Amandira, Komodo Island Indonesia, Komodo
New for 2016: Amandira is offering a special total eclipse cruise in March.
Built by Indonesia's Konjo tribe using traditional shipbuilding methods, Amandira is luxury yachting with a difference. The two-mastered Phinisi vessel brings together the charm and romance of the old spice trade with modern amenities. It's an ultimate cruise experience that will make for an incredibly special holiday.
The ship has five luxury berths and can house up to ten travellers. Each cabin has a comfortable lounge area and ensuite bedrooms. With 14 staff members on board, the service is seamless and there is an on board masseur who can relieve weary muscles after swimming. A spacious deck allows for dinners to stunning sunsets across the Indonesian landscape and sunbathing across the day on comfortable sunloungers.
The route of the ship varies. You can visit the Komodo National Park with its clear waters and white sand beaches. You can also journey to the Raja Ampat Isles that boast stunning coral reefs and a plethora of marine life making for fantastic diving and snorkelling.
Amandari has all the latest diving equipment on board and guests can gain their PADI certification from an instructor during their stay if they wish.
This is truly one of the ultimate yachting experiences in Indonesia and suits those wanting a particularly special holiday.
Luxury - Luxury hotels would have a superb level of service, very comfortable and usually spacious bedrooms, excellent food, great design and character. For us, when we visited, these places all had the 'wow factor'. A luxury hotel should satisfy the criteria of the most discerning clients.
- 24 Hour Room Service
- Dining Options
- Scuba Diving
- Spectacular Views
Six great and amazingly different hotels - we would happily recommend any of them. We had three excellent guides as well. And we lost track of the number of "Wow" moments. In addition to the obvious, including Paramban, Borobodur and Bromo, we would add our tour of the markets + rickshaw ride in Malang, and having coffee with Mr Rai at the Agung Rai Gallery in Bali. Our guide in Bali, Otok (?) was excellent at explaining local culture, and we left an offering at his family shrine.