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We’ve gathered a selection of luxury sail boats for those seeking a different holiday experience: One spent on the oceans while enjoying the comforts you’d come to expect from luxurious hotels
Those who love adventure are always on the lookout for their next journey. There are always new scenes to unveil, and new things to try. For some, a holiday is a time to relax, but for the adventurers, it is a chance to expand their horizons. And what better place to do so than on the open seas.
Prana by Atzaró
A beautiful Indonesian pinisi yacht, Prana by Atzaró is available for exclusive use and sails around the magically unexplored islands of Raja Ampat, the Komodo Islands and The Spice Islands of Indonesia. A beautiful hand-built boat and the biggest of its kind in the world, Prana by Atzaró can accommodate 18 people in nine luxurious suites, offering the perfect opportunity for a family group holiday in complete isolation. Designed with the utmost luxury, Prana by Atzaró is fully soundproofed and the suites are decorated with sumptuous vintage fabrics and contemporary linens in a sophisticated palette. The ship offers all the super deluxe conveniences of a five-star hotel.
There is one lavish master suite and eight suites on-board. The cuisine on-board includes both Asian fusion and Western dishes carefully created by the yacht’s chef. Everything is made from the freshest, local ingredients. With fine dining, unlimited water sports, on-board spa treatments, unforgettable diving and the chance to visit some of the world’s most beautiful heritage sites, Prana by Atzaró encapsulates a perfect unison between ancient craftsmanship and contemporary luxury.
Launched in 2018 to provide tailor made luxury cruises in Eastern Indonesia, Kudanil Explorer welcomes guests aboard and takes them exploring around the most magical, uncharted parts of the archipelago. Whether it’s diving, cultural expeditions, cruising or surfing, Kudanil Explorer has a full setup for each of the themes and always brings a dedicated team of experts on board. In addition to the very popular Komodo and Raja Ampat trips, Kudanil Explorer also runs expeditions to more remote areas that other boats do not go to, such as Sumba, the Forgotten Islands, Papua and, upon request, also beyond.
The ship is an ex-offshore oil supply vessel that has been converted into a luxury expedition yacht, allowing up to 16 adults and three children in eight identical state-of-the-art cabins (each measuring 30 square-metres with a private, spacious balcony, which makes it completely unique in Indonesia). A jacuzzi, spa and two chic restaurants are just some of the exclusive areas that guests will discover across the space. Offering a very generous 1,000 square-metre space exclusively for the guests to use, Kudanil Explorer takes them to witness the beauty of remote Indonesia in the comfort of a luxury boutique hotel. Along the voyage, guests will have the company of 21 crew members who will make sure their journey is coupled with nothing less than exceptional comfort.
Samata Luxury Liveaboard
Samata invites vacationers to explore the hidden depths of the Indonesian archipelago aboard its stunning luxury private yacht. Guests are invited to dream away the days in refined style with superb service from its crew of 14. Every detail of the cruise, from the gourmet dining to the luxury linen, is taken care of. Ranked by Asia Pacific Boating Magazine as one of Asia’s best 50 Superyachts, Samata caters to every whim and provides the sailing experience of a lifetime. Combining traditional pinisi design with contemporary European styling, the yacht boasts three decks, including a sun deck, diving deck and private deck for the master suite. With the one master suite and four deluxe suites, Samata is fully equipped for 10 guests.
The interior cabin is equipped with an indoor dining area, leather lounges with a reading library and a television with on-demand viewing. The main deck features dining tables which convert to outdoor daybeds, sun lounges and a side table. To offer memorable holidays, Samata provides three different destinations during the year: Komodo National Park in April – September, Banda Islands during the transition from Komodo Islands to Raja Ampat in October, and Raja Ampat in November – March.
Aqua Blu by Aqua Expeditions
Aqua Expeditions, the global leader of luxury small ship expeditions specializing in unparalleled adventures in exotic destinations, presents Aqua Blu. A brand-new cruise experience in the pristine eastern parts of the Indonesian Archipelago, Aqua Blu is a long-range explorer yacht sailing the region’s most prized destinations, including Komodo National Park, the Spice Islands and Raja Ampat on unforgettable 7- and 12-night itineraries. On each itinerary, guests are invited to embark on an exclusive exploration of some of the most remote locations in the region with highly tailored, action packed excursions focusing on nature and wildlife, local culture, world-class dining, surrounded by the luxuries of the finest hotel.
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With 15 individually designed sea-facing suites with interconnecting options, Aqua Blu welcomes guests with luxuriously appointed amenities including spectacular observation decks and workout facilities as well as generous and inviting outdoor spaces. Bali-based Consulting Chef Benjamin Cross, of Mason and Mejekawi fame, has designed a menu inspired by Indonesia’s islands and seas, promising an immersive and innovative culinary voyage.
Passengers on Amandira are taken on a venture beyond the ordinary to discover multiple destinations in a single trip with customised itineraries. Launched in 2015, Amandirra is currently highlighting three destinations. First is the Komodo Cruise Expeditions, where guests are taken to discover a secret paradise where nature needs no protection on a 5- to 7-night adventure with expedition itineraries tailored to suit personal preferences. The Raja Ampat Expedition features itineraries that are personalised to suit individual preferences and can incorporate as much snorkelling and scuba diving as desired. Then there is the Spice Islands Expedition, where guests are taken to discover a cluster of eleven pristine islands, each a tropical paradise in Indonesia’s fabled Banda Sea. Finally, guests can also set their own course with a personalised 10-night itinerary for the voyage of a lifetime. Inspired by the pinisi sailing vessels of old, Amandira was custom designed and handcrafted using local hardwoods by Konjo artisans.
Traveling under sail as well as by motor, Amandira combines the ancient romance of the spice trade with cutting-edge contemporary amenities. Offering three spacious king-bed cabins and two bunk bed cabins, Amandira can accommodate up to 10 guests. The three king-bed cabins each have a living area, as well as a large bathroom with a shower and twin vanities. Amandira provides exceptional service with its crew of 14, which includes a private chef and waiters, a dive master and a spa therapist. Additionally, there are also experienced guides that accompany guests onshore and can arrange kayaking and hiking expeditions.
Alila Purnama, Alila Hotels and Resorts’ own luxury wooden pinisi sailing ship, takes guests on voyages of discovery and relaxation throughout the stunning, undiscovered waters and islands of Indonesia. The 46-metre-long Alila Purnama consists of three decks and can accommodate up to 10 guests. Alila Purnama takes guests on an amazing sea and island-hopping adventure, with destinations such as Raja Ampat, Komodo and Bali. Onboard are four well-appointed suites, all air-conditioned with queen size beds, en-suite bathroom with shower, separate toilet, double wardrobes and writing desk. In addition, there is the master suite, which is expansively designed with large, wraparound windows offering 270-degree views of the ever-changing yet incredible seascape. Aside to the cabins, this luxury vessel features a library, lounge, bar, indoor dining area that seats up to 10 people and plenty of space outside to unwind and enjoy the views.
Alila Purnama also has its own fully licensed PADI dive centre, catering for all levels of divers. The facility offers a range of courses offered onboard ranging from introductory, Open Water Diver to over 16 specialties, including Enriched Air Nitros, Deep Dive, Peak Performance Buoyancy, Drift, Underwater Naturalist and Night Diving. Furthermore, Alila Purnama offers yoga, sea kayaks, stand up paddle boards, and snorkelling among many other pursuits.
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