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The fad for phinisi liveaboard boats in the waters off Indonesia’s islands shows no signs of running out of steam (or sail), and the arrival of the Alexa only ups the ante higher.
The brainchild of Muscovite interior designer Veronika Blomgren and Parisian Alexis de Brosses, owner of Talika cosmetics, Alexa is designed for one very lucky couple to enjoy pretty much the perfect voyage around the waters of one of the most beautiful regions in the world. As you can probably tell, we're more than a little excited about the launch, and with another seven boats in the pipeline, we think Blomgren and de Brosses are on to a winner.
So what's the big deal, you ask? Well, this is the only one of the luxury liveaboard boats in Indonesia that's genuinely designed for couples, so there's just one predictably immaculate cabin with polished teak floors and Indonesian antiques, a beautiful living room and deck area and a crew including among others a dive master, Michelin starred chef and all-important spa therapist.
After that it's up to you - moor up and go diving on a pristine reef, surf a secret break, explore an uninhabited island, have a candlelit beach barbecue, catch your own lunch off the back of the boat or simply lounge around enjoying facials and massages. It really is that idyllic.
Alexa is currently available for charter in the waters of Komodo National Park, but will soon be sailing in the Alor Archipelago, Wakatobi Marine Park, Raja Ampat and around the islands of Moyo and Sumbawa, all of which form part of the Coral Triangle, the region now generally acknowledged as having the finest diving in the world.