Silolona and Si Datu Bua are both all-inclusive, fully staffed, 5 cabin and 3 cabin traditional Indonesian wooden boats (phinisi) cruise in east Indonesia and the Andaman Sea.
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Vessel Description

Embark 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.

Cabin Description

Vessel Facilities & Highlights

Silolona Sojourns highlight
Island picnic.
Silolona Sojourns highlight
Sundeck.

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

Story

A large green turtle creeps slowly into the sea. Shimmering schools of fish dance about in the water as demoiselle cranes frolic on a rock lined with blue seaweed. I swim a few laps away from Silolona to capture the moment. Beautiful masts set against a gleaming white hull, teak bridge and rope ladders—the vessel is a sight to behold. Soft scents of the Spice Islands float around me in the sea air. I first embarked onto this ship in the island known as Flores and ever since then, life has been like an enchantment.
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We Care

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

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.

A Journey to Komodo

Silolona VesselJagged silhouettes of sun drenched hills slipping into countless turquoise bays rimmed with pink sand beaches form the dramatic backdrop for the days idles and adventures. Relaxing on the sun deck sipping a fresh passion fruit frappe, a glass of champagne or a freshly brewed cappuccino, each day the choice is yours. The islands of Komodo are blessed with hundreds of secluded beaches, transparent crystal clear waters, and stunning coral reefs for some of the best diving in the world, waiting to be explored.
Seek your own private haven either onboard or ashore to read a book or simply stroll along a crescent shaped beach where the only footprints are yours or those of a Komodo dragon. While you were out collecting seashells your personal cabin steward has arranged for cold drinks under the white umbrellas in the sand. Late afternoon is the perfect time to gear up for some fishing and nothing is a more welcome addition to sunset cocktails on the aft deck than a delectable dish of freshly caught tuna sashimi.
Night time in Komodo brings its own special magic from dinner on deck under the brilliant stars of the Milky Way constellation to barbeques and bonfires on the beach. It is your personal choice. Shooting stars and glittering phosphorescence fades as you seek the sanctuary of your stateroom to rest up for the next day’s adventures…

With black sails billowing in the wind onboard Silolona, contact us here dream@secret-retreats.com to explore the unspoiled islands of the Komodo Archipelago… or other destinations around Eastern Indonesia.

Useful Information

GENERAL
Length: 50m
Beam: 10m
Number of Cabins: 5 (3 master Suites + 2 guest Suites)
Annual Docking: from 01 to 15 March and 01 to 15 May 2015
Time zone: (GMT+09:00) Tokyo
Currency accepted: IDR
Credit cards accepted: Visa, Mastercard, American Express
Electricity voltage: 220V
Electricity plug type:  
CONTACT
Eastern Indonesia (Komodo, Flores, Raja Ampat) + Andaman (Langkawi, Phuket, Mergui), East Indonesia, Indonesia
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Time & Weather

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27° C

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3:38 am