Amanresorts Brings Rustic Elegance to the High Seas

- Melanie Zieba,

Amanresorts has announced the debut of Amanikan, a custom-built 105-foot coastal cruiser that fuses the romance of spice trading vessels with luxurious modern amenities. This boat is the newest addition to the fleet at Amanwana, the beautiful luxury nature camp set in a secluded cove on Indonesia’s west coast.

Amanwana, which means peaceful forest, is a haven for hikers, divers and naturalists. The resort is surrounded by pristine waters and maintains a variety of boats for cursing, fishing and diving. Nearby coves and beaches are perfect for beach combing, sunbathing and snorkeling.

Amanikan is the newest addition to the fleet at Amanwana introduced this summer to launch the 2009 Komodo Expedition, a seven-night adventure through the pristine wilderness and waters of Indonesia’s Komodo National Park.

The Komodo Expedition highlights a five-night excursion on Amanikan capped by a two-night stay at Amanwana where guests enjoy wall dives from the beach and treks to jungle waterfalls, as well as spa treatments and a range of water- and nature-based activities.

amanikan-vesselAmanikan, built in the style of traditional Indonesian vessels of wood known as Phinisi, features three above-deck cabins, a foredeck with an outdoor dining and bar area, as well as extensive dive facilities. This luxury vessel also features a lounge that is built into the bow and serves as the main gathering spot for sunbathing, drinks, or even a night sleeping under the stars.

Expeditions are currently running until October 30, 2009 with rates including meals, non-alcoholic beverages, two dives per person per day on board Amanikan, one dive per person per day at Amanwana and rangers fees for Komodo National Park.

Now has never been a better time to discover the wilderness and waters with one of the best resorts in Indonesia. This experience will be a truly enriching and unforgettable experience!

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  1. Hiker says:

    Great haven for hikers!