Opening summer 2018, AYANA Komodo Resort will offer the only five-star accommodations in the region

AYANA is launching a brand-new resort on the little-known and undeveloped eastern Indonesian island of Flores, set to open in summer 2018. A one-hour flight east from Bali, AYANA Komodo Resort, Waecicu Beach will be the first and only five-star hotel in the region, putting both the town of Labuan Bajo and the island of Flores on the map as one of the hottest up-and-coming destinations. The AYANA properties in Bali and Jakarta are famed for world-class hospitality, exceptional design, superior cuisine and unparalleled service.

AYANA Komodo Resort, Waecicu Beach will offer visitors 12 suites and 189 premium guest rooms, each offering an ocean view with the distinctive Kukusan Island in the distance. The unconventional design will have guests check in on the 11th floor lobby and reach their room by descending toward the beach. The town of Labuan Bajo is considered the premier launching point for trips to the home of the famous Komodo Dragon. The resort will be actively raising funds to support Komodo National Park in developing facilities and enhancing the safety and training of Komodo Rangers.

The new resort will feature a rooftop wedding and function suite, a rooftop bar, lobby bar, HonZEN Japanese restaurant, Kisik Seafood BBQ, an all-day dining venue serving relaxed Asian cuisine and international food, a private beach, two main swimming pools, a children’s pool, a spa, gym and kid’s club. The resort will also offer day trips on the property’s catamaran and power boat.

AYANA Komodo Resort will also debut a 177-foot-long and 36-foot-wide, 9-bedroom traditional phinisi ship, named AYANA Lako’dia (meaning “safe journey” in the local language), that will take guests (either by full charter or bookable by bedroom) around the island for 2- or 3-night trips.

Photos courtesy AYANA Komodo Resort, Waecicu Beach