Valentine’s Day may have come and gone. But, who says romance exists one day a year? You can still treat your sweetie to an unforgettable experience in the coming weeks. You can charter a most unusual 102-footer (31-meter), and in Indonesia, no less. Alexa claims to be the world’s only single-stateroom megayacht of her size.
As strange as it is, the single-stateroom setup aboard Alexa actually makes her ultra-attractive. After all, who wouldn’t want to have a whole yacht to him- or herself? Imagine yourself waking up in the king-size bed pictured above. The sun reveals the anchorage the crew sailed you to overnight. And what an anchorage it is. Alexa lets you discover several different destinations within Indonesia. Consider the coral reefs of Raja Ampat. Then there are the volcanic islands of Komodo National Park. The yacht also frequents the bio-diverse Wakatobi National Park and the wild Alor Archipelago.
No matter where you go, chances are your yacht will be the only one there. “Beyond the reach of traditional travel, Alexa will take you to forgotten islands where you can be totally alone,” says Nikko Karki, her charter broker.
If you dive, Alexa has all the gear you need, along with an instructor. Furthermore, a “cruise director” is aboard full time, knowledgeable about life above and below the water in each area. Do take time to indulge in massages, too, with the full-time masseuse. Ask the crew to arrange a beachside picnic lunch. At night, enjoy your favorite romantic flick on deck (below).
Above all, enjoy the overall atmosphere aboard Alexa. She’s designed like a traditional phinisi, which is an Indonesia sailing vessel. In keeping with that heritage, she features silk rugs and sculptures from the region amid her decks. Plenty of aged teak combines with stainless steel and tinted glass for a contemporary decor, too.
Alexa is available for charter through Indo Yachts.