Gili Labak is one of the smallest islands among 127 other islands in Sumenep Regency, Madura. Administratively, Gili Labak is part of Talango Island subdistrict, in the east of Madura. It is said that the first people who lived Gili Labak is a family that comes from Talango. Gili Labak area of approximately 5 hectares, with a population of not more than 25 family. The island can be surrounded by walking for about an hour.
The distance from Surabaya, the capital of Est Java province to Gili Labak, in Sumenep, Madura island is about 166 km. Through the Suramadu bridge, a land journey will take about 4 hours. You can go by private cars or taxi but there are also many public buses that serve 24 hours from Bungurasih terminal with Sumenep city destination. From Sumenep, you can connect by using motorcycle taxi or bemo to Kalianget Port. Next you have to rent a boat Gili Labak island. Rental rates ranged from Rp. 350,000 to Rp. 400,000 with capacity between 15 to 18 people. It is advisable to come to Gili Labak in groups, to save costs.
Although the journey to Gili Labak is rather complicated, many visitors from home and abroad come to island. The charm of the beach and with beautiful coral reef here is quite wonderful. A white, clean, smooth stretch of sand can amaze everyone who looks at it. At Gili Labak Beach, snorkeling is the best way to enjoy the beauty under the sea. But you have to prepare your own equipment, because of the unavailability of rental of snorkeling equipment here. You can safely swim and play in the water around this beach. Gili Labak island is usually crowded with tourists in the morning from 09.00 until noon. But you can also try the sensations of setting up a tent on the beach and wait for the sunset while enjoying the beautiful sky. The seawater here is almost without waves that creates a calm and comfortable atmosphere, perfect for those of you who want to forget the daily bustle. Here you can also enjoy dinner in the open air with a menu of grilled fish,
In early morning on the island of Gili Labak, you will be awakened by the crowing of roosters. Then if you walk about 300 meters just to the other part of the beach, you will be able to enjoy the beautiful scenery of the rising sun. You will see a reddish sky which is very exotic and attractive, creating a beautiful silhouette of the morning panorama. (art)