Nusa Lembongan, located south-east of Bali, around 12.5kms from Sanur and is part of the Lesser Sunda Islands group. The crystal clear turquoise water and pristine coral reefs are home to more than 560 species of fish and over 240 species of coral. This is a beautiful area for a half day or full day charter from Bali and allows for snorkelling, scuba diving as well as surfing at the 3 breaks in the area, Secret Bay, Lacerations and Playgrounds. There is also some good fishing spots close to Lembongan Bay. This area is also known for the release program of Olive Ridley Turtles, which are critically endangered, off Sunset Beach. In Lembongan bay there is also activities such as banana boat ride and a glass bottom boat ride. It is worth taking a little time to explore the onshore areas as this island has developed its own unique atmosphere with friendly locals and laid back tourists interacting harmoniously.
A speed boat can reach Nusa Lembongan from Bali in about 30 minutes, which has made this island a popular destination for day charters. There are now many good places to eat on the island including beach clubs and beachside restaurants.
Nusa Penida is undeveloped and generally uninhabited due to there not being any source of fresh water on the island. The pristine white sand beaches and undisturbed nature makes this a step in to paradise for sand and sea lovers. If you are a nature and bird life lover, your charter trip should also have Nusa Penida as a destination due to its unofficial status as a bird sanctuary in the area. This area is also known for the important Hindu Temples of Pura Batu Kuning and Pura Batu Medahu in the area. If you are lucky you may spot the critically endangered Bali Startling as well as birds such as the Mitchell's Lorikeet, Java sparrows and even Sulphur Crested Cockatoos. The area is also home to some amazing natural attractions such as the limestone caves, rugged cliffs and various waterfalls. Many diving locations can be found in the area such as Manta Point, Penida Bay, Batu Meling, Toyapakeh, Malibu Point and Batu Abah. Toyapakeh is a stretch of reef known for large schools of sea turtles and fish, including the legendary sunfish (Mola Mola) which are occasionally spotted here. This reef is particularly special due to the pillars of coral found here. Malibu Point dive site is known for the numerous reef sharks that frequent these reefs. Manta Bay is a popular spot for snorkeling and diving but there can be stong currents so we advise to best use caution and listen to the captain if he says the conditions are not safe. Crystal bay is found on the west side of the Nusa Penida island and is a better known tourist spot for sunbathing, swimming and snorkelling. The water here is crystal clear and you are likely to spot some beautiful corals, turtles in certain seasons, parrot fish, napoleon fish and even eels. You might also spot a Sunfish if you are lucky.
Gili Meno, Gili Trawangan and Gili Air are 3 small islands that make up the Gili Islands off the north western coast of Lombok. The islands have an increasing amount of resorts and the last 5 years has seen a massive increase in the amount of tourists visiting these islands. Transport around the islands is by bicycle, on foot or by horse drawn carriage, no motorised vehicles are allowed on the island. This area is popular for its exceptional scuba diving and snorkelling especially due to the attractive coral formations and large diversity of marine life. Although it is possible to visit these islands for a single day charter we don't recommend it. It takes at least 2 hours to get there by speed boat leaving too short a time to explore the area. Also the swell in the Lombok strait can be quite high particularly in the afternoon, so crossing both ways in 1 day can be unpleasant. You should consider a 2 or 3 day charter package to explore these islands, which allows you to fully appreciate the islands and stay over at one of the villas or on board the yacht. A yacht charter will help you get the most of your visit to the Gili Islands as it will allow you to visit all 3 of the islands.
We also offer a Northern Gili to Southern Gili cruise over 2 or 3 days on board Angel 1. This package is highly recommended.
The Southern Gilis are also known as the Secret Gilis or secret islands. The Southern Gilis are a cluster of islands off Lombok and are divided into two groups, The southernmost and largest island in the Southern Gilis is known as Gili Gede Indah (big beautiful island) which should not be confused with Big Island (Gili Gede) which is also found off Lombok. Gili Gede Indah is one of the cleaner islands and stands as a good example of the life of islanders in Indonesia. Gili Asahan is home to the Pearl Beach Resort who have chosen this location for the natural beauty and torquoise waters. There is amazing snorkelling to be found off the small uninhabited island of Gili Layar. Gili Renggit and Gili Anyaran are mostly uninhabited as well. Stunning white sand beaches are found on Gili Poh and Gili Amben, with the islets of Gili Gelong and Gili Kura Kura being well known for some amazing dive sites. Gili Tangkong, Gili Nanggu and Gili Sudak make up the northernmost islands of the cluster. Gili Nanggu is popular for its turtle hatchery and snorkelling. This area is well known for the stunning coral reefs as well as the famous Desert Point surf break. If you are looking for a day cruise to visit some pristine beaches, go surfing, swimming, diving or snorkelling, you should add the Southern Gilis to your list of destinations. Sail Indo offer various charters to the area for overnight trips or longer term charters and some boats are based here. The abundant coral reefs in the area contain thousands of beautiful fish, turtles, starfish and more to swim amongst for a dive to remember. These islands are still considered a well kept secret and are much quieter and untouched compared to their Northern Gili counterparts which have seen a large influx of tourists over recent years.
Komdo national park is one of the seven natural wonders of the world. Surrounded by some of the most stunning mountains and tropical reefs you are likely to experience a holiday like no other. Komodo offers some of the best snorkeling and diving spots in the world. Tropical fish in their thousands Komodo dragons and huge manta rays are amongst some of the flora and fauna inhabiting this remote paradise. In a world which in which many tourist spots are overcrowded, Komodo offers a unique experience to explore nature at its most beautiful while also enjoying the comfort that a luxury yacht has to offer. The climate is friendly throughout most of the year except the rainy period of January to March. During this time, many boat operators move their operations to Raj Ampat where is generally much drier
Komodo is busy with lots of boats during the European summer months of June, July and August. The weather is favourable however this is also the Komodo dragon mating season so they can be more difficult to see. The best time of year to visit Komodo is September to November. The weather is perfect, the dragons are around and the Manta Rays are also in season.