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We re­port on the stun­ning wine din­ner at Basque – Bar de Tapas that saw in­ter­na­tion­ally ac­claimed wine­maker Mar­qués de Ris­cal and In­done­sia's culi­nary su­per­star chef Man­dif Warokka join tal­ents. We check out the stun­ning new ocean-go­ing Ras­cal, a lux­u­ri­ous way to tour In­done­sia's wa­ters; and ex­plore the fun pas­times of­fered by Padma Re­sort Ubud, from jun­gle trekking to cook­ing with Chef Ke­tut Sumerta, Ba­li­nese lan­guage lessons and pri­vate yoga ses­sions.

Anew stylish, re­fined way of ex­plor­ing the seas of In­done­sia in com­plete lux­ury has dis­cern­ing trav­ellers keen to carve time out of their sched­ules to ex­plore, play and chill as they cruise the ar­chi­pel­ago.

Ras­cal, a 31m iron­wood and teak tra­di­tional Phinisi built to ex­act­ing stan­dards by boat mas­ters in Konjo, South Su­lawesi, un­der the ea­gle eye of co-owner Erik Bar­reto and fit­ted out with cut­tingedge boat­ing tech­nol­ogy and Hamp­tonchic com­fort is now avail­able for pri­vate char­ters with be­spoke itin­er­ar­ies de­signed by su­per­star Cruise Di­rec­tor Gaz Phillips.

Sail wher­ever you choose among In­done­sia's thou­sands of un­der­ex­plored and renowned is­lands and revel in the jour­ney as much as the des­ti­na­tion. The out­stand­ing hospi­tal­ity on board Ras­cal is backed up by su­perla­tive train­ing from renowned ex­perts and ex­tends from the highly ex­pe­ri­enced crew to the per­sonal chefs and trained bar­tenders.

De­signed to em­u­late a lux­ury float­ing villa, all five spa­cious cab­ins are above deck with high ceil­ings, en-suite bath­room, state-of-the-art au­dio­vi­sual sys­tems and pri­vate ter­race and there are am­ple spa­ces to re­lax, sun­bathe or gaze at the night skies, in­clud­ing the 119 sq.m. roof deck. On-board ac­tiv­i­ties are pro­vided by the world's surf­ing, snorkelling and div­ing elite, long-time en­thu­si­asts of mak­ing the most of life on and un­der the wa­ter.

Kick off your shoes and cre­ate your own unique In­done­sian ad­ven­ture as you re­lax safe in the ex­pert care of Ras­cal's ex­pe­ri­enced team.

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