Ayana Hotels launch the largest specially built Phinisi cruise ship, Ayana Lako di’a, in July.
With a name meaning Safe Journey in Balinese language, the craft draws on ancient techniques passed down from generation to generation.
The art of Phinisi ship-building is an age-old craft originated in Sulawesi by Konjo people.
As of December 2017, the UN Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) declared South Sulawesi’s incredible Phinisi boat-building art as part 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.
On-board the nine-bedroom luxury Phinisi, guests can expect five-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.
Offshore, the azure waters are 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.