Arrivals & Departures New luxury sister for Bali's Ayana Resort

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Already known for its Balinese properties, Ayana is adding to its impressive Indonesian resorts, this time on a remote island a hop away from the home of the Komodo dragon.

Ayana Komodo Resort, Waecicu Beach, is a one-hour flight from Bali in West Flores at Labuan Bajo, which acts as the launching point to the UNESCO-listed Komodo National Park.

Komodo National Park comprises many small islands, the largest being Komodo, Rinca and Padar, and is home to about 5700 Komodo dragons. The world’s largest lizard is known for its deadly bite and can reach speeds of around 30km/hr.

The Ayana resort will be the first five-star resort at Labuan Bajo, Waecicu Beach, and is set to open in the summer of 2018.

The resort will have 12 suites and 189 premium guest rooms, each with ocean views past Kukusan Island.

Guests will check-in at the 11th  floor lobby and access their room by descending towards the beach. The resort will also feature a rooftop wedding and function suite accommodating about 200 guests, with an ocean-view terrace.

There will be several restaurants and bars, including a rooftop bar, seafood barbecue restaurant and Japanese restaurant.

Alongside the private beach will be two main swimming pools, a children’s pool, a resort spa with four single treatment rooms and one double, a gym and a kids’ club.

Ayana will also be launching a 54m-long, nine-bedroom phinisi, or sailing ship. Ayana Lako’dia will take guests around the island for two to three night voyages. Guests can island hop or enjoy diving and snorkelling.

The resort will also have a catamaran and power boat for guests to enjoy.

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