First look at AYANA Komodo Waecicu Beach luxury yacht, Lako Di’a

Indulge in opulence and exploration on an awe-inspiring AYANA Lako Di’a yacht journey to visit the world-famous Komodo dragons.

A bounty of marine encounters and wildlife wonders awaits. The five-star Ayana Komodo Waecicu Beach resort on Flores Island, Indonesia, is about to welcome guests on cruises aboard its luxury yacht, the AYANA Lako di’a.

Departing for the first time in April, the two-day cruise will visit the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Komodo National Park – home of the Komodo dragon. Guests can reserve one cabin on a shared voyage of up to 14 people.

AYANA Lako Di’a is a modern phinisi

The flagship of the AYANA Cruise’s luxurious vessels, this wooden sailing ship has been an integral part of the seafaring cultures of South Sulawesi since the early 20th century. It is listed as a UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage. An inspiring blend of the art of boatbuilding technique with modern elegance, the AYANA Lako Di’a is one of the largest luxury vessels in Western Flores, providing prestigious, ultra-modern suite accommodation in nine fully air-conditioned cabins with ensuites. With its design reflecting the charmingly rustic atmosphere of Flores Island, the ship also features a living room, lounge, bar, indoor dining area and daybeds on the main deck.

AYANA Lako Di'a outdoor dining
Dine on the main deck © AYANA

AYANA Lako Di’a Shared Luxury Cruises

Departing for the first time on 12 April 2024, the AYANA Lako Di’a Shared Luxury Cruises will run until 19 October 2024. The voyage itinerary has been carefully designed to take in Komodo National Park’s most spectacular destinations. It’s an exhilarating mix of marine and land excursions, with ample time to relax and rejuvenate on board. From marvelling at the graceful movements of the Komodo Dragon to admiring the radiant hues of a spectacular sunset, the two-day voyage promises the best that this remarkable region has to offer.

The first destination is Kalong Island, a tiny mangrove islet home to thousands of fruit bats, known locally as kalong. Guests will gaze in awe as the bats fly from their roosts and fill the golden sky at sunset. The night ends with a thoughtful dinner under the stars on the main deck of AYANA Lako Di’a.

The cruise will then explore the three most renowned destinations of Komodo National Park. An essential experience while visiting the region. A 90-minute hike to the summit of Padar Island provides a panoramic view of four crescent-shaped, shimmering beaches below green-capped hills. 

The following destination is a true ecological wonder. One of only seven beaches of its kind in the world, Pink Beach gets its unusual colour from a microscopic creature that produces a red pigment on the fringing coral reefs. These combine with crushed red coral to create a dazzling dusky pink.

Pink Beach Indonesia
Pink Beach © AYANA

Then, onto Komodo Island, home of the iconic Komodo dragon, the largest lizard on Earth. Expert local rangers guide guests around the park. It’s a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to observe the dragons in their natural habitat and other animals that make up the island’s rich biodiversity.

Explore Komodo National Park in comfort and style

The Shared Luxury Cruise includes full-board meals. Breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea and dinner, free-flow mineral water and a refreshing range of other non-alcoholic beverages. Water activities include snorkelling, kayaking and stand-up paddle boarding. Leisure activities include karaoke, film screenings and yoga. Komodo National Park entrance fee, transfers to and from Komodo International Airport and digital documentation are also included.

Guests can choose from the Master Suite or one of six Luxury Suites. Featuring a king bed, private balcony, ocean view bathtub, and walk-in wardrobe. The elegantly appointed 69 square metre Master Suite is the ultimate way to experience Komodo. 

AYANA Lako Di'a suite
Master Suite © AYANA

Ideal for families or groups

The six Luxury Suites are conveniently located on the middle deck and feature twin beds or a double bed. The 20 square metre Luxury Suites feature a thoughtfully appointed bedroom and exquisite ocean views from the generous bathroom. Plus, a private balcony to take in the glorious surroundings.

Lako Di’a means ‘safe journey’ in the local Manggarai language and this floating sanctuary allows you to discover the most magical parts of Komodo National Park in unparalleled comfort and style.

Reserve a cabin for a shared voyage of up to 14 guests through the ecological wonders of the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Komodo National Park.

To book AYANA Lako Di’a Shared Cruises, contact (+62) 385 2441000, WhatsApp chat via (+62) 8113820 2288. Or email reservation.komodo@ayana.com.

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