Sparkling seas and wide-open skies
Experience the pure exhilaration and freedom of the ocean as you sail or cruise towards the islands with dolphins and sperm whales in your wake. At night the stars are scattered like glowing seeds across the sky and in the first light of dawn, the verdant isles appear mirage-like on the horizon.
Climb a volcano for prehistoric views
Brooding over the islands is magnificent, Gunung Api, Banda’s “Fire Mountain”. At 666m it is easily summited and provides unrivalled views of the archipelago. Walk around the rim of the jungle-filled crater, then descend to the shoreline for a well-earned swim or snorkel in crystal clear waters.
Beach bliss and sunset dreams
Explore secluded beaches, kayak and paddleboard. Explore the islands’ verdant interiors with guided nature walks and toast spectacular sunsets. After anchoring at Banda Neira one evening, enjoy a candlelit dinner on the ramparts of Fort Belgica with live music and a traditional dance performance.
World class snorkelling and scuba diving
Spot Napolean wrasse off Hatta Beach and explore the vibrant reefs of Pulau Ai and Koon Island. Marvel at the marine life of Batu Udang and witness surgeonfish, barracuda, fusiliers and more with the rising and falling tides. Turtles, manta rays, eels and a proliferation of dogtooth tuna and mobula rays call the region home.