SAIL­ING ABOUT IN­DONE­SIA

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The world’s most bio­di­verse ma­rine ecosys­tem, Raja Am­pat, is where you’ll find pris­tine co­ral reefs and world-class dive sites like Cape Kri. A sev­en­day tour around its four main is­lands – which are sur­rounded by 1,500 wild isles with un­touched beaches – aboard the Ocean Pure pri­vate yacht is one way to ex­pe­ri­ence these.

The jour­ney starts at Sorong. Here, you can snorkel and pad­dle­board, while wait­ing for din­ner to be served. Day five will see you at Waigeo, where you can jump off the yacht and swim among a bloom of stin­g­less moon jel­ly­fish. And, be­fore you end your trip, you’ll sail to Batanta to find out more about its sus­tain­able fishing and pearling vil­lages.

Ocean Pure fits 10 guests and 12 crew mem­bers com­fort­ably, and is a show­case of phin­isi crafts­man­ship. (A phin­isi is a tra­di­tional sail­ing boat.) The en suite cab­ins are air-con­di­tioned and dec­o­rated with hand­crafted masks, brushes and Shi­bori tex­tiles.

MORE IN­FOR­MA­TION ON WWW. UL­TI­MATE- IN­DONE­SIAN-YACHTS. COM.

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