Indonesia Holiday Guide

Indonesia Tourist Information


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Indonesia consists of over 17,500 small islands, of which approximately 6,000 are inhabited. The majority of the populace live on five main islands: Sumatra, Kalimantan, Sulawesi, Irian Jaya, and Java.

The capital of Indonesia is Jakarta. This once struggling port town has evolved into a sophisticated metropolis and has become the country's leading business and economic hub.

Jakarta is the principal gateway into the country and has thus developed an impressive tourism infrastructure. The city offers a wide array of accommodation including a good number of Jakarta five-star hotels and resorts. Jakarta offers a wonderful blend of Indonesian and Western colonial architecture, making it a visually fascinating city.

The inner villages of Bali are among the most visited destinations in the country. Bali is filled with spectacular beaches and world-class resorts, and is also a popular spot for newly weds and honeymooners.

Water sports enthusiasts will enjoy the wide selection of water sports that are available in Bali and surrounding islands. Scuba diving and snorkelling are among the most enjoyed water sports, but kite surfing, wind surfing and swimming are also popular activities.

Trekking enthusiasts will find fascinating trails among Bali's menacing volcanic peaks, while nature lovers will want to pay a visit to Ubud, where the landscapes are picture perfect and tranquillity abounds. Ubud also has a few temples that are well worth a visit.

Another beautiful location is Lombok, which lies just west of Bali. Lombok is overflowing with dense forested areas, thundering waterfalls and mesmerising volcanic areas. The island also offers spectacular beaches and charming villages.

Here, you can enjoy unspoilt Indonesian beauty without the large number of tourists that Bali sees.

A visit to Kelimutu will treat visitors to some amazing views and natural wonders. The coloured lakes of Kelimutu are an extremely popular attraction due to the changing colours of their waters. The lakes are volcanic craters that have been naturally filled with water. Many attribute the changing water colours to minerals dissolving in the craters. Whatever the reason, the lakes provide visitors with a brilliant sight.

Indonesia is an enormous country and it is impossible to see everything that this destination has to offer in just one visit. The majority of travellers head to Bali. However, there are so many wonderful tours and tourist attractions and natural wonders sprinkled throughout Indonesia that you may want to visit this spectacular country many times.