Imagine a day out on the water with the wind in your hair, the sunlight sparkling off the cobalt blue waves and a glass of champagne in your hand, as you recline on a plush bench and look out at the deserted white sand beaches and jungle covered islands that pass by. For the ultimate sailing trips around the island, we give you our list of Bali’s most luxurious yachts and charters.
It doesn’t get much more romantic than spending time at sea on your own private 31-metre Phinisi sailing charter with a gorgeous master cabin decorated with silk rugs and antiques, a dedicated crew that includes a butler, master chef and dive instructor, two deck levels with an open-air lounge, dining area, library, media room and a fully stocked bar. Exquisite gourmet meals are prepared to perfection, and the crew can arrange everything from beach barbecues, dive trips to underwater wonderlands, visits to Komodo dragons and onboard spa treatments.
Perfect for days out on the water with family and friends, the Italian-born Burjuman features two luxurious staterooms and one double room for kids, guests or staff. There is also a spacious lounge, dining area and galley, all air-conditioned for your comfort. However, you probably won’t want to spend too much time inside because this yacht was made to motor you away to secret surf breaks, untouched islands, and some of the world’s most incredible diving destinations. From sunset cruises to multi-day journeys, you’ll find comfort and class on the Burjuman.
Your Waka experience starts when you board the spacious and stylish catamaran in Benoa Harbour and indulge in tasty pastries and rich coffee in the sleek lounge. Then the boat sets off across the Badung Strait, and you arrive at beautiful Nusa Lembongan, where you can relax by the pool or on the beach at the Nusa Bay Beach Club, head off for some snorkelling around the bay, visit traditional villages and feast on a lunch of grilled seafood and Indonesian fare. In the late afternoon, you set off to sea again and end the day with a glass of bubbly on the deck of the boat as the sun sinks into the sea.
All sorts of adventures await onboard Haruku, a sleek 22-metre catamaran outfitted with everything you need to explore the open water and lesser known islands of Indonesia. Built in Australia, this modern yacht features a Bauer Neptune dive compressor and eight Luxfer dive tanks, so you can explore the underwater world with experienced dive guides. Anglers will also love the full complement of fishing gear, and outdoor enthusiasts can take advantage of the sea kayaks on board. During your voyage, you can also relax in the modern ensuite staterooms, enjoy meals on the shaded deck, and retire at night with a good movie on the flat screen TV.