Alila Purnama is one of the most luxurious liveaboard Phinisi ships in Asia, it providing ultra-modern and relaxing dive trips all around Indonesia, it can only accommodate up to 10 guests.

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The Boat

Alila Purnama translated as “Full Moon”, is a luxurious liveaboard Phinisi ship custom-made from teak, rattan and other locally sourced materials from Indonesia, it 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, measuring 46-metre-long, 10-meter-wide, with 650HP MAN engines, it cruises at 10 knots per hour.

Alila Purnama's onboard facilities is to ensure boundless space for guests to unwind and relax in luxury. There is a library, lounge, bar, indoor dining area seating up to 10 persons and plenty of space outside to unwind and enjoy the views. The boat is also equipped with satellite WiFi access, enabling guests to upload their trip photos on a daily basis.

Guests are able to dine at leisure in the air- conditioned dining room or on the outdoor deck. Meals and an extensive list of non-alcohoolic beverages are all-inclusive while alcoholic beverages including wines, beers and cocktails are available for an additional charge.

The main outdoor deck has large oversized daybeds shaded by umbrellas – perfect for relaxing day or night and enjoying the fresh sea breezes. With a spa therapist aboard the vessel, guests can succumb to the soothing pleasures of a signature Alila massage onboard or on a nearby beach to benefits in the appearance, the spirit and overall sense of wellbeing.

Alila Purnama has its own fully licensed PADI dive centre catering to qualified divers. Development courses offered onboard range from Advanced Open Water Diver to over 16 specialties courses. 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, yoga, snorkeling, sea kayaking, stand up paddle boards, visiting local islands and pearl farms, a picnic lunch or BBQ dinner on the beach... are among the many other pursuits on offer.


Cabins

Alila Purnama has 5 elegant, ultra-modern guest cabins, it can only accommodate 10 guests per trip:

All cabins provide Spa Alila amenities that include sunblock, after-sun cooling gel, mosquito repellent and face spritzer, shampoo, shower gel, hair conditioner etc.

1 Master Suite - Sriwijaya :
Located on the upper deck, room size: 29.8sqm, this cabin comes with a queen size double bed, a private balcony and large sundeck with daybed and deckchairs, 180 degree wrap around windows, mini bar with fridge, coffee machine, audio and visual systems, air conditioner, large double wardrobes. Its ensuite bathroomo features a shower, bathtub, two washbasins and an enclosed separate toilet.

2 Deluxe Suites - Cirebon & Madura :
Located on the lower deck, room size: 17.8sqm, each cabin comes with one queen size double bed or two single beds side by side, a writing desk, audio systems, air conditioner, separate shower and toilet, and two portholes (openable).

2 Deluxe Suites - Bali & Jawa :
Located on the lower deck, room size: 16.9sqm, each cabin comes with one queen size double bed, a writing desk, audio systems, air conditioner, separate shower and toilet, and two portholes (openable).


Diving

  • 3 dives per day + alternating additional night dives.

  • No dive provided on the day of arrival and departure.

  • 2 dives will be provided on the day before departure.

  • All diving will provide experienced guide to lead the dive.


Other Informations

  • Nitrox:Available with additional charge
  • 15L Tanks:Available with additional charge
  • REBREATHER Dive:Not available at the moment
  • Technical Dive:Not available at the moment
  • Dive Equipment Rental:Available free of charge for divers
  • Dive insurance:Divers must have valid dive insurance
  • Wi-Fi Internet : Available free of charge for guests
  • Laundry Service:Available with additional charge
  • Massage Service:Available with additional charge
  • Payment on board:Cash (USD/EUR/IDR) or credit card
  • Crew Number:16 - 18 persons, include 1 - 2 dive guides

Itineraries

Raja Ampat Expedition - 7D/6N

January - March & November - March

Day 1 : You will meet by the Alila Purnama crew at Sorong airport, then transferred by car and speedboat to the vessel. The cruise director will familiarise you with the vessel and its safety procedures, then we cast off and cruise into the Dampier Strait, we will stop at Kri Island, you can begin immediately with an afternoon check dive, we will then cruise until Gam Island giving you plenty of time to ease into life onboard.

Day 2 : After breakfast you will dive in Gam Island, or you can stay onboard and luxuriate with a pampering spa treatment. During the afternoon we will explore the other side of Gam Island, by the evening we will set sail northwaards, cruising through the night and crossing the Equator.

Day 3 : Wake up in the Northern Hemisphere - Wayag Island. You can pick from an array of different activities, in the evening, our crew will prepare a BBQ on the beach then we will set sail southwards.

Day 4 : Today begins in Sel Pele Bay located on the western side of Waigeo Island, aside diving, we will have the chance to visit the Atlas South Sea Pearl Farm in the island's Aljuy Bay.

Day 5 : You will wake up at Jef Fam Island, enjoying diving all day, in the afternoon the crew will whisk you off in the speedboat for an exciting cruise around the island.

Day 6 : Today we will discover the Mansuar Island, visiting manta rays.. in the afternoon the crew will escort you on shore to visit a local village, in the evening, we will begin to cruise towards Sorong.

Day 7 : After a leisurely breakfast, the crew will escort you until Sorong airport.


Cendrawasih Bay - 7D/6N

April - June

Day 1 : Arrive Manokwari, transffered by car and speedboat to the vessel.
Day 2 : We will visit Biak Island, wreck diving day !
Day 3 : Visit Purup Island - diving all day!
Day 4 : Visit the area of Kwatisore, home to the Majestic Whale Sharks and Blue Shark.
Day 5 : Visit Ripon Island, meet big Whales, dugongs, reef sharks and shooling fishes.
Day 6 : Visit Wairundi Island, see the abundance of soft corals and hard corals, marco dive!
Day 7 : After a leisurely breakfast, the crew will escort you until Manokwari airport.


Komodo Island Expedition - 7D/6N

June - September

Day 1 : You will meet by the Alila Purnama crew at Labuan Bajo airport, then transferred by car and speedboat to the vessel. The cruise director will familiarise you with the vessel and its safety procedures, then we set sail for Sabalon Island, during the night boat will anchor at Gililawa Laut.

Day 2 : We will diving all day in the northern islands - Gililawa Laut with mantas, dolphins..

Day 3 : Wake up in Banta Island. You can pick from an array of different activities.

Day 4 : In the morning, we will go to visit the Komodo Gragons, then take a walk around the park guided by experienced rangers. Later in the morning, we will sail to a world famous Pink Beach, where you can spend the rest of the day in the water or relaxing on the beach.

Day 5 : You will wake up at Padar Island, enjoying diving all day.

Day 6 : Today we will discover the Batu Muncul, where you can laze away the day at your leisure, superb for diving and snorkelling. End of the day with an unforgettable BBQ under the star.

Day 7 : In the morning, we will set sail for Labuan Bajo, afater breakfast, you will be transferred to Labaun Bajo airport.


Banda Sea - 11D/10N

June & October

Maumere - Ambon or Ambon - Maumere :
Travel along the Nusa Tenggara Islands from Maumere to Ambon/ Ambon to Maumere. This incredible 10 night/ 11 day voyage sails across the Flores Sea to Banda Sea, famous for the significance during the spice trade. Visited areas: Ambon, Nusa Laut, Banda Neira, Nil Desperandum, Romang & Terbang, Wetar Islands, Alor Strait, Lembata Island, Komba Island, Maumere. Guests are able to unwind whilst being witness to the spectacular images of the vast volcanic region cloaked in tropical rainforest; the underwater scenery is just as beautiful with amazing diverse underwater life due to the volcanic chain in which lies both above and below the water’s surface.

Ambon - Raja Ampat or Raja Ampat - Ambon :
This expedition offers some of the most pristine conditions from the cooler waters south including schools or hammerhead sharks, giant trevally, whales and an abundance of schooling fish varieties. The trip will take you to some breathtaking locations including Nusa Laut, Koon, Misool and the Dampier Strait.

More

Destinations Raja Ampat, Komodo, Banda Sea, Cenderawasih Bay
Facilities Nitrox support, Camera station, Internet, Water Toys, Laundry, Massage or Spa, Fishing gear
Languages spoken English

Schedules & routes

Date Duration Destination Departure - Arrival Price
25/03/2019 to 30/03/2019 5 nights Manokwari - Manokwari From $7,078.00 Detail
13/04/2019 to 19/04/2019 6 nights Manokwari - Manokwari From $8,495.00 Detail
01/07/2019 to 07/07/2019 6 nights Komodo Labuan Bajo - Labuan Bajo From $8,065.00 Detail
26/08/2019 to 31/08/2019 5 nights Komodo Labuan Bajo - Labuan Bajo From $6,720.00 Detail
23/09/2019 to 26/09/2019 3 nights Komodo Labuan Bajo - Labuan Bajo From $4,030.00 Detail
18/11/2019 to 24/11/2019 6 nights Raja Ampat Sorong - Sorong From $8,495.00 Detail
08/12/2019 to 14/12/2019 6 nights Raja Ampat Sorong - Sorong From $8,495.00 Detail

Prices & conditions

Destination Duration Cabin Price
5 nights Suite From $7,078.00
5 nights Master Suite From $9,162.00
6 nights Suite From $8,495.00
6 nights Master Suite From $10,995.00
Komodo 3 nights Suite From $4,030.00
Komodo 3 nights Master Suite From $4,720.00
Komodo 5 nights Suite From $6,720.00
Komodo 5 nights Master Suite From $7,870.00
Komodo 6 nights Suite From $8,065.00
Komodo 6 nights Master Suite From $9,445.00
Raja Ampat 6 nights Suite From $8,495.00
Raja Ampat 6 nights Master Suite From $10,995.00

Included

  • Air tanks & weights & weight belts
  • Daily housekeeping service
  • Land transfer on arrival/depature date
  • All meals & complimentary beverages (water & tea & coffee)
  • Soft drinks in bottles and/or cans
  • Dive equipment rentals
  • Dive guide service
  • Fuel surcharge
  • Marine park fees/Port fees
  • Dinner on final evening
  • Land tour & Island visit
  • Boat accident insurance

Not included

  • Domestic flights
  • Alcoholic beverages (beer or/and wine)
  • Dive courses on board
  • Crew gratuity
  • Dive insurance
  • Travel insurance ( cancellation insurance)
  • Larger tank (15 L)
  • Nitrox fills

Useful information

Raja Ampat

Period : The diving season is year-round. Best diving season is December to March with the best overall visibility. Most liveaboards avoid Raja Ampat from mid July - mid September due to the likelihood of experiencing both strong winds / surface swells and rain.

Visa's : For most nationalities worldwide, a tourist entry visas valid for 30 days can be obtained on arrival at the first Indonesian airport for USD 25.00 in cash. These entry visas cannot be extended on arrival.

Climat : Raja Ampat lies on the equator and has a hot and humid tropical climate. The air temperature is fairly contant year round and can drop to 24°C overnight whilst the daytime maximum is 31°C. The average humidity is 83%.

Water : The water temperature is a fairly constant and warm 27°C - 29°C.

Clothing : Light airy clothes are ideal, can be cool with rain. Sun protection is a must.

Plugs : Type C Europlug, 230V @ 50Hz

Flights : The town of Sorong in West Papua is the main gateway to Raja Ampat. Sorong is mainly accessed via connections from Jakarta, Denpasar Bali and Makassar.

  • Airport taxes on departure are levied at every Indonesian airport. These taxes need to be paid cash in Indonesian Rupiah (IDR). The fees for domestic departures vary between IDR 20.000-40.000 per person. At international airports the charges are higher, between IDR 100.000-150.000 per person.
  • Please note that baggage allowance on any domestic flights ticketed separately may be limited to 15kg (33bs) per person only, and any additional weight will be subject to surcharges per kilo.

Currency : Official currency is the Indonesian Rupiah (IDR), Money-Exchanger can be found in most of the place. International ATM's are available (Visa/Masterd Card/Unionpay). Credit Cards not always accepted, Some fees may only be paid in cash.


Komodo

Period : Liveaboards run trips year round. May to October are usually the high season.

Visa's : For most nationalities worldwide, a tourist entry visas valid for 30 days can be obtained on arrival at the first Indonesian airport for USD 25.00 in cash. These entry visas cannot be extended on arrival.

Climat : Tropical South Equatorial climate. Wet from Jan to March, Dry from June to Nov. Average daily temperature range is 26° - 30°C (can be 35° to 38°C on land during trekking)

Water : Water temps vary from 24°C in the south of Komodo, to 29°C in the north most of the year

Clothing : Light airy clothes are ideal, winds can be brisk during the dry season of July - September.

Plugs : Type C Europlug, 230V @ 50Hz

Flights : Domestic flights to Labuan bajo is connect from Bali only.

  • Airport taxes on departure are levied at every Indonesian airport. These taxes need to be paid cash in Indonesian Rupiah (IDR). The fees for domestic departures vary between IDR 20.000-40.000 per person. At international airports the charges are higher, between IDR 100.000-150.000 per person.
  • Please note that baggage allowance on any domestic flights ticketed separately may be limited to 15kg (33bs) per person only, and any additional weight will be subject to surcharges per kilo.

Currency : Official currency is the Indonesian Rupiah (IDR), Money-Exchanger can be found in most of the place. International ATM's are available (Visa/Masterd Card/Unionpay). Credit Cards not always accepted, Some fees may only be paid in cash.

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