NESTLED between a labyrinth of wild forests and the sparkling shores of the Flores Sea, East Nusatenggara, TA’AKTANA, a Luxury Collection Resort & Spa invites guests to immerse themselves in the rich culture and breathtaking seascapes of Labuan Bajo.

The Luxury Collection, part of Marriott Bonvoy’s global portfolio of more than 30 exceptional 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 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 a number 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.

Spread over 16 acres and designed by ANP Interiors, TA’AKTANA features 70 guest rooms, including 25 villas and 45 suites with outdoor balconies offering sweeping views of breathtaking sunsets. Seven overwater villas offer unparalleled luxury and tranquility, celebrating the way of life of the Indonesian sea nomads.

Known for living on handcrafted longboats, the curvaceous interiors masterfully capture the cultural significance with handcrafted wood finishes, rich textures and airy layouts that celebrate the natural surroundings. Guest rooms also feature elegant furnishings and artwork that reflect the region’s indigenous crafts. Those staying in a villa will have access to a dedicated 24-hour butler, ensuring that every aspect of their stay is perfectly tailored to their preferences and needs.

According to Ramesh Jackson, Area Vice President, Marriott International, Indonesia & Malaysia, said, we are proud to introduce TA’AKTANA, a Luxury Collection Resort & Spa, Labuan Bajo as the latest addition to our portfolio. This marks a remarkable milestone for Marriott International as we expand our presence in the captivating landscapes of Labuan Bajo. We invite travelers to explore and connect with the soul of Flores, where luxury seamlessly blends with the rich cultural treasures of this captivating destination.

“TA’AKTANA invites guests to discover the rich culinary traditions of Labuan Bajo with three distinctive restaurants, a lounge and bar that 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,” he said.

Ramesh Jackson explained that Umasa offers an authentic Indonesian dining experience, served family style, using locally sourced products. Taba, a robata grill, specializes in carefully sourced ingredients from the archipelago, prepared with Japanese techniques and finesse.

“In addition, Nera Lounge enchants guests with captivating sunset views while they enjoy a variety of tapas and an array of beverages, including craft cocktails, coffee and tea. Unwind at Maiga, a vibrant bar with panoramic ocean views and an innovative selection of reinterpreted quintessential drinks and snacks,” he concluded. []