There are two popular view points with breathtaking views of the sea, beach and islands, the typical landscapes of Komodo National Park, it’s Gili Padar and Gili Lawa.
Gili Lawa is not only famous for hiking activities, but also as a famous destination for diving enthusiasts. This location is usually called Gili Lawa Laut.
It takes only 15-20 minutes easy hike to reach view point of Gili Lawa. The top of the hill offers scenic view of sunrise or sunset, coastline and rugged hills covered with savannah vegetation.
On dry season, when the grasses of savanna turn brown, the landscape looks more dramatic. The savannah vegetation, however, can burn easily during dry season.
Gili Lawa has been closed since the incident of the bushfire in 2018.
The recent incident took place on 01 August 2018. Even though there were no victims due to the island is uninhabited, 10 hectares of savannah vegetation swept by fire and it took 1 day to put out the fire.
The fire reportedly started after a group of tourists left the island, they were seen set a fire for taking photograph which activity is out of komodo National Park rules.