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Ayana Hotels to launch Phinisi cruise ship in Bali, Indonesia

Ayana Hotels to launch Phinisi cruise ship in Bali, Indonesia

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.