31 May 2024 By May Ng

An Idyllic Island Oasis: TA’AKTANA, a Luxury Collection Resort & Spa, Labuan Bajo Debuts on the Pearlescent Shores of Indonesia

Cradled between a labyrinth of wild forests and the glittering coasts of the Flores Sea, TA’AKTANA, a Luxury Collection Resort & Spa invites guests to immerse in the rich culture and breathtaking seascapes of Labuan Bajo

The Luxury Collection, part of Marriott Bonvoy’s global portfolio of over 30 extraordinary hotel brands, today announces the opening of TA’AKTANA, a Luxury Collection Resort & Spa, Labuan Bajo in one of Indonesia’s most scenic and distinctive leisure destinations. The waterfront property, Marriott International’s first in Labuan Bajo and The Luxury Collection’s second property in Indonesia, is nestled between a canopy of surrounding wild forests and the beauty of the Flores Sea.

Located in the heart of Labuan Bajo, the resort serves as a gateway to the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Komodo National Park and is just steps away from an array of cultural attractions such as Mirror Stone Cave, Rumah Tenun, Melo Village, and more.  Short direct flights from Jakarta and Bali to Komodo International Airport, followed by a convenient 10-minute drive to TA’AKTANA, ensure seamless connectivity and easy access for discerning travelers.

Generously spread across 16 hectares and designed by ANP Interiors, TA’AKTANA features 70 guest rooms including 25 villas and 45 suites that boast outdoor balconies with sweeping views of breathtaking sunsets. Seven overwater villas offer unrivaled luxury and tranquility, celebrating the Indonesian Sea Nomads’ way of life. Known for living on handcrafted longboats, the curved interiors masterfully capture the cultural significance with handcrafted wood finishings, rich textures, and airy layouts to celebrate the natural surroundings. Guest rooms also feature elegant furniture and artwork that reflect the region’s indigenous crafts. Those staying in a villa have access to a dedicated 24-hour butler, ensuring that every aspect of their stay is perfectly tailored to their preferences and needs.

“We are proud to introduce TA’AKTANA, a Luxury Collection Resort & Spa, Labuan Bajo as the latest addition to our portfolio,” says Ramesh Jackson, Area Vice President at Marriott International, Indonesia & Malaysia. “This marks a noteworthy milestone for Marriott International as we extend our presence into the captivating landscapes of Labuan Bajo. We invite travelers to explore and connect with the soul of Flores island, where luxury seamlessly intertwines with the rich cultural treasures of this captivating destination.”

TA’AKTANA invites guests to discover Labuan Bajo’s rich epicurean traditions with three distinctive restaurants, a lounge and bar, which authentically showcase the styles and presentations of the region’s cuisine. Leros is the hotel’s all-day dining restaurant serving a curated menu influenced by Indonesia’s vast archipelago. Umasa features an authentic Indonesian culinary experience, served family-style, using products of local provenance. Taba, a Robata grill, specializes in carefully-sourced ingredients from the archipelago, prepared with Japanese techniques and finesse. Nera Lounge enchants guests with captivating sunset views while they savour a variety of tapas and an array of beverages, including crafted cocktails, coffee, and tea. Unwind at Maiga!, a vibrant bar with panoramic sea views, providing an innovative selection of re-interpreted quintessential drinks & snacks.