Depending on the travel modes you wish to embark in, liveaboard in Indonesia could range from cheap simple boats to pricey luxurious yacht. The Komodo National Park, with its strings of islets and rich water beneath, is one of the most popular place to embark on a liveaboard sailing trip. And just like any other part in the country, you could always find a range of liveaboard class on this region. That’s being said, if you don’t think 5-star hotel service is that necessary, you would find excellent liveaboard in much lower price which offer the same island excursion and dive experience as the fancier yachts. Most importantly, the authentic experience of exploring the raw world of Komodo would be the focus and the safety would still be kept on international standard. So we say, why don’t you try Komodo liveaboard budget for the best value? You might have to cut all the high-end facilities, but you would have the same exposure to the nature and the essence of the trip would largely remain the same.
Here’s the things you would find in a Komodo liveaboard budget:
Large and luxurious yachts usually build their cabins in upper and lower deck in several type of rooms. The top class is the master cabins, which often have either private balcony or wraparound windows, followed by the suites and the deluxe rooms. But in Komodo liveaboard budget, you might only find two type of cabins—one master in the upper deck and the rest of others in the lower deck. Sometimes, budget liveaboard could only accommodate 3 rooms—all located in the deck below. They are comfortable, but there’s nothing much to choose.
Bunkbeds or Double beds to Share
Komodo liveaboard budget are made for backpacker and low-cost travelers. And we all know the basic rule: if you want it cheaper, you need to share. Bunkbeds are very common in budget liveaboard—they save spaces, accommodate a lot, and still maintain few squares of privacy for every individual. Sometimes, these liveaboard features double beds with additional single beds for groups or family.
Basic Diving Equipment On liveaboard budget Komodo ‘s deck
Diving is a big thing in Komodo. With rich water, blooming reefs, and dense fish population, it’s hard to miss Komodo without venturing beneath its waves. Hence, dive equipment is one of the most important feature on Komodo liveaboard, both on budget and luxury side. Some budget liveaboard have it all-in, some rent it for 10-20 USD for a day. While you can always bring your own dive suits and equipment, diving liveaboard in Komodo usually have all-include nitrox and dive master on its board.
Buffet Style Dining for Every Meal
Ah, the meal. One thing that you’ll never need to worry during your whole sailing trip. Though on budget, but your liveaboard would provide it all; three meals a day, including fresh fruits and snacks in between. Unlike in fancier yachts where you could personalise your meal or order something from the menu, here in Komodo liveaboard budget you will have “catering” buffet dining style on the table for each mealtime. A good deal, if you ask me, especially as the crew loves to cook Indonesian dishes that would satisfy your palates and stomach!