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Imagine the comfort of an exclusive hotel within the hull of a traditional Phinisi cruiser, and you have the Amanikan. This is a floating Aman resort with all the style and luxury you could imagine.
The Amanikan boat is 105ft long with three vaulted air conditioned bedroom suites; all are on the main deck, so no portholes here. Custom made teak furnishings, rattan weave walls, and a soothing palette of taupe, honey and white provide the setting.
The master cabin with king size bed offers sweeping 270 degree views and a large private sun deck. The second cabin with queen size bed also boasts incredible views and again has its own balcony, whilst the smaller third bedroom which can be made up as either two singles or as a queen has a semi private sun deck. All cabins have a luxurious ensuite, with double vanity.
It goes without saying that everything else you would expect is on board: outdoor galley, outdoor BBQ for your catch of the day, al fresco dining, and a spacious lounge area at the bow, for sunbathing, pre and post-dinner drinks, or even a night spent under the stars. The Amanikan also offers an experienced scuba dive master on board, and equipment for up to six guests to explore under the waves.
The Amanikan Komodo Expedition runs from March to October. During these months, combine an exploration of the dragon-infested islands of Komodo with a stay at the wonderful tented camp of Amanwana on Moyo Island for a true wilderness experience. From November to February, Amanikan heads east - far east - to the stunning jungle clad cluster of islands known as Raja Ampat for world class snorkel and dive opportunities.
Why we love it
The Amanikan offers the chance to get really off the beaten track in Indonesia, exploring remote islands and deserted beaches, without compromising on comfort.
Katie, Original Traveller