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"Ratu J Mutiara" is a luxurious Celestial 52' Pilot-House Motor-Sailor, currently moored in Hong Kong, having recently gone through a major refit.
She is part of the Sun Xi Ventures group and operates under the business Sun Xi Marine - a South China Sea sailing school/charter service - or when in port as a luxury live-aboard.
Fully air-conditioned with 24 hour shore-power and fresh cold/hot water, free wifi, TV/DVD, refrigerator and telephone.
RJM is moored in the historic Aberdeen typhoon shelter next to the Aberdeen Marina Club, Aberdeen Boat Club and the famous JUMBO floating restaurant. Getting to and from the boat from and to the shore is via local "sampans" and is an experience in itself.
Ocean Park is just 5 minutes away, Aberdeen and Apli-Chau Island 10 minutes by sampan, Happy Valley is 15 minutes away and Central just 25 minutes.
The permanent live-aboard "crew" is Rose who looks after all the domestic matters as cooking, laundry and cleaning and Ben who looks after all the technical matters as engines, generators, electricity, water as well as outside cleaning. Ben is a renowned "handyman" in the live-aboard industry in Hong Kong and can fix almost anything!
Staying on RJM in this location is a unique living experience that so far all our guests have raved about.
1. Smoking is only allowed outside i.e. on deck
2. Please only use single-ply toilet tissue in the toilets - they work a lot differently than household toilets and can easily get blocked with unpleasant and embarrassing consequences.
In 2006 we established a family business - Sun Xi Ventures Co. Ltd with my partner, my son and daughter - to manage our collective assets, interests and passions IN, ON, UNDER, AROUND the SOUTH CHINA SEA.
IOU A SOUTH CHINA SEA encompassed our own lifestyles of swimming, sailing, diving, fishing, walking, driving, flying, farming, living, working and playing - together with our friends, extended family and contacts both social and business related - and we termed this a SUN XI LIFESTYLE and set about to build a number of ventures around the SUN XI brand.
We started out with Sun Xi Marine, a sea based sail/dive vacation/training/charter business which currently has 3 yachts available for live-aboard.
Sun Xi Mountain Retreat is a socio/eco-tourism project that started in 2006 - up in the cool mountain village of Lepanto, Alegria, Cebu, Philippines - and is ongoing. The concept is to nurture and develop the existing beautiful and rich natural resources of the local people, flora and fauna in their own environment, and allow the visitor a unique opportunity of experiencing this in accustomed comfort, peace and security.
Your stay at Sun Xi Mountain Retreat, whether for a few hours, days or weeks, will undoubtedly enrich your lives and others.
The ambience of Sun Xi Mountain Retreat is akin to "Glamping" or "Glamorous Camping". In every guest room 24 hour electricity and room service, luxuriously appointed comfort rooms with hot showers, LCD/Plasma television, DVD, in-house movies, wireless (complimentary) internet access, bathrobes, non-smoking rooms, mini-bar, coffee/tea maker - are just some of the facilities at your disposal. Outside the grounds of Sun Xi Mountain Retreat, the lands are how they have been for hundreds and hundreds of years - nature on your doorstep. Throughout the day you can enjoy the relaxing atmosphere of the gardens, surrounding farm-lands and magnificent 360 "heaven on earth" scenery. Have a massage, read a book (or 2 or 3), listen to music, write a song, paint a picture, bird-watch, weather-watch, star-gaze.
If you like to "do stuff" as part of your vacation, you are most welcome to join the project with some farming, gardening, animal husbandry, constructing, landscaping, teaching at the local elementary school. We can accommodate school, religious or charity groups.
Or if you are the more active adventurous type, then hill-walking, mountain-biking and caving are just some of the activities we can readily accommodate on premises. Surrounding Sun Xi Mountain Retreat are literally thousands of hectares of natural scarpland providing endless adventure activities for walkers, bikers, cavers, hand-gliders, golfers, fishing and canoeing at Lumpan Lake, climbing and absailing waterfalls, bathing in thermal hot-springs. The list is endless.
In 2013 we established Sun Xi Beach Club - also in Alegria, Cebu.
In 2015 we established Sun Xi Cebu Residences in Cebu City, Cebu
SUN XI - Relax. Rejuvenate. Recreate.