Alila Purnama, one of the most luxurious Phinisi ships in Asia, offers the ideal setting for honeymooners and couples through the vast expanse of the Indian Ocean and bespoke private experience as well as adventure activities.
Alila Purnama, translated as “Full Moon”, is a luxurious liveaboard Phinisi ship offering expeditions to some of the most spectacular regions of the Indonesian archipelago. Handcrafted in the traditional style of a Phinisi, as used by the Bugis seafarers from South Sulawesi in Indonesia, the 46-metre-long Alila Purnama consists of three decks, and provides elegant, ultra-modern accommodation for up to ten guests in four double deluxe suites and one master suite with a private deck and large wraparound windows offering 180-degree views of the ever-changing landscape.
The main outdoor deck has large oversized daybeds shaded by umbrellas – perfect for 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 Spa Alila massage onboard or on a nearby beach.
Alila Purnama also has its own fully licensed PADI dive center, catering to qualified divers. Couples seeking an adventurous getaway can seek development courses that range from Advanced Open Water Diver to over 16 specialties, including Enriched Air Nitrox, Deep, Peak Performance Buoyancy, Drift and Underwater Naturalist. There is plenty of equipment for all guests onboard as well as a dedicated freshwater rinse tank for camera equipment.
For those with a taste for adventure, kayaking, fishing, snorkeling, visiting local islands and pearl farms are among the many other pursuits on offer.
When not being mesmerized underwater, guests can choose to relax on golden sandy beaches, perhaps with a picnic with a chilled glass of champagne. Or explore island life, taking a walk through villages or tropical rainforests, have a glimpse of beautiful birds of paradise in their natural habitat.
Raja Ampat- Raja Ampat are surrounded by a myriad of amazing, untouched smaller isles with picture-postcard beaches and sheer, rugged limestone cliffs.
Maumere – Ambon- It is an incredible 11-day/10-night voyage sail through the Nusa Tenggara Islands from Maumere to Ambon/ Ambon to Maumere. Guests can enjoy spectacular views of the vast volcanic region cloaked in tropical rainforest, or dive amongst breathtaking scenery and diverse marine life.
Ambon – Raja Ampat- This expedition travels through some of the most pristine conditions of the cooler waters south, teeming with schools of hammerhead sharks, giant trevally, whales and an abundance of schooling fish varieties. The trip will take you to breathtaking locations, including Nusa Laut, Koon, Misool and the Dampier Strait.
Cenderawasih Bay- Swimming with whale sharks in Cenderawasih Bay, is an unforgettable experience. Besides whale sharks, encounter dugongs, dolphins, turtles, pygmy seahorse variations, all species of nudibranchs as well as historic sunken ships and planes from the famous WWII Battle of Biak.
Komodo Island- Komodo National Park is located in the center of the Indonesian archipelago between the islands of Sumbawa and Flores. The World Heritage site is considered one of the best dive sites in the world. Komodo has over 260 coral species and more than 1,000 species of fish, marine reptiles, dolphins, manta rays, turtles, whales, and dugongs.
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