This talented Indonesian duo Nikita Willy and Indra Djokosoetono are one of Asia’s hottest couples, exploring the world one luxury trip at a time. With countless five-star experiences and a penchant for the finer things in life, they take time out to share why exceptional service means privacy, discretion and feeling like you’re home.
What kind of holidays do you enjoy?
Nikita Willy (NW): We both enjoy resorts. We want it to feel like home. We love having all our facilities in one place – whether it’s a spa, a gym, whatever – we want to experience every part of it. When it’s all in the same place it’s so easy, and makes the holiday more relaxed and enjoyable.
Indra Djokosoetono (ID): Also, we like to do something that we don’t do every day; we want to have an adventure. We love to do things that you can’t find in the city, something outdoors, something unusual.
A cruise sounds like it has all the ingredients you need!
ID: I love cruises! It’s very important that there are community-based activities – when you have so many options of things to do, the day just feels shorter as there is so much to stay busy with. It’s the luxury of having so many things in one place, and attentive service.
Exceptional service is at the heart of Dream Cruises. What does great service look like to you?
ID: Great service is when, wherever you are, you are made to feel as if you’re home. Privacy and discretion are also key to the whole experience.
NW: Good service is getting what I want, when I want! And privacy is very important, wherever we are – whether we’re in a restaurant or a suite somewhere, we want it to feel like home.
So, what is your idea of the perfect holiday?
NW: For me, it’s putting down my phone! When you’re in the city, it’s all about phones, emails and texts, so on holiday I don’t want to see my phone that much. If a holiday is perfect, I don’t need to check my emails because the view is already perfect; it’s better than Instagram.
You have both travelled so much. What is your most treasured memory from those times away?
NW: My favourite trip was to Italy. We went to Capri, the Amalfi coast, Positano. Positano was on my bucket list and Indra took me there, and he rented a boat so we could go around the Amalfi coast together, just the two of us. With champagne, of course! That was very romantic. And being on a boat is perfect for me, I love it!
ID: I love animals, so my best holiday was on safari in Tanzania and Kenya. I dreamt of going to the Serengeti National Park when I was a little kid, and I finally got there. It was my most memorable trip – it more than exceeded my expectations.
““We love having all our facilities in one place – whether it’s a spa, a gym, whatever – we want to experience every part of it.””