Kanawa Island

Kanawa Island is located between Labuan Bajo and Sebayur Besar Island. From Labuan Bajo, it takes only 1 hour with local boat. The island itself is relatively quiet small of about 28 hectares. Though she is small the island is one of most favorite places to hang out in one short day. It is surrounded by long round sandy beach and large area of coral reefs. This is one of best place for snorkeling or even diving with less logged dives. On this island there are bungalows and diving resort. Spending time here with your loved one (honeymoon) is recommended as it is very quiet with only sound of small waves heard at almost of your day and night time.

Tour to this island can be done from Labuan Bajo for one day or also a last stop from your overnight trip from Rinca and Komodo. Snorkeling and enjoying the sandy beach are the points you are directed to this island. Also, if you arrive in right time in the afternoon, the beach is perfect place for sunset. The view will be facing to Sebayur island and big Sangiang Island from far away. As soon as the sunset is over, the tour can be continued back to Labuan Bajo. Other option is to spend the night here, either on the boat or on the island bungalows.

Gili Lawa Darat

Gili Lawa Darat is an island in the north east of Komodo. The island is almost seen as a desert barren savanah which wholly covered by grass. In the dry season the island almost look brown everywhere. While in the rainy season, the island turns the color into green. Gili Lawa Darat bay is a perfect place for boat to stay during the night as it is always calm and protected from current and waves. Dive boats are normally anchoring here for night dives.

The other reason why we suggest you to visit this island is for a sunset trekking. This island is just the greatest sunset spot in Komodo. It remains our best place for having a beer while waiting for the sun slowly drops behind the horizon.

On the tour, we need to arrive there in the afternoon by 3 o'clock. Once anchored, we offer you to do a trekking to the top of this island. It should take about 15 to 20 minutes to reach the top. There at the top, while waiting for sunset, taking pictures should be a must. Facing to the west, there you can see the Sanghiang island from far, an active volcano island. There is the sun goes down. Right in front, there is Komodo Island with its barren savanah which almost covering most of the island. Down at the bottom of the island, you will be amazed by the long white sandy beach with clear breathtaking coral formation. Those who love photography, this is a heaven. 

Sunset hours should be from 5 to 6 pm, then have to be back to boat for overnight.