Only (!) 6,000 of Indonesia’s 17.5k islands are inhabited, but its people represent all creeds, countless traditions, and the influence of many global cultures. Such diversity makes for an intriguing destination, not to mention excellent choices at dinnertime...or any time of day, for that matter!
Indonesia holidays are a joy for us to tailor, because we can always find something to suit a given individual. Whether you’re drawn by the prospect of extraordinary diving, hiking up active volcanoes, seeing orang-utans in the rainforest, or island-hopping on an elegant boat, a holiday in Indonesia will let you sample everything that South-East Asia has to offer (there are even cool mountain regions where you can escape the tropical climate).
And we haven’t even mentioned the evocative religious sites, remote tribal cultures and delicious cuisine; where else can you start the day with a fish curry breakfast and end it with satay sticks from a street-side grill? The list is endless, and offers such an immersive travel experience. After all that adventure, you'll need somewhere to relax, and nowhere does spas like Indonesia.
Expect outstanding natural beauty and superb wildlife, for a start. Forty of the world’s 200 primates live in Indonesia, including several orang-utan species. Fifty national parks across the country are home to tigers, leopards, rhinos, elephants, birds of paradise... this is where you'll find the Komodo dragon, the world’s largest bee, and its smelliest flower! Diving in Indonesia is world class too, with clear warm waters harbouring the planet’s most diverse coral reef fish population. We can tailor an itinerary to suit, whether you’re a family of experienced divers, or budding naturalists who are just starting out.
You’ll enjoy heartfelt hospitality throughout Indonesia, with stylish attention to detail, and cultural creations that reflect a multitude of influences, plus cuisine that does likewise. All of Indonesia’s islands promise a truly diverse experience: head to Bali for chic luxury, or Lombok for quiet beach cool; witness Java’s jaw-dropping volcanoes (and the small matter of some world-famous temples); explore the rainforest on Kalimantan and Sumatra, and experience ancient tribal rituals on Sumba.
If you’re researching your honeymoon, Indonesia is the ultimate choice for romance, with gorgeous secluded accommodation in places that range from boutique waterside hotels in Bali to a private island of your very own.
Our Destination Specialists have travelled extensively in Indonesia and across Asia, researching the best hotels, sights and activities - read more in our Indonesia island guides. You can also visit our ‘when to go’ pages for the best time to visit Indonesia based on weather and climate, or get in touch with one of our tailor-made Indonesia specialists to discuss your travel plans.