Si Datu BuaIndonesia/Si+Datu+Bua

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.

Rates from 12,000 USD /night in private charter
(3 double cabins available)

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Votre hôte et l'équipe

“Patti Seery was the visionary beyond Silolona Sojourns, creating traditional hand crafted vessels that speaks of the history of the Spice Trade and embodies the spirit of the Indonesian Archipelago whilst ensuring the highest international standards for safety, comforts, 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.

The first of Patti’s builds became known as the Ultimate Phinisi, a modern classic phinisi build that is as much of the guest experience as the destination and experiences in themselves. Our second phinisi – Si Datu Bua (Beloved Princess) was built in 2012, using the same Konjo builders that built Silolona, Patti brought in Tresno a naval architect to conceptualize the smaller phinisi, using the same concepts of tradition with modern standards and comforts. Following Patti’s retirement she named Tresno as her successor and CEO. Sharing the same spirit of adventure and vision as Patti, Tresno continues to grow and develop Silolona Sojourns creating remarkable voyages for guests throughout South East Asia. Secret Retreats shares the same values and respect for people and traditions.”



Master Suites

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Master Suites
Named for one of the fabled Spice Islands (Banda, Toraja, Celebes) and decorated with original art from that island’s culture, each meticulously appointed suite, featuring a king size bed, is a spacious dwelling unique unto itself.


Facilities and Highlights


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Facilities and Highlights

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

Useful Information

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


“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.”
Kim, the discoverer.
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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 to explore the unspoiled Spice islands of Banda… or other destinations around Eastern Indonesia.


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Secret Retreats est une communauté d'hôtels de charme indépendants, de villas, de croisières en mer ou sur les fleuves d’Asie, dont les propriétaires partagent tous une même passion du voyage, de leurs cultures et traditions et aiment à les faire découvrir de manière responsable. Cette volonté de préserver l'environnement, la culture et les traditions dans lesquels nous vivons ici est essentielle pour nous tous dans un monde où le danger est l’uniformisation et le non-respect. Professionnels de l'hôtellerie aux valeurs communes, nous souhaitons vous offrir des expériences de voyages authentiques et originaux qui vous feront découvrir l'essence même de l'Asie.

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