Gili Laba Hilltop is a beautiful small island near the main island Komodo. Gili Laba is an uninhabited island located one hour away from Komodo Island. From Labuan Bajo, it will take around four hours to get to the island. The island has become a popular travelers’ destination since the rise of many sailing trip tours offered by tour service agents in Flores and Lombok.
The island offers one-of-a kind view of the Flores sea from the top of its hill. When you arrive at the island, you will be greeted by the white, clean sand completed by the clear water with amazing combination of blue and green. The whole island has hills all over, with green savannah that turns yellowish when the dry season comes.
Snorkeling is a favorite activity to do here. Accompanied by the sea breeze and the flying birds, it will give you the perfect feel of tropical paradise. Eventhough Gili Island is located near Komodo National Park, you don’t have to worry about the predators. There isn’t any known komodo living in the island.
After you have done snorkeling, you can trekking to the top of the hill in the island. To get to the peak, it takes a lot of physical and mental work because of the steep trail even up to 70 degrees. To reach the top, you will need around 30-45 minutes. The blowing wind will sometimes makes it harder, but your effort will be rewarded as you arrive at the top of the hill. All of your tiredness will disappear as you see the stunning scenery of the sea and nearby islands before you. Prepare your camera to take pictures to remember your adventure. However, don’t stand at the peak for too long because the wind can be harsh and dangerous for you.