Hotel group AYANA will be launching a five-star resort on Labuan Bajo, Waecicu Beach in West Flores. The group is well-known in Bali and Jakarta for its hospitality, hotel design, cuisine and service standards.

The new resort is located a one-hour flight from Bali. Filled with diverse religions, languages and beautiful landscapes such as pristine white sand beaches and crystal blue waters, Waecicu Beach is a bustling, cultural location.

Scheduled to open in summer 2018, Ayana Komodo Resort will comprise 12 suites and 189 premium guest rooms. Inspired by light, comfort and open living, each contemporary room will feature an ocean view. Large windows will capture the golden glows as the sun sets behind the Kukusan Island.

The unconventional design will allow guests to check-in from the 11th floor lobby and access their room by descending towards the sandy shores. A rooftop wedding and function suite is one of the resort’s unique features, with room for 200 guests to fill the ocean-view terrace.

All-day dining will offer relaxed Asian cuisine and international food while the rooftop bar will serve sunset light bites and drinks. Other restaurants and bars will include Kisik seafood barbecue restaurant, HonZEN Japanese restaurant, Pier Bar and Lobby Bar.

Alongside a private white sand beach, there will be two main swimming pools and one children’s pool.

The Resort Spa will offer a selection of signature treatments, a gym and a kid’s club ensuring there is something for everyone.

In addition to the new resort, and in making full use of the extensive private pier, AYANA Komodo Resort, Waecicu Beach will also be launching a 54 meter long and 11 meter wide, 9-bedroom phinisi ship. The luxurious ship will take guests, either by full charter or bookable by bedroom, around the island for short explorations of approximately two to three nights per trip. AYANA Lako’dia, meaning “safe journey” in local language, will be devoted to luxury, with both lounge and dive decks

. Guests can island hop or participate in world-famous aqua activities including diving, snorkeling and trawling via AYANA Lako’dia, or join a daytrip on the Hotel’s catamaran or power boat.

The resort will be actively raising funds to support Komodo National Park. Support will go towards developing facilities and enhancing the safety and training of Komodo Rangers.

General Manager of AYANA Resort and Spa Bali, The Villas at AYANA Resort Bali and RIMBA Jimbaran Bali by AYANA, Clive Edwards said that the hotel’s staff is the secret to its success.

“It is with enthusiasm and pride that I can confidently say we are one of the most successful and sought after hotels on the island of Bali. Of course, our range of products and services is inspired by the purpose of fulfilling guest needs, but I also believe that it is the care and service from our team members that takes AYANA hospitality the extra mile,” he said.

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