we aren't skillful sailors, nor the best of navigators, so we'd board this alluring vessel anytime. recently launched by luxury resort chain aman resorts, and a new addition to its secluded amanwana property on luscious pulau moyo in indonesia, the amandira is a so-called pinisi, a traditional 52-metre two-masted sailing boathand-crafted by the konjo tribe of south sulawesi. obviously, the vessel has been given the magic aman resorts makeover, and comes with a master cabin, two deluxe cabins, and two additional cabins with bunk beds, ideal for accompanying kids or single travellers. expect full-on luxury accomodation, captured in beautiful and authentic timber interiors with a modern twist. all cabins are fully air-conditioned and have generously proportioned bathrooms with twin vanities, separate showers, and last but not least, they offer scenic views of the surrounding ocean.
for those who love to live large – and we mean that literally – the master and deluxe cabins come with sumptuous living areas, replete with a sofa, coffee table and writing desk. the amandira is totally geared towards both leaisure seekers and adventurers, and is fully equipped with world-class diving equipment and facilities, including the use of nitrox, allowing for longer dive times for experienced divers. you'll even have the opportunity to gain an official padi certificate under the expert training of a certified diving instructor. as said, the amandira sails from the amanwana, and the resort offers guests five or seven-night excursions through some of the archipelago's most beautiful stretches of ocean with unique marine life and to neighbouring islands. for the sail of a lifetime, the amandira can be sailed in tandem with amanwana's original expedition vessel, the equally imposing traditional sailing boat amanikan, accommodating a total of up to fourteen guests. guess where we'll be hanging out this summer? location: pulau moyo [west nusa tenggara].