Prana by Atzaró Indonesia: an experience of a lifetime, luxury on the ocean.
The Prana by Atzaró Indonesia is a phinisi boat and striking Bali yacht owned by the prestigious Atzaro Group, that brings people the opportunity of visiting incredible places you can only imagine. These phinisi boats and the places they explore represent the exquisite beauty of this world. The liveaboard Indonesia experience just might fit your idea of a perfect vacation, but it is not just an imaginary escape in your mind. For us, the crystal clear waters and unique islands of Raja Ampat were for a long time just a dream.
About a year ago, we decided to search the internet for the most striking charter yacht Indonesia on the planet, picked up a photo of the Prana by Atzaró phinisi boat, and glued it on our in-the-making large dream board.
Turning that idea and picture on our board into an actual real trip took some logistics, and that is when Fabrice Abbey made it come true. As a Holiday & Lifestyle Designer, he listened to all that we wanted from a holiday, worked his network, and made our vision for a lifetime vacation come true.
Speaking with Fabrice, one thing became evident to us. He could add the details that we needed to translate our dream into reality. From securing the charter, getting to know us as a group and as individuals, making sure all dietary requirements were met, and coordinating with the owners of Prana by Atzaró, Fabrice took care of all the details. Because let’s be clear here, the Prana by Atzaró is not just a yacht Indonesia; it is a once-in-a-lifetime experience from the beginning to the end!
The Prana by Atzaró Indonesia is an impressive 9,600 square feet, 55 meters in length, has two masts, and is made of iron and teak wood. It can host guests in absolute comfort and luxury as it travels the Indonesian sea–nothing less than an exquisite 5-star hotel on the ocean. Talk about a liveaboard Indonesia experience!
Living on the Prana by Atzaró Indonesia
Each beautifully understated style of the nine en-suite cabins on this Bali yacht provides spacious showers, large and comfortable beds, and various other amenities, including air conditioning, toilet, desk, and a TV set, all designed in nautical elements of brown woods and a natural color palette, using local materials and quality fabrics.
It is easy to find space to relax on the Prana yacht by Atzaró Indonesia, with ample private spaces and four spacious decks hosting oversized daybeds, lounges, and dining areas outdoors and indoors.
The top deck can also become an open-air cinema for community time and the perfect yoga studio at sunset or sunrise.
A five star service
In total, there was 24 Prana crew onboard the Bali yacht, an extraordinary one-to-one guest-to-staff service. All the staff became like a part of the family. When you spend so much time with kind and attentive people like the Prana crew, you enjoy everything more.
We received spa treatments from the onboard therapist, lounged on one of the many decks, cozy sofas, and enjoyed water sports, which were just some of our daily activities. Of course, let’s not deny it; the diving and snorkeling experience remains among our best moments.
Water sports were the favorite and provided endless activities for the kids. They had the best time jumping on the donut, water ski, and wakeboarding. They never got bored, and the crew took fantastic care of them, which let us fully enjoy our relaxing time.
Besides all the amenities offered on the Prana by Atzaró Indonesia phinisi boat, we could enjoy (Sups, Surfs, Kayaks, Donuts, wakeboards, paddleboard, etc.), the definite highlight of our liveaboard Indonesia trip was discovering the virgin coral reefs, the multitude of sea life, and the untouched nature making any beginners or advanced divers feel that they have found paradise.
Diving from the Bali Yacht
The Prana phinisi boat by Atzaró hosts a complete dive center to explore Raja Ampat’s underwater sea life and exquisite corals. Not only for advanced divers but also beginners, Prana phinisi boat offers a fantastic diving team.
Led by Mick, our ever diplomatic and serviceable cruise director, and divemaster Arun, we were able to dive up to 3-4 times daily. Anyone with any level of diving was able to enjoy incredible underwater sceneries.
We had the opportunity to discover another world with the Prana phinisi boat by Atzaró. The Raja Ampat sea is full of life. The government of Indonesia actively protects this natural reserve, allowing every visitor to see every kind of fish, coral, turtle, shark, manta rays, and even whales.
Hiking to the top of the world
On the Prana by Atzaró, there is more to do than just Scuba diving or watersports. Early one beautiful sunny morning, we ascended Wayag’s rocky cliffs and experienced some of Indonesia’s best views. After a strenuous 20-minute hike to reach the top of one of these big rocks (called “mushroom” by the Prana crew), a better-than-a-postcard view unraveled upon us. Every day we got to liveaboard Indonesia felt like a dream in Raja Ampat!
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Discovering new places sailing the Prana by Atzaró Indonesia
Raja Ampat is a voyage of discovery. A highlight for us was discovering a remote community on the intriguing island of Mansuar, where the unspoiled Yenbuba village beckoned us. Yenbuba can only be reached by sea, the principal and only form of transport around the archipelago of Raja Ampat. The striking element of this village is their immaculate church and the long pier to reach the village.
Meeting people from other parts of the world is always a beautiful opportunity to learn about new ways of perceiving life. There were only a few houses in this small village, where villagers live very simply. Most of them have never experienced seeing big cities or traveled to the mainland.
During the ten-day trip, the Prana by Atzaró Indonesia crew surprised us with two outstanding dinners on a secret beach. We all got together at a big table like a family and shared the beautiful evening with a completely clear, starry sky. After dinner, we decided to play some music and dance all together on the shore of the beach. It was a love-filled, unifying, super fun experience that we will never forget. Since that moment, everyone on the Prana yacht Prana by Atzaró Indonesia became one family.
Unique, unforgettable moments with friends and family
Remote places are still to be found and explored when you liveaboard Indonesia, and we love to find them on our way when we travel, embracing calmness, stillness, and a connection to Mother Earth. We set up camp in a stylish way for an evening of beauty and friendship, dance and celebration, and then left our secret beach behind, as pristine as we had found it. The incredible work the crew is doing behind the scenes makes the experience so flawless and memorable.
Getting over the fear of swimming with sharks
Every day the Prana phinisi boat by Atzaró offered new activities in new places of Raja Ampat. We were able to demystify our fear of sharks and were surprised by their curiosity and friendliness. There were more than twenty of them swimming around us, letting us touch them, play with them, and enjoyed being fed from our shaky hands! Now we all want to have a shark in our house to play every day, as we did on that beautiful beach.
The fascinating ritual of setting sail
It is incredible how flexible the Prana by Atzaró Indonesia crew is! You can create your schedule and activities for the day, depending on what you want to experience, out of the infinite possibilities Rajam Ampat offers. The Prana phinisi boat by the Atzaró team will design custom itineraries for up to 18 guests, focused on just what you want to do, whether it’s fishing, sailing, hiking, island hopping, or just indulging in the Bali yacht’s pure unadulterated comfort.
The Prana by Atzaró Indonesia: the epiphany of escapism
The Prana phinisi boat by Atzaró offers a magical trip through the natural reserve of Raja Ampat in a completely one-on-one experience with nature as you live aboard Indonesia. Suppose you mix beautiful Raja Ampat, amazing people like your friends and family, and the incredible Prana yacht by Atzaró Indonesia, and you’ll get to live one of the most moving and luxurious experiences of your life.