Raja Ampat, Indonesia

Sequoia Yacht

Rates from (ex tax)$6,000.00

Price information

If you haven’t entered any dates, the rate shown is provided directly by the hotel and represents the cheapest double room (including tax) available in the next 60 days.

Prices have been converted from the hotel’s local currency (USD6,600.00), via openexchangerates.org, using today’s exchange rate.

Style

Teakwood treasure

Setting

Alluring archipelagos

Built of teak and ironwood by a renowned community of Indonesian boatbuilders, Sequoia Yacht is the most unique way to experience the country's lesser-known archipelagos. The luxurious, two-suite vessel sails three different routes within the Coral Triangle, a region dotted with thousands of islands and home to an extraordinary variety of exotic marine life. A crew of 10 – including a cruise director, private chef and masseur – take care of all the details, leaving you free to dive, explore remote islands or go fishing to your heart’s content. In the evenings, dine on on deck in full view of an equatorial sunset, or have the crew set up a table on a remote beach, ending the day with the waves lapping at your feet.

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Facilities

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Need to know

Rooms

Two.

Check–Out

Anytime until 10pm. Earliest check-in, 6am.

Rates

Double rooms from $6000.00, excluding tax at 10 per cent. Please note the hotel charges an additional service charge of 10% per booking on check-out and an additional government tax of 1% per booking on check-out. Sequoia Yacht is unable to accept payment by credit card.

Price information

If you haven’t entered any dates, the rate shown is provided directly by the hotel and represents the cheapest double room (including tax) available in the next 60 days.

Prices have been converted from the hotel’s local currency (USD6,000.00), via openexchangerates.org, using today’s exchange rate.

More details

Rates are all-inclusive, covering the crew of 10; transfers to and from the boat; all land and water-based activities; all your food and drinks; and much more.

Also

Untold hours were spent on the yachts beautiful looks, but the owners made safety the top priority. The engines, machinery and other technical parts are all top-of-the-range and sourced from Miami, chosen only after they spent an entire year visiting suppliers. Sequoia is also built to the rigorous US Coast Guard Safety Standards, which makes it unique among yachts in Indonesia.

At the hotel

Sun deck; great room; open-air cinema; speedboats; laundry. In rooms: flatscreen TV; Marshall speaker; air-conditioning; tea- and coffee-making kit; free bottled water; Bathe bath products; kimono; beach kits with body mist, aloe vera, a sun hat, suncream and sandals.

Our favourite rooms

Sequoia is only available for exclusive charters, so it really comes down to who gets which room. Both are clad in teak, have ensuite bathrooms with Caesarstone sinks and are decked with Indonesian-themed artwork. The master bedroom has twin sinks and a slightly larger bathroom area; the guest cabin can be set up as twins, making it ideal for little Smiths.

Poolside

There’s no pool onboard, but you hardly need one when you’re surrounded by glittering ocean on all sides.

Spa

There’s a dedicated masseur onboard, ready to work their magic at a time and place of your choosing: on deck, beneath the palms on a nearby beach, you name it.

Packing tips

The yacht lends itself to an active lifestyle, so you’ll need light, casual gear that you can hike, paddle and wade in.

Also

The cabins are reached by spiral staircases, so the boat’s not suited to wheelchair users.

Children

All ages are welcome onboard. There’s plenty to keep little Smiths occupied, including diving; snorkelling; paddle boarding; kayaking; tubing and more. The chef will happily customise meals to suit picky eaters.

Eco‐friendly

Designed to have a minimal impact on the environment, Sequoia has low-emission engines; a water filtration system that turns seawater into drinking water; and eco-friendly bath products on board. Most of the ingredients used in the food are organic, seasonal and locally-sourced.

Food and Drink

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Top Table

You can dine at the table in the great room, on the sky deck, or on one of the many islands you’ll pass on your journey.

Dress Code

It’s entirely up to you – there’s no need to stand on ceremony here. Whatever you choose, pack a light scarf for any breezy evenings.

Hotel restaurant

Chef Wayan Sudarsana will whip up whatever you fancy for breakfast, be it pancakes, waffles, eggs benedict or a tropical fruit platter. Lunch and dinner are a three-course affair, made with the best organic produce he can get his hands on. The cuisine is mostly Indonesian, so there’s plenty outstanding seafood, fragrant curries and fruity desserts, but as with most things on Sequoia, you can edit the menu to your heart’s desire. Kids will love Sudarsana’s thin-crust pizzas, homemade blueberry ice cream and chocolate lava cake.

Hotel bar

There’s a small bar area in the great room, but you can also just tell the butler what you want and he’ll brings the drinks to you. Alongside beer, wine and cocktails, he can whip up fresh coconut drinks and freshly-squeezed tropical juices at any time of day. There’s also gourmet coffee and a wide selection of teas onboard.

Last orders

You can breakfast from 7am and dine until 10pm, but it’s not like you’ll have anyone shooing you off to your cabin if you overshoot a little.

Room service

Drinks, snacks and meals can be brought to you anywhere on the boat.

Location

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Address
Sequoia Yacht
Indonesia Stock Exchange Tower 2, 17th Floor Jl. Jenderal Sudirman kav 52-53 Jakarta, Indonesia. 12190
Jakarta
12190
Indonesia

Planes

The airport you fly into will depend on where you’re sailing. If it’s Raja Ampat, you’ll arrive at Sorong; if you’re sailing the East Flores region, it’ll be Maumere or Alor. If you’re heading to Komodo, you’ll touch down at either Bima or Labuan Bajo. If you're setting sail from Kaimana, you'll land at its eponymous airport.

Automobiles

Transfers from the airport to the yacht are included in your rate, so there’s no need to do any driving yourself.

Worth getting out of bed for

The yacht’s owners envisioned the experience as a water safari, including a host of activities that let you get up close to the extraordinary landscapes and wildlife in the Coral Triangle. The region’s reefs offer world-class scuba diving, and with a padi-certified instructor and dive master onboard, you couldn’t ask for a better time or place to learn. Once you’re qualified, you’ll have access to a visual wonderworld: the ocean here is teeming with weird and wonderful sea life, which often assumes bizarre shapes and vibrant colours. There’s specialist kids' gear too, so little Smith's can get in on the action. Some of the other water-based activities include snorkelling, deep-sea fishing, kayaking, paddleboarding and water skiing. There’s plenty of opportunity for cultural immersion, too, as you’ll be taken to remote islands where you can hike up volcanoes, go bird-watching and browse markets.

Local restaurants

Your chef will prepare all your meals for you, so you won't be eating out (and with the food as good as it is, you probably wouldn’t want to anyway). What you can change is the setting, weighing anchor in a different lagoon each day, then dining in either the great room or on the sky deck, where you’ll be bathed in the light of the setting sun. The crew can also set up a table on a beach or lagoon of your choosing.

Reviews

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