Hotel DescriptionEmbark on awe-inspiring journey in Southeast Asia, replete with exquisite culinary experiences, aboard an elegant modern classic sailing vessel. Silolona sails in Indonesia from April to November, and up the West Coast of Malaysia, Thailand and Myanmar from December to March. Featuring an authentic design, the boat includes five spacious cabin suites, a teak lounge and dining area surrounded by large windows, on deck dining and a well-equipped dive facility.
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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.”
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Founded by American-born architect and founder of Silolona Sojourns Patti Seery who is based in Indonesia, Patti became involved with the Asmat and Dani Tribes of Papua 30 years ago, and actively acts as a liaison between these fascinating yet vanishing cultures and some of the world’s leading institutions of cultural preservation including The Smithsonian, The Field Museum and The Art Institute of Chicago. She takes great pride in these and other ethnic groups’ rich traditions and customs across the vast Indonesian archipelago.
As a member of The Indo-Pacific Conservation Alliance (IPCA), a non‐profit biodiversity conservation organisation that focuses on the Pacific region, Silonona Sojourns currently participates in ongoing field projects in Indonesia and Papua New Guinea. In addition, Silolona Sojourns is a vast supporter of marine conservation including supporting the conservation films of Shawn Heinrichs (Blue Sphere Media) and his work on the preservation of the Mantas in Indonesia, and Yayasan Toraja Melo (YTM), which aims to rejuvenate Indonesian indigenous arts & crafts whist improving the welfare of indigenous artisans and farmers, starting with women weavers in Toraja, South Sulawesi. Silonona Sojourns is also planning to expand its current efforts to other regions in Indonesia through a partnership with PEKKA (Women Headed Households) in Flores.
Welcome to East Indonesia
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.
GENERALTime zone: (GMT+09:00) Tokyo
Currency accepted: IDR
Credit cards accepted: Visa, Mastercard, American Express
Electricity voltage: 220V
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Time & Weather
Current Temperature27° C
Local Time7:29 pm