Those who has travelled to Indonesian most beaten paths often said, “The more eastern you go, the prettier it’d be.” It’s true. Indonesian’s eastern islands are like buried gems of the country—hidden from mainstream crowds and mass tourism. One of them is the recently-famous Komodo National Park of Flores, East Nusa Tenggara, part of UNESCO’s World Heritage. It’s a land where the ancient Komodo roam the land, the ocean brims with chromatic coral reefs and million marine lives, the water too clear, and the wild animal free. Here, Komodo boat trip is the belle of tourism—where you would sail with Indonesian wooden phinisi boat across the Flores Sea, visiting each islands in the national park and have one of the wildest adventure in your lifetime. And we think adding hammock to the sailing trip would be a great idea. Here’s why and how to do it.
Bash Seasickness on Komodo Trip inside the Comfort of Hammock
Do you know that the navy used to have hammocks instead of read beds in their cabins? Hammocks are sailors’ best friends, and that’s not without reason. Hammock ease seasickness in multiple way: the gravity of your body will pull you straight down, and being in the air means you are not in the mercy of the boat’s movement. If you have seasickness issue, bringing hammock to your Komodo boat trip would make everything better. With hammock, you will sleep better—A LOT better.
Take Holiday Pleasure to A Whole New Level
Imagine staring at Komodo’s wondrous landscape as the boat pass them, inside a hammock. Sounds like the perfect tropical holiday, doesn’t it? Hammock is perfect for lounging in great outdoors—and sailing boat is definitely one of them. And it’s very versatile. One minute you are sitting in the hammock, done your sunglasses and hat, and the next minute you can lie very comfortably, waiting the ship to dock into your destination.
Hang Between Mast—or Anything Sturdy
One thing that most people think about when they bring hammock to Komodo boat trip: where to hang?
If you are sailing with a catamaran, the space between the inboard end of the davits to the hulls aft would be perfect. You can also hung the hammock between two masts, or between a mast and railing. Just ask the crew which part of the boat that would be really safe for hanging the hammock.
Bring Hammock Stand for Flexible Setup
You won’t believe how great a simple hammock stand can be for your Komodo boat trip. As Komodo’s landscape is quite rocky, you might found it difficult to set up your hammock (though the scenery is just perfect!). Hammock stand is your easy solution. You can hang your hammock anywhere; in the deck, rocky hills, and even in the pink sand beaches!
Enjoy your Komodo hammock-gateway!