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Dunia Baru

This majestic, charter-only, sailing yacht can accommodate up to 14 guests and has a 20-man crew.

Overview

Launched in 2014, the 167-ft Dunia Baru, meaning New World, is a majestic luxury yacht available for private charters through the incredible waters of the Indonesian Archipelago. This traditional, two-masted Indonesian phinisi sailing ship can accommodate up to 14 guests and has a 20-man crew. She is a beautiful sight under full sail, evoking the grandeur of a bygone era.

Cabins

Six double guest cabins on the Lower Deck are roomy and airy, all have en-suite cabins and are decorated and furnished in Balinese and Indonesian style with individual color schemes, artworks and textiles. Each offers a serene, uncluttered environment, which is great for unwinding after a busy day of water-sport activities.

Situated above the kitchen-galley and dining area, is the fabulous Master Suite, complete with a handmade king-size four-poster bed, seating and a desk, floor-to-ceiling windows and dramatic views. The en-suite bathroom adds yet more glamour, luxury and style.

Gourmet Dining

Dunia Baru’s chef can cook fragrant and delicious Indonesian dishes, using only the freshest, locally sourced ingredients, but is equally skilled at five-star Western cuisine. Dine-in at the artfully crafted salon dining table, around the unique teppanyaki grill in the open gourmet galley-kitchen, or alfresco under the stars on the aft deck.

Life On Board

The Salon is the social hub of the boat; surrounded on three sides by rectangular windows, it offers an open-plan space with a dining table, benches, and a sofa from which you can watch your favorite programs on a 60-inch flat screen TV. There is also a well-stocked library.

Enjoy movie nights, or listen to your favourite music from a state-of-the-art surround sound Sonos music system, which is integrated across zones throughout the yacht. The aft terrace provides amazing views across the ocean; it is furnished with a large daybed, where you can chill out or have a massage by an on-board qualified masseuse.

In the evenings, LED lights create awesome visual effects both here and on the fore deck, which converts into a cocktail lounge at night. On board technology includes worldwide communication and broadband wireless internet.

Facilities And Activities

An extensive range of water toys includes water skis, jet skis, kayaks and inflatable ribs. Enjoy a morning or afternoon on paddle boats, a Sunfish sailing dinghy or on a stand-up Kawasaki. Children will love banana boat rides, while fishing rods and tackle is available for adults.

Underwater Adventures

Dunia Baru is also fully equipped with diving equipment and snorkeling gear. The boat is a licensed PADI Dive Center and her cruise director is a PADI-certified dive instructor with years of experience and an extraordinary knowledge of the best dive sites. Whether you’re a beginner or a professional diver, take advantage of the facilities on board to discover a kaleidoscopic underwater world.

A Dunia Baru Yacht Charter offers an escape for families and groups way beyond the reach of a normal vacation with the chance to experience Indonesia’s idyllic islands as well as an underwater world teeming with vibrance and life. Dunia Baru is also available for private charters in Myanmar and Thailand.

Itineraries & Prices

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7 Day / 6 Night - Bali to Sumba

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Embarkation

PM: Bali, perhaps Indonesia’s best-known island, which is often called “the island of the gods”, and you will set sail from here east, towards Lombok. Bali’s Mount Agung, the holiest peak on the island and where, traditional Hindu belief has it, the gods reside, will keep watch over you as you begin your voyage.

After dropping anchor at Gili Trawangan, you will spend the rest of the day easing into island life on this little piece of paradise.

Dunia Baru will sail overnight from Gili T to Moyo.

Dunia Baru's 7-Day Bali to Sumba - Day One - Staff Getting Ready For Kid to Play in Water
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Bali
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Moyo, Satonda

AM: When you wake this morning you will be anchored just off the island of Moyo, which is wedged at the mouth of a large bay on the north of Sumbawa. You will spend the morning here, where you can dive and snorkel, or take a walk to the beautiful Mata Jitu waterfall. From Moyo Dunia Baru sails on to Satonda, an island known for its spectacular crater lake.

PM: The afternoon is yours to kayak or SUP on the lake, take a walk up to the rim of the crater, or do some snorkeling. In the evening you will witness thousands upon thousands of flying foxes – giant fruit bats – flock from the island in search of food.

Dunia Baru will sail overnight from Satonda to Batu Monco.

Dunia Baru's 7-Day Bali to Sumba - Day Two - Staff
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Sumbawa Besar
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Batu Monco, Gili Lawa Darat

AM: Batu Monco is a bay in the north-west of Komodo island, and it’s here that you’ll spend the morning of day 3. It’s a fantastic place to do some diving and snorkeling – this is, after all, a region known to have some of the most diverse marine life on the planet. Batu Monco also provides an excellent opportunity to take out the SUPs or kayaks and explore the coastline of the bay.

PM: From Batu Monco Dunia Baru will sail to Gili Lawa Darat, an island just off the north-eastern tip of Komodo. Spend the afternoon relaxing on the beach, taking out the water toys or going for a sunset hike.

Dunia Baru's 7-Day Bali to Sumba - Day Three - Guests Enjoying Sailing
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Komodo
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Gili Lawa Darat

AM: Wake up at Gili Lawa Darat, then spend all of day 4 here too – the diving and snorkeling really is spectacular.

PM: On the evening of day 4 Dunia Baru will sail to Rinca.

Dunia Baru's 7-Day Bali to Sumba - Day Four - Staff Serving Cocktails
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Komodo
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Rinca Island

AM: When you wake on the morning of day 5, Dunia Baru will be anchored off the island of Rinca, an island tucked between Komodo and Flores. This morning brings an opportunity to walk with rangers on Rinca, in search of Komodo dragons.

PM: There are various walking trails of different distances.

Dunia Baru's 7-Day Bali to Sumba - Day Five - Dunia Baru Anchoring
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Komodo
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Rinca Island

Throughout the rest of the day, there will be many opportunities to dive, snorkel, swim, kayak or spend time on some of the secluded beaches around Komodo National Park.

Dunia Baru's 7-Day Bali to Sumba - Day Six - Bonfire On The Beach
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Komodo
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Padar, Nusa Kode & Sumba

AM: A walk on Padar is a fantastic way to begin the day: it is quite steep, but the view from the top, of ragged hills jutting up from the turquoise water, is absolutely stunning.

PM: From Padar, Dunia Baru will sail to Nusa Kode in the very south of Komodo National Park, where there are pristine beaches and the chance to enjoy some watersports and swimming (you might have a chance to swim with manta rays here). We’ll also take you to a tucked-away beach where, from the safety of the RIB, you’ll see Komodo dragons lazing along the shoreline.

From Nusa Kode, Dunia Baru will sail overnight to Sumba.

Dunia Baru's 7-Day Bali to Sumba - Day Seven - Jetski Activities
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Komodo
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Disembarkation

AM: After breakfast, you will be met by a vehicle for your overland transfer to Nihi Sumba.

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Nihi Sumba
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7 Day / 6 Night - Bali to Komodo

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Embarkation

AM: Bali, perhaps Indonesia’s best-known island, which is often called “the Island of the Gods”, and you will set sail from here east, towards Lombok. Bali’s Mount Agung, the holiest peak on the island and where, traditional Hindu belief has it, the gods reside, will keep watch over you as you begin your voyage.

PM: After dropping anchor at Gili Trawangan, you will spend the rest of the day easing into island life on this little piece of paradise.

Dunia Baru will sail overnight from Gili Trawangan to Sumbawa.

Dunia Baru's 7-Day Bali to Komodo - Day One - Komodo National Park
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Sumbawa, Satonda

AM: Today is likely to be one you will always remember with wonder: while you sail past Sumbawa, there is a chance you will swim with whale sharks, the largest fish in the ocean.

This will be a day of natural wonders: from the whale sharks Dunia Baru will sail to Satonda, a conical known for its spectacular crater lake.

PM: The afternoon is yours to kayak or SUP on the lake, take a walk up to the rim of the crater, or do some snorkeling. In the evening you will witness thousands upon thousands of flying foxes – giant fruit bats – flock from the island in search of food.

Dunia Baru will sail overnight from Satonda to Batu Monco.

Dunia Baru's 7-Day Bali to Komodo - Day Two - Freedive
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Sumbawa Besar
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Batu Monco

AM: Batu Monco is a bay in the north-west of Komodo island, and it’s here that you’ll spend the morning of day 3. It’s a fantastic place to do some diving and snorkeling – this is, after all, a region known to have some of the most diverse marine life on the planet. Batu Monco also provides an excellent opportunity to take out the SUPs or kayaks and explore the coastline of the bay.

From Batu Monco Dunia Baru will sail to Gili Lawa Darat, an island just off the north-eastern tip of Komodo.

PM: Spend the afternoon relaxing on the beach, taking out the water toys or going for a sunset hike.

Dunia Baru's 7-Day Bali to Komodo - Day Three - Stunning Landscape
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Komodo
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Gili Lawa Darat

AM: Waking up at Gili Lawa Darat, then spend all of day 4 here – the diving and snorkeling really is spectacular. The reefs around Gili Lawa Darat is exquisite and the extensive coral gardens are simply out of this world. Plus, at Gili Lawa Darat there’s a good chance you’ll get to swim or dive with manta rays – guaranteed to be an experience you’ll never forget.

PM: Gili Lawa Darat, an island on the western tip of Komodo, is known for its particularly spectacular sunset views. Spend your afternoon for a hike and enjoy a wonderful sunset up from the top.

Dunia Baru's 7-Day Bali to Komodo - Day Four - Enjoy Kayaking
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Komodo
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Rinca

AM: When you wake on the morning of day 5, Dunia Baru will be anchored off the island of Rinca, an island tucked between Komodo and Flores. This morning brings an opportunity to walk with rangers on Rinca, in search of Komodo dragons. There are various walking trails of different distances.

PM: Rinca is Komodo island’s smaller neighbor, and it’s here that you’ll get the chance to go walking in search of Komodo dragons. You’ll probably see a few near the ranger station, but don’t be fooled by their seemingly docile nature: dragons, the descendants of dinosaurs, can be spectacularly aggressive – and knowing this makes a walk through their territory a real adrenaline rush. There are different trails of various lengths, and you’ll always have a guard with you.

Dunia Baru's 7-Day Bali to Komodo - Day Five - Guests Enjoy Freediving
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Komodo
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Padar, Nusa Kode

AM: In the Komodo National Park, there is something for everyone – beautiful beaches, scenic walking trails and an abundance of dive sites. Snorkelers will love the beautiful, untouched reefs and the channels that are frequented by manta rays. The Komodo archipelago is known for its strong currents and nutrient-rich waters, and is celebrated as one of the richest marine environments on the planet. You’ll see a wide diversity of marine life, from macro to pelagic: reef sharks, mantas, turtles, great schools of reef fish, large groupers, trevallies... there are more than 1000 species of fish in this area. Some dive sites are suited to more experienced divers while others are absolutely perfect for novices, and visibility is usually excellent.

PM: On Komodo island there is a beach where the sand is pink: soft, warm, rosy pink sand that gently filters into the clear Flores Sea. The pink color is from a teensy pink-colored marine organism called foraminifera, the most abundant species of marine plankton. Many foraminifera (scientists say there could be 4000 different species) have symbiotic algae living within their coral skeletons: the algae benefits because it has something on which to grow, and the foraminifera benefits by digesting the waste produced by the algae. It’s this waste absorption that, scientists believe, gives red foraminifera their color.

Also, spend your time to explore Makassar Reef. It has a flat, shallow bottom that’s interspersed with patches of coral. The corals here might appear pretty ordinary, but Makassar Reef is one of the most interesting places in the Komodo archipelago – because it’s here that manta rays gather. The current is quite strong, and the mantas gather here for feeding and to use the area as a cleaning station.

Dunia Baru's 7-Day Bali to Komodo - Day Six - Dunia Baru Anchoring
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Komodo
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Padar, Nusa Kode

AM: A walk on Padar is a fantastic way to begin the day: it is quite steep, but the view from the top, of ragged hills jutting up from the turquoise water, is absolutely stunning.

PM: From Padar Dunia Baru will sail to Nusa Kode in the very south of Komodo National Park, where there are pristine beaches and the chance to enjoy some watersports and swimming (you might have a chance to swim with manta rays here). We’ll also take you to a tucked-away beach where, from the safety of the RIB, you’ll see Komodo dragons swimming or lazing along the shoreline.

From Nusa Kode, Dunia Baru will sail overnight to Labuan Bajo.

Dunia Baru's 7-Day Bali to Komodo - Day Seven - Guest Enjoy Freediving
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Disembarkation

AM: On the morning of day 8, a vehicle will be waiting to take you to the airport, for your departure flight.

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Labuan Bajo
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7 Day / 6 Night - Raja Ampat

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Embarkation

PM: Your journey begins in the port at Sorong, on the “beak” of Bird’s Head Peninsula and less than one degree south of the equator. The word “sorong” is said to originate from the local Soreri language meaning “deep and turbulent seas”, and the ocean here is rich in tuna and shrimp.

Today will be one of cruising, as Dunia Baru sails to the far south of Raja Ampat. Enjoy a lazy afternoon and sunset from the top deck, as you watch beautiful landscapes slip past.

Dunia Baru's 7-Day Raja Ampat - Day One - Guest Enjoy Stand-up Paddle Board
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Sorong
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Tomolol

AM: The morning of day 2 will be spent exploring the astounding Tomolol cave system on Misool, where the elements have carved out a spectacular cave that has a labyrinth of passages and caverns.

PM: On the edge of a turquoise lagoon, the entrance to Tomolol is absolutely spectacular: a cathedral of nature that serves as a grand welcome to water-filled caverns where limestone chandeliers seem to drip from above.

Dunia Baru's 7-Day Raja Ampat - Day Two - Beautiful Landscape in Raja Ampat
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Misool

AM: The water around Misool offers some of the best diving and snorkeling sites in the region – and here you will witness some of the finest corals and marine life on the planet. This is also a great place to do some kayaking and SUPing.

PM: From Misool Dunia Baru will sail to Balbulol, for a sunset cruise and dinner. The majestic karsts of Balbulol Lagoon make it a spectacular spot to spend time both in and on the beautifully calm water. The karsts are too steep to climb, but the lagoon around them is perfect for exploring by kayak, SUP and for swimming in. There are beautiful corals and fishes in this lagoon – snorkelers are in for a real treat – and bird-life around Balbulol is prolific.

Dunia Baru will sail north through the night, to the island of Penemu.

Dunia Baru's 7-Day Raja Ampat - Day Three - Sailing
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Raja Ampat
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Penemu, Wayag

AM: The striking Penemu islands are a cluster of rocky limestone domes adorned with throngs of lush green vegetation, and this morning will begin with a hike to take in absolutely phenomenal views that are iconic Raja Ampat. A 316-step wooden staircase leads up to a lookout point overlooking the bay, the outlying islands and the wide ocean beyond.

The islets here encircle a shallow green bay that is perfect for SUPs and kayaks, and from this serene enclosure, you can take the small boats out to dive or snorkel Batu Rufus, My Reef and Melissa’s Garden, three of the best dive sites in the area.

PM: Dunia Baru will cruise over lunch, but you will have the chance en route to Wayag to swim across the equator.

Dunia Baru's 7-Day Raja Ampat - Day Four - Chill Lounge on Deck
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Raja Ampat
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Wayag

AM: Wayag offers stunning snorkeling, diving, kayaking and beach time. Climb up the peak behind the anchorage for a full panoramic view of the azure waterways through the rock formations, and finish the hike with a swim at the white sand beach below. In this is area there is a good chance to see black-tipped reef sharks, rays and turtles, and beautiful corals too. You could take a RIB ride to a ranger station, to see baby reef sharks congregating in shallow waters.

PM: Those who hike some of the karsts around Wayag will be in for a treat – this is classic picture- postcard Raja Ampat, and the views from the top are absolutely out of this world. There is a chance you could see the renowned crimson Bird of Paradise, as well as plumed herons, frilled and giant monitor lizards and honeyeaters.

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Arborek, Sauwandarek

AM: Arborek has long enjoyed a sterling reputation due to the villagers’ devotion to conservation and the protection of the local reefs, as well as the area’s abundant manta ray population. You might choose to visit the village, where people create exquisitely made handicrafts made from pandanus leaves. While here you can snorkel or dive the reef around the jetty.

PM: From Arborek you will sail to the village of Sauwandarek. The diving and snorkeling around the pier of this village incredible – and the a village has a special connection with Dunia Baru. In 2019 Sauwandarek’s beautiful learning center, built by Dunia Baru, was officially opened. This learning center is just one example of how Dunia Baru Adventures gives back to the people of Raja Ampat. After dinner this evening, Dunia Baru will depart for Sorong.

Dunia Baru's 7-Day Raja Ampat - Day Six - Private White Sand Beach
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Raja Ampat
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Disembarkation

AM: Your charter ends where it began: the port city of Sorong. Sorong is the largest city in West Papua and while it is the logistics hub for Indonesia’s thriving oil and gas frontier, it is also the gateway to Raja Ampat, an area of unrivaled beauty.

Members of the Dunia Baru crew will accompany you on your transfer to Domine Eduard Osok Airport, and assist with the check-in process of your departure flight.

Dunia Baru's 7-Day Raja Ampat - Day Seven - Sailing in Raja Ampat
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Sorong
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8 Day / 7 Night - Cendrawasih Bay

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Embarkation

AM: Your journey begins in Manokwari, a city surrounded by tropical rainforest that’s located at the “top” of Bird’s Head Peninsula in Indonesia’s West Papua province. One of Dunia Baru’s crew will meet you upon arrival at Rendani International Airport; he will take care of your luggage and transport you directly to the superyacht.

Once you’ve settled in, you might choose to explore Manokwari. If you’d like to stretch your legs, we can arrange for you to do a guided walk in Arfak Nature Reserve, where there is a chance you could see an elusive Bird of Paradise. Another option is to take a tender across to Mansinam island, where a 30-meter-high statue of Christ celebrates the place where the missionaries who bought Christianity to Papua first arrived.

PM: Later in the afternoon Dunia Baru will weigh anchor and set sail south, towards Broken Island.

Dunia Baru's 8-Day Cendrawasih Bay - Day One - Chill Lounge
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Manokwari
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Wairundi

AM: When the sun rises on day 2, Dunia Baru will be anchored off Wairundi, also known as Broken Island. Although it’s just 56km from Manokwari, it feels like it’s in the middle of nowhere: Cendrawasih Bay National Park’s marine and coastal habitats are relatively undisturbed, and the extensive coral reefs rank among the finest in the world.

PM: Spend your day to snorkel and dive, relax on the beach, take out the jet skis and kayaks or go diving.

Dunia Baru's 8-Day Cendrawasih Bay - Day Two - Playing on White Sad Beach
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Cendrawasih Bay
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Wairundi

AM: Wairundi is a small lowland island surrounded by a beautiful white sand beach fringed with coconut palms, and a shallow reef that is rich in marine life and coral gardens. There is a pod of curious dolphins that often come and play on the reef.

PM: From Wairundi, Dunia Baru will sail south and spend time around a group of small islands that are a breeding ground for green turtles. The diving here is fantastic, and there is an abundance of brightly colored soft corals, hard corals and sponge corals.

Dunia Baru's 8-Day Cendrawasih Bay - Day Three - Drone View
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Cendrawasih Bay
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Kwatisore

AM: After sailing through the night, on day 4 you will arrive at the southernmost part of Cendrawasih Bay, near the village of Kwatisore. It is here that whale sharks gather, and where you will have the opportunity to swim with the biggest fish in the sea (some grow to larger than 12 meters). Near Kwatisore sightings of whale sharks are virtually guaranteed, and the creatures tend to linger at the surface for extended periods of time, feeding on the small baitfish stored in nets under bagans, the villagers’ fishing platforms.

PM: “Kwatisore” is a local word for “afternoon mist”, as late in the day you’ll see mist descending over some of the hills. If you’d like to explore this area you can do some trekking (the elusive bird of paradise can sometimes be seen here) or visit the village, where people tend to keep rather unusual pets. After dark, you could head out with a local fisherman to see how he fish with nets and lights, or you could go in search of saltwater crocodiles.

Dunia Baru's 8-Day Cendrawasih Bay - Day Four - Relaxing with Massage Service
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Cendrawasih Bay
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Kwatisore

Spend another day exploring Kwatisore.

Dunia Baru's 8-Day Cendrawasih Bay - Day Five - Sailing
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Cendrawasih Bay
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Tridacna Atoll

AM: Dunia Baru sails north on day 6, and the captain will drop anchor in the very middle of Cendrawasih Bay, at Tridacna Atoll.

There’s only a handful of islands in this atoll, and they’re surrounded by a pristine shallow reef that has a spectacular wall – excellent diving here. There are gorgeous beaches too, and time spent at Tridacna is the perfect opportunity to relax on the beach, to swim, snorkel, dive, kayak or jetski.

PM: Closer towards Biak (your final destination) and just east of Pulau Num, you’ll spend some time around an island that officially has no name, but that we refer to as Din’s Haven. Just like the islands of Tridacna, it’s perfect for beaching, snorkeling and diving. A fantastic place to wind down what will have been an unforgettable week of adventure and exploration.

Dunia Baru's 8-Day Cendrawasih Bay - Day Six - Tender Going to Dive Site
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Cendrawasih Bay
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Biak

AM: If you’d prefer to explore more, Dunia Baru can sail into Biak on day 7, and you have the option to visit a beautiful waterfall, a cave used by the Japanese in World War II and small bird park.

PM: Biak is a small island surrounded by white sand beaches in the north of Cendrawasih Bay. Once a strategic airfield for the Japanese during World War II, Biak was the scene of horrific battles between the Allies and the Japanese, and also used to be a major stop-over for trans-Pacific flights. These days, however, the island is better known as one of the most easy-to-reach places in West Papua, and popular with travelers because of the lovely beaches and shallow reefs.

Dunia Baru's 8-Day Cendrawasih Bay - Day Seven - Morning Yoga
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Cendrawasih Bay
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Disembarkation

The captain and crew will make sure that Dunia Baru sails into the port in Biak in good time to transfer you to Frans Kaisiepo

International Airport, for you to take your flight out of the island.

Dunia Baru's 8-Day Cendrawasih Bay - Day Eight - Natural Landscape
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11 Day / 10 Night - Raja Ampat, West Papua & Papua

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Embarkation

AM: Your journey begins in Sorong, which is less than one degree south of the equator and on the west coast of West Papua. One of Dunia Baru’s crew will meet you upon arrival at Domine Eduard Osok Airport; they will take care of your luggage and will transport you directly to the superyacht.

PM: Once you’ve settled in and enjoyed a meal prepared by your on-board chef, Dunia Baru will sail towards Misool in Raja Ampat, which is southwest of Sorong. The distance is 89 nautical miles, or about 11 hours sailing time.

Dunia Baru's 11-Day Raja Ampat, West Papua & Papua - Day One - Dining Table Set Up
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Sorong
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Efkasya

AM: On day 2 you’ll have the chance to explore a small group of islands called Efkasya, at the easternmost part of Misool. The landscape here is dominated by beautiful beaches and dramatic limestone islets, while underwater it’s Raja Ampat’s signature abundance of marine life.

PM: This is the perfect place to go diving, snorkeling, kayaking, paddle boarding and picnicking on the beach.

Dunia Baru's 11-Day Raja Ampat, West Papua & Papua - Day Two - Dunia Baru Drone View
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Dafunlol Island

AM: Day 3 is your chance to catch sunrise from a Harfat Peak on Dafunlol island – and to take in magnificent views of Raja Ampat’s iconic limestone karsts.

PM: You’ll also have the opportunity to kayak into Tomolol Cave, where there are paintings that date back more than 1,500 years.

Dunia Baru's 11-Day Raja Ampat, West Papua & Papua - Day Three - Sunbeds
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Daram

AM: On Day 4 Dunia Baru will sail south-east from Misool, towards a group of islands called Daram, which lie within a “no-take” marine protected area.

PM: The marine life here is superb, and the pristine beaches make Daram a very special place to while away a few hours.

Dunia Baru's 11-Day Raja Ampat, West Papua & Papua - Day Four - Dolphins Swim Along
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Raja Ampat
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Pulau Pisang

AM: Pulau Pisang translates as “banana island” – although it probably won’t be the tropical fruit that makes this day memorable. Instead, it’ll be the wildlife you might encounter.

Coconut crabs are said to be the largest land- living anthropod in the world (they can weigh more than 4kg and measure 1 meter from leg tip to leg tip) – and the ones on Pulau Pisang, our crew says, are particularly large. The crabs eat fallen fruit and use their pincers to crack open coconuts.

PM: Pulau Pisang is also a nesting ground for green and hawksbill turtles, so be sure to look out for them while snorkeling the picturesque shallow coral reef around this group of islands. Divers might be treated to sightings of manta rays as they glide through a popular cleaning station.

Dunia Baru's 11-Day Raja Ampat, West Papua & Papua - Day Five - Snorkeling
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Raja Ampat
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Kitikiti Waterfall

AM: On Day 6 Dunia Baru sails southeast from Raja Ampat, brushing the coastline of West Papua en route to the whale sharks of Triton Bay and the headhunter villages of Papua.

Today you’ll see the little-known waterfall of Kiti-Kiti, which drops directly into the sea. If you’re feeling the need to move on land, take a walk from the waterfall to a small lake, alongside a stream and past little rock pools (perfect for cooling off) to a larger lake, and along the way you might see pygmy kangaroos and wallabies.

PM: You’ll also have the chance to play on the water – zip around on the jetskis, the paddleboards or kayaks, or snorkel along the coastline.

Dunia Baru's 11-Day Raja Ampat, West Papua & Papua - Day Six - Sunrise Excursion
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West Papua
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Triton Bay

There are more than 30 dive sites around Triton Bay in the Kaimana regency, and days 7 and 8 are your chance to explore this little-visited part of Indonesia. Here, dive sites include pinnacles, walls, boulders, and spectacular soft coral gardens, and you can expect to see an abundance of schooling fish as well as wobegong sharks, frogfish, parrotfish, and pygmy seahorses. Triton Bay is also known for the elusive walking shark.

Despite being labeled by many dive enthusiasts as “the next frontier of diving in Indonesia”, Triton Bay’s biggest drawcard are the whale- sharks, which you can snorkel with year round. They tend to linger at the surface for extended periods of time, feeding on the small bait fish stored in nets under bagans, the villagers’ fishing platforms.

Your stay in the area might coincide with the local market day, and it’s always interesting to witness the bustle of bargaining for fresh fruits and fish. You’ll also have the chance to go hiking, and swim in a small lagoon.

Dunia Baru's 11-Day Raja Ampat, West Papua & Papua - Day Seven - Turquoise Beach
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West Papua
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Triton Bay

There are more than 30 dive sites around Triton Bay in the Kaimana regency, and days 7 and 8 are your chance to explore this little-visited part of Indonesia. Here, dive sites include pinnacles, walls, boulders, and spectacular soft coral gardens, and you can expect to see an abundance of schooling fish as well as wobegong sharks, frogfish, parrotfish, and pygmy seahorses. Triton Bay is also known for the elusive walking shark.

Despite being labeled by many dive enthusiasts as “the next frontier of diving in Indonesia”, Triton Bay’s biggest drawcard are the whale- sharks, which you can snorkel with year round. They tend to linger at the surface for extended periods of time, feeding on the small bait fish stored in nets under bagans, the villagers’ fishing platforms.

Your stay in the area might coincide with the local market day, and it’s always interesting to witness the bustle of bargaining for fresh fruits and fish. You’ll also have the chance to go hiking, and swim in a small lagoon.

Dunia Baru's 11-Day Raja Ampat, West Papua & Papua - Day Eight - Natural Lanscape
Location
West Papua
Day
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Triton Bay, Agats

AM: Throughout day 9 you will be at sea, as it will take around 33 hours to sail from Triton Bay to Agats, where you’ll spend time with the Asmat tribe. If you’d like to stop off at a small coastal town in the Timika area, the crew will be very hapy to take you ashore and show you around the village’s fish and fresh produce markets.

PM: There is an interesting collection of books about Indonesia onboard Dunia Baru, and if you haven’t yet had a chance to take a look through them, this would be a good opportunity to catch up on some reading. It’s also the perfect time to relax on one of the sun loungers on deck, and enjoy the hospitality of the crew.

Dunia Baru's 11-Day Raja Ampat, West Papua & Papua - Day Nine - Relax on Board
Location
Papua
Day
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Agats

Your final full day on this journey is likely one you will remember forever: it will be spent near the town of Agats, with people from the Asmat tribe. The Asmat tribe was once one among the most feared in the world: known as head hunters and cannibals, there are tales of how they would use human skulls as pillows and incorporate heads into celebrations and rituals.

It was probably due to their reputation that the Asmat tribe had very little contact with the outside world before the mid-1900s, when the town of Agats became a base for Catholic misisonaries. Life in this region is still very traditional, and a visit here offers a rare glimpse into a culture not yet tainted by the modern world.

The Asmat people are known for their elaborate wood carvings – considered among the best in the world – many of which are made specifically for rituals.

Dunia Baru's 11-Day Raja Ampat, West Papua & Papua - Day Ten - Dunia Baru in Sunset
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Papua
Day
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Disembarkation

The final stop on your journey is Timika, a small city with a population of around 130,000 that’s the capital of the Mimika Regency in Papua province. About 100km north of Timika is Grasberg mine, site of the world’s single largest gold reserve and second largest copper reserves.

On day 11, the captain and crew will make sure that Dunia Baru sails into the port in Timika in good time to transfer you to Mozes Kilangin Airport, for you to take your flight out of Papua.

Dunia Baru's 11-Day Raja Ampat, West Papua & Papua - Day Eleven - Sundeck
Location
Timika
Day
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13 Day / 12 Night - Flores, Forgotten Islands & Maluku

itinerary map

Embarkation

AM: Your 13-day journey begins in Maumere on Flores, the island the Portuguese named Cabo de Flores, the island of flowers. One of Dunia Baru’s crew will meet you upon arrival at Frans Xavier Seda Airport; they will take care of your luggage and transport you directly to the superyacht.

PM: Once you’ve settled in and enjoyed a meal prepared by your onboard chef, Dunia Baru will sail east on what will undoubtedly be the voyage of a lifetime.

Dunia Baru's 13-Day Flores, Forgotten Islands & Maluku - Day One - Boat Drone View
Location
Maumere (Flores)
Day
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Kumba

AM: When you wake on the morning of day 2, you will be sailing along the northern coastline of Flores, heading east towards the island of Kumba. In true Ring of Fire style, Kumba is an active volcano that erupts regularly – some say as frequently as every 10 minutes. While the eruptions are usually fairly small, it is possible, particularly once the sun sets, to sometimes see rivers of lava glowing in the dark.

PM: The waters around Kumba are rich in nutrients and diving here often leads to encounters with larger species: white-tip and grey reef sharks, mola-mola, mantas, whale sharks and giant groupers are sometimes seen here.

Dunia Baru's 13-Day Flores, Forgotten Islands & Maluku - Day Two - Lounge on Deck
Location
Maumere (Flores)
Day
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Alor, Kisar, Sermata & Dawera

On days 3, 4, 5 and 6 you will continue to sail east, island- hopping from Alor to Kisar, Sermata and Dawera. This really is a very quiet part of the world, and you will undoubtedly thrive on soaking up the chilled tropical vibes of island life. You will come across beautiful beaches and pristine reefs, and have many opportunities to dive, snorkel or take out the paddleboards, kayaks and jetskis.

Manta rays, hammerhead sharks, dolphins and whales are sometimes seen around Kisar island, which is where you’ll be on day 4.

Throughout this part of the journey, you will have the chance to visit small villages where most families sustain themselves by fishing.

In Alor you will also be able to watch women weaving ikat cloth. This is a fascinating process where designs are tie-dyed into the warp threads before weaving begins.

Dunia Baru's 13-Day Flores, Forgotten Islands & Maluku - Day Three - Forgotten Islands
Location
Alor Archipelago
Day
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Alor, Kisar, Sermata & Dawera

On days 3, 4, 5 and 6 you will continue to sail east, island- hopping from Alor to Kisar, Sermata and Dawera. This really is a very quiet part of the world, and you will undoubtedly thrive on soaking up the chilled tropical vibes of island life. You will come across beautiful beaches and pristine reefs, and have many opportunities to dive, snorkel or take out the paddleboards, kayaks and jetskis.

Manta rays, hammerhead sharks, dolphins and whales are sometimes seen around Kisar island, which is where you’ll be on day 4.

Throughout this part of the journey you will have the chance to visit small villages where most families sustain themselves by fishing.

In Alor you will also be able to watch women weaving ikat cloth. This is a fascinating process where designs are tie-dyed into the warp threads before weaving begins.

Dunia Baru's 13-Day Flores, Forgotten Islands & Maluku - Day Four - Bonfire On The Beach
Location
Alor Archipelago
Day
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Alor, Kisar, Sermata & Dawera

On days 3, 4, 5 and 6 you will continue to sail east, island- hopping from Alor to Kisar, Sermata and Dawera. This really is a very quiet part of the world, and you will undoubtedly thrive on soaking up the chilled tropical vibes of island life. You will come across beautiful beaches and pristine reefs, and have many opportunities to dive, snorkel or take out the paddleboards, kayaks and jetskis.

Manta rays, hammerhead sharks, dolphins and whales are sometimes seen around Kisar island, which is where you’ll be on day 4.

Throughout this part of the journey you will have the chance to visit small villages where most families sustain themselves by fishing.

In Alor you will also be able to watch women weaving ikat cloth. This is a fascinating process where designs are tie-dyed into the warp threads before weaving begins.

Dunia Baru's 13-Day Flores, Forgotten Islands & Maluku - Day Five - Staff Serving Cocktails
Location
Alor Archipelago
Day
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Alor, Kisar, Sermata & Dawera

On days 3, 4, 5 and 6 you will continue to sail east, island- hopping from Alor to Kisar, Sermata and Dawera. This really is a very quiet part of the world, and you will undoubtedly thrive on soaking up the chilled tropical vibes of island life. You will come across beautiful beaches and pristine reefs, and have many opportunities to dive, snorkel or take out the paddleboards, kayaks and jetskis.

Manta rays, hammerhead sharks, dolphins and whales are sometimes seen around Kisar island, which is where you’ll be on day 4.

Throughout this part of the journey you will have the chance to visit small villages where most families sustain themselves by fishing.

In Alor you will also be able to watch women weaving ikat cloth. This is a fascinating process where designs are tie-dyed into the warp threads before weaving begins.

Dunia Baru's 13-Day Flores, Forgotten Islands & Maluku - Day Six - Guests Enjoy Sailing
Location
Alor Archipelago
Day
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Serua

AM: On day 7 you will have the option to visit a tiny village on Serua island, where life seems to continue as normal, despite the fact that Serua is one of the most active volcanoes in the Banda Sea.

Take a look at the peak of the island, and you’ll see that a constant plume of volcanic gases is emitted from the vents near the central dome. One of the staples that is produced in the village is salted fish, one of Indonesia’s favorite delicacies. “Ikan asin”, as it’s known in the Indonesian language, is made when fresh fish is dried in the sun and marinated with salt, and it can stay “fresh” at room temperature for many months.

PM: If live fish is more your thing, you’ll be treated to hammerheads and big schools of trevallies and barracuda when you dive the reefs here.

Dunia Baru's 13-Day Flores, Forgotten Islands & Maluku - Day Seven - Guests Jumping Off for Freedive
Location
Banda Sea
Day
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Kei

AM: Bring out the beach gear – today’s a day for kicking back and chilling out on the gorgeous white-sand beaches of the wonderfully remote Kei islands. This is your time to relax in the shade of an umbrella and enjoy the sea breeze, or swim, paddleboard, kayak, go snorkeling or explore the area on jetskis.

PM: For lunch, the chef and hospitality crew will prepare a beach picnic that will quite likely rank up there with the most special al fresco meals you could ever imagine.

The Kei islands are separated from the Asian and Australian continental shelves by deep waters, and because of this, the mountainous islands have very few native mammals. These islands belong to the South- East Maluku islands, and form part of what’s often referred to as “the forgotten islands” because they are so isolated.

Dunia Baru's 13-Day Flores, Forgotten Islands & Maluku - Day Eight - Having Fun on White Sand Beach
Location
Banda Sea
Day
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Manuk

AM: Manuk means “bird” in the local language, and you’ll know you’ve arrived at Manuk when you see the thousands of sea birds that fly around the island.

Situated in the middle of the Banda Sea, Manuk is the most eastern volcano in Indonesia. Although it’s just 750km north of Darwin, it feels

pretty remote out here – and that’s just what makes this part of the world so special. Manuk is more than 100km from the Banda islands in the north, and due to its isolation, this island is rarely visited, even though the diving here is spectacular. Manuk is known for its unusually large population of sea snakes, as well as the beautiful corals and huge schools of barracuda.

PM: Around Manuk you might see men fishing with kites. They fly kites with very long lines that dangle and bouce bait on the surface of the water, to catch tuna.

Dunia Baru's 13-Day Flores, Forgotten Islands & Maluku - Day Nine - Sailing among Forgotten Islands
Location
Banda Sea
Day
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Banda Islands

AM: The Bandas might be just a small group of islands, but they fall within an area that’s had an enormous impact on the world: the Malukus, aka the Spice Islands. It was to these islands that Henry the Navigator, Christopher Columbus, Vasco da Gama and Ferdinand Magellan all set sail, wanting to secure land and the trade of, predominantly, nutmeg and clove.

Famous as a source of nutmeg, the Banda Islands became the center of of struggles between the Portuguese, Dutch and British, all of who wanted control of these islands. Eventually in 1667 the British gave up Pulau Run, one of the Banda islands, to the Dutch, in exchange for New Amsterdam, or what is now Manhatten in New York.

Over days 10 and 11 you will have the chance to wander the streets of Banda Neira, which was once the global center of the nutmeg and mace trade, as well as climb a volcano and visit a museum fortress.

PM: There is fantastic diving and snorkeling in these parts too, as well as the chance to see dolphins.

Dunia Baru's 13-Day Flores, Forgotten Islands & Maluku - Day Ten - Turquoise Beach
Location
Banda Sea
Day
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Banda Islands

AM: Spend a lazy morning relax or wander the streets of Banda Neira, which was once the global center of the nutmeg and mace trade, as well as climb a volcano and visit a museum fortress.

PM: There is fantastic diving and snorkeling in these parts too, as well as the chance to see dolphins.

Dunia Baru's 13-Day Flores, Forgotten Islands & Maluku - Day Eleven - Drone View
Location
Banda Sea
Day
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Saparua & Nusa Laut

AM: The final full day of your journey through this little-visited part of the world will be spent around two beautiful islands: Saparua and Nusa Laut.

You’ll have the chance to visit villages on both islands, where the warm hospitality of the villagers is sure to make these islands very memorable places on your journey.

PM: The reefs around Saparua and Nusa Laut are reputed to be among the best in the area, and around Saparua there is a chance you could see an elusive dugong. Spending time in the water here – whether you’re diving or snorkeling – will be a wonderful way to wrap up what will have been a journey through some of the most beautiful marine environments on earth.

Dunia Baru's 13-Day Flores, Forgotten Islands & Maluku - Day Twelve - Morning Yoga
Location
Banda Sea
Day
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Disembarkation

AM: On the final morning of your journey you will sail into Ambon, and the captain and crew of Dunia Baru will ensure you arrive in good time to make your flight out of Pattimura Airport.

Ambon is the capital of Indonesia’s Maluku province. It was colonised by the Portuguese in 1526; the Dutch took control of the island in 1609 and, except for brief periods of British rule, they kept control of Ambon until Indonesia’s independence in 1945. Forts, monuments and colonial buildings from these times still stand.

Dunia Baru's 13-Day Flores, Forgotten Islands & Maluku - Day Thirteen - Snorkeling
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Ambon
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Accommodations

Social Areas

Study
Side
Saloon
Saloon
Al Fresco
Front Deck
Front Deck Open
Front Deck
Kitchen
Master Bedroom
Private Daybed
Woman reading by the window
Side corridor
Table and shelves in the lounge
Coffee table and sofas
Table set up on the deck
Resting area on the deck
Sofas and a table on the open deck
Table on the deck
Kitchen with bar
Large bedroom with door wide open
Woman relaxing and having breakfast on a daybed

Suites & Cabins

Dunia Baru's Master Suite

Master Suite

Guests
2
Size
45 m² / 484 ft²
Beds
King

This luxurious suite comes with a spacious private deck for guests to enjoy some meditation, an intimate breakfast, or an open-air massage. The room also features a floor-to-window ceiling, desk, and a seat. The glamorous ensuite bathroom tops off the luxury of these suites.

Dunia Baru's Standard Cabin

Standard Cabin

Guests
2
Size
14 m² / 150 ft²
Beds
Double / Twin

These spacious and airy cabins have been decorated and furnished in Balinese and Indonesian styles for a serene and relaxing feeling. Each cabin has been designed to give an uncluttered environment where you can unwind after a long day of water-sport activities.

Technical Information

Deck Plan

Features

  • Air conditioning

Equipment

  • Stand up paddleboard
  • Kayaks / Canoes
  • Wakeboard / Water Ski
  • Jet skis
** Use of certain equipment at additional cost, ask for details