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The warmth of the sun, the wind in hair, a good book to read and Champagne in hand, our enchanting sea voyages are filled with sunny days, warm breezes and starlit nights.

Cruising in a destination such as the Indonesian archipelago, where each stop leads you to something new and every moment on board is about your enjoyment, will definitely leave a memorable experience in your travel diary. A number of yacht charters available here on the Island of the Gods make it even more convenient to access the pristine waters surrounding the neighbouring islets, and even to the far reaches of Papua. And no matter where you travel, your preferences, from the gourmet meals to the daily excursions, are always first priority.

ALILA PURNAMA, the Alila Hotels and Resorts’ luxury Phinisi, takes you on voyages of discovery throughout the stunning, undiscovered waters and islands of Raja Ampat and the Komodo Islands. Each expedition will see you experience amazing sea and island-hopping adventures, alongside world-class diving in some of Indonesia’s most pristine destinations. An accomplished kite surfer, surfer and diver, AlilaPurnama’s Captain, Mario Gonzalez, has accumulated extensive knowledge of the best dive sites in Indonesia and West Papua in his years of sailing the Indonesian waters. From night diving with Eupalette sharks in Raja Ampat to drift-diving with schools of snappers and jack fish in the Komodo Islands, Mario will share with you the ultimate insider’s guide to the best diving in Indonesia.

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“Alila Purnama, the Alila Hotels and Resorts’ luxury phinisi”

The 46-metre-long AlilaPurnama consists of three decks and has been built by hand in the traditional style of a Phinisi, as used by the Bugis seafarers from south Sulawesi in Indonesia.

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On board there is a library, lounge, bar, indoor dining area seating up to 10 people, and plenty of space outside to unwind and enjoy the views! The vessel is also equipped with complimentary WiFi access, enabling you to upload your trip photos on a daily basis. You will be able to dine at leisure in the air-conditioned dining room or on the outdoor deck. Meals and an extensive list of non-alcoholic beverages are all-inclusive while alcoholic beverages including wines, beers and cocktails are available for an additional charge. The main outdoor deck has large oversized daybeds shaded by umbrellas – perfect for a relaxing day or night and enjoying the fresh sea breezes. And with a spa therapist aboard the vessel, guests can succumb to the soothing pleasures of a signature Alila massage onboard or on a nearby beach.

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Another luxury vessel that invites you to a bespoke seafaring adventure is the EXPEDITION YACHT MV SALILA. With Salila, you can traverse through remote frontier destinations onboard a lavish private charter yacht specifically designed to accommodate tailor-made travels. More than just a premium vessel, Salila delivers an unforgettable journey for discerning travellers seeking one-of-a-kind experiences.

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“The bespoke Expedition Yacht MV Salila”

Salila’s interior design blends modern, contemporary lines with warm, tropical elements to create a comfortable yet sophisticated ambience. Inspired by the beauty of its natural surroundings, the space is showered with light shining through multiple windows which point to the infinite horizon. Marvel over the gorgeous composition of textures from white oak, limestone and marine-inspired materials such as mother of pearl, crackled coconuts and straws. Neutral shades such as off-white and cream dominate the palette, accented with shades of blue that reflect the beauty of the sea.

The two master cabins onboard are designed to rival the best five-star accommodation. Each features a plush king-size bed and an en-suite bathroom equipped with a bathtub should you feel like having a good soak after a day out in the sun. Expect top-notch amenities such as a flat screen TV, DVD player, a working desk and a large viewing port. On top of the master cabins, Salila also offers two semi-master double and six regular cabins (two double and four twin cabins) with en-suite bathrooms. Each of them comes with a flat screen TV and DVD player. Other amenities include a room-to-room telecom system and individually regulated air conditioning as well as a safety box. Comfortable and spacious, the cabins can accommodate up to 20 people staying overnight.

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Surely, the bar is one of the most popular spots where guests can gather and commune over a glass of fresh juice during the day or a glass of wine or cocktail in the evening. Its modular shape is lined with glamorous pearly tiles and topped with sleek granite. The bar is also fully equipped to serve all your requests, from tea to tequila. The dining room features two stunning long tables carved out of the finest wood, where you can sample an array of delectable menus tailor-made to your preference by the vessel’s trained chefs.

Yet, as impressive as the interior may be, nothing beats the experience of staying outdoors when you’re onboard Salila. The ship’s exterior is designed to ensure the maximum comfort and safety of her guests. You can lounge around the spacious sun deck on the top, which features a full wet bar and a row of comfortable couches. Further from the sun deck is a large open air Jacuzzi surrounded by sun beds that are perfect for sunbathing. Undoubtedly, this is the place where you want to be during sunset. Have a glass of wine in hand and just enjoy the magical view followed by a romantic, star-gazing evening.

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Salila’s shaded deck, the Sky Lounge, features a large seating area where you can gather to enjoy fresh beverages accompanied by the gentle lull of the waves. The view from up here is simply breathtaking. Close your eyes and inhale the saline scent of the ocean. The experience will be thoroughly rejuvenating. The rear part of the ship is designed to accommodate you while preparing for scuba diving, snorkeling or other activities. An additional swimming platform that can be lowered to sea level provides a nice place for a refreshing swim or settle in the kayaks.

With Salila, whether you are on or in the water, there are plenty of possibilities to get wet. Anchoring in protected bays with crystal clear water is just what you need for swimming, snorkeling or kayaking. Beachcombers can take time by strolling or sunbathing on the white sand beaches. Kids can easily jump into the water from the swimming platform or take a ride on the banana boat. For those seeking something more challenging, traditional fishing or strolling competitions can be arranged from the tender boats.

On land, you’ll get the chance to visit small local villages hidden in the jungle or located in small isolated islands, you will encounter fishermen and boat makers, women who still make traditional weaving or pottery and curious children who greet the visitors with big smiles and sparkling eyes. Finish the day with a drink and delicious food at Salila’s lavish BBQ on the beach while singing and dancing together with the crew under the sparkling stars.

Apart from the full charter service, Salila is also offering trips for cabin-based bookings with dates and routes as follow: five nights and six days on 17-22 July 2015 (Labuan Bajo – Komodo – Bima), and three nights and four days on 13-16 August 2015 (Labuan Bajo – Komodo – Labuan Bajo). Mention NOW! Bali and receive 10% discount for these bookings.

Another private prestige charter, the PULAU GROUP closely tailors the perfect personal itinerary for those who require unrivalled luxury, marine professionalism or adrenaline fuelled adventure. Pulau’s fleet includes the 42ft Rhino 1, which is expertly equipped and crewed for a double dive day out for ten people. Rhino tours many of the stunning secluded islands that flank Bali. She searches out secret swells with the local knowledge and chases big fish. Dive into the Java Sea and swim or snorkel with turtles and manta rays among spectacular fish and reefs.

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“The Pulau Private Prestige Charter”

If romance is in the air, secure the Pulau’s 56ft Italian motor yacht for a sublime sunset cruise with Champagne and canapés on the sparkling waters of Sanur and Nusa Dua. Dine in style aboard this luxe vessel with a private chef. Pulau has magnificent ocean going vessels that are capable of long-range adventures to any one of Indonesia’s thousands of islands. Set sail to Flores on a beautifully refitted former Royal Navy vessel and stop to see to giant dragons on Komodo Island. With private moorings dotted around the sea and no schedule but your own, their charters offer unique oceanic privacy.

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The Pulau fleets, which are fully equipped with state of the art navigation and top of the range safety kits, are ideal for elegant events. Their Australian yacht Haruku was purpose designed as a long-range vessel to travel to remote locations in safety and style. She is decked out with two water makers, a large pantry, four kayaks and two dinghies ideal as a ‘mothership’ for fabulous forays onto land or reef. The majestic Pearl of the Sea, a 46 metre, two-mast schooner with eclectic traditional Indonesian influences and a classical design, looks like a sea-faring fantasy and with a crew of 13 plus abundant on-board indulgences.

For schedules and reservations, you can contact:

ALILA PURNAMA
Phone: 0361 236 384
Email: purnama@alilahotels.com

SALILA
Jalan Danau Poso No.40, Sanur
Phone: 0361 282 933
www.salila-indonesia.com

PULAU GROUP
Jalan Bumbak, Gg. Pulau Bali 1, Umalas
Phone: 0361 847 6757
www.pulaugroup.com

 

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