Indonesia

Alor Archipelago

Alor is the largest island in the Alor Archipelago in South Eastern Indonesia. Among the islands surrounding Alor, visitors will see spellbinding marine life, the unique Moko kettledrums and the traditional villages of the highlands – not to mention Komba Island, where Batu Tara volcano billows smoke every 30mins.

Destination Highlight

The rarely visited Alor archipelago can be found to the east of Komodo National Park and Flores. This gem in the Indonesian archipelago harbours a great deal of cultural interest. Between East Nusa Tengarra and Alor itself, these sloping isles feature fascinating local villages set in the shadow of dormant volcanoes and wide golden beaches that lead to exhilarating dive sites beneath the waves.

The Alor archipelago comprises a series of rugged, volcanic islands, the final link in the chain stretching east of Bali, Sumbawa and Flores. It is perhaps most notable for its staggering cultural diversity, the small archipelago is home to no less than 100 tribes speaking eight languages and 52 dialects…Moreover This area, with its striking volcano-pocked landscapes, remains known for its enduring indigenous animist traditions and the highland villages with their Moko kettledrums, where visitors are warmly welcomed with open arms.

The deep channels in the Alor archipelago make up part of the migratory route for many types of whales and the underwater landscape features breath-taking walls and coral gardens occupied by large schools of fish. These waters are notorious for powerful currents, particularly in the narrow straits between Pantar, Alor and Lembata, attracting predators such as hammerhead sharks from the deep. From fascinating macro diving to colourful reefs and schooling pelagic fish, Alor has plenty to offer. Conditions here are also excellent for fishing for the likes of Spanish mackerel, dogtooth and yellow fin tuna among many other deep-sea game fish. The Alor archipelago is best visited between April and October during the dry season. The islands turn from lush green to arid sable throughout summer, contrasting against the vivid blue of the sea.

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THAILAND

Asia Global Yachting (Thailand) Co., Ltd
Royal Phuket Marina 63/102 Building MC1,
Moo 2, Thepkrasattri Road, KohKaew, Muang, Phuket 83000

INDONESIA

PT. Asia Global Yacht
Junction Berawa, Jl. Pantai Berawa No.150, Tibubeneng, Kec. Kuta Utara, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80363 Indonesia

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Indonesia

PT. Asia Global Yacht
Junction Berawa Jl. Pantai Berawa No.150, Tibubeneng
Kuta Utara, Badung, Bali 80363 Indonesia

Thailand

Asia Global Yachting (Thailand) Co., Ltd
Royal Phuket Marina 63/102 Building MC1,
Moo 2, Thepkrasattri Road, KohKaew, Muang, Phuket 83000

Singapore

Asia Global Yachting (Singapore)
30 Petain Road
Singapore (208099)