BALI – KOMODO ON LAMIMA

Duration: 10N / 11D

Activities: Water sports, wildlife sightings, experience remote islands

Day 1 – Serangan, Bali

 

Guests may begin to board at noon to set sail at 2:00 PM. Begin the charter cruising up Bali’s east coast through the Lombok Strait. Take in the majestic views of towering Mount Agung to the west and Mount Rinjani to the east.

This will be the first chance for the crew to put up Lamima’s beautiful sails. As the yacht heads for the horizon toward Lombok’s north coast, the sun will set behind Bali while dinner is served.

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Day 2 – Kramat Island

 

After cruising through the night, Lamima will drop anchor in front of a gorgeous white sand beach in the midst of many small islands. Kramat lies in a protected area with clear waters, making it an ideal spot for the first day of water sports, snorkeling and check dives for the certified divers on board.

In the afternoon, enjoy a picnic on the pristine beach and get ready for dinner followed by a gorgeous sunset.

Day 3 – Satonda Island

 

Wake up at Satonda Island, a unique geographical formation with a crater in the middle filled with a rare saltwater lake. The island was formed by the eruption of Mount Tambora in 1815, the second-largest volcanic eruption ever recorded in history, still viewable in the distance.

The surrounding beaches in Satonda are perfect for spending the afternoon on paddle boards or enjoying amazing snorkeling or leisurely dives where it’s possible to see pygmy seahorses and a wide variety of marine life. Just before sunset you will see thousands of bats leaving their nests as they fly against the sunset sky before Lamima pulls anchor and continues the journey east.

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Day 4 – Sangeang Island

 

The island itself is an active volcano that is also home to a small village specializing in building large traditional wooden boats. Watching these shipwrights use basic tools and techniques in a remote area of the world on an active volcano is like journeying back in time.

For an exciting dive or snorkel, check out what’s known as ‘Hot Rock Reef’, a fissure that emits harmless but amazing sulphur bubbles from a natural underwater vents. The black sandy bottom is the ideal backdrop for further accentuating the underwater colors, creating an aesthetically unique site inhabited by all kinds of critters, from frog fish to nudibranchs.

 

Day 5 – Gili Banta

 

The last island you’ll pass before entering Komodo National Park from the northeast is Gili Banta which is well-known for its great reefs with formations, hard corals in the shallows, Hawksbill Turtles and schooling fish. Watersports are possible in this sheltered bay.

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Day 6 – Gili Lawa Darat

 

Lamima will anchor in a secluded bay with stunning scenery in close proximity to some of the most exciting diving in Indonesia. Here you will dive or snorkel with schools of fish including trevally, groupers, sweetlips, barracudas, and white tip reef sharks. These waters are teeming with incredible marine life.

In the afternoon you will take a hike to a spectacular viewpoint from where you’ll see Lamima anchored in the bay.

Day 7 – Rinca Island

 

The southern tip of Rinca remains the most wild. The dragons are the most active here amid scenery reminiscent of Jurassic Park. Lamima will anchor in a bay from which you can see dragons sun-soaking on the beach.

The more adventurous can take the tender for a closer view and see the last remaining place on Earth where dragons roam free. Enjoy views of the park as the sun sets and Lamima repositions north for the next day’s adventure.

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Day 8 – Padar Island

 

Get your camera ready for the most epic Komodo island picture of three bays from the top of Padar island. After a brisk morning hike, take advantage of the bay with water sports such as wakeboarding and kayaking. Divers can check out the nearby Three Sisters underwater playground.

In the afternoon, walk across the narrowest part of the island to Pink Beach, where tiny pink organisms called foraminifera give the beach its distinct color.

 

Day 9 – Makassar Reef

 

Makassar Reef, known for its possible sightings of manta rays while drift diving or snorkeling, is a must-see for anyone in Komodo. Lamima will anchor at Gili Lawa Laut in a sheltered bay for watersports, or you may take the tender to the Golden Passage between two islands for incredible snorkeling. The ocean kayaks are an ideal means for exploring the natural bays distinct to Komodo.

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Day 10 – Bidadari Island

 

Enjoy your last dive or snorkeling experience of the trip at one of the most famous dive sites near Gili Lawa Laut before cruising over lunch to Bidadari, also known as Angel Island. Here, a white sandy beach awaits as the perfect setup for Lamima Beach Club.

As the sun goes down, the crew will set up an amazing BBQ with full bar on the beach for a memorable last evening.

Day 11 – Labuan Bajo

 

After breakfast, take a last dip in the water before a short tender ride to the harbor for disembarkation and transfer to the airport.

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BALI – KOMODO GALLERY