CHINA - Media OutReach -
August 17, 2018 - September is an
exciting time for AYANA Hotels as
they launch the first and only 5-star resort on the island of Flores. Alongside
the spectacular 205 bedroom resort, the group will set sail to the world's
largest specially built Phinisi, AYANA
Ayana Lako di'a
The impressive 54-meter Phinisi hails a new standard in luxury travel. With 9 uber luxurious bedrooms -- including
a master suite with private deck, plus exquisite lounging and dining areas,
guests can experience the wonders of the Komodo Islands from 1,100 square
meters of premium space.
And, if the introduction of AYANA's first phinisi wasn't exciting
enough, the group will launch an additional fleet of water vessels. A glass
bottom boat (Lako Taka), speedboat (Lako Cama), catamaran, and a bespoke, specially built 2nd phinisi (Lako
Sa'e) will soon be on the seafaring scene for daily trips and group functions.
AYANA will be the pioneer in the crystal waters of Komodo, offering fashionable
dive spots and the best seascape experiences while raising awareness to the
importance of protecting our oceans and underwater wildlife.
taking aqua life seriously, and behind the sails you will find the group's new
Cruise Director, Thomas Demesmaker and Operational Manager, Ricardo Ferreira.
AYANA's new duo present a wealth of expert knowledge coupled with on and
off-board practical experience.
Thomas Demesmaker, Cruise Director
Thomas, whose background includes thirteen years in the Maldives
specializing in operational and cruise director roles for liveaboard vessels, will be at the helm of AYANA
Lako di'a. His love and understanding of the ocean and operations promise to
create a unique 5-star sailing experience like no other. Thomas' role will
include being at the heart of all touch-points to ensure a fully personalized
service that extends from all onboard operations to managing passengers'
welfare and comfort, and creating a once-in-a-lifetime guest experiences. With
the support of his crew, including an onboard chef,
guests will have an expert team to present spellbinding dining options
alongside mesmerizing on-land and aqua activities, plus underwater excursions
to the world's best dive spots.
Thomas has an unparalleled passion for protecting our precious
ecosystems, and as such, has been the driving force behind the introduction of
key eco-friendly practices for the luxury liner and new resort.
Ricardo Ferreira, Operational Manager
Hailing from Portugal, Ricardo was born close to the ocean and remains zealous about diving and marine life. His
vast operational experiences propelled him from St. Maarten and Mozambique to
leading a dive center, marine biology center, numerous boats, and extensive
water activities on a private island in the Maldives. Ricardo will head the
operations of all daily excursions and water activities including kayaking,
SUP, fishing, diving and snorkeling, and the additional leisure boats for the
Lako di'a fleet at AYANA Komodo Resort,
Launching September 2018, AYANA will be bringing an exciting
program of 'stay and set sail' opportunities for AYANA's global travel
community. Due to the exclusivity aboard AYANA Lako di'a and the resort's
additional fleet of water vessels, guests are invited to pre-book their
2018/2019 reservation to ensure availability of on land and aqua activities of
their choice. Guests may choose from day-tripping adventures as well as one,
two and three night voyages to explore prodigious landmarks such as the UNESCO
World Heritage site, Komodo National Park. The Park comprises of Komodo Island,
Rinca, and Padar, plus 26 smaller islands. This global conservation priority
area protects unparalleled terrestrial and marine ecosystems including the
famous Komodo Dragon -- the world's largest species of lizard, which cannot be
found anywhere else on earth.
To find out more about the opening of AYANA Komodo Resort, Waecicu Beach and AYANA Lako di'a follow @ayanakomodo
or visit ayanakomodo.com
*Cruising is subject to weather
Introducing AYANA Komodo Resort, Waecicu Beach
Opening 15 September 2018, AYANA Komodo Resort, Waecicu Beach will be the only five-star resort on exquisite Labuan Bajo, Flores Island, easily reached via a scenic one-hour flight from Bali. With Komodo National Park, a UNESCO heritage site renowned for stunning marine diversity and native Komodo dragons, surrounding the resort to provide an unparalleled natural playground, the resort will be appointed with 13 suites and 192 premium guest rooms, as well as AYANA Lako di'a, a 9-bedroom traditional Phinisi sailing yacht, 6 international restaurants, a private pier, and 3 swimming pools.