Variety is the spice of life and nowhere is this
more true than in Indonesia. No two places are alike
when it comes to unspoiled beauty, art, culture &
people. For the traveller, Indonesia offers a fine
blend of scenic beauty, fauna and flora, culture,
tropical islands & beaches, marine parks and a wide
collection of modern accommodation.
With more than 17 500 islands in Indonesia there
have to be some absolute beauties. Bali and Lombok
Islands are two such examples, offering fine golf
and tropical waters. Diving and sun tanning are
favourite past-times. Indonesia sets the standard
when it comes to exotic wellness & spa treatments.
Great beaches, night entertainment, golf, diving,
restaurants and affordable accommodation will ensure
that perfect Paradise Island getaway.
Festivals include: The Jakarta
International Java Jazz Festival; Jakarta Food &
Fashion Festival; Jakarta Great Sale & Jakarta
International Motor Show.
Indonesia is an all year round
destination. The two months of Jan & Feb receive the
most rain. June - August and December are peak
holiday seasons for Bali.
The Exotic Islands of
Bali & Lembongan
Bali needs no introduction as a world class
Paradise Island holiday destination. Three
of the most popular beaches are Kuta,
Jimbaran & Nusa Dua. Kuta is known for its
spectacular sunsets, superb surf breaks and
a vibrant nightlife as well as a variety of
shops, spa's restaurants, pubs and
Jimbaran Bay, another place to watch the sun
go down, prides itself for its seafood and
protected beaches. The waters here are much
calmer than in Kuta and therefore safer for
children. Nusa Dua offers a much quieter
nightlife but a variety of excellent beaches
and water sports. Bali must rate as one of
the worlds leading destinations for wellness
and spa treatments. For the golfer - a
unique experience awaits. Best months to
visit are February to September.
Lembongan Island lies only 30 minutes by
speed-boat from Sanur in Bali. It is a
relatively new holiday destination. It has a
slower pace and is the perfect destination
to relax and escape the crowds.
Lombok Island is a short 30 min flight from Bali
- equal in beauty - yet a world apart. Almost
completely devoid of the trappings of modern
tourism, with just a scattering of international
hotels on quiet pristine beaches. The beaches
are excellent, there is live coral offshore to
thrill the divers and around the island there
remains a rare charm and tranquillity which makes
Lombok Island the perfect getaway.
Escape to picturesque mountainside landscapes or
the white sand beaches of the Gili Islands.
Gili Trawan is the largest Gili Island and has a
variety of restaurants, bars and wellness
offerings. Gili Menno and Gili Air are smaller
and would suite those wanting a quiet relaxing
Travelling South of Lombok one may explore Sumbawa. Enjoy an
unforgettable experiences and explore the unique
Cultures, Nature, Mountains and Volcanoes,
Beaches, Islands, Lakes and Untouched Indonesia
Atolls and Reefs. Best months to visit are
February to August.
City Of Manado is situated in North Sulawesi. Manado
is best known for its clear blue warm waters which
makes it a haven for divers and beach
holidays. The 3 best islands near Manado are Siladen,
Bangka & Gangga Islands. The city of Manado has
many hotel options, some with their own diving
facilities. Shopping at the many markets and Malls is also a
Siladen Island is a short ferry ride away. It is
situated within the Bunaken National Marine Park.
There are a number of comfortable and very
appealing resorts on the east coast of the island. The
most popular diving sites are close by.
Your Ferry Ride from the
mainland to Siladen
Siladen Island facing the
Manado Tua Volcano
Bangka & Gangga Island form part
of the Sanghie Islands that lie between Indonesia and the
Philippines. Of Volcanic origin, they are covered
with rainforests and white Sandy Beaches. There are
25 world class diving locations around the island.
Resorts all have swimming pools, and wellness and
massage spa's. Stroll along the deserted beaches,
collect shells and meet the friendly island locals.
The best months to visit are February
relaxing massage on the white
sand beach is always a
Lake Toba is situated high in the mountains of
North Sumatra. This crater lake is the largest
in the world and was formed 75 000 years ago.
Rising out of the lake is a volcanic island
called Samosir. The village of Tuk Tuk, 40
minutes by ferry from the mainland, has a small
range of accommodation, restaurants and shops.
The water in the lake is clear and swimming
and fishing are favourite pastimes. The
local population are renown for their
friendliness and hospitality. Being at
altitude the weather is mild. Best
months to visit are November to June.
Bajo is situated on Flores Island to the South East
of Bali approximately 1 hour by air from Bali
International. There are also flights from Jakarta.
The 3000 residents mostly make their living on the
water. This is reflected by the busy bay fully laden
with spider-like tri-marans, canoes of different
sizes, sailing vessels, and motorized boats.
A Komodo Dragon. There are many to be found on Rinca
& Komodo Island
Labuan Bajo is a launching point to explore the
island’s interior and visit the giant dragons on
Komodo and Rinca Island. In recent years, Labuan
Bajo gradually turned into a busy tourist
destination because of the divers and the increased
number of Komodo visitors. Today, this town offers a
wide range of tourist facilities.
Labuan Bajo’s most significant features are probably
its magnificent ramshackle harbour dotted with small
islands and its hard-to-beat colourful sunsets. It is
almost a must-do for visitors to hike to one of the
surrounding hills or mountains to enjoy a perfect
panoramic view over the harbour and the innumerable
coastal islets with their strips of white-sand
The best time to visit is between April and
December during the dry season.
The busy harbour at Labuan Bajo offers cruises to
and from Bali.
Pulau Wei, also known as Sabang, is situated
right off the northern tip of Sumatra. The
nearest city is Banda Ache. To the west lies the
Indian Ocean and to the north is the Andaman
Sea. The island, with a population of around 70
000 people is a 45 minute ferry ride from Banda
Ache Ferry Port.
Pulau Wei in North Sumatra is an undiscovered
There are very few
Islands in Indonesia that can match Palau
Wei for sheer scenic beauty and crystal
clear waters. Scuba diving and snorkelling
are popular activities thanks to the warm
clear waters and the excellent coral reefs
that are abundant off the island.
Many tourist often say 'I wonder what
Phuket must have been like 40 years ago'. A visit to Palau
Wei is like being transported back in time. There are some
comfortable resorts and a small number of cottages for rent. You will
find Wi-fi, ATM's and shopping opportunities. Be sure to try
the local coffee. Take time to rent a car or scooter and
explore the untouched magical tropical paradise Island.
Best months to visit are March to October.