Southeast Asia is home to some of the most beautiful and pristine beaches in the world, and the very best way to experience them is from the calm waters of the South Pacific ocean. From the reefs of the Raja Ampat archipelago to the pink beaches of Komodo national park, from the majestic Langkawi archipelago in Malaysia to lively Phuket, Thailand, the very best sights of Asia can be experienced from the water.
Experience the pinnacle of luxury aboard a private yacht cruise and journey from destination to destination in the utmost comfort. The diversity of culture that can be seen on a cruise in Southeast Asia is unlike anything else in the world, hopping from island to island and experiencing different traditions and practices on each. The marine leisure industry is constantly growing in Southeast Asia, as it represents one of the premier destinations for luxury travel on the water. Post-COVID, destinations are reopening and yachting is poised for rapid expansion in the next year. At Asia Bespoke Tours, we offer customized luxury experiences for our clients to allow them the very best experience in leisure or business travel that yachting can offer. There is no better time to cruise through Asia than now, and no national or international destination management company can match the service of Asia Bespoke.
Some of the most wondrous attractions of Southeast Asia are perfect to visit from the water, with wondrous sights and experiences throughout the region. The natural wonders of the region are unmatched, and many of the greatest adventures and encounters are only possible by boat. Some of our favorites from around Southeast Asia include:
Flores Island and Komodo National Park – Indonesia – As well as being the only home of the primordial Komodo dragon, the largest lizard in the world, Komodo National Park also boasts crystal-clear waters and reefs perfect for diving, as well as unique pink sand beaches. Just off the coast of Flores island and Komodo National Park also lies Manta Point, the best place in the world to see the majestic Manta Ray, the largest ray in the world, in its natural habitat. These wonders can only be accessed by boat and are perfect for luxury yacht tours.
Raja Ampat Archipelago – Indonesia – Sitting atop the equator and forming the heart of the storied Coral Triangle of reefs, the archipelago boasts more than 1,700 species of reef fish, as well as endangered and rare marine mammals, making some of the best diving in the world. There is no better way to experience the wonders of this natural marvel, for divers and non-divers alike, than on a private cruise.
Alor Archipelago – Indonesia – The volcanic islands of the Alor archipelago are some of the most beautiful and pristine volcano-formed islands in the world. With twenty islands and fifty dive spots to explore, along with diverse culture, the Alor archipelago is a hidden Indonesian gem ripe for travelers of all tastes to discover.
Spice Islands – Indonesia – Famous for their colonial history and spices, the Maluku islands of Indonesia offer deep-sea and shallow reefs, along with unique flora and fauna. These tiny islands are ideally accessed from the sea and are perfect for exploration both above and below the emerald waters.
The Islands of Thailand – The world-famous beaches of Phuket are an ideal place to visit on a luxury yachting cruise, boasting pristine white sand and sparkling waters. For snorkeling, diving, jet-skiing, parasailing, and more, the best way to experience Phuket is through a private, serene yachting experience. In addition, the largest in an archipelago of more than 80 islands that includes the Ang Thong National Marine Park, Koh Samui is an easy trip by boat to stunning scenery. For watersports, yoga instruction, Muay Thai training, scuba diving, and even golf, Koh Samui is an ideal destination for travelers of any taste. Lastly, Thailand also has smaller islands including Phi Phi Island, James Bond Island, Phang Nga Bay and National Park that have unbelievable natural sites that will leave you speechless.
Langkawi Archipelago – Malaysia – Alluring and idyllic in its natural beauty, majestic and spectacular in its cultural heritage, the Langkawi archipelago was the first landmass in Southeast Asia to be formed, and today consists of forest-covered mountains and hills along with limestone ridges and stunning beaches.
Maldives – The tiny nation of the Maldives consists of over 1,000 islands in the Indian Ocean, and can only be fully explored by boat or sea plane. One of the most pristine destinations in the world, the beaches and reefs of the Maldives are perfect for exploration and relaxation alike.
At Asia Bespoke Tours, we develop customized travel packages to any destination in order to get the very best out of your visit.
Across Southeast Asia, travelers have the opportunity to combine Luxury Cruising with Luxury Hideaways or Escapes, including boutique hotels and resorts. Across iconic destinations like Bali, Lombok, Sumba, Koh Samui, Krabi, Langkawi, Bawah Reserve and of course in the Maldives, luxury travelers are able to combine cruise and hotel stays all while exploring what these destinations have to offer.
Below are a few luxury cruises that Asia Bespoke Tours has connections, packages and partnerships with.
Mutiara Laut – Offering stops in Komodo, Papua, Raja Ampat, Ambon, Lost Island, Flores, West Timor, Kalimantan, Sulawesi, Maluku, and Sumatra, the Mutiara Laut customizes voyages to your specifications. With seven spacious cabins, including VIP cabin, private chefs, onboard spa treatments, and adventures in watersports and diving, there is something for everyone.
Prana by Atzaro – Cruise the Spice Islands, Komodo National Park, and the Raja Ampat Archipelago aboard the largest traditional Phinisi yacht in the world. With nine luxury suites, this cruise also offers cultural discovery and world-class diving, along with fine dining and onboard spa.
Aqua Blue – With a grand legacy as the former British Naval Explorer HMS Beagle and later as the private yacht of a European aristocratic family, Aqua Blu is steeped in maritime history. The fifteen-suite ship is the ideal way to cruise the natural wonders of Indonesia in complete luxury in the vast indoor and outdoor spaces, including onboard spa.
Douc France – Perfectly equipped for charter worldwide to discover the world’s most
beautiful and unspoiled places whilst submerged in the highest standards of luxury
in the yachting industry, the Douce France is the largest schooner catamaran in the world. With fine dining, watersports, and spacious decks, this ship is the pinnacle of comfort.
Ocean Pearl – One of the newest ships available, the Ocean Pearl was constructed in 2010 with five cabins fitted to the highest standards of luxury. Watersports abound, with jet ski, waterski, wakeboards, canoes, fishing and snorkeling – and unique at-anchor stabilizers provide the highest degree of comfort for guests to explore Thailand from the water.
Ocean Emerald – Glide in style to your dream destination where you can customize your journey at every turn; from exploring remote islands and diving in the sparkling waters across Southeast Asia, to Michelin star dining onboard and sunset yoga on white sandy beaches. The flawless elegance of the Ocean Emerald is perfect for any traveler.
Alexa – Reviving the art of traditional boat building and integrating sustainability and modern technologies, Alexa’s classical wooden vessels are bringing the yachting experience to a new level of luxury. Designed for just two passengers, Alexa cruises are the ultimate romantic getaway to explore the islands of Indonesia or the Maldives.
Amandira – Explore the realm of the Komodo dragons, the storied Spice Islands, and the underwater kingdoms of Raja Ampat and the Flores Sea, all from the decks of Aman’s custom-made expedition vessel. Fully staffed and yours to command, the cruiser takes you on a journey to rarely seen wonders, with every detail tailored to personal preference.
Alila Purnama – Handcrafted in the traditional style of an Indonesian Phinisi, Alila Purnama consists of three decks, 4 double deluxe suites and 1 master suite with a private deck, large wraparound windows offering 180-degree views of the incredible landscape. Adventures for divers of all skill levels are complemented by onboard spa and fine dining.
Oracle – A custom built phinisi style yacht launching in spring 2019, Oracle was carefully designed to evoke Indonesian heritage with locally sourced wood and traditional boatbuilding methods. Oracle is ideal for couples or small families, geared towards outdoor living at its finest while reaffirming a commitment to sustainable and conscious tourism.
Yachting for MICE Travel
In addition to spectacular leisure cruises, charter yachts are perfect for corporate retreats of any size, allowing privacy and comfort for employees to work more closely together on projects both within and outside the scope of business. Changing the environment, incorporating new activities, and lowering stress allows employees to think more freely than within the office, and can lead to creative problem-solving and innovative ideas. The serenity and luxury of a yacht provide this unique environment, and is an ideal opportunity for MICE travelers.
Our destination management experts at Asia Bespoke Tours provide incomparable expertise and service through complete packages to get your yachting experience started sooner and with less hassle than any other option, including VIP and fast track services at airports and even day excursions to experience local scenery and culture. We also develop customized travel packages to suit your every need and get the very best out of your stay.
In 2022 and 2023, the best way to experience Southeast Asia is by yacht, and there is no service offered that can match our team at Asia Bespoke. To learn more about the custom luxury experiences offered by our expert destination management team, contact us or reach out directly today:
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