Laiwi Waterfall in East Sumba Regency, East Nusa Tenggara Province

Consisting of numerous stunning beaches, East Nusa Tenggara Province becomes everyone’s favorite vacation destination for the next holidays. The good news is that tourists may also find other attractions there including the fabulous waterfalls like Laiwi. This one is located in Matawai Amahu Village and belongs to Katalu Hamu Lingu Sub-District, actually. In terms of name, “Laiwi” means rattan. The locals gave the name due to the fact that the site is surrounded by rattan trees and other big trees. This explains why the site is quite lush and a little bit secluded. Despite the fact, visitors are able to enjoy its serene nuance and beautiful panorama during the visit later.

The Nuance
There are many things to describe Laiwi Waterfall. For instance, it is the formation of rocky cliffs surrounding the site. They look majestic and worth a photo shoot as well. Not to mention some rocks with various sizes scatter near to the waterfall where tourists can sit and explore later. What about the appearance? In terms of size, the waterfall has the height of about 60 meters. Even though it is considered tall, the water discharge is small. That means visitors shouldn’t expect a loud noise of gurgling water there. Here is the good news. There is a serene and refreshing natural pond below the waterfall!

Exploring Laiwi Waterfall
A trip to Laiwi Waterfall becomes one of the reasons why people keep visiting the site. Not only it involves a local transportation service, but the trip also involves a short trekking to get to the location. Once arriving at the parking area or local houses, tourists should pay the parking fee (especially those who come with a private vehicle). The next thing to do is to go trekking and reach the waterfall right away. Even though the route is easy (having the distance of 300 meters), it features various landscapes like giant trees and steep cliffs so everyone should be careful when walking.

All the efforts and tiredness are paid off once tourists arrive at Laiwi Waterfall. It is true the location is under the cliff, so tourists should get down carefully. Not to mention they may see many rocks and stones that surround the waterfall. Usually, those become the place where tourists sit and enjoy the atmosphere of the site. One thing, the surface of the stones can be slippery sometimes. Thus, it is better to walk on them carefully in order to avoid accidents.

Another impressive feature of Laiwi Waterfall is the presence of a natural pond! The water is calm, refreshing, and shallow so tourists can enjoy playing water and swimming comfortably. The only disappointment is that the pond is not quite wide, so it won’t be comfortable when too many people are in it. In this case, tourists should choose the right time to come to the waterfall which is aside from holidays.

Nearby Attractions

  • Djawaray Waterfall
  • Lapau Waterfall
  • Kambata Panjurang Waterfall
  • Manjali Waterfall
  • Lewa Halikir Horse Racing

How to Get There
From Kupang City, tourists can take an airplane from El Tari International Airport to Umbu Mehang Kunda Airport at Waingapu City. For the information, the flight only takes 30 minutes. Once arriving at Waingapu, tourists can directly get to Laiwi Waterfall right away through Adi Sucipto Street. Actually, the distance is 60.2 km, so it takes about 1 hour and 31 minutes to get there.

Where to Stay

  • Amidala Villa
  • Elvin Hotel
  • Jimmi Hotel
  • Elim Hotel

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