Si Datu Bua
Raja Ampat Islands
Si Datu Bua is one of Ampersand's Top 10 Luxury Sailboats.
The latest addition to the Silolona Sojourns collection, Si Datu Bua is equally as magnificent as her older sister Silolona, the flagship of this extraordinary fleet of black-sailed traditional ships offering unforgettable journeys of exploration throughout south east Asia.
Si Datu Bua is an inspired replica of the famed Indonesian trading vessels known as "Phinisi" - superbly hand crafted from carefully selected raw materials, her 40 metres embodies the spirit and soul of south east Asia. The interior design is drawn from the rich cultural heritage and traditions of the island of Sulawesi with exquisite attention to detail. With two Master Staterooms and one Double Guest Cabin, Datu Bua will take her guests on once in a lifetime journeys throughout Indonesia, encompassing all the romance of the ancient Spice Island Trade Routes that commenced with the famed Banda Islands, home of the once revered and highly-prized nutmeg. From Papua, Raja Ampat and Banda to Sulawesi and the Komodo region, the dedicated crew of 11 will lead you to little known corners of this magnificent archipelago to experience history, culture and the traditions of its people; dive or snorkel the best reefs in the world or simply relax on the gorgeous teak deck shaded by the magnificent black sails whilst you are served the finest wines and delicious Asian fusion cuisine created by the Executive Chef. This luxury vessel also sails in Burma (Myanmar).
To my mind, the greatest reward and luxury of travel is to be able to experience everyday things as if for the first time, to be in a position in which almost nothing is so familiar it is taken for granted.
- Jaime Benitez, South India
- Matthew Nicklin, North India
- Mr Richard Stoughton, Sri Lanka
- Mr David Wallace, North India
- Mr & Mrs Manson, North India
- Krista Weir, Sri Lanka
- Leslie Siben, India
- Matthew Annable, Rajasthan, India
- Mr Geoffrey Johnson, India
- Anonymous, India