Exploring Komodo National Park Aboard Indonesia’s Most Luxurious Yacht

Indulge in an unforgettable journey through the mesmerizing beauty of Komodo National Park aboard Celestia, Indonesia’s newest and most luxurious yacht.

Set sail on a double-masted luxury phinisi, meticulously crafted using traditional UNESCO-recognized techniques, and immerse yourself in a world of timeless elegance and breathtaking natural wonders.

A Dream Turned Reality

In 2020, during the global lockdown, Jasmine Chong, a fashion designer based in New York, and her brother, Jason Tabalujan, an investor in Jakarta, envisioned the ultimate family vacation. Their dream led to the commissioning of boat builders in Sulawesi to create Celestia, a seven-cabin luxury charter, blending age-old artisanship with contemporary design.

The result is a yacht that exudes both beauty and functionality, providing ample space for up to 14 guests.

Unparalleled Luxury and Attention to Detail

Celestia is a true testament to the concept of luxury. Every aspect of the yacht has been carefully designed to create an unforgettable experience. From the tropical toile and rattan design touches to the impeccable service, no detail has been overlooked.

The interiors, clad in teak, exude warmth and sophistication, while the spacious cabins offer a haven of comfort and tranquility.

Culinary Delights on the High Seas

One of the highlights of each sailing on Celestia is the delectable cuisine served on board. Led by Executive Chef Wayan Kresna Yasa, the culinary team takes guests on a gastronomic journey, showcasing the best of Indonesian flavors alongside innovative fusion dishes.

Chef Wayan’s expertise, honed at esteemed establishments such as Blue Hill at Stone Barns and Acadia, ensures that every meal is a culinary masterpiece.

Discovering Nature’s Treasures

As the yacht glides through the crystal-clear waters, each day brings a new adventure. The Komodo National Park and its surrounding areas are a treasure trove of natural wonders waiting to be explored.

From majestic grass-covered mountains to vibrant coral reefs teeming with marine life, the scenery is nothing short of awe-inspiring.

Underwater Exploration

Dive into the depths of the ocean and discover a world of vibrant colors and fascinating marine creatures. Snorkel alongside iridescent schools of fish, marvel at the intricate coral formations, and witness the magic of the underwater ecosystem.

With carefully planned excursions, guests can avoid crowds and experience the unspoiled beauty of these aquatic wonders.

Komodo Dragons and Wildlife Encounters

No trip to Komodo National Park is complete without encountering its most famous residents: the Komodo dragons. These formidable creatures, the world’s largest lizards, can be observed in their natural habitat as they roam the park’s islands.

Watch in awe as they stalk their prey, their primal instincts on full display. Beyond the dragons, the park is home to a diverse array of wildlife, from tropical birds to mammals, offering endless opportunities for wildlife enthusiasts.

Serenity on Deserted Islands

Celestia’s itinerary includes visits to secluded and uninhabited islands, allowing guests to escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Step ashore onto pristine white sandy beaches, surrounded by lush greenery and the soothing sound of waves.

These deserted paradises offer the perfect setting for relaxation, beachcombing, and basking in the warm tropical sun.

Spectacular Sunsets and Bat Swarms

As the day draws to a close, prepare to be enchanted by the mesmerizing sunsets that grace the horizon. From the top deck of Celestia, witness the golden hues of the sun as it dips below the sea, casting a magical glow over the surrounding islands.

And as twilight sets in, marvel at the spectacle of thousands of bats taking flight from Kalong Island, creating a breathtaking display against the darkening sky.

The Ultimate Luxury: Time Spent with Loved Ones

At the heart of Celestia’s philosophy is the belief that time spent with loved ones is one of life’s greatest luxuries. The yacht provides the perfect setting for creating lasting memories and forging deeper connections. From shared adventures to quiet moments of reflection, the voyage aboard Celestia allows guests to disconnect from the everyday and reconnect with what truly matters.

“We want our guests to feel connected and disconnected at the same time,” says Chong. “Connected to themselves, immersed in nature, to the people on the voyage they are creating memories with—and disconnected from the humdrum of the everyday, leaving whatever stressors they may have back on land.”


Embark on a once-in-a-lifetime journey through the enchanting Komodo National Park aboard Celestia, Indonesia’s most luxurious yacht. Indulge in unparalleled luxury, savor exquisite cuisine, and immerse yourself in the awe-inspiring beauty of this pristine paradise.

Whether snorkeling in vibrant coral reefs, observing Komodo dragons in their natural habitat, or simply basking in the tranquility of deserted islands, Celestia offers an extraordinary experience that will leave you with cherished memories for years to come.