Arguably the most cosmopolitan of Indonesia’s islands, Java is bursting with energy, from Jakarta’s bohemian nightlife and extravagant shopping, to superb surf along the pristine coastline of Ujung Kulon and Pangandaran.
While this most famous tropical paradise easily satisfies those who prefer sunbeds on their sand, venture beyond the resorts and Bali is defined by quiet coasts, historic culture, volcanic treks and Ubud’s thriving artisan community.
The next large island east of Bali, Lombok is beautiful and predominantly unspoilt, its natural landscape of picture perfect beaches and volcanic backdrop exactly what many people seek when they visit Indonesia.
Flores & Komodo
Visit Komodo and neighbouring Flores to encounter the infamous Komodo Dragons, lording it over their decidedly primeval landscape. Less well known is the world-class diving off these shores - it’s amongst the best we’ve experienced..
Its magnificent rainforests home to thousands of species, including 89% of the world’s wild orang-utans, Kalimantan is South-East Asia’s top destination for nature holidays, with the chance to spot rare wildlife around every bend in the river.
Sumatra is a compelling destination for wildlife spotting, with endemic varieties of orangutan,tiger & rhino all present, although critically endangered. Despite significant deforestation, tropical jungle and mangrove forest still cover large areas of Sumatra’s imposing volcanic landscape.