Cars / Yachts

Alila Hotels to launch a luxury wooden Phinisi boat

Alila Hotels & Resorts, the boutique resort company with properties in Bali and India, plans to launch its own luxury wooden sail boat, the Alila Purnama.

Oct 09, 2012 | By AFPRelaxnews

Alila Purnama

Alila Hotels & Resorts, the boutique resort company with properties in Bali and India, is planning to launch its own luxury wooden sail boat.

The boat will make its inaugural voyage on Dec. 15. from Raja Ampat in Indonesia’s West Papua province and will take guests around the Indonesian islands.

The sailing journey will be part of a 10-day vacation package priced at $62,000, which will include a three-night stay at the group’s villas in Uluwatu and Soori.

The sailing boat, christened Alila Purnama, which means ‘The Full Moon’ in Indonesian, will have a crew of 16 and can accommodate up to 10 guests.

The boat, a traditional Phinisi Indonesian two-mast sailing boat, is 46 meters long and consists of three decks. The furniture on board the ship will be custom-made from teak, rattan and other locally sourced materials from Indonesia.

Alila Purnama master suite

The Alila Purnama will have four air-conditioned cabins, each with queen-sized beds and ensuite bathrooms. There is also a master suite, featuring large wraparound windows with panoramic views of the sea.

The luxury vessel will also feature a library, lounge, bar, an indoor dining area that can seat up to 12, and oversized daybeds in the main outdoor deck. The vessel will also offer free wifi.

The luxury sailboat also has its own fully licensed PADI dive center, including equipment for kayaking, surfing, fishing and snorkelling.

The Alila chain of hotels operates a group of hotels and resorts in Southeast Asia, including China. The group, which launched its Chinese website on Monday, is looking to open its first three villa properties in China over the next three years.

Alila Purnama boat lounge

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