Si Datu Bua is the sister vessel of Silolona - a 3-cabin traditional sailing ship built by the master Konjo boat builders of Sulawesi to exacting German Lloyds specifications.
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Vessel Description

The sister vessel to Silolona, Si Datu Bua has three spacious cabin suites, a teak lounge, dining area, on deck dining and a well-equipped dive facility. Offering both fixed departure date cruises and private charters, sail onboard this classic vessel to witness fascinating cultures, and explore diverse landscapes, pristine deserted islands, and transparent turquoise waters.

Cabin Description

Vessel Facilities & Highlights

Si Datu Bua highlight
Pink beach.
Si Datu Bua highlight
Table set for dinner on the deck.

Your Host & The Team

Patty Seery“My goal was to create a traditional hand crafted vessel that speaks of the history of the Spice Trade and embodies the spirit of the Indonesian Archipelago while ensuring the highest international standards for safety, comfort , service and cuisine. In order to accomplish this goal a mutually respectful bridge between the knowledge and skill of the traditional boat builders and modern western marine technology had to be established.

Silolona is the embodiment and realization of that dream and is already being called the Ultimate Phinisi, truly a modern classic. Secret Retreats shares the same values and respect for people and traditions.”

Patty Seery

Itinerary

Si Datu Bua vesselSpice Islands of Banda
Long before we sight land, the scent of spices drifts across the burnished teak decks of our wooden sailing ship. Before us, in the tranquil Banda Sea, lies the enchanting tiny island that was once the centre of the Spice Island trade.
Soothed by the trade winds and idyllic charms of these now forgotten islands, tomorrow we shall stroll through the world’s oldest nutmeg gardens, visit private colonial mansions, and savour the remnants of Banda’s once glorious past. On our way to snorkel or dive the brilliant multihued underwater gardens, we might stop along the beach to collect pieces of 500 year old pottery washed ashore from an ancient shipwreck.

Contact us here dream@secret-retreats.com to explore the unspoiled Spice islands of Banda… or other destinations around Eastern Indonesia.

Welcome to East Indonesia

Adventure seekers in search of something truly remote will delight in the little visited islands strewn throughout East Indonesia. Discover Flores in the Lesser Sunda Islands. Meaning “flowers” in Portuguese, this large island is laden with beaches, active volcanoes and ethos. See the enormous and fearsome komodo dragons, the world’s largest lizards at the nearby UNESCO World Heritage site Komodo National Park. The park spans across several islands including Komodo, home to one of Earth’s only pink sand beaches. This region is also highly regarded for diving.

Further east, soak in the Moluccas’ aromatic smells. Fondly called the Spice Islands, and famous for their nutmeg, cloves and mace, these lavish mountainous islands are filled with rainforests, sago plantations and rice paddies. Delight in the captivating views around the small volcanic Banda Islands. Home to the world’s richest marine life, underwater adventures await in Papua’s beautiful Raja Ampat Islands. Completely unspoilt, myriad bird species and reptiles live there. Be welcomed by Papua’s Asmat people, and witness their ceremonies, culture and way of life. Surrounded by towering peaks, the lush and fertile Baliem Valley is home to three main tribes: the Dani, Lani and Yali who dwell amidst breathtaking nature. Enrapturing isolated havens—East Indonesia.

Useful Information

GENERAL
Time zone: (GMT+09:00) Tokyo
Currency accepted: IDR
Electricity voltage: 220V
Electricity plug type:  
ACCESS
Eastern Indonesia (Komodo, Flores, Raja Ampat) and Andaman Islands (Langkawi, Phuket, Mergui). All designated airport pick ups are included

 

Time & Weather

Current Temperature

33° C

Current Weather

Local Time

6:28 pm