Special access on land and at sea
With our special access to unique, off-market properties and the best phinisi yachts, we’re able to showcase Indonesia’s diverse treasures with the ultimate in exclusivity.
We’ve sourced private homes for clients to enjoy multi-month wellness retreats in Bali – taking helis over volcanos and enjoying insiders’ access to art galleries – and organised some truly epic charters at sea.
Think private-chef barbecues on uninhabited white-sand islets and experiencing warring Komodo dragons on a secret beach, away from any other vessels.
Wherever your interests lie, we’ll tailor your experience to you, whether you’re after a combination of land and open water, or even a private charter of a luxury train through the jungle.
Spread over some 18,000 islands, Indonesia’s diversity knows no bounds, combining idyllic relaxation and world-wonder heritage icons with wildlife and adventure opportunities.
And, sailing among it all, it’s often best explored by phinisi – part Indonesian wooden tall ship, part superyacht. Not only is it the chance to engage with centuries-old native shipbuilding heritage, but to indulge in luxury, with the flexibility to explore at will and discover remote islands all to yourself.
Then, after a few days at sea, return to hand-picked private accommodation. That could be an off-market designer villa with a yoga programme designed around you or an epic island getaway, where you can swim with horses and learn from competition-winning surfers.
Throughout, we’ll organise plenty of the unique. Join scientists in satellite tagging mantas and swimming with whale sharks in Raja Ampat. Gain behind-the-scenes access to first-human palaeontology digs. Or, climb Mt. Ijen – an active volcano that comes alive with its eerie blue flames.
Wildlife & conservation
With our special contacts, you can engage with vital conservation efforts to make a genuine difference. Get close with orangutans on a visit to an off-grid rehabilitation centre in Borneo, tag manta rays in Raja Ampat and visit Komodo Island to bear witness to its ancient dragon lizards.
Beautifully hand-crafted, these historic Indonesian tall ships are perfectly evocative, while mixing in the likes of state-of-the-art spas, private-chef dining deckside and a full menu of toys and tenders. Not only do they allow access to Indonesia’s beautiful remotes, but they do so in sheer exclusivity. We know the best ones for you to choose from.
Whether modernist villas with infinity-pool views, thatched-roof beach chic or even unique tented island camps, we know the best in off-market options across the Indonesian archipelago.
Java’s wonders of human history
Join a private fossil dig at a closed-off palaeontology site. Enjoy a VIP tour of a royal palace. Or, explore Borobudur in the company of a top archaeologist – it’s the world’s largest Buddhist temple and dates back to the 9th century.
Bali: full access
From privatising top restaurants and opening up artist workshops to designing your own yoga retreat and enjoying exclusive access to Balinese kecak fire dances, we’ve created unique experiences on this island, entirely suited to individual guests.
We know the best way to experience this remote island, taking you away from the crowds to witness its great dragon lizards. That’s alongside meeting leading conservationists and swimming with eagle rays, dolphins and huge napoleon wrasse.
This remote archipelago is a natural wonder, where green-carpeted karst formations intersperse turquoise waters. In the region, we can see you swim with whale sharks, visit tribal villages in West Papua or simply indulge with private-chef picnics on exclusive beaches. You’ll be miles from anyone.
Luxury train charters
For something a little different, sip afternoon tea as you plunge through the jungle on a private train in the company of your very own anthropologist to bring the journey to life. There’s even the option to charter a historic steam train.
Tropical escapism at one of Bali's most exclusive private estates
Take in Indonesia's natural beauty without the crowds
See the iconic blue flame eruption from Java's Mt. Ijen
Our team enjoying a full spread of water toys
Swimming with whale sharks – true gentle giants
Remote beach party setup on a previous Cookson trip
Multi-tiered pool views of the Balinese waters
Visit ancient world wonders with a top archaeologist
Combine a visit to Borobudur with a stay in one of Java's top hideaways
Special access to Indonesia's unique wildlife
Sailing between otherwise-inaccessible islands
Onboard relaxation set to uninterrupted views of Komodo National Park
Remote property in Bali
Beach setup with phinisi in the background
Island-style spa treatments right by the water's edge
Idyllic isolation in Komodo
Dining setups on remote beaches
Rafting in Bali through the jungle
Sail across to custom dining setups right by the ocean
Unique tented camp
SUPing in Raja Ampat
Setting up off the phinisi
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