Eat, sail, adventure - repeat. All aboard for an Indonesian culinary cruise around Komodo with legendary chef Janet DeNeef!
If there’s one island-hopping adventure you simply must tick off your bucket list, it’s a cruise around the untouched wilderness of Komodo National Park in West Flores – just a one hour flight from Bali. This pristine UNESCO World Heritage Site is home to an endless expanse of turquoise-blue ocean, interrupted by rugged knolls, hidden bays and that famous pink sand beach.
Accessible only by boat, choosing the right vessel when cruising around Komodo is key, so we’ve found a special trip that ticks all the right boxes: a dreamy itinerary, a breathtaking boat, and most importantly, a specially curated menu cooked up by celeb chef Janet DeNeef – the kitchen genius behind Casa Luna (Ubud’s iconic Indonesian restaurant) and Australia’s leading expert on Indonesian cuisine who also teaches food as medicine…
Sound like your kind of foodie adventure? All of this will be taking place on board the Mutiara Laut; a luxury seven-cabin ‘Phinisi’ schooner that’ll sail you around the Komodo seas for four delicious days and three magical nights…
You’ll love it because… the Casa Luna Komodo cruise will not only traverse the wonders of the National Park, it’ll also take you on a culinary adventure to Indonesia’s most delicious landscapes, with languorous Indonesian lunches and specially-curated dinners cooked up by Janet herself. Think fresh seafood grilled in banana leaves or braised in lemongrass-scented curry sauces, with exotic greens and edible flowers, alongside fragrant rice, salads and gluten-free Indonesian desserts. Not only that, there’ll also be daily cooking classes and food discussions on the deck that focus on superfoods and nutrition.
Foodies, this is the cruise that culinary dreams were made of!
Look forward to the… Komodo adventures! Beyond the awesome menus and foodie experiences with Casa Luna’s legendary chef Janet DeNeef, the cruise will take you to some of Komodo National Park’s most magical and wondrous destinations. Each day, you’ll adventure to different islands, snorkelling and swimming with Manta Rays and turtles, stopping off for hikes and hangs on tri-coloured beaches (including that famous Pink Beach) and of course, coming up close and personal with the Komodo Dragons themselves. This is truly a trip of a lifetime, and a delicious one at that…
Want in? To book your spot on the Casa Luna Komodo cruise, visit the website or email [email protected].
Happy sailing, Honeys!
This post is in partnership with Casa Luna.