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.