Gili Lawa Laut, you can also experience the beautiful beach know by many as crystal beach. It is called crystal beach because of the crystal clear waters, which are great for snorkelling and scuba diving.
In the next close by see are the famous areas of Crystal Rock, and Castle Rock. These are very popular spots for scuba diving in the North Part of the park. These areas are for more advanced divers as the currents in the north and become strong during the changing tide and moon phases. Crystal Rock can be see on the surface as it is slightly exposed during low tide times. Castle rock is much deeper in the water and can usually not be seen from the surface unless their water clearly is especially good that day. When diving the areas, diver can see lots of orange, pink, and purple soft coral, schools of sweet lips as well as sharks, eagle rays, Barracude, Yellow-mask surgeonfish, Manta Rays and much more.
If you interested or having any questions about a Komodo National Park tour, our team would be happy to help you set up a vacation of your dreams. We have an very experienced team that knows the area and is happy to help you and make sure you are taken care of while your time visiting this area.
If you have any questions on adding any of the beautiful island we visit contact us today and we can help you. Our Komodo Boat tour destinations includes are such as;
- Komodo Island
- Rinca Island
- Padar Island
- Pink Beach
- Manta Point
- Kelor Island
- Kalong Island
- Scuba dive Batu Bolong
- Taka Makassar