The Komodo Islands
Silolona is one of Ampersand's Top 10 Luxury Sailboats.
Silolona is a 49-metre wooden sailboat hand-carved in the traditional "Phinsi" style following the ancestral traditions of Konjo boat builders and luxuriously fitted out with crisp white cushions, one-off Asian artefacts and a stunning sundeck. The beauty of the islands she explores is legendary, the underwater landscape is the most bio-diverse in the world and the rich tapestry of cultures and the warmth of the people all makes for a holiday of a lifetime. The five luxurious en-suite bedrooms are styled on Indonesian islands and cultures. All journeys, be they private charters or highly specific "private journey expeditions", are tailored to the greatest level of detail according to your specific interests by Silolona's destination specialist, who has over 20 years of experience throughout South-East Asia.
You can explore mythical Komodo Island, meet indigenous Papuan tribes, zig zag through the paradise islands of the Banda Sea, scuba dive in Raja Ampat or relax on your own hidden, pristine beach in the Mergui Archipelago. The dedicated crew of 16 on board Silolona (including a 5 star chef and a dive master) offer some of the best hospitality in the world: discreet and warm and with an intimate knowledge of the areas they cruise. As they work the sails and whip up gourmet meals from fresh local sources, you can while away your time in pristine blue waters, scuba diving, sea-kayaking, waterskiing and fishing. Each day ends watching the sunset turning from orange to pink to purple as it dips over remote, exotic islands. Silolona sails in Indonesia from April to November every year, before going up to the West Coast of Malaysia, Thailand and up to Myanmar from December to March.
Culture, luxury, soul-stirring natural beauty and adventure... this journey is simply out of this world and this is reflected in the price. It is expensive, but if you are looking to really treat yourselves, this exclusive sailing adventure will provide memories to last a lifetime - the perfect multi-generational experience for the whole family. Here is a BBC Knowledge short film featuring Silolona :
- Mr David Wallace, North India
- Mr Richard Stoughton, Sri Lanka
- Jaime Benitez, South India
- Mr Geoffrey Johnson, India
- Mr & Mrs Manson, North India
- Matthew Nicklin, North India
- Leslie Siben, India
- Krista Weir, Sri Lanka