Bucket List charter sailing trips announced for 2021
Explore the Indonesian Islands of Komodo National Park,
The Spice Islands and Raja Ampat aboard the world’s
most luxurious Phinisi yacht
Prana by Atzaro is the world’s ultimate luxurious charter. An Indonesian Phinisi super-yacht, loved by the Hollywood A List, the yacht sails all year following the calm waters of Komodo National Park, The Spice Islands and the magically unexplored islands of Raja Ampat in Indonesia.
A beautiful hand-built boat, the biggest and most luxurious of its kind in the world, Prana by Atzaro can accommodate 18 people in nine luxurious suites, offering the perfect opportunity for a group holiday with family or friends. At just over 55 metres in length and 11 metres wide, Prana by Atzaro has been crafted in the style of a traditional Indonesian Phinisi, a sailboat with two masts. It is built entirely of ironwood and teak, according to traditional methods and has been created by the founders of Atzaró Group, the luxury international hotel, restaurant, residence and hospitality brand.
A voyage onboard Prana by Atzaro lends itself to the idea of social distancing perfectly. The abundance of space means one can enjoy the luxury of privacy, whilst sharing the yacht with your family or friends.
A voyage through Raja Ampat is the ultimate in last-paradise discovery. You won’t see a soul as you explore unchartered islands, hike through forests, at dawn discover the rare Birds of Paradise, swim with reef sharks amongst pristine coral and picnic in total on pristine powder white islands.
Life on board Prana by Atzaro has something to keep even the most active adventure-seeker happy. Learn to scuba dive with the yacht’s resident dive instructor or take a leisurely drift snorkel across volcanic vents. Alternatively, launch sea kayaks and paddle boards to explore the jungle-draped coastlines or get your thrills wakeboarding and water-skiing around the calmest of lagoons. Fishing equipment is also supplied along with towable floats for effortless fun.
For those just looking to relax and recharge, four spacious decks with king size daybeds offer abundant places to retreat. A yoga deck doubles as an open-air cinema and Prana by Atzaro’s main deck has both indoor and outdoor living spaces and even luxury wellness room.
Designed with luxury in mind, Prana by Atzaro is fully soundproofed and the suites are decorated with sumptuous fabrics and contemporary linens in a sophisticated natural palette. Prana by Atzaro offers more space and comfort than any other Phinisi, with all the super deluxe mod cons of a lavish five-star hotel. There is one grand master suite and eight further suites.
The 18-man crew includes a Cruise Director, Dive Instructor, several chefs, stewards and expert therapists for treatments; all on hand to deliver a seamless experience and to ensure all needs are met.
With fine dining, unlimited water sports, on-board spa treatments, unforgettable diving and the chance to visit some of the world’s most beautiful heritage sites, Prana by Atzaro encapsulates a perfect unison between ancient craftsmanship and contemporary luxury.
The cuisine onboard, carefully created by the yacht’s chef, includes both Asian Fusion and Western dishes. Everything is made from the freshest, local ingredients and served by discreet staff alfresco under the stars or in the cool of the air-conditioned dining room or Robinson-Crusoe style, on powder white sandy beaches under shady parasols. After dinner you can relax at the open-air cinema or indulge in a pampering spa treatment. In the morning, as the wind catches the sails, take a yoga class on the topmost deck – sun salutations will never be the same again.
A voyage on Prana by Atzaro is a once in a lifetime experience.
Rates start at: $14,500 per night (the yacht sleeps up to 18 people).
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Prana by Atzaro Destinations
Komodo National Park
Get up close and personal with the world’s largest lizards in their untamed natural habitat, visit surreal pink beaches, watch spine-tingling sunsets and dive some of the world’s most pristine coral reefs. Three big islands form Komodo National Park: Komodo Island, Rinca Island and Padar Island, plus a few other islets. This area is a World Heritage Site with over 2,000 square kilometers of protected wildlife including roughly 5,700 Komodo dragons as well as wild boar, water buffalos, deer, horses, snakes, monkeys and the magnificent marine life under the waves.
This 11 day, 10 night trip will take you on a journey of a lifetime. Plunging savannahs, arid in the summer and bursting with life in the winter, deserted white and pink sand beaches, mountainous outcrops, ancient volcanoes, lakes, waterfalls and turquoise oceans teaming with marine life, the diving here is among the best in the world, with an incredible array of coral gardens, Manta Rays and turtles. while the East coast of Sumbawa for thrill-seekers, has fantastic snorkelling with Whale sharks.
Renowned for the untouched natural beauty of its 1500 islands, cays and shoals, Raja Ampat offers our guests one of the most remote destinations on the planet. Here you can cross the equator with giant manta rays, explore prehistoric caves, visit primordial tribes, kayak around virgin coastlines and discover dive sites famed for having the most species recorded in one spot. Raja Ampat translates as the ‘Four Kings’ and is located off the northwest tip of the Bird’s Head Peninsula on the island of New Guinea. This region embraces over 1500 small islands surrounding the four main islands of Misool, Salawati, Batanta, and Waigeo.
The Spice Islands
The Spice islands or Banda islands or Maluku islands Indonesia are an east Indonesian archipelago comprising two provinces, Maluku and North Maluku. They’re known for their volcanoes and palm-lined beaches. Gasp at the rich colonial architecture of Banda Besar, hike Mount Api, race the locals in their boats, spot whales and dolphins and dive pristine coral reefs thronging with marine life. The Spice islands region of Indonesia is the stuff of legend and features in many traditional and modern books, stories and songs. There are perfect sunrises in front of the volcano and mellow sunsets with cocktails served on snowy white beaches framed by untouched rainforest. There are as many enchantments below the water as there are above and vast shelves of coral plummet into the deep blue ocean providing one of the most biodiverse seascapes in the world.
One can currently travel to Indonesia on a paid-for visa available through the local government website. A negative PCR test certificate is needed to fly to Indonesia and upon arrival. Full opening without a paid-for visa is expected in January 2021.
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