Adelaar, Labuan Bajo Indonesia, Flores
Constructed in 1912 as a cargo ship in the Netherlands, this renovated luxury schooner allows guests to travel the sites of Indonesia’s Ring of Fire in style. The Adelaar is crewed by a professional staff of nine and it's an impressive high-end yacht experience offering groups or individuals the chance to explore the gorgeous coves and bays of Indonesia’s exotic tropical islands.
Book a cabin on one of the ten-day set itineraries that run between Bali and the island of Komodo throughout the year, offering a range of underwater and on land sites and scenes to explore. Alternatively, guests may privately charter the impressive Adelaar creating custom trip itineraries and lengths according to the expectations and wishes of the guests.
With one master suite and three guest staterooms, the Adelaar is one of the smaller boats on the circuit, offering a sleeping capacity of only eight guests, although there are sofa-beds in two of the staterooms where an additional two children may sleep. All bedrooms have marble en-suite bathrooms and are elegantly furnished in rich wooden panelling. Also found on the lower deck is a saloon area where guests can relax in luxurious comfort, perhaps reading a book from the onboard library
Above deck the dining room provides panoramic views over the coastlines, offering guests an a la carte menu of Western and Indonesian dishes. A comfortable seating area and table may also be found above deck under a canopy for shade.
Scuba diving tours are often a popular option, with the boat’s own dive master available to guide divers around the remarkable underwater worlds of Indonesia, particularly around Komodo National Park where both day and night time dives are available.
Luxury - Luxury hotels would have a superb level of service, very comfortable and usually spacious bedrooms, excellent food, great design and character. For us, when we visited, these places all had the 'wow factor'. A luxury hotel should satisfy the criteria of the most discerning clients.
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