Alila Purnama brings a whole new meaning to ‘luxury at sea’, as this 46-metre traditional phinisi liveaboard combines artisan craftsmanship with expansive spaces and five-star amenities and services. Brought to us by Alila Hotels & Resorts, who are renowned for their unique boutique properties across Asia and beyond, this exquisite 5-cabin phinisi-style yacht is a favourite among discerning travellers looking for a luxury cruise experience that goes far beyond the ordinary.
From the outside Alila Purnama looks like a historic Bugis sailing vessel with a hand-built wooden hull, multi-tiered wooden cabins, and two majestic masts supporting tan-coloured sails. However, inside the interiors are fresh and modern with custom-made furniture consisting of local materials like teak and rattan, plush sofas and beds, and eye-catching Indonesian artworks and textiles.
Outside the wrap-around deck offers plenty of loungers for soaking up the sun and sea breezes or indulging in a signature massage by the onsite spa therapist, as well as a wooden dining table for gourmet meals and barbecues under the stars, and plenty of places to take in the ever-changing scenery of the Indonesian archipelago. Inside there is a peaceful salon, fully stocked library, and a dining room with windows on nearly every side.
Private charters on Alila Purnama are available for four nights or more throughout the year, and each cruise is tailored to your preferred itinerary. Their island-hopping adventures focus on the areas of Komodo National Park, Raja Ampat, and longer journeys to the remote Spice Islands of Ambon and the Banda Islands.
Imagine sailing on smooth seas under the light of the full moon (Purnama means full moon in Indonesian), and waking up to glittering turquoise waters, jungle cloaked peaks, and pristine white sand beaches. Depending on your chosen destination you could spend the day tracking down Komodo Dragons, diving or snorkelling in crystal clear waters amid a riot of colourful marine life, or anchoring next to a deserted beach for a seafood feast.
The luxury suites onboard Alila Purnama wouldn’t be out of place at one of the Alila resorts, as each offers striking design elements and all the modern comforts that you could ask for. The master Sriwijaya suite sits above deck and has windows on three sides that can be opened to allow natural light and sea breezes to flow in, plus a private terrace with a daybed and deck chairs, and an ensuite bathroom with a bathtub, shower, two washbasins and a separate toilet.
The other four suites are named after various Indonesian islands (Cirebon, Madura, Bali and Jawa) and designed with textiles and artworks from those particular cultures. Each has a queen-sized bed, writing desk, double wardrobe, and an ensuite bathroom. In addition, all suites have remote-controlled air conditioning and Wi-Fi access.
Facilities & Services
The service onboard Alila Purnama is unsurpassed, as the crew of 16 includes a dedicated spa therapist, private chef, cruise director and dive guide. From the minute you step on board and receive your welcome drink, the crew here will make sure that you have everything you need to sit back, relax and enjoy your journey. This includes all meals and refreshments, one spa treatment a day for each guest, all harbour and park fees, and transfers for shore excursions.
For adventurous types, the possibilities are endless, as the ship has its own PADI licensed dive centre with Nitrox, diving and snorkelling equipment, fishing gear, two-person sea kayaks, water skis, tow toys and SUP (stand-up paddle) boards. The cruise director can also help you plan everything from volcano trekking trips to candlelit dinners under the stars.
Meals & snacks
Soft drinks & juices
One spa treatment per guest per day
Diving (for certified divers) & personal dive manager
Water sports activities
Crew and boat manager
Harbour and park fees
2 two person sea kayaks
Tow toys including five-person banana boat & 1 two-person biscuit
Alila Purnama was built in 2012 and spans 46m with a beam of 10m and a draft of 3.35m. 5 cabins accommodate up to 10 guests. She cruises at a maximum speed of 10 knots.
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