Amandira, a two-masted sailing ship measuring 52 metres from bow to stern, was handcrafted by the Konjo tribe and launched in 2015.

A traditional Phinisi vessel, it combines the ancient romance of the spice trade with cutting-edge contemporary amenities, sailing the vibrant waters of Indonesia, from Amanwana to Komodo National Park.

Discover the fabled Komodo dragon in its UNESCO-protected homeland on a cruise voyage from Amanwana. Set just 200 kilometres from the resort, Komodo National Park is a wonderland of natural beauty, and the surrounding east Indonesian archipelago is renowned for some of the best diving in the world.

  • Day 1

    Breakfast at Amanwana before cruising to Satonda and then on toward Komodo overnight.

    Dive in the reefs surrounding Satonda Island and kayak under the bat-filled trees fringing the volcanic lake. Set between the Indian and Pacific Oceans, the sea is one of the planet’s most diverse, with thousands of species of fish and hundreds of coral.

  • Day 2

    Wake up to the reefs of Batu Monchu Bay, frequented by Manta Rays and Dolphins.

    A morning dive is followed by another at Gili Lawa Laut to experience the magnificent underwater sea mounds of Crystal and Castle Rocks

  • Day 3

    Dive in the vibrant waters of Gili Lawa Laut and cruise the Komodo straights toward Makassar Reef.

    Snorkel with mantas at Makassar, then overnight near Pink Beach on Komodo Island with an opportunity to view thousands of bats embarking on their nightly journey.

  • Day 4

    Cruise to Wainilu Island, north of Rinca, for an afternoon dive and a starlit barbecue on the beach.

    An expert-led trek finds the Komodo Dragons, Monkeys, Deer and a cornucopia of nature.

  • Day 5

    After a morning trek on Rinca, course is set for the Sabayor Islands where an afternoon dive reveals the exceptional variety of marine life.

    Rinca Island is home to astonishing wildlife, including the Komodo Dragons, Water Buffalo, Boar, Horses and Monkeys.

  • Day 6

    Dive Sabayor's mutli-hued reefs, filled with schools of tropical fish.

    The journey concludes at Labuan Bajo harbour on Flores Island for transfer back to Bali, and stay at Amanwana overnight.


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The ship was customised to integrate modern technology in both the cabins and the engine, which supplements the sails when necessary. The three king bed cabins each have a living area with sofa, coffee table and writing desk, as well as a large bathroom with shower and twin vanities.
Amandira is fitted with state-of-the-art equipment allowing for a variety of dives, as well as snorkelling and kayaking, a PADI-certified diver is on board to tailor itineraries and offer instruction for experts and beginners.

Charlotte Travel Exclusives

  • Upgrade on arrival at Amanwana, subject to availability
  • Continental breakfast daily for up to two in-room guests served in the Amanwana restaurant
  • A 60 minute massage per person per stay in Amanwana
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • Early check-in/late check-out, subject to availability

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