Sharing snaps of her trip, it looks like Gwyneth loved her time in Indonesia – water skiing, hiking, canoeing and enjoying delicious traditionally-made dishes.
Commenting that the trip was ‘dream come true’ experience, particularly special moments the family enjoyed (minus Chris Martin) were seeing wild Komodo dragons, swimming with sea turtles and experiencing local life.
She wrote on her blog, ‘We sailed a little corner of the Indonesian archipelago, which is comprised of over 17,000 islands, over the course of four days’, wrote the Shakespeare in Love actress, who also shared anecdotes on the islands and local history.
The boat, Silolona, was originally designed to look like the traditional Indonesian trade boats that sailed along the historical Spice Routes.
Stops were made at deserted islands such as Loh Buaya and Banta, where the environmentally-conscious crew – along with Gwyneth and Apple, 9, and Moses, 7 – ‘would all spend 20 minutes picking up the debris that had washed up on shore.’
The trio also learned how to make lanterns from the washed up glass bottles, ‘by filling them with kerosene and making a homemade wick’, which they then dotted around the beach to create a magical setting by night.
The actress turned foodie and writer of her cookbook entitled It’s All Good, enjoyed several locally cooked delights on beach barbecues, as well as local fresh produce aboard the magnificent vessel. Gwyneth wrote on her blog, ‘We built a fire and watched in awe as the chef cooked a gorgeous traditional Indonesian barbecue of fish, chicken and vegetables.’
Silolona has weekly rates that start at a cool $119,000 – not bad Gwyneth!
See more at her blog!