Komodo National Park and Sumba
Epic Komodo National Park, laidback Jimbaran and secluded Nihi Sumba Island
Personalised journeys from start to finish
Save an acre of rainforest each time you travel
Every detail taken care of
- Privately chartered yacht for your Komodo Island cruise
- Private tour options in Nihiwatu
- Luxury accommodation throughout
- Meet and greet airport service
- Full support from your Travel Concierge before, during and after your trip
At a glance
When it comes to epic sailing trips, a expedition around Komodo National Park aboard a private yacht is hard to beat. You’ll spend five nights exploring this majestic landscape, sailing between the lush, green islands, stopping to swim through the clear waters and walk along powder soft sand.
As well as wonderful sunsets and incredible scenery, you’ll get the chance to spot the Park’s famous inhabitants, the Komodo Dragons. Looking like something from Jurassic Park, these lizards are fiersome predators and one of the world’s most intruiging species. While on board, all your meals and non-alcoholic drinks are included, as well as unlimited dives, daily spa treatments and all your excursions.
The next part of your journey takes you to Jimbaran on the island of Bali for two nights of total relaxation, before you head to the island of Sumba and the incredible Nihi Sumba Island. Here you’ll spend five nights enjoying everything this remote but luxury property has to offer. All your meals and non alcoholic drinks are inlcuded as well as paddleboarding, mountain biking and snorkelling. You can also take part in group yoga and meditation classes and take a tour of the Sumba Foundation projects.
Example Trip Itinerary
Komodo National Park
Meet and greet at Labuan Bajo airport
Private transfer to Labuan Bajo harbour to board your private yacht
Privately chartered yacht
- One cabin
- Open-air dining and sleeping areas
- Living and dining room
- TV Lounge
Step aboard this luxury cruise where just you and your loved one can enjoy a romantic and indulgent voyage all to yourselves in a truly breathtaking setting. With just one exclusive cabin, the attentive staff are the only other people you will share the Alexa with, promising you complete privacy. Spend your days on board enjoying your wonderfully romantic cabin, lounging on deck and pampering yourself with spa treatments. Meanwhile, off-board you can discover the extraordinary diving sites of Indonesia, visit remote islands with waterfalls and fish for your supper, before settling down to a delicious seafood barbecue on an idyllic, candle-lit beach. Please enquire directly with our team of Southeast Asia travel designers for a detailed itinerary and departure dates.
You will be met on arrival at the airport and assisted you with luggage before being escorted to your boat at Labuan Bajo harbour. While your luggage is transferred aboard, enjoy a refreshing welcome drink and a tour of the facilities aboard. You will also meet the rest of the team and receive a safety briefing. Once you are settled, the boat will then depart for a two-hour crossing to Sebayor Island. Snacks and drinks are available during the crossing and lunch will be served on arrival.
The afternoon is yours to enjoy - spend it snorkelling or take an introductory dive in the beautiful waters off the island. You will then sail or motor to Pink Beach, during which time you may wish to enjoy spa treatment from. As the day ends with a stunning sunset over the Komodo Island hills, the evening rounds out with a superb gourmet meal and your boat will moor overnight in a beautiful secluded cove.
After breakfast, head ashore to the most beautiful Pink Beach which gets its name and color from crushed red coral blended with sugar-soft white sand. This pristine beach is perfect for a dive or snorkel in the many shades of torquoise waters, with the underwater scenery as beautiful and full of life as the one above it. Here you'll have the opportunity to go trekking in search of the legendary Komodo Dragon. Guided by park rangers, the walk will take you along promising paths where the native wildlife is in abundance. On the lookout for exotic birdlife and flying lizards in their natural habitat, this trek usually takes about two hours or until the famous and fascinating dragon is located.
Head back onboard for a well deserved lunch, before setting sail to Toro Longkoi where there are plenty of beautiful bays to moor for the night. The afternoon is free for snorkelling, diving, or perhaps another spa treatment, then the evening brings with it a stunning sunset over the Komodo Hills.
After breakfast, you will visit one of the well-known dive sites ‘Manta Point’, located in the south west of Komodo. This is a home to the famous manta cleaning station. You'll have the opportunity to swim or dive surrounded by manta rays as they circle in an underwater ballet around you. Known as the most active area in all of Komodo because of its topography, three rocks in this deep bay are covered in an array of vibrant soft and hard coral gardens and home to large numbers of fish including species such as tuna, Napoleon, wrasse, barracuda, and many many others.
After lunch onboard, you'll change locations for another dive. Here, turtles seem to be everywhere and you can expect to see many. As well as diving with the shy turtles, you can also see giant trevalley, great and black-tail barracuda, and of course manta rays also make guest appearances. An afternoon spent beach-combing and snorkelling, or perhaps relaxing with a massage, the day ends with another spectacular sunset in a private bay.
After an early breakfast, head to Padar Island where you'll anchor in a bay surrounded by stunning beaches. Padar Island is the third largest island in the Komodo National Park and is famous for its long stretches of deserted white beaches. The bays are also perfect for whatever watersport you choose. The boat will anchor in a secluded cove, and in the evening you'll enjoy a beach barbeque on a soft white sandy beach. Star-gaze, relax on plush white cushions and indulge in the freshest grilled seafood on offer, caught during the days sail and prepared especially for you by your chef.
After breakfast, your boat will start to navigate back through the bays and coves towards Rinca Island, home to the famous Komodo Dragon, and to Tengha Island which is a wonderful spot for diving and snorkelling. This is a cruising time of around four hours. Spend your time swimming in the warm tropical waters off a deserted sand cay, or relaxing on vboard with a spa treatment.
The afternoon cruise takes you to Siaba Island, which is surrounded by secluded bays and private beaches. The underwater coral gardens here are spectacular with large schools of fish such as trevally and tuna, wrasse, snapper and many many turtles. As evening approaches, Siaba is the perfect viewpoint for a final sunset over the Komodo Islands.
Depart early in the morning to set sail to Labuan Bajo, Flores. Breakfast is served and then it’s time to prepare for disembarkation. Your luggage will be transferred to the airport and depending on the time of your flight, there may be time for one last interesting tour through the local markets.
Private transfer to Labuan Bajo airport
Flight from Labuan Bajo to Denpasar
Private transfer to your hotel in Jimbaran
Accommodation in Jimbaran
- 156 villas
- Restaurant and in-villa dining
- Infinity pool
- Spa and fitness centre
Imitating a traditional Balinese village in thirty five acres of manicured oceanfront grounds, the Four Seasons’ 156 villas gives you sumptuous individual seclusion in the lap of luxury. Positioned on the island’s southern coast of Bali on the Jimbaran beach, the resort is also close to nearby cultural attractions such as the spectacular Uluwatu Temple. The superior services that are synonymous with the Four Seasons reputation means you are spoilt for choice with active pursuits including: surfing, cycling, boat rides and dolphin watching, to more relaxing ways to pass the time, with cooking lessons to an extensive list of spa treatments. Choose from eight categories of villa, varying in size and services. The standard One-Bedroom Villa offers over 2,000 square feet of spacious indoor and outdoor areas, and a private plunge pool. Similarly take your pick from four different restaurants at this resort, from Thai to Indonesian and eclectic international cuisines.
- 19 villas
- Spa and private pools
- Beach club
- Butler service
A cultured blend of traditional and modern design, the low key private estate of Kayumanis with its nineteen villas is an intimate and refined Balinese retreat within Jimbaran village itself. A stone’s throw from Jimbaran beach amidst the coconut grove, your personal villa, enclosed by stone walls for heightened privacy, is a shining example of simple Balinese elegance with warming hand-built wooden interiors, soft textiles and classically modern furnishings. Choose between taking your dinner in the estate’s fantastic restaurant, or opt to dine within your villa’s walls in total comfort. Outside of blissful Kayumanis embark on a local market tour, cycle through the various nearby villages and rice paddies, or head out to the ocean to fish at sunset and take in the incredible views.
- 41 cottages
- Spa and large outdoor pool
- High speed internet
Belmond Jimbaran Puri is a simple, laid back resort with a traditional Balinese character. Located on the wide white sand of Jimbaran’s beach, the resort enjoys spectacular views of the sun setting over the Indian Ocean and guests have direct access to the bay. 41 individual cottages and villas with private gardens promise the luxury of seclusion and excellent views. The spacious marble-floored indoor sitting areas feature a day bed and high ceilings with beamed thatched roofs. Each bathroom has a free form sunken marble bathtub and a rain shower. A floor to ceiling window provides views over the private tropical flowering garden. Outside, enjoy the walled seclusion of your terrace or wooden deck surrounded by the lush blooms. The impressive lake-size pool created using Javanese stone is hard to match and from here you can step onto the beach to watch the gentle surf and children playing. You can take a short stroll along the shore to find bustling fish markets and local beachside restaurants to compliment the resorts on excellent restaurant.
Spend your time in picturesque Jimbaran exploring the pretty fisherman’s villages or simply relax on the vast stretch of white sand beach. A fresh seafood feast whilst watching the sun set is a must.
Private transfer to Denpasar airport
Flight from Denpasar to Sumba
Private transfer to Nihi Sumba Island
Accommodation in Sumba
- 32 villas
- Swimming pool and plunge pools
- Restaurants and bar areas
- Jungle and hilltop spas
- Private beach
Regarded as one of the finest resorts in the world, Nihi Sumba Island, formerly known as Nihiwatu, has a blissfully remote location on West Sumba. This eco-friendly resort takes a responsible approach to hospitability, and its restaurants make use of organically grown produce from the grounds, while its foundation and community outreach programmes seek to benefit and upskill the local villages, and protect the environment. Positioned within the diverse natural setting of 438 acres of tropical forest, rice terraces and grasslands on a private stretch of beautiful beach, Nihi Sumba Island provides utter scenic seclusion. All rooms are tucked amongst the trees, with huge windows and private terraces or balconies boasting expansive sea views. With 32 villas, all made from reclaimed wood by local craftsmen and furnished with unique regional artefacts, the accommodation here is exceptional. Meanwhile, the restaurant is a fusion between Eastern and Western cuisine, with an extremely accommodating team and chef. Though dining tends to be a communal affair with couples, families and friends, the staff will happily arrange private dining in your room or at one of many private romantic locations among the grounds. During the day, guests can try their hand at surfing along the beach or take in the Sumbanese countryside and culture by horseback. Those looking for a more relaxing pursuit can indulge in the Jungle Spa, with a massage or yoga class. There’s also fishing trips, stand-up paddleboarding and diving to be enjoyed, plus destination dining and a sea turtle hatchery.
Spend lazy days at Nihi Sumba Island. All your meals and non-alcoholic drinks are included, so relax, soak up the sun, watch the sunset then enjoy an atmospheric dinner in the restaurant or at one of the many romantic locations among the grounds. Swim in the crystal-clear waters, go mountain biking and paddle boarding or simply kick back with a yoga or meditation session. To mix things up a bit, why not try an excursion out to a traditional Sumbanese village? The choice is yours.
Private transfer to Sumba airport
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