The islands of Indonesia, also known as the Indonesian Archipelago, may refer either to the islands comprising the country of Indonesia or to the geographical groups which include its islands. According to the Indonesian Coordinating Ministry for Maritime and Investments Affairs, of 17,508 officially listed islands within the territory of the Republic of Indonesia. 16,671 island names have been verified by the United Nations Group of Experts on Geographical Names (UNGEGN) as of 2018. This makes Indonesia the world’s largest island country. The Republic of Indonesia stretches more than 2250NM from Kilometers Nol on Pulau Weh in the northern hemisphere to Kupang, East Timor in the southern hemisphere.
The Indonesian archipelago is the largest island group in the world. The number of actual islands claimed varies from 14,752 (official UN figure) to 18,108 (Indonesian Government). With a population of more than 260 million people, Indonesia is the world’s most populated Muslim-majority country and the fourth most populous country in total. Indonesia has hundreds of distinct native ethnic and linguistic groups, with the largest ethnic group being the Javanese. The country’s official language is Bahasa Indonesia.
Straddling the equator, Indonesia has a hot and humid climate with two main seasons – the Rainy Season and the Dry Season. See the Weather section for more details. The thousands of islands are popular cruising grounds for sailors. However, it is prone to earthquakes and tsunamis because it lies along the “Ring of Fire”, an arc of volcanoes and fault lines in the Pacific Basin. The largest islands are Java, Sumatra, Papua (formerly known as Irian Jaya – the western part of Papua New Guinea) and Kalimantan (formerly Borneo).
Explore Komodo islands with Neomi Cruise is one of phinisi cruise experience not to be missed with their most attractive package, all tourist attractions in Komodo Islands will be completely explored. Enjoy 4 days private phinisi cruise charter offering by Indonesia Impression Tour with Neomi Cruise and experience Live on Board with Neomi Cruise during the nights stay. Neomi Cruise is a traditional Phinisi boat which serves diving and leisure trips throughout the Indonesian archipelago. Neomi Cruise was built in 2018. The Neomi is a modern take on the traditional Bugis sailing boat, updated for today′s comfort and convenience.
Made of teak and ironwood, the Neomi has ten cabins to house a maximum of twenty two guests. Each beautifully appointed cabin is equipped with a private bathroom (hot and cold water), TV and air-conditioning. The Upper Deck has 3 twin cabins, 1 double bed and 1 master cabin, each with a private balcony. On the Middle deck there are two double cabins with balconies, and on the Lower Level there are three twin cabins. Neomi boasts spacious lounge areas and an air-conditioned restaurant which has a TV and DVD player and also two jacuzzi are available on board. Neomi takes safety seriously. The boat is equipped with a satellite phone, smoke detectors, and fire extinguishers. It further has an on-board water maker which can produce 10,000 liters / day. Each diver will be issued an ENOS diver location system to ensure their safety.
Neomi Cruise Phinisi boat will take you on a luxury Indonesia phinisi cruises to explore Komodo Island and the surroundings. The phinisi yachts start from 23-metre with air-conditioned en-suite cabins sailing from Labuan Bajo to the island of Komodo National Park with full facilities and services that will guarantee your leisure time in safety and comfort. There is a covered area for dining, as well as a terrace on which you can relax and take in the incredible natural surroundings. All your meals are prepared by their culinary team and lots of activities for guests to enjoy during the trip including a visit to secret beaches and pristine sites – you’ll never want the cruise to end. Komodo is not only home to the fierce Komodo dragon, but also to some of the most bio-diverse reefs on earth. Both above and below water, this stunning National Park has something for everyone. From easy to adrenaline pumping dives, you can find it all in Komodo. Diving with Neomi, you will see the best the park has to offer. From trekking on Komodo or Rinca islands, to snorkeling and diving some of the world`s most beautiful reefs. Our experienced and professional dive guides will take you to the best sites. Watch mantas glide overhead, hunt for tiny macro creatures and enjoy feeling like you are in your own aquarium.
The live aboard on Neomi Cruise on the 1st day will take you to explore Menjerite, Rinca Island, and Kalong Island. And on the 2nd day, we will experience Padar Island, Long Beach, Ping Beach, and Taman National Komodo. Moreover, Turtle Point, Taka Makassar, Manta Point, and Gili Lawa Island will be held on the 3rd day. On the last day, we will experience Kanawa Island and Kelor Island. The special destinations on this Indonesia Impression private Phinisi charter trip are Gili Lawa Island. Many people call it Gili Lawa Darat. There are also those who call it Gili Laba. This island is the only island that is able to compete for its beauty with the island of Padar. In our opinion, what makes this island superior is because it also has a very diverse and unique underwater beauty that Padar Island does not have. This island is also a favorite place for advanced divers. There is a special spot on the seabed known as Castle Rock and sometimes only highly professional divers practice the shotgun diving method.
This island is dry savanna. Uninhabited, and during the afternoon you will see a group of deer’s playing on the beach. You can climb to the tip of the hill and see a breath taking panoramic view of the sunset or sunrise. Takes about an hour to climb it. If you are lucky, sometimes a herd of dolphins playing around the beach before sunset. There is no Komodo Dragon in Gili Lawa Darat, but recently the National Park officials prohibit tourists to climb the hills until further notice, since it caught fire in August 2018. So the island is still in the recovery and conservation phase, and access for tourists is minimized. (May 26/2023)