Amandira combines the Sanskrit words for ‘peace’ and ‘intrepid’, and that’s exactly what you get on this gorgeous 52-metre, two-masted Phinisi yacht handcrafted by shipbuilders of the Indonesian Konjo tribe. This is the second yacht built and managed by Aman Resorts, so you can expect the same contemporary luxuries and legendary service onboard that you would get at any of the five-star Aman resorts. Even better, you can sail Amandira in tandem for an unforgettable adventure for larger groups through the Indonesian archipelago.
Natural wood and neutral earth tones create a soothing palette onboard Amandira, and the ship was designed with comfort and convenience in mind. The expansive teak foredeck boasts sun loungers, a bar and a dining area, which makes it the perfect spot to sunbathe and watch the seascapes go by during the day, enjoy sundowner cocktails come dusk, and dine under the stars after dark. Inside you have your choice of an air-conditioned lounge, library and entertainment room with soft sofas and state-of-the-art technology like portable Bose Docking stations.
From March to October, Amandira plies the waters of Komodo National Park where you can see the famed Komodo dragons, the largest lizards on Earth that only reside on a few remote islands in the West Nusa Tenggara chain. This expedition also takes you to deserted white sand beaches where you can enjoy picnics of freshly barbecued lobster and local delicacies, empty coves where you can snorkel with colourful corals and fish, and amazing dive sites where exotic marine life gathers. If diving is your passion, then the Raja Ampat expedition is an absolute must. This protected marine park is where the Indian Ocean and the Pacific Ocean meet, and it is one of the most biologically diverse areas on the planet with over 1,500 uninhabited islands, extraordinary coral reefs and crystal clear waters teeming with marine life like sharks, dolphins, manta rays, dugongs and more. Here you will find some of the best dive spots in the world and amazing vistas both above and below water.
Amandira has five spacious cabins that can accommodate up to 10 guests, making this an ideal choice for families with children or groups of friends. The master cabin sits above deck and offers sweeping views out of huge windows and a private verandah on the aft deck. Below deck there are two deluxe cabins with living areas, coffee tables and writing desks. One cabin has a king-sized bed and the other has a queen bed that can also be converted into twin beds. There are also two cabins with bunk beds that are great for children. Each of Amandira’s luxurious cabins also has a large ensuite bathroom outfitted with marble and wood, twin vanities and a separate shower and toilet.
Facilities & Services:
There are 14 crew members onboard each of Amandira’s expeditions, which means there is always someone on hand to attend to your every need. The crew includes your cruise director, who will take you to spectacular spots and cater your journey to your travelling style; a private chef who will whip up delicious gourmet meals; a masseuse to soothe aching muscles after long treks through rainforests and up volcanoes; and a dive guide who can help new divers get their PADI certification and provide expert divers with Nitrox for longer bottom times. There are also kayaks, fishing equipment and snorkelling and dive gear available onboard.
Amandira was built in 2015 and spans 52m with a beam of 10m and a draft of 3m. 3 cabins + 2 bunk cabins accommodate up to 6 guests plus additional children. She cruises at a maximum speed of 9 knots.
Unparalleled comfort and privacy:
Inspired by the Phinisi sailing vessels of old, twin-masted Amandira was custom designed then handcrafted from local hardwoods by Konjo artisans. Travelling under sail as well as by motor, she combines the ancient romance of the spice trade with cutting-edge contemporary amenities. Offering three spacious king-bed cabins and two bunk bed cabins, Amandira can accommodate up to 10 guests. The three king-bed cabins each have a living area, as well as a large bathroom with a shower and twin vanities.
State-of-the-art onboard diving equipment includes nitrox, which enables experienced divers to enjoy more time exploring the region’s exceptional dive sites. New divers have the opportunity to gain PADI certification under the guidance of a certified instructor.
Amandira’s crew of 13 includes a private chef and waiters, a dive master and a spa therapist, each of whom is accomplished at providing intuitive, seamless service. Experienced guides accompany guests onshore and can arrange kayaking and hiking expeditions. Amandira caters to weddings, honeymoons and other special events. For the ultimate Indonesian odyssey, book Amandira in tandem to host a private party of 16.
An expedition to one of the planet’s most diverse landscapes – where the Pacific and Indian Oceans meet. The Raja Ampat islands encompass more than 40,000 square kilometres of unparalleled marine life and thousands of islands, cays and shoals cloaked in tropical jungle. The itinerary can be adjusted to suit preferences, both before arrival and once underway.
Relax amid spectacular views of rainforest-covered Batanta and coral-fringed Kri. The voyage on Amandira begins from Sorong, cruising toward Mioskon for the first night.
Mioskon and its reefs, in view at daybreak, offer some of Raja Ampat’s best dives. Cruise to Yanggefo along the Wiageo coastline for lunch, followed by an afternoon of snorkelling, diving and kayaking in the mangrove paradise.
A morning chorus of birdsong accompanies a dive, before setting course for Aljui Bay. The three-hour cruise threads its way through a host of the Raja Ampat’s outer islands, containing vibrant formations above and below the water.
Discover a pearl farm and dive at nearby reef, home to ghost pipefish and blue ring octopus. Picturesque Kawe is the destination for an evening spent stargazing on the equator.
Dive or snorkel across the equator and back again, before sailing for the lagoons of Wayag. One of the region’s most beautiful settings, Wayag offers opportunities for diving, snorkelling, kayaking or simply soaking up the natural wonders.
Climb Mt Pindito to take in the vista of the islands and atolls scattered in all directions. Take a dive after lunch, before turning the boat back toward Yanggefo for another night amid the mangroves.
Swim with manta rays of up to five metres across at Arborek, before cruising back to Sorong. Overnight anchorage takes place at Sorong, followed by breakfast and airport transfer in the morning.
Discover the fabled Komodo dragon in its UNESCO-protected homeland on a 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. The itinerary can be adjusted to suit preferences both before arrival and once underway.
Dive in the reefs surrounding Satonda Island and kayak under the bat-filled trees fringing the volcanic lake. Breakfast at Amanwana before cruising to Satonda and then on toward Komodo overnight.
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.
Dive in the vibrant waters of Gili Lawa Laut and cruise the Komodo straights towards 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 journeys.
An expert-led trek finds the komodo dragons, monkeys, deer and a cornucopia of nature. Cruise to Wainilu Island, north of Rinca, for an afternoon dive and a starlit barbecue on the beach.
Rinca Island – home to astonishing wildlife, including the komodo dragon, water buffalo, boar, horses and monkeys. After a morning trek on Rinca, course is set for the Sabayor Islands where an afternoon dive reveals the exceptional variety of marine life.
Dive Sabayor’s multi-hued reefs – filled with schools of tropical fish. The journey concludes at Labuan Bajo harbour on Flores Island for transfer back to Bali.
A PADI-certified diver is on board to tailor itineraries and offer instruction for experts and beginners. Amandira are fitted with state-of-the-art equipment allowing for a variety of dives, as well as snorkelling and kayaking.
- Meals & snacks
- Soft drinks & fresh juices
- Diving (for certified divers) & personal dive manager
- Harbour and park fees
- Local transfers
Leave every detail of your journey to our Private Yacht team, who will curate an utterly bespoke experience for you based on your interests and desires. Whether you sail the Spice Islands or visit Komodo National Park, combine your time onboard with stays before or after at one or more of Aman’s five Indonesian properties. Contact our team of experts to reserve, or explore ways to tailor your journey.
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