Life On Board
Distinctive and elegant, Vela’s contemporary interior elevates adventure yachting and celebrates Indonesian craftsmanship.
Guests may sip a cocktail in the spacious lounge complete with a bar and wine cellar, surrounded by unobstructed views, meditate on the serene yoga deck, enjoy a massage in the comfort of their own room, and dine in one of our dedicated indoor and outdoor dining areas.
Guests may dine under the stars on Vela’s spacious aft and front decks, in the comfort of the dining room or on the beach with their feet in the sand. Using fresh ingredients sourced from local markets and fishermen, our executive chef and his team reinterpret local and Western favourites as guests are invited to explore the archipelago’s rich and eclectic culinary diversity.
Our team can cater for dietary restrictions and menus may be tailored upon request to accommodate personal preferences.
Vela is the ideal gateway to explore Indonesia’s Golden Coral Triangle and its unique marine biodiversity. No two dives are ever the same and adventurous guests may gaze in wonder at the sight of manta rays, sea turtles and sharks while marine photographers will notice seahorses, mantis shrimps and nudibranchs hidden in pristine coral gardens.
Vela’s diving facilities are designed to cater to divers of all levels. Our qualified dive instructors are trained to help beginners achieve their PADI certification onboard and a nitrox compressor allows experienced divers to make the most of each dive and shorten surface intervals.
Our on-board therapists are expertly trained to relieve tension and stress after an active day spent at sea. From relaxing full-body massages on a deserted beach to cleansing facials and body scrubs on Vela’s breezy decks or in the comfort of your cabin, Vela’s spa offering is designed for absolute pampering.
Crafted at The Retreat by Nirjhara exclusively for Vela, our menu of complimentary treatments uses all-natural products from the archipelago to satisfy the most demanding guests.
A wide array of wellness activities is available onboard, including yoga and sunrise meditation on Vela’s top deck or on the beach, and a complete range of fitness equipment including adjustable weights, resistance bands and TRX allows even the most active to stay in shape while at anchor.
Wherever they sail, travellers can make the most of the crystalline waters with liquid thrills such as water-skiing and wakeboarding, jet-skiing, kayaking, surfing and stand-up paddle boarding. Whether our guests wish to surf secluded breaks or bask in the sunset while kayaking in a sheltered lagoon, Vela is equipped with state of the art water sports gear for all occasions.
While cruising the scenic Indonesian archipelago, guests in search of land-based adventures can enjoy island hiking, birdwatching, secret-beach barbecues and more. Our dedicated activities manager and his team work with knowledgeable local experts to craft bespoke tours suited to our guests’ preferences.
From panoramic viewpoints and off the beaten path treks to hidden coves and pristine white sand beaches, each activity onboard Vela is tailored to create memories that will last a lifetime.