Sayang

Yacht Details

Length: 55 ft Jeanneau
Cabins: 3 Queen Berths
Number of Guests: 1-6
High Cost: $13000
Low Cost: $9400

Yacht Description

Sayang is a Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 54DS sailing yacht. Built in 2005, she is air conditioned throughout and maintained in an immaculate condition for your maximum comfort and safety.

Sayang is operated by a skipper and a first mate/hostess. The crew is multilingual (English, French, German and Italian), has professional backgrounds ranging from marketing management to teaching music and has an ear for almost everything.  Whether it be sailing round the islands, laying back on your luxurious yacht soaking up the sun, snorkelling, diving or fine dining on board or in local restaurants, Sayang’s crew will tailor an itinerary according to your wishes.

Children welcome prefer swimmers

Yacht Rates in USD

2 pax 3 pax 4 pax 5 pax 6 pax
W 2014 9400 10200 11000 12000 13000
S 2014 9400 10200 11000 12000 13000
W 2015 9400 10200 11000 12000 13000

Rates are all inclusive of food and standard bar,  cruising permits and licenses are paid by boat
Taxes, relocation fees may be extra

Not included is a crew gratuity at your discretion is usually 10 to 20% of the Yacht Rates handed to the crew at the end of the charter

Charters of less than 6 nights available depending on schedule and season, please inquire.
Red Hook Pick ups and Drop off additional $150 each way

XMAS 2012 / NEW YEARS 2013:
All-inclusive: 2-6 pax @ $14,300 with a 7 night minimum

HALF BOARD:
Includes 7 breakfasts, 7 lunches, bar and soft drinks. Dinners ashore at guests expense:
2/$8,900 – 3/$9,450 – 4/$10,000 – 5/$10,750 – 6/$11,500

S P E C I A L S:

1 CHILD UNDER SIX GOES FREE!!!

ROMANTIC GETAWAY FOR 2:
$9400 – based on full 7 night charter and ports being Village Cay, Tortola
-complimentary transfer from local airport to yacht upon arrival. (BVI pick up only)
-Fruit basket/chocolates upon arrival
-A complimentary bottle of champagne
-$100 towards an evening meal for two at restaurant of choice-or- towards a couples massage at one of the British Virgin Island spas.

Scuba – PRIVATE RENDEZVOUS DIVING
Sayang has teamed up with Kate Brunn owner of UBS Diving for guests of Sayang to have a totally private (no other guests will be picked up from other boats) rendezvous diving. Guests are provided with all diving equipment, private dive boat and Master Scuba Dive Instructor. All gear, snacks, juice, water and towels etc. are incl., all dives are 2 tank dives. Diving instruction resort course, certification etc. are included!

All dives are 2 tank dives.      Add to basic charter fee:
$390 for 1-3 guests – 2 tank dive (this is per rendezvous dive, not per diver)
4 or more guests – flat rate of $135 per person – 2 tank dive

Photos

Yacht Amenities

  • Aft stbd cabin with ensuite head & Shower
  • Aft cabin berth can be split for 2 singles or made up as double
  • Forward 2 cabins can be merged into a master king stateroom
  • elect heads
  • full a/c
  • TV/DVD/VCR & Stereo in Salon
  • iPod Hookups
  • 50 of Videos
  • 200 CD's
  • Book,Board Games,Sun Awning
  • Hammock
  • Deck Shower
  • Bimini
  • Special Diet by arrangement
  • BBQ
  • Hairdryers,16 Port Hatches
  • Guests Smokes On Transom only
  • Generator
  • Water Maker
  • Internet Access Onboard WIFI,14' New rib Dinghy with 50Hp engine
  • Water Skis for an Adult
  • Kneeboard
  • Snorkel Gear
  • Tube
  • Wake Board
  • 1 x 2 man Kayaks
  • Floating Mats
  • Scoop transom for easy water access
  • Beach Games
  • Fishing Gear
  • Green Initiatives - Make purified drinking water & Re-usable water bottles
  • equipped with wind scoops to limit need for A/C
  • purchased earth friendly paper products and biodegradable cleaning products
  • Also purchases local/organic produce when available .

Cruising Area

  • Summer Operating Area: Caribbean Virgin Islands
  • Winter Operating Area: Caribbean Virgin Islands
  • Summer Ports&Winter Ports Virgin Islands

Charter Information

  • All rates are for the entire boat and are subject to change without notice prior to actual reservation
  • Not included is a crew gratuity at your discretion is usually 10 to 20% of the Yacht Rates handed to the crew at the end of the charter
  • All guests over 18 yrs wishing to fish in BVI must purchase a BVI license prior to boarding ask us for information
  • Marina dockage if applicable upon the request of the charter guests is not included in the rates
  • Fine wines champagnes and top shelf liquors are not included and can be purchased upon request of the charter guests at their expense
  • Come aboard BVI Yacht Charter Sayang

Crew

Captain and Crew of Sayang, a 55 ft Jeanneau Caribbean Yacht Charter

Crew Profile

There could be no better place for Ratna and Paul to meet than on a sailing holiday in the Caribbean. They have now been married for close to 10 years. Keen travelers, they have seized every opportunity to go sailing in most parts of the world, including the Mediterranean, North and South Atlantic, Indian Ocean, South China sea and the beloved Caribbean waters. Having worked for many years in the IT industry, they decided to turn their passion for sailing into a way of life, and Spice and Soul was born in 2004.

Born in Malaysia, Ratna was brought up in a boarding school in the UK. Ratna holds diplomas in music and catering. Having lived in various countries during her childhood and worked in the family restaurant business, Ratna has developed a love of good food from all over the world and has a passion for meeting and entertaining people. Ratna caught the sailing bug later on in her life and has obtained the RYA day skipper license.

A British national, Paul has lived in France, Belgium, Germany and Singapore and holds a master of science degree in physics and a diploma in marketing. He has been sailing for as long as he can remember, starting off with the family sailing dinghy, and gradually moving on to larger yachts. A water sports fanatic, Paul is a PADI certified scuba diver and is a qualified skipper to the RYA yacht master standard.

Ratna and Paul look forward to welcoming you on board and sharing with you their love of the Caribbean, gastronomy, and sailing.[/reveal]

Yacht Layout

Yacht Layout of British Virgin Islands Charter Sayang

Sample Menu

BREAKFAST
Choice of Coffee, Tea, Decaf or Hot Chocolate,
Freshly squeezed fruit juice of your choice
Yoghurt with fresh berries and granola with honey
Variety of fresh fruit
Toast or waffles
Eggs Benedict
Three Egg Omelette served frittata or traditional style with your choice:
ham cheese, mushrooms, bacon, tomatoes, peppers, onions, smoked salmon.
French toast with your choice of apple, cinnamon or blueberry topped with whipped cream

LUNCH
Thai Mango salad
Stir-fried chicken with cashew nuts
Deep-fried fish with garlic
Chilli crab cakes
Thai style rice noodles
Mango and sticky rice
Assorted tropical fresh fruit platter
Selection of tasty sandwiches served with a Caesar Salad

DINNER
Tomato and fetta salad
Pineapple and cucumber salad
Anti pasto platter of cold meats and seafood, marinated vegetables and condiments
Prawn KerabuCajun snapper with roasted peppers and sweet corn salad and coriander dressing
Mixed green salad
Stir-fried beef and vegetables in black bean sauce
Malay chicken curry
Pan-fried red snapper fillet with basil sauce
Chermoula marinated lamb cutlets with preserved lemon jus
Fettuccine with ratatouille vegetables
Steamed seasonal vegetables

DESSERT
Assorted sliced tropical fruits
Paw paw and cardamom cheesecake
Lemon curd tartlets
Mango pudding[/reveal]

Testimonials

April 2012
Paul and Ratna,
Thank you so much for a wonderful sailing experience in the BVI. Thank you for letting the boys practice their skills by helping you with some of the sailing. Paul you picked great snorkeling spots for us. Ratna, what can we say about the food? It was so good! Kevin could not wait for each meal. You both made us feel so welcome and comfortable in our home away from home. Ratna, I hope you survived Doug´s graceful fall off the dinghy. We hope to be able to come sail with you again. Thank you for everything!!
Doug, Anne, Brendan and Kevin
Indiana, USA

APRIL 2012
Paul and Ratna,
Thank you both for a wonderful sailing vacation! We could not have planned a better itinerary for our BVI Island tour. Ratna, the food was fantastic! And you made us feel so comfortable. You are just a delight! Thank you Paul for all of the sailing instructions. I am sure it will come in Handy in Kansas! But seriously Paul, your expertise at sailing in all conditions was amazing. It actually scares me to think what kind of “captain” we could have ended up with had we booked a different tour. You are extremely knowledgeable about the BVI and I could not imagine missing this opportunity. Thank you both very much!
John and Debbie Bonee
Kansas City, Kansas, USA

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What a wonderful vacation, we could not ask for anything more. Locations we went were perfect. Food was amazing, Ratna is a sweetheart. Paul knew so much about the islands and is such an excellent sailor, we totally felt safe in his hands. We asked for suggestions and everything they recommended was just perfect, from snorkeling spots, to scuba dive company, to nice quiet coves. Would highly recommend this charter to anyone of our friends. Thank you so much for a great vacation.
Doug and Denise Kansas City, Kansas, USA

APRIL 2012:
Dear Ratna and Paul,
Thank you so very much for introducing us to the BVI! We felt very safe onboard, and very well fed too. Going up the Sir Francis Drake Channel was a great thrill. Anegada was terrific, but we think Marina Cay and Scrub Island was the most fun. Ratna, thank you for taking me to the Spa on Peter Island.
Until next time.
Love + hugs,
Wendy + Van
Atlanta, GA
February 2012
Paul and Ratna,
Sayang and you have been an unforgettable time, food, scenery, and adventure, and all 5 of us thank you for that! We have had a blast!
You guys are colorful and interesting partners in life, and in a venture that requires hard work and patience, and on both counts you show passion for what you do! We thank you both for that , we had a great time on Sayang!
Yours,
The Legockis
Weston, MA
USA

February 2012
2/11/2012: What does one say at the end of a week such as this? Thank you-certainly. However, we have all been struck – after the meals, the great ”Sayang”, the BVIs by your own most remarkable hospitality and professionalism. You are (both) at once both gifted and gracious beyond what my words can capture, and we are forever grateful. With great affection, Kent and Martha S., Dallas Texas, USA

2/11/2012: What an incredibly amazing journey we have had! The natural beauty of the islands and the peacefulness of being on the Sayang has been such a fantastic experience. Thank you so much Ratna and Paul for all that you did, each delicious meal, each dinghy ride to a more beautiful spot, each sail, it was an absolutely wonderful time. You are the consummate hosts and so very very gracious! With great affection, Martha S.

2/11/12: The most wonderful vacation we have ever had together. We felt so spoiled and indulged in this beautiful setting. Ratna’s meals and gracious hosting alongside a most competent captain. We all felt we were in great hands every moment. Thank you for sharing your Sayang and for being such wonderful hosts Paul and Ratna. With gratitude
Much affection, Carla and Stuart B., Dallas, Texas, USA

January 2012
Thank you for a perfect week. You have shared your talents – sailing, culinary – and interests – knowledge of each island and much more. We came as strangers and are leaving – friends!
Warmly, Anne G., Evanston, IL

Paul: it was a wonderful experience to be in the hands of a truly professional and competent captain. You know your boat and maintain it perfectly. Great fun.
Ratna: What a marvellous culinary experience. I could not have imagined such wonderful food coming from your small galley.
Thank you both for your friendship.
Bill G., Evanston, IL

January 2012
Ratna and Paul! Thank you very much for a such wonderful time during our vacation. Everything was super! Your service and atmosphere is on a high level. Good luck for your business! Be healthy, happy and lucky!!!
Elena and Irwin (Russia + USA)
March 2012
Dear Paul and Ratna,

Our family has enjoyed a wonderful vacation aboard Sayang. Sarah and Will were delighted with the boat and all the nooks and crannies in the cabin. Our meals were delightful throughout our trip – the kids loved most of it. Yas and Peter were very pleased. Our excursions were great, snorkeling was some of the best we have ever experienced. We felt very safe in Paul’s hands aboard Sayang and enjoyed both of your company throughout our voyage. Thanks for making our first trip to the BVI such a special one. Yas and Peter – Oakville, Ontario Canada

Paul I really like all the snorkeling places. Ratna I really like all the food you made. I also really liked Mr. Beans Holiday. It has been so much fun. From Sarah, age 9

Ratna, thank you for the food it was really good and Paul, thank you for all the great places and snorkeling I loved it. From
Will, age 8

March 2012
Dear Ratna and Paul,
Many thanks from the Broadfoot family for a very memorable and enjoyable week on the Sayang! The sailing was a fabulous experience – we felt very safe in your capable hands. Ratna, all your meals were excellent and we very much appreciate all your efforts to cater to our dietary needs. We will have fond memories of our week together.
Happy Sailing….all the best.
Mike, Jacquie, Danielle and Mark
Calgary, AB, Canada

March 2012 – second charter on SAYANG
Dear Paul and Ratna,
Thank you, once again, for providing us with a perfect holiday! Expectations were high based on our experience aboard SV Sayang 2.5 years ago. You did not disappoint. In fact, you have set the bar even higher. There really is NO room for improvement!
Kindly,
Joe and Andrew, Vancouver, BC
Canada

MAY 2012
Ratna and Paul,
Thanks so much for the great and memorable adventure on the Sayang. The food was wonderful. The weather for sailing was not with us, but we had many great snorkelling times. It was a delight to meet Conrad and take the walk on Peter Island.
Thanks again and wishes for many years of smooth sailing!
Iris, Stan, Tony, Gina, Maggie and Dave.
NC, USA

Thanks for a really wonderful trip on a fantastic boat. The Sayang is truly beautiful! Thanks for all your generosity and taking such good care of us. We had a great time!

Maggie and Dave
NC,
USA

Miller Family April 2012

What a wonderful experience! Paul and Ratna, you made our family feel so welcome aboard the Sayang,. Such patience with three rambunctious boys. Your food was truly amazing. It is hard to believe the magic you make in that small kitchen. Your boat is so comfortable – only wish we could have stayed longer. Thanks again for everything – this has been a trip we will never forget.

Bruce and Sue, Charlottesville, VA

Dear Paul and Ratna,
Thank you so much for this amazing trip, I had the greatest time. Paul, thanks so much for taking us out almost every day to go explore the islands and taking us to all the great beaches. Ratna, thanks so much for putting all of your time and effort into our meals, they were amazing!
Thanks again.
Max,

I had so much fun in the islands! We jumped off the boat and I did a flip. When we went snorkelling, Mom and I saw a reef shark and I found a conch shell. My mom did not let me keep it and said it was stinky. Max my brother got me a coconut and I drank the water out of it, The food was awesome!
P S the Baths were cool. I got to swim in the water inside and almost got to jump off a rock!
Charlie, age 8,

We saw a sand shark when we were snorkelling at Peter Island. The food was good to taste. I want to live here on the boat. The boat was so cool, there are bedrooms.
Cal, age 6,

New Year\’s 2011-2012
Dear Broker,
We are back home in Italy. We had great time with Paul and Ratna on Sayang and would like to thank you very much for your advices. We could visit these wonderful islands in the best way. The boat is perfect as new with any comfort and perfectly clean. They are very kind and made us feel at home. At the same time they were very professional and very respectful of our privacy. Our daughters enjoyed a lot the holiday and loved to spend time talking with Ratna and Paul. Food was excellent, Ratna provided some good italian things such as for example salame, Prosciutto, caffè Lavazza, pasta De Cecco, S Pellegrino water and, for the joy of the girls also one glass of Nutella. At the same time we had the chance to taste delicious dishes of asian, french and west indies cusine. Our feedback is excellent under any perspective.
I wish you all the best for the new year.
Best regards
Rossella
Kim and Patrick – May 2011
We wanted to relax, snorkel and see the rest of the BVI, and Paul and Ratna completely helped us to do this. They were patient and knowledgeable of all the places and surroundings. Sayang is a beauty and Patrick and I are so proud and honored to have sailed in such a boat…and also cannot wait to tell the stories about it. The food was AMAZING and we only hope to experience such a vacation again in our near future. We loved the boat, the company and the BVI. Thank you so much!
Love,
Kim and Patrick
Houston, Texas
USA

Nogay Charter June 2011
Dear Paul and Ratna,
There are many choices when chartering a yacht. Upon meeting you and seeing Sayang, I knew we had made the absolute best choice. Our needs were satisfied every step of the way. From first boarding Sayang to the final sail to Road Harbor, you were the perfect hosts. I will never find two more knowledgeable and engaging people in the BVI. Paul, a masterful sailor, was pleasant and patient answering my most rudimentary sailing and navigation questions. Ratna, an accomplished chef and first mate, crafted gourmet meals and deftly assisted Paul in sailing Sayang throughout the BVI without a hitch.

You two are a great team. Thank you for a lifetime of memories.
Don Good

Dear Paul and Ratna,
We came to you looking for a relaxing, yet active, vacation for us and our nephew. Your hospitality and accommodations far exceeded our expectations. We appreciate how eager you were to take care of us and our needs. We told you what we wanted to do and you arranged our trip to optimize our activities and enjoyment. We were very impressed with your professionalism, as well as your knowledge of the local area. The best advice we can offer to fellow travellers is to trust your judgment because you know the best way to work the trip to provide maximum enjoyment as well as relaxation.

Thank you so very much for taking such good care of us. Sayang is beautiful and you both were a pleasure to spend time with. We look forward to our next adventure aboard Sayang.

Love to you,
Don and Justine Good

Dear Paul and Ratna,
After my week long vacation with Paul and Ratna, I can hardly think of a better graduation present than a trip on the Sayang. Both of my hosts were extremely friendly and made me feel right at home. After delving into the heaven that is Ratna’s lasagna, I knew I would be expertly catered to. Paul’s quiet demeanor was further complimented by his inexhaustible knowledge of the BVI. It was an amazing trip and is one I will remember for the rest of my life.
Love,
William Nogay

November 2011
Paul and Ratna,
Dreams are made in our mind as we think in anticipation of vacations. Sailing in the BVIs has been a dream for 20 years. What you give are the realities of a vacation that surpassed even my dreams. The ability to deal with the unpredictable weather and wind and create a total experience that satisfies all on board is hard work and a great attention to detail. From the trips to shore, to the many snorkeling sites – from the snacks to the incredible culinary delights -from the local knowledge to the sharing of recipes – your smiles and hospitality made our trip special. You are sending home two very relaxed happy people. Our best. Thank you.
Bill and Carolyn
Rutland, Vermont, USA

It has been quite memorable and wonderful when Julie and I have been able to experience a vacation trip that has included visiting special places, enjoying great food and celebrating time with good friends. This past week has not only included all of that, it has exceeded all of our hopes and expectations and taken them to a whole new level. You both are very special people who invited us into your beautiful home, treated us like good friends and knocked yourselves out to custom tailor every day to make them the best they could possibly be. Please know that we are deeply appreciative. We could not have had a more wonderful week.

Affectionately,
Bob and Julie
Bellingham, Washington
USA

Slepakoff May 2011
May 7 2011
A fantastic sailboat, a superb captain and a lovely hostess that made you comfortably at home. Good luck and great sailing Sayang. Dannie

A wonderful, efficient Captain Paul and first mate. We always felt safe in your capable hands. The meals were great. We greatly enjoyed the sailing and will practice disembarking from dinghies. Tony & Claudia

Ratna and Paul,
The both of you made our first sailboat adventure an experience we shall never forget. Each sail and meal were more than we had expected. We had a wonderful time, we loved the trip and enjoyed the company, everything was great. Thank you for a memorable week! Marie & Paul

The South Family – July 2011
July 9, 2011

Paul and Ratna,

We had such a wonderful time on the Sayang! Family memories were made on this trip. The food was wonderful. It has been such a treat not to worry about meals. We enjoyed having dinner on the top deck watching the stars. We cannot thank you enough for sharing the Sayang with us and your knowledge of the islands.

Thank you again.
The Souths
USA

Feb. 2011
Feb. 11, 2011

Ratna and Paul,

Thanks for an excellent week of happy adventures! The little personal details made our trip – thanks for catering to our food allergies to start…… Enjoyed meeting Conrad and his cats, swimming off the most gorgeous beaches in the islands. Thanks for introducing us to the Baths, Ratna-great afternoon exploring and swimming off yet another perfect beach. Saw turtles, dolphins (Ratna’s siting), pirate artifacts,musket balls with the imprint of human molars, the Queen’s BVI yacht and a sky full of stars. AMAZING. Afternoons of sailing with the rail in the water, spray in our faces and utter confidence in the captain’s skill and judgment. Incredible meals night after night. Perfect experience, perfect vacation. Next year?

Karen and Dick
Kearney, NE
USA

Feb 11. 2011

What a wild ride! Spectacular sailing in the safest of hands in the most beautiful of boats! There was sun, sea sand- and oh the wind! Thank you for showing us these islands, for sharing the luxuries of your boat-and for perfect evenings at the end of each exciting day. Delicious food and whatever drinks took your fancy that particular sundown. You did it all with effortless grace. As Arnold would say – we’ll be back!

Wendy
Seattle, WA
USA

February 2011
Dear Paul and Ratna,
A perfect corner in the world? The week spent was treat after treat of island hopping. Captain Paul and First Mate Ratna took very good care to make this vacation a most memorable time. The Sayang speaks for itself – pretty name, pretty boat and accommodating as well to all aboard.
Paul F.
USA

January 2011
January 23, 2011
Dear Ratna and Paul,
Thank you so very much for the most wonderful honeymoon. Joe and I will cherish our memories forever. We enjoyed every moment we spent on your boat: sailing, napping, chatting and EATING!!! Your food was amazing! Places you have taken us too, stories shared will always stay with us. It was our first sailing trip and we look forward to many more! We hope to sail again with you someday! We wish you wonderful guests, fantastic sailing and lots of great adventures. We will miss you and Sayang!
With our warmest wishes,
The Sanders,
USA

PS Ratna, I cannot wait to cook all the great recipes you shared with us! You are an amazing chef! Thank you for taking care of us all week. Paul, thank you for making us feel so safe on your boat. You are a great captain and set the bar very high for our future sailing experiences!

March 2011
Dear Ratna and Paul,

Thank you for taking us on our first BVI trip. We had a lovely and relaxing trip. You have a beautiful boat and we were in good hands. Thank you for the delicious meals and great restaurant recommendations.
Yours truly,
Nilani and Noah
New York, NY, USA

March 2011 – Anderson Family
What a wonderful week we have had with Paul and Ratna on Sayang. We found Sayang to be more beautiful than we imagined and Paul and Ratna to be gracious and attentive hosts. We went to every anchorage we wanted to and even more! Loved the snorkeling, sailing, water skiing and hiking. A truly wonderful vacation for our family memory book!
J. Anderson
Chicago, IL

Peterson Feb. 2011
Ratna and Paul,

THANK YOU so much for a wonderful week. You guys are the best making us feel at home. Ratna, the food was the greatest and Paul thank you for the excellent sailing.

Jayne H., Durango, Colorado, USA

This was one of the most amazing experiences of my life and a huge part of making that happen was due to the two of you! Fantastic views, food, sailing stories, it just does not get any better. Paul, thanks for the book recommendations!

Lyn, Boston, USA

What a truly amazing adventure this has been. Sailing the islands, snorkeling, the hikes, etc. Your knowledge of the islands has made this trip. Paul your sailing expertise and Ratna your incredible meals combined with the sense of humor, compassion… I could go on and on. The Sayang – a gorgeous boat – I was so lucky to be on board. Thank you both of you so very much!!

Ginny, Durango, Colorado, USA

Paul and Ratna,
Thank you for such a spectacular sailing adventure. You are very professional and made me feel safe in your capable hands. I loved all of Ratna’s cooking, Paul’s stories the beautiful boat, snorkeling and island tours. This was one of the most relaxing vacations I have ever had.

Sue, Frisco, Colorado, USA

Paul and Ratna,
You have fulfilled my Caribbean sailing dreams with reality. When I chose your boat for its beautiful looks, I had no idea the expertise that comes with it. You two have been fantastic on every level and I thank you for that. My trip has been the adventure I hoped for and the relaxation I needed.
Thank you.

Doris P., Durango, Colorado, USA

Paul and Ratna,

Thanks for an incredible week! I loved every minute of it. It was my first sailing experience and what an experience. You two made it very special and enjoyable. Watching you put the sails up and man handle those swells was impressive. The food was simply the best!

Mary Beth, Durango, Colorado, USA

The Anderton Family May 2011
Dear Paul and Ratna,
Many thanks for a wonderful trip! What a relaxing way to spend a week. We are honoured that you shared your home with us in such a welcoming way, and put up with us – teenagers and all. We wish you all the best in future sails, and hope to see you again.
Laura

Boat was immaculate, all of the group felt totally safe all the time. Thanks for the flexible approach and helpful itinerary suggestions. Thoroughly enjoyed the whole experience.
Paul

Hey Guys!
Ya all were great hosts! Very knowledgeable and personable! I enjoyed myself very much! Lots of laughs and delicious food! Wishing ya all the best!
Xoxo
Mackenzie

Dear Paul and Ratna
Thank you so much for all you have done for us this week. I had a wonderful time despite the weather. BVI is a beautiful place. Wish you guys the best and thanks again.
Xox Lauren

Dear Paul and Ratna,
It was a great week with the two of you. You were both excellent hosts and despite my stomach and health issues I had a wonderful time! Best of luck and I hope to see you in Cayman sometime!
Lyle

The Warner family – April 2011
Thank you so much for hosting us in the most beautiful place on earth-what a setting for a fabulous week together. I can think of no better way to spend a week of Spring Break celebrating a child’s high school graduation! This has truly been the trip of a lifetime. Ratna, every single meal was so delicious. Thank you for that. I’m going to find crème fraiche as soon as I get to a decent grocery store back home. Paul, thank you so much for shuttling us in the dinghy and for putting the kids on the skis! Call us if you are ever in South Carolina!

Bohl/Breiner Dec. 2010
Having people to dinner and provide them a comfortable experience is one thing. Paul and Ratna take things to quite a different level. Great meals……among the best I have experienced. Their home, the beautiful Sayang, is immaculate. They provide a tailored itinerary that provided an appropriate balance of activities and relaxation. However their real art is making their guests comfortable in their home. I don’t know how they could have improved our experience.

Many, many thanks

Dave and Sue Bohl
Michigan, USA

Dear Paul and Ratna

Wow! Thank you for the most wonderful week. Sailing, snorkelling, swimming, relaxing – it was great. Of course this could have been had on any charter here but what we experienced on Sayang was far and above the normal charter! What a beautiful boat Sayang is – meticulously maintained – such a wonderful home for us this week. Paul – thanks for your patience with the novice sailors – you were so kind. Ratna – how can we thank you for your warm, kind way you served us all week. I truly appreciate your hard work to make every meal special. No way we could have had a better chef! Most of all – Thank you for taking us to special places, the Last Resort, Guana Island, they were truly special. We will miss you – and we hope to be able to return again someday – hopefully with our children. Good luck to you – your hard work has paid off – you have a beautiful thing going with Sayang.

Much love,

Maureen and Ted Breiner
Alexandria, VA, USA

Ratna and Paul

Thank you both. The week was spectacular. We have not relaxed like this in some time. Our lives will be in true Christmas form when we return. I haven’t seen Maureen this relaxed and smiling. THANK YOU.

Ted Breiner
Alexandria, VA, USA

Kane family Dec. 2010
Paul and Ratna,
You welcomed us into your world, your home and embraced our family. Instead of feeling concerned about the windy weather, we felt secure and ready for the adventures you proposed. We are grateful for your kindness and wisdom, your humor and stories. Our boys could not have had a better first experience in the BVI and sailing. Thank you for the delicious meals(and deserts) your patience with our endless questions and for your calm, quiet, soothing manners. We loved our trip- we will miss you.
Love, Karen

We had a great time on our charter. Thank you for being so welcoming. Sayang is a beautiful boat, and I’m so glad I had the opportunity to sail around the BVI on it. You made all of us feel comfortable and really helped us enjoy our vacation. Happy New Year! Tim Kane

Thank you very much for guiding us through the islands and welcoming us into your boat. We all enjoyed this trip. I especially enjoyed going tubing, and exploring the Baths. Thank you for touring through the islands and helping us have a great time. Quinn Kane

Thank you so much for helping us have a great vacation! I loved getting to know both of you and learning about sailing and the islands. The food was great and you two were more than helpful.

Enjoy the New Year and thanks again for a great experience! Conor Kane

The trip to the BVI has been one of the greatest experiences of my life, and you both have contributed greatly to that. The things you added to my experience, whether through knowledge, skill or great cooking will be things I wont soon forget. Thanks for a great trip. Ryan Kane

Reichert , Lotz July 2010
Ratna and Paul,
Our first sailing experience was amazing!! The food was wonderful and plentiful so many unique flavors Yum….Jerry and I especially loved the challenging sail through the storm 30 knot winds with the boat heeling over was a real thrill!! The snorkeling was awesome – lovely coral colors and so many different kinds of fish. Another highlight was a trip on the dinghy in a sudden torrential rainfall to dine at the Last Resort. We arrived safely looking like drowned “rats” and enjoyed a great meal wrapped in towels. Paul´s expertise at sailing and Ratna´s culinary skills made this a memorable adventure for the both of us.
Janet and Jerry
Ohio

Whaling-April 2010
Dear Paul and Ratna,
Where do I begin? The trip was incredible!
The boat – Wow! We have never been sailing before and did not know what to expect. She is beautiful inside and out and the sailing was magnificent. You do such a great job maintaining every detail and she looks completely new.
The service – It was everything we expected and more! You looked after our family with such great care and attention to detail. It could not have been better.
The food – I am amazed that such great quality can come from such a small working area. You were so kind to provide 3 meals each and every day and they were delicious and presented with 5 star restaurant quality.
All together these things with the beautiful Caribbean cannot be matched. Thank you for making this trip so memorable!
Blessings to you both!
Barry, Leigh, Ashleigh and Nicholas

Paul and Ratna,
Thank you so much for such an amazing week! You both were so kind to drag us around every day and show us all the “insider” spots! The meals were absolutely fantastic, I think we all ate our weight and then some! You have been so kind and thoughtful and funny! We are really going to miss falling asleep to the sound of the waves and waking up to the smell of toast J
Chao!
Ashleigh Whaling

Buday Family Dec. 2010
Dear Paul and Ratna,

Merry Christmas! What an amazing week it has been. Apart from being constantly surrounded by spectacular scenery, Paul and Ratna have provided us with great company. Both of them are some of the kindest and most hardworking people we have had the pleasure of meeting. We truly enjoyed every moment, and will never forget this vacation. The food and accommodations were fantastic, and they have kept their boat in pristine condition. It was a joy to be able to share the Sayang with them, and we hope to be able to come back some day. My family and myself would like to thank them for opening our eyes to the beauty of the Virgin Islands. Every snorkeling adventure into a hidden world, every sunset over the glistening sea, every meal shared with friends and family, every hike to the top of a beautiful island, everything we experienced here was a gift that we all will treasure for a lifetime thanks to Paul and Ratna. We hope they will remember us, as we will never forget them, or any part of our wonderful trip on Sayang. Thanks again from all the way from Michigan,

The Buday Family

Nov, 2010
Dearest Ratna and Paul

What can we say – absolute heaven. You have been so kind and caring and made sure on every level that we all had such a wonderful and memorable time. Your knowledge of the area and your willingness and generosity to share it all, makes this the most wonderful of experiences. We felt looked after all the time which made this a true holiday! Long, lazy days and new experiences during each one –thank you! We can’t wait to sail with you again and to hop back on to the Sayang.

Love,
Abigail, Douglas and Charlie

JUNE 2012
Paul,
What a beautiful boat, we had such a lovely time. My Dad was looking for a relaxing time and that was exactly what we got!! Thanks for taking us to all those places for me to do a bit of scouting and pointing out other places for me to look into (Vicki is a wedding planner). It was really an amazing experience for my sister and I that I know we will never forget. Sorry we missed Ratna, but Ann was great! The food was amazing. You both knew so much about the BVIs and we all learnt so much on this trip. Thank you so much.
Vicki, Rebecca and Steve .
Bradford, Canada
PS Paul is a great photographer!
Becca