As Bali’s leading luxury charter company we have pin pointed the best that the region has to offer a seafaring fantasy. Close to Bali are the stunning Lesser Sunda Island of Nusa Ceningan, Nusa Lembongan and Nusa Penida. There is nothing lesser or reduced about these islands apart from the number of people there. Nusa Penida’s Crystal Bay is a stunning white sand beach with perfect clear water and excellent snorkelling. Set up for a beach BBQ lunch on land and admire the mesmerising blue sea. From this truly idyllic place your party may well be the only people on the sand apart from the odd local. If you plan to visit more of the island be warned, this is a delightful off-the-beaten track place without the tourist facilities of Bali. The waters around Nusa Lembongan and Nusa Penida are loaded with about 250 species of coral and shimmering with 560species of reef fish creating a cosmic divers delight.
The critically endangered Olive Ridley Turtles maybe be seen as local conservation programmes ramp up to protect these wonderful creatures. Just 12kilometres of Badung Straight separates Nusa Lembongan from Bali. Observe from your lavish craft the low limestone cliffs and snorkel the surrounding reefs. Swim to the white sandy beaches. Nusa Lembongan is rapidly becoming one of the hippest hot spots for the beautiful people of Bali who want to get away from the tourist bustle and chill in the tropical zone. Throw a line and catch fish for our crew to cook. If you are up for a bit of daring, walk cross the suspension bridge that links Lembongan to Ceningan over a shallow estuary.
For those looking for hands on oceanic excitement, South Lombok is a perfect place for Indonesia’s Big Three: surfing, fishing and diving. This area has it all and in abundance. Kuta, like its namesake in Bali, is a mecca that attracts surfers from all over the world. South Lombok is a stunning maze of inlets and headlands with astoundingly private and pristine beaches that are best accessed by water. Given they are so hard to get to by land, they are left often overlooked by even the most dedicated surfers and divers. It is simply left for the water nymphs on private boats to explore these exceptional swells and fantastic fishing and diving opportunities.
Another phenomenal location is the Gili Islands – which simply means Small Island in the indigenous Sasak language. Gili Trawangan is the largest and most popular to visit for its excellent diving, abundant green, hawksbill and loggerhead turtles and neon blue corals. There is also a Japanese wreck for deep divers, a bio rock reef for environmentalists to marvel at and some fantastic muck diving sites for macro photographers. All this is a jump from your elegant sea temple. Drift diving is the norm and visibility is usually between 15-30 metres. When the swell is up off the south end of both Trawangan and Gill Air, locals and visitors launch into the reef breaks for some outstanding waves.
For the soft hearted animal lovers, a visit to the turtle sanctuary on Gilis Meno and Trawangan is a must to see the baby turtles and learn about these fascinating creatures. Long range trips to exotic destinations such as the remote and superbly traditional Flores and nearby Komodo are handled with local knowledge and care. Pulau can develop a long distance vacation trip to the ultramarine waters of Raja Ampat near New Guinea, which is now isolated but marked for its major tourist potential. This archipelago has more than 1,500 islands, cays and shoals surrounding the islands of Misool, Salawati, Batanta and Walgeo is best visited by sea and we have the means and understanding to stage such trips in luxurious safety.