Bali's reputation as a tourist destination is already established in the minds of so many people around the world. It is known as a beautiful island with mountains, temples, palaces and visits of terraced rice fields. It is also a place where modern sports such as diving, sailing, rafting and above all surfing have taken hold and are enjoyed by thousands of visitors every year. It is a place where the ultimate luxuries of life: fine dining, spas and massage have reached the peak of perfection.
Located immediately east of Bali, the island of Lombok is separated by a deep trench that divides the Asian continental shelf from the Australian shelf. White sandy beaches. Tropical coral reefs. Warm inviting waters. All this awaits you on the Gili islands. And with no cars, no motorbikes and no distractions other than beautiful tropical island scenery, the Gili islands off the northwest coast of Lombok are truly an ideal destination for a tropical getaway. Offering spectacular reefs and ominous dive sites like Shark reef, the Gili islands are the perfect escape for anyone wanting to get away to beautiful, natural and relaxing surrounds. This is why these islands have become a popular destination for Western tourists looking for a remote island experience.
Raja Ampat, Papua
Raja Ampat or ‘Four Kings’, is the name given to these islands and comes from a local myth. Underwater enthusiasts flock to this region because it offers the world’s best marine sights. In the Raja Ampat islands, divers can explore vertical underwater walls. The thrill of drift diving is another great challenge. These are the awesome experiences you will find in Raja Ampat. Remarkable scenery, overwhelming sight of so many islands with crystal clear water that softly brushes over the white sandy beaches. While the landscape may look like a dream, this is not an illusion. Natural and untouched beauty is the main attraction here.
The heart of Indonesia, the heart of the nation. Java is an island of megacities, mesmerising natural beauty, magical archaeological sites and profound traditions in art, music and dance. Indonesian batik made in the island of Java has a long history of acculturation, with diverse patterns influenced by a variety of cultures, and is the most developed in terms of pattern, technique, and the quality of workmanship. The magnificent Borobudur temple, built in the 9th century, is the world’s biggest Buddhist monument, an ancient site widely considered to be one of the world’s seven wonders. After a visit here you will understand why it is Indonesia’s most visited tourist attraction and a famous icon of Indonesia’s cultural heritage.
A Perfect Getaway for Adventurers. On the westernmost tip of the Island of Flores sits the town of Labuan Bajo. It lies peacefully, with many wonders waiting for you to explore. Labuan Bajo was only a small fishing site, but flourished to become the gateway to many exotic destinations in East Nusa Tenggara. The extraordinary interest among travellers lies in Komodo Dragons or locally called Ora. It is a valuable alluring factor, showcased in its superb national park. The Komodo National Park was listed as UNESCO’s World Heritage Site in 1991. Both on land and underwater, it is home to fascinating wildlife. Labuan Bajo is known as the city of sunset. You can find plenty of out-of-this world scenic views of the spectacular sky.
Bunaken is an island in the Bay of Manado, situated in the north of the island of Sulawesi. The marine Park around Bunaken is part of the National Park that also includes the ocean around the island of Manado. In the Bunaken Marine Park, you will encounter a real “mermaid”, and you can also get a glimpse of sea life. Within the Bunaken Marine Park, visitors can see various strange and colourful marine life along its sea bed. For those who enjoy scuba diving, this is a great place to be.