Between a city great and a paradise island, enjoy a phinisi small-ship cruise among Indonesia’s stunningly remote islands. You’ll start in Singapore, marvelling at its futurism and enjoying an included afternoon tea in its colonial icon – Raffles Hotel. Your island-hopping cruise will then bring you among white-sand beaches, Komodo dragons and world-class dive spots, with complimentary activities ranging from kayaking to snorkelling. Either side, you’ll be treated to luxury pool-villa stays on both Bali’s untouched west coast and in artsy, impossibly green Ubud. Expect spas and complimentary yoga in both, along with plenty of chance to explore the island’s temples, villages and beaches. It’s all knitted together by included flight hops and private transfers throughout.
Start in style with airport lounge access before your overnight flight.
On arrival into Singapore’s modern sleek, you’ll be met at the airport for an included private transfer to your chic hotel. Centrally located on the banks of Singapore River, this ultra-modern jewel has been converted from a 19th-century warehouse. You’ll have all of the city’s delights on your doorstep, from the great skyscrapers and “Supertrees” of Marina Bay to the hawker markets, glittering mosques and Chinese temples of its cultural enclaves.
With private transfers either side, we’ve also included al-fresco afternoon tea at Raffles Hotel – the city's colonial icon. It’s the perfect celebration of Singapore's Bicentennial, a full calendar of events, light shows and festivals that mark 200 years since Sir Stamford Raffles arrived on the island.
Your flight hop to Bali, bookended by private transfers, will see you to Ubud – the island’s green heart. Here, bright-green rice paddies, artists’ workshops and historic temples sit side by harmonious side. You’ll stay in one of its finest properties, in an elegant villa that comes complete with a four-poster bed and its very own private pool terrace.
You’ll also be treated to complimentary yoga, guided walks and spa access. The steam room and sauna are excellent. Don’t also miss out on Ubud’s historic Royal Palace, the nearby volcano hikes or visits to the local villages.
Flying to the remote island of Flores, included private transfers either side will see you aboard your luxury phinisi yacht. All billowing sails and teak decks, it’s delightfully intimate, featuring just four cabins served by ten staff – including housekeepers and a cruise director. The full-board dining is superb, from the beach barbecues to the on-deck dinners.
Your itinerary is entirely custom-built, showcasing off-the-beaten-track islands, white-sand beaches and world-class diving. And, alongside tropical fish and friendly reef sharks, you’ll focus on the coral-fringed island of Komodo and its magnificent dragons. With the use of the snorkelling and diving equipment – as well as the fishing gear and sea kayaks – you’ll enjoy included excursions throughout.
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner included
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You’ll end in style back on Bali, after an included flight and pair of private transfers. Your ultra-chic mountain villa is set on the island’s quiet, untouched west coast, featuring its own private infinity pool, butler service and fantastic views of the surrounding rice paddies. The spa and restaurants are excellent – as is the next-door black-sand beach. There’s a range of complimentary activities, from daily rice-terrace walks to yoga and tai-chi classes.
You might also want to explore the nearby artisan villages, 16th-century Hindu shrines and rural trails – ideal for hikes or cycle rides. Perhaps cap it all off with a cooking class.
After a last breakfast, a private transfer will see you to the airport for your flight back to the UK.
"This is the perfect blend of adventure and relaxation. Not only will you be treated to a luxury shared charter, but you'll spot unique wildlife both under and above the waters – either side of stays in two of Bali's finest properties. It's the chance to take in its tropical idyll between its beaches and jungled interior."
Low Season from: £8,295 pp
High Season from: £9,390 pp