The Alila Purnama is a luxury wooden Phinisi sailing boat, taking guests on customized voyages of discovery throughout the stunning, undiscovered waters of the Indonesian Archipelago, including Raja Ampat and Komodo.
At a Glance
A stunning luxurious vessel operating expeditions to the little known corners of the Indonesian Archipelago
Superb facilities onboard, including a fully equipped PADI dive operation
Four beautifully appointed suites with no luxury spared
Enjoy spa treatments on board following a day of diving amidst some of the most magical underwater landscapes on earth
Expeditions allow you to encounter native tribes and ancient reptiles that seem unchanged since the time of the dinosaurs
Meet our specialists
Call us on (858) 523-9000 to start planning your vacation to Alila Purnama or take a look at our itineraries to Komodo and Flores
The 46-meter long Alila Purnama consists of three decks and has been built by hand in the traditional style of a Phinisi, as used by the Bugis seafarers from south Sulawesi in Indonesia. In keeping with Alila’s emphasis on style and sustainability, the furniture throughout the boat is custom-made from teak, rattan and other locally sourced materials from Indonesia.
Between December and March, the Alila Purnama operates several expeditions to explore the magical waters of Raja Ampat. Raja Ampat translated means “four kings”, referring to the islands Salawati, Batanta, Waigeo and Misool. These are in turn surrounded by a myriad of amazing, untouched smaller isles with picture postcard beaches and sheer, ragged limestone cliffs. 70% of the world’ s total number of coral species is said to be found in the amazing underwater world of Raja Ampat . This area is home to the world' s most bio-diverse marine region, an underwater shangri-la for diving enthusiasts and marine biologists. Above the water, kayak in secret bays enclosed by jagged limestone pinnacles covered with orchids and tropical vegetation. The Alila excursion combines well a visit to the Dani people of the Grand Baliem Valley of Papua Guinea.
From April to November, the expedition changes course for the mythical island of Komodo. Komodo National Park is located in the center of the Indonesian archipelago between the islands of Sumbawa and Flores. This spectacular national park contains hundreds of unique species such as wild boar, water buffalo, deer, monkeys and the infamous Komodo Dragons. The Komodo Dragon is the largest land-dwelling reptile in the world (the largest found was 3.13 meters long and weighed 166kg). Their footprints are often seen along pink sandy beaches, or while hiking in the hills with knowledgeable park rangers. They stalk, ambush and devour wild deer, pigs, buffalo and even horses for sustenance. An encounter with one of these ancient reptiles is an unforgettable experience. The World Heritage site is also blessed with secluded beaches, amazing coral reefs and crystal clear water. The area has over 260 coral species and more than 1,000 species of fish, marine reptiles, dolphins, manta rays, turtles, whales and dugongs . Komodo is considered one of the best dive sites in the world - diving or snorkeling in this area will truly leave you with extraordinary memories.
Four well-appointed suites, all air-conditioned with queen size beds, en-suite bathrooms with shower, separate toilet, double wardrobes and writing desk. The Master Suite, expansively designed with large, wraparound windows offers 270-degree views of the ever-changing landscape. The bathroom features a shower, bathtub, two washbasins and an enclosed separate toilet, whilst a private balcony and large sundeck with a daybed and deckchairs provide the ultimate space for relaxation.
Guests can dine at leisure in the air-conditioned dining room or on the outdoor deck. Meals and an extensive list of non-alcoholic beverages are all-inclusive while alcoholic beverages including wines, beers and cocktails are available for an additional charge.
Development diving courses offered onboard range from Advanced Open Water Diver to over 16 specialties, including Enriched Air Nitrox, Deep, Peak Performance Buoyancy, Drift and Underwater Naturalist.
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, kayaking, fishing, snorkeling, visiting local islands and pearl farms, picnic lunches or BBQ dinners by the beach are among the many other pursuits on offer.
Onboard is a library, lounge, bar, indoor dining area seating up to 10 and plenty of space outside to unwind and enjoy the views . The vessel is also equipped with complimentary WiFi access, enabling guests to upload their trip photos on a daily basis.
The main outdoor deck has large over sized daybeds shaded by umbrellas – perfect for relaxing day or night and enjoying the fresh sea breezes . And with a spa therapist aboard the vessel, guests can succumb to the soothing pleasures of a signature Alila massage onboard or on a secluded, deserted beach.
Location & Directions
When to go
Straddling the equator, Indonesia tends to have a fairly even climate year-round. Rather than four seasons, Indonesia has two – wet and dry – and there are no extremes of temperature between winter and summer. Given the different climates throughout the archipelago, the vessel is able to operate different expeditions at different times of year. Between December and March, the Alila Purnama operates expeditions to explore the magical waters of Raja Ampat, and from April to November, the expedition changes course for the mythical island of Komodo.