Charter Phinisi sailing yacht Alila Purnama in Papua
by Malcolm Maclean
The traditional Phinisi sailing yacht Alila Purnama is available for individual cabin bookings on two unique week long cruises taking in the islands between Komodo and Raja Ampat, Indonesia.
The 46 metre yacht, which is part of the Alila Hotels and Resorts group, is currently sailing around Komodo island but will move to the RajaAmpat Islands in Papua later this month. As a result there is the opportunity to enjoy two exclusive cruises as part of Alila Purnama's journey.
There are two trips that guest can choose from, one from Maumere to Ambon for 10 nights between September 29 and October 9 and one from Ambon to Raja Ampat for seven nights between October 13-20.
Charter rates for seven days are $14,500 for two guests sharing one of the luxurious double suites or $17,000 to share the large master suite which offers a shower and bath tub in the en suite bathroom and has its own private balcony and sun deck with a daybed and deck chairs.
The price includes all meals, refreshments and non-alcoholic beverages and is inclusive of land-based transfers and excursions. In addition, there is unlimited diving, snorkeling and island hopping.
Guests are well looked after a crew of 16 including the cruise director and a dive instructor, both of whom are PADI qualified. For relaxation on board, there is a spa therapist offering soothing massages. In addition, guests are invited to try yoga lessons and sea kayaking while barbecues and picnics on the beach are a further option.