Ayana has announced plans for brand-new resort on the little-known and undeveloped eastern Indonesian island of Flores, set to open in summer 2018. A one-hour flight east from Bali, Ayana Komodo Resort, Waecicu Beach will be the first and only five-star hotel in the region, with the intentions of putting both the town of Labuan Bajo and the island of Flores on the map as up-and-coming destinations.
The resort will have 189 guestrooms and 12 suites, each offering an ocean view with Kukusan Island in the distance. Guests will check in on the 11th floor lobby and reach their room by descending towards the beach.
For the adventurous, Labuan Bajo is considered a premier launching point for trips to the home of the famous Komodo Dragon. Good to know: The resort will raise funds to help support Komodo National Park in developing facilities and enhancing the safety and training of Komodo Rangers.
There will also be a rooftop wedding and function suite, a rooftop bar, lobby bar, HonZEN Japanese restaurant, Kisik Seafood BBQ, an all-day dining venue serving relaxed Asian cuisine and international food, a private beach, two main swimming pools, a children's pool, a spa, gym and kid's club. The resort will also offer day trips on the property's catamaran and power boat.
Ayana Komodo Resort will additionally be debuting a 177-foot-long, 36-foot-wide, nine-bedroom traditional phinisi ship, named Ayana Lako'dia (meaning "safe journey" in the local language), that will take guests (either by full charter or bookable by bedroom) around the island for two- or three-night trips.