Friday, February 8th, 2019

Cruising Raja Ampat

View from the top of one of the Wayag Islands

Prana by Atzaro is a spectacular newly built 55 metre phinisi styled superyacht that was launched in the summer of 2018 and now sails the waters of Indonesia.

We joined her in the port of Sorong and sailed for seven heavenly days on board cruising the islands of Raja Ampat

Owned by the Atzaro Group, whose other ventures include a luxury hotel in Ibiza her savvy owners have taken great care over both the yacht’s interior and exterior details.

Wellness is a key element to Prana’s ethos; with its own yoga deck, and two spa therapists to administer treatments on deck, in-room or inside the peaceful Atelier de Beauté, using Anne Sémonin products.

Great Accommodation

Prana is a sensational choice for a large group of family or friends and features eight lavish, air-conditioned cabins accommodating up to 16 guests. On the upper deck behind the bridge guests will find the sumptuous Batavia master suite, with its super king- size bed, double wardrobe, lounge and writing desk. Huge wrap around floor to ceiling windows open out on to its own spacious 20m2 private deck overlooking the stern.  The en suite bathroom features a double rain shower and twin vanities.

The Batavia Suite

Also located on the same upper deck is the 37m2 Uluwatu VIP suite we occupied with its super king-size bed, dramatically large windows on both sides and an en suite bathroom.  We were very comfortable living here

Below decks; four more double suites cabins feature private en suite bathrooms, mini fridges, Smart TV and sound systems although quite what the TVs are used for none of ever found out!

On the main deck, there is a vast open plan saloon with an impressive dining table for entertaining, where Fauzi our chef served Western and Asian fusion dishes with fresh local ingredients, paired with fine wines from the extensive cellar selection.

Yoga Deck

Outside, there is a yoga deck on the highest level (which can also be converted into a cinema under the stars) and oversize sun loungers on the upper deck to catch the ocean breeze.

On the main foredeck, guests will find ample space dotted with large daybeds and alfresco dining.

Elsewhere onboard, there is also a spa area and a water sports deck equipped for diving, snorkelling, kayaking, paddle boarding, water-skiing and wake boarding.

Under the command of Captain Andi Bahar, Prana carries an experienced local crew of 17 including two chefs, two masseuses and a European cruise director.

A suite on Prana by Atzaro (pranabyatzaro.com) costs from US$1,120 a night. Charters cost from US$12,500 a day, inclusive of meals, local beer, soft drinks, one spa treatment, transfers from airport to yacht, and all activities.

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