Indonesia is the largest archipelago in the world, providing a range of ecosystems that sustain the country’s wealth of exotic flora and fauna. As the islands and mainland are covered by lush tropical forests, it’s easy to see why it’s such a popular destination for travellers seeking relaxation and tranquillity. From surfing the west coast of Sumatra, to joining a group tour and trekking up the impressive Mount Bromo volcano in Java, there is so much to experience and discover in this fascinating country.
Don’t miss these Indonesian attractions
- Cruising around the Gili Islands
- Nusa Dua Beach
- Visiting Ubud’s Sacred Monkey Forest
- Guided city tours in Jakarta
- Banjar Hot Springs
Relax, learn and discover
Many aspects of the Indonesian lifestyle will entice you, from the laid-back local vibe, endless stretches of coastline, and the beautiful natural surrounds. Escape the daily grind and find complete relaxation on a group retreat. The remote Pitojat Island offers a magical haven for avid surfers, while the famous Desa Seni yoga eco-village will leave you feeling restored and revitalised.
If you’re looking to blend a cultural experience with your stay, join a guided group tour and discover historic attractions including the World Heritage-listed Borobudbur Temple on the outskirts of Java, and the 9th-Century Prambanan Temple in Magelang. For the more adventurous, a hiking trip is the perfect option for exploring East Java’s most famous active volcanoes.
Fun in the sun
The magical Gili Islands are a popular destination for visitors seeking a secluded and relaxing escape. You can spend the day soaking up the sun on the pristine beachfronts, dining in local cafes or discovering the surrounds on foot. Cruising is a great way to explore the islands, on either a day tour or extended sailing trips, which ensure the ultimate tropical getaway.
Beach activities are a great way to keep the whole family entertained on beautiful sunny days. A launch pad for a range of water activities, you can spend the day snorkelling off Lombok Island, set sail on a catamaran or try out windsurfing at Jimbaran Beach. Diving expeditions are also an exciting option, with many of the best sites out near Candi Dasa and Nusa Penida.