Flying to Moyo Island in Indonesia is part of the adventure of staying at the exclusive Amanwana Resort. What better way to arrive, however, than by a door-to-door seaplane shuttle that whisks you away from the security and comfort of the Bali International airport to land on the ocean directly in front of the Amanwana Resort. The adventure really begins after take-off as you climb out over the south coast of Bali up along Sanur Beach and past Padangbai and the cliff side Amankila Resort. From here you can often see Mt. Agung, the tallest volcano on Bali, and the sparkling green rice terraces that grace its foothills. The pilot will continue to climb as you cross the Lombok strait where the 12,296 ft high Mt. Rinjani happens to be right on your flight path on route to Moyo Island.
Amanwana is on a tropical Indonesian island, not far from Bali. Well, not far geographically, but the experience is far away from the discos and busy beaches of the mainland. This is deliciously serene seclusion, with nothing around except jungle, sand, and ocean.
The entire island is a nature reserve and the only way to reach Amanwana is by plane. Once there, though, life is anything but primitive. You’ll sleep in romantic, luxurious tents, each juxtaposed against a canopy of greenery. They’re big, too, and partially open to the warm air. Outside, a stone deck provides the perfect place to take in the sights and sounds of the jungle.
Under a canopy of tropical forest, the camp’s 20 safari-style tents offer an abundance of 21st-century comforts amid elegant decor and Indonesian art. Adventure-worn appetites will be quickly sated in Amanwana’s inviting teak bar and beach-side restaurant. Alfresco beach and garden dinners, either around a campfire or à deux, as well as private barbecues, are also possible.
For a spectacular diving and snorkeling site, look no further than the calm waters right in front of the resort. That idyllic seclusion lends itself to long days of lounging on the beach, napping on your private deck, and playing in (or below) the warm seas. Amanwana is the ideal base for longer sailing expeditions around the archipelago on Amanikan, a six-berth coastal cruiser, or Amandira, a 10-berth two masted phinisi; larger groups can charter both vessels in tandem. Sail in search of the Komodo Dragon (March to October), or explore the Spice islands and the waters of Raja Ampat (November to March), which supports the world’s most diverse marine life.
Amanwana offers direct seaplane transfers from / to Denpasar Airport. Details are as follows:
- The flights will be available three times a week – Monday, Wednesday and Saturday all year round
- June and September flight available four times a week – once a day on Mon, Wed, Fri and Sat
- July and Aug flight available five times a week – once a day on Mon, Wed, Fri, Sat and Sun
- Current Seaplane Flight Schedule : Bali Denpasar (DPS) to Amanwana Depart: 10:00am Arrive: 11:05 am. Amanwana to Bali Denpasar (DPS) Depart 11:30am Arrive: 12:35pm.
- The plane is available for private charter on other days, special rate offered to our valued guests
- The flight duration is 65 minutes
- The plane seats up to 8
- Maximum baggage allowance 15kg per guest extra luggage can be looked after by Aman.
How to get there: Moyo Island lies just east of Bali, facing Sumbawa Island, at the western end of the Nusa Tenggara archipelago. Amanwana is tucked into a secluded cove on the island’s west coast, looking out to the Flores Sea
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