5 Easy Ways to Beat Sea Sickness While Sailing


The AYANA Komodo Resort is the only 5-star resort on the stunning Waecicu beach on Flores Island, an hour’s flight from Bali Island. The resort is set in the breathtaking and rugged islands on the Indonesian Archipelago, with beautiful white beaches and crystal clear waters.

The AYANA Komodo Resort offers boat sailing packages on their luxury fleet, which includes the Lako d’ia, 54-meter cruise boat with 9 cabins and can hold up to 18 guests. Holding private events and luxurious cruises as never been easier.

Sea Sickness

Your dream cruise on the Lako di’a can end up being a horrible nightmare if you are prone to seasickness. Motion sickness comes with nausea, vomiting, headaches, cold sweats and dizziness. Seasickness can sometimes be mild, but for some people, it can be quite incapacitating.

The reasons why some people get seasick and others do not are not entirely understood. Experts say that motion sickness is caused by your body’s complex reaction to motion, caused by an information mismatch from the eyes, the inner ear and sensory nerves such as the ones in the feet to the brain.

Dealing with Seasickness

There are several ways to deal with seasickness:

Rest Well Before Sailing

If you are traveling the next day, ensure you do not miss sleep, and you turn in early. Exhaustion makes you more susceptible to seasickness.

Take Antiemetic Drugs

Various medication is available to help you prevent or to treat seasickness. The medicine for nausea is called antiemetic drugs. They consist of antihistamines, which are available over the counter, and scopolamine drugs, which need a prescription. Most of these medicines work by counteracting the effect of the brain induced chemicals during seasickness.

If you are prone to seasickness, consult your doctor about the best medication, especially if you have other medicines you are taking. Antihistamines cause dry eyes and mouth, and drowsiness as well. Since antihistamines block messages to the brain portion that controls nausea and vomiting, taking an antihistamine works better if you take it before you go sailing Komodo Island.

Get Some Fresh Air

If you get seasick, it helps to go to the open deck and look out to the horizon. The fresh air and the wind on your face help to quell nausea and help the body stop focusing on the boat’s motion. It helps to keep active while you are aboard the AYANA Lako d’ia.

Request for A Cabin near the Water Line or Mid Ship

The ship's bobbing minimizes towards the middle of the boat so that you can request for a room there. If your seasickness is terrible, you may want to request a cabin with a portal or window so that you can look out into the horizon.

Eat Something

The best foods to eat are light foods such as plain bread, pretzels or saltine crackers. Having something in your stomach is also a great help. Do not overeat, and you can sip on some ginger ale. Ginger is a natural remedy for sea and motion sickness. Peppermint can also help in calming the stomach. Eating crackers with sip soda or water is a great help.

Buy an Acupressure Wristband

Acupressure wristbands apply pressure to a specific point on the wrist, and worn just like wristwatches. Most people agree that the pressure on the wrist helps to quell nausea, which is one of the significant symptoms of seasickness. The acupressure wristbands are available in some pharmacies, and you can order them online.


Going on a cruise package in one of the AYANA Komodo Resort is one of the most exciting part of an AYANA vacation. It would be a shame to have seasickness ruin the cruise around the stunning Komodo Island and get to snorkel in one of the most beautiful reefs on earth. The above tips will help prevent or reduce the onset of seasickness, and you can enjoy your vacation.