World’s largest specially built PHINISI ship to tour KOMODO Islands


On July 2018, Asia’s leading independently owned hospitality brand AYANA Hotels will set sail the world’s largest specially built Phinisi cruise ship, AYANA Lako di’a, meaning “Safe Journey” in Balinese language. The art of Phinisi ship-building is an age-old craft originated in Sulawesi by Konjo people. The
craft involves the use of ancient techniques passed down from generation to generation. As of December 2017, the UN Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) declared South Sulawesi’s incredible Phinisi boatbuilding art as one of the world’s Intangible Cultural Heritage.

AYANA Lako di’a will be gracing the crystal waters of the beautiful Komodo Islands, located a mere one-hour flight from Bali. Adorned by the exquisite scenery, the archipelago is brimming with nature’s finest mountains, waterfalls, flora, and fauna.

Onboard the nine bedroom luxury Phinisi, guests can expect 5-star luxury cabins, full dining options, aqua activities, as well as professional spa treatments. This all-time sailing experience hails a new standard of travel which guest can anticipate alongside AYANA Komodo Resort, Waecicu Beach, which will be opening its doors come September 2018.

During AYANA Lako di’as’ 2, 3 or 5-night* excursions, the luxury yacht will be visiting some of Komodo island’s most famous landmarks including a port of call, Komodo National Park, which holds recognition as a UNESCO World Heritage Site and named one of the ‘7 Wonders of Nature’. The national parks is also home to the world’s largest lizard, the Komodo dragon.

*Cruising duration is subject to weather conditions

Offshore, the azure waters is a diver’s paradise. Famed as one of the world’s best dive spots, and suitable for year round diving, there is a plethora of underwater activity to captivate both novice and experienced underwater explorers. AYANA Lako di’a will take divers to undisturbed and unique underwater wonderlands. These secret dive spots offer guests the opportunity to explore rare aquatic species, swim with manta rays and dive amongst coral gardens, all with crystal water clarity. The water activities are endless with snorkeling, Stand Up Paddleboard (SUP) Yoga, Trawling, and Dolphin Watching available to guests as well.

About AYANA Lako di’a
 Overall Length: 54m
 Height of Ship: Ship hull – 10m, Total height including sail – 39m
 Total space: 1,100 Square metre
 Engine spec: Yanmar 2x600HP
 Speed: Max.12 knot
 Maximum number of passengers: 18 people
 Cabins: 9 rooms

AYANA Komodo Resort, Waecicu Beach is contactable at

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This luxurious resort located in stunning southern Bali is a unique award winning destination for leisure and business travelers alike, whether they seek an intimate couples’ retreat, a fantasy family playground, an awe inspiring event venue, or state-of-the-art business retreat facilities. With a name meaning “place of refuge” in Sanskrit, the tropical-elegant AYANA and The Villas at AYANA is situated on the 90-hectare Karang Mas Estate, perched above majestic Jimbaran Bay, seven miles from Ngurah Rai International Airport. Chic RIMBA, with a name meaning “forest”, nestles nearby on 8 hectare of lush gardens within the same estate. Together they offer 78 private pool-villas, 693 guest rooms and suites, 12 pools and 19 restaurants and bars, with priority access to the iconic Rock Bar, BALI, as well as exclusive access to Kubu Beach Club. There is a choice of 15 wedding venues, 19 MICE and meeting venues and much more, all accessible by complimentary shuttle service, together with stunning design details and unsurpassed service and amenities, including extensive award-winning spa and recreational facilities.

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