Alila Purnama

The Vessel

Rates from 14,000USD for a 6 nights' cruise for 2 persons
Comprising three decks and five well-appointed suites, this 46-metre long vessel was built in the traditional style of a Phinisi, as was once used by the Bugis seafarers from south Sulawesi in Indonesia. Featuring modern comforts including complimentary Wi-Fi and a fully licensed Padi dive centre, Alila Purnama offers both fixed departure date cruises, and private charters.

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• 24h Reception
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• Laundry
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Sriwijaya Master Suite

Experience true indulgence in the Sriwijaya Master Suite, expansively designed with large, wraparound windows offering 180-degree views of the ever-changing landscape. Its bathroom features a shower, bathtub, two washbasins and an enclosed separate toilet, while a private balcony and large sundeck with daybed and deckchairs provide the ultimate space for relaxation.

Cirebon Suite

Rest with your head in the clouds in the Cirebon Suite, adorned with authentic ‘Mega Mendung’ batik, whose distinctive cloud-like motifs in shades of blue put you in mind of the sea and the sky.

Bali Suite

Inspired by Indonesia’s rich heritage and furnished with sumptuous comfort in mind, the Bali Suite is decorated with textiles and arts fashioned from Bali.

Madura Suite

The Madura Suite is a haven of elegant charm and luxurious comfort, furnished with richly coloured textiles and art reflecting the traditions of Madura Island.

Jawa Suite

Sleep like royalty in the elegantly furnished Jawa Suite, whose decor evokes the noble splendour of ancient Javanese courts and kingdoms.

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Cruising Areas: Eastern Indonesia (Komodo, Flores, Raja Ampat)
Length: 46m
Beam: 10m
Number of Cabins: 5 (1 master Suite + 4 standard Suites)
Annual Docking: 30 March to 2 May 2015
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Limited editions on Alila Purnama

In addition to private charter, voyage for two persons sharing the same suite are available on Alila Purnama to explore Komodo, or Bali-Lombok, or Raja Ampat for 6-night cruises.
One cruise each month can be booked here via dream@secret-retreats.com.
Still not sure where to go?
  • 70% of the world’s total number of coral species is said to be found in the amazing underwater world of Raja Ampat, which is home to the world's most bio-diverse marine region, an underwater shangri-la for diving enthusiasts and marine biologists.
  • Komodo National Park, between the islands of Sumbawa and Flores is a World Heritage site 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.

An insider's guide to Indonesia's hot spot for diving
Alila Purnama Captain Mario tells it all



An accomplished kite surfer, surfer and diver, Alila Purnama's Captain Mario Gonzalez has cumulated extensive knowledge of the best dive sites in Indonesia and West Papua in his years of sailing the Indonesian waters. From night diving with Eupalette sharks in Raja Ampat to driftdiving with schools of snappers and jack fish in the Komodo Islands, Mario shares with us, the ultimate insider’s guide to the best diving in Indonesia.

GILI SELANG, BALI
Gili Selang is located in the south side of Amed, on the east coast of Bali, famous for its hard and soft underwater coral just below the water’s surface. Gili Selang is one of the most challenging sites in Bali but excellent for experienced divers that are keen to see pelagic fish. With a visibility of 20-25m and water temperature between 20-30°C, divers can expect to see yellow margin morays, schooling big-eyed giant trevally, cuttlefish and pygmy seahorses on the gorgonian sea fans.

SHOTGUN, GILI LAWA LAUT, KOMODO
"Shotgun" as the locals call it, is an intense and high adrenaline dive, perfect for drift diving, with amazing changes of scenery between Gili Lawa Darat and Gili Lawa Laut, north of Komodo. Named the "Cauldron" because of the bowl shaped drop off, along the eastern end of the site, the name "Shotgun" refers to the currents that can reach peaks of 10 knots as the water squeezes into the narrow space between both islands. The currents bring the micro-organisms from deep waters, feeding the small fish, which in turn creates the perfect hunting ground for the big-fish: black and white tip sharks, giant trevallies, schools of snappers, and jack fish, fusiliers fish and even mantas and dolphins.

NIGHT DIVE IN THE WAIGEO PEARL FARM, RAJA AMPAT
The water comes alive at night allowing divers to see the ocean from a totally different perspective. Some coral reefs can’t be seen in daylight, it’s only when darkness descends that they appear. The Orange Tube Corals glow orange in darkness and the Sea Pens look like little brown furry leaves. Night diving in Waigeo is extraordinary as divers will see creatures rarely encountered anywhere else in the world, including the Eupalette shark, which is brown with dark spots and prefers to walk with its fins rather than swim. Divers are also guaranteed to spot wobbegong sharks, blue ring octopus, toadfish and crocodile fish in almost every dive.

CASTLE ROCK, GILI LAWA LAUT, KOMODO
Divers will always see wild dolphins, white, black and silver tip sharks, Napoleon Wrasses with schools of jack fish, groupers and barracuda, to joining them for a swim. Castle Rock is northeast of Komodo Island, located close to Crystal Rock. The beauty of marine life in this area is remarkable and the coral slope is simply beautiful. Due to the strong currents, this dive should always be performed in slack tide and divers should never go deeper than 20 or 25 metres.

KRI, RAJA AMPAT, WEST PAPUA
Kri Reef has secured a place in the Guinness Book of World Records thanks to the 374 types of marine life that can be found here, including barracuda, turtles, tuna, groups of giant trevally and large schools of bumphead parrot fish – divers can even see them crushing the corals with their huge teeth. Here, divers will find the healthiest coral reefs in the world and if lucky will witness sweet-lips hordes in tens as they pass by. To have the best possible dive, stay deep in this location to avoid strong surface currents.



 

TIME & WEATHER

Current Temperature

31° C

Current Weather

Local Time

6:18 pm

Cabin Cruises

Individual Cabin Cruises

1 or 2 Nights' Cabin Cruises around Bali

Between May and July, you have a chance to sail around Bali. Explore Nusa Lembongan, Nusa Penida and North Bali onboard the beautiful vessel.
Rates start at 2,688USD net per cabin for 2 persons.

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New! Ambon Expedition

Cloaked in tropical rainforest, Ambon Island is a fertile, mountainous island that lies off the southwest coast of Seram Island on the north side of the Banda Sea. It is part of a chain of volcanic islands on the northern side of the world famous Banda Islands – a region of Indonesia that is the subject of many books, stories and songs. For a long time the Banda Islands were renowned for their richness and their strategic position for the spice trade. Today they are well known not only for their history but also for their breathtaking landscape, incredible marine life and astonishing coral reef. With their mix of history and natural beauty, these islands are the perfect place to enjoy diving, snorkeling, beach barbecues and sightseeing – a remarkable setting for unforgettable moments.

Travel Dates: 29 September – 09 October and 13 – 20 October 2015
Rates from 18,800USD for 2 persons for 6 nights (all inclusive)

Komodo Expedition

Alila Purnama’s voyage to Komodo Island is a 6-night adventure, sailing the Flores Seas, commencing Saturdays to Fridays. Guests fly direct from the tropical island of Balito Labuan Bajo, to board the vessel and start sailing via Rinca Island, where Komodo dragons reside, to east Sumbawa in the Flores Sea. When not being mesmerized underwater, guests may choose to relax & picnic on golden sandy beaches, enjoying a chilled glass of champagne or explore island life, taking a walk through villages or tropical rainforests, glimpsing beautiful birds of paradise in their natural habitat.

Travel Dates: 16 May 2015 – 25 September 2015, 14 May 2016 – 23 September 2016

Rates from 14,000USD for 2 persons for 6 nights (all inclusive)

Raja Ampat Expedition

The Raja Ampat expedition sets off from Sorong, taking guests on an amazing sea and island-hopping adventure, winding a course past several of the Raja Ampat islands including Gam, Miskon and Yangello. Along the way, guests will encounter some of the most pristine dives sites, with the opportunity to dive by day and by night in calm blue waters adorned with beautiful coral reefs and teeming with diverse marine life-wobbegong sharks, manta and eagle rays, schools of barracuda, to name a few.

Travel Dates: 21 November 2015 – 18 March 2016, 19 November 2016 – 17 March 2017

Rates from 16,000USD for 2 persons for 6 nights (all inclusive)
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