Best Beaches and Top Activities

Best Beaches and Top Activities

Surfing, bocce ball, fishing, snorkeling, table tennis, jungle or beach volleyball, poker, board games, movies, satellite TV programs, karaoke, picnic, visiting a local village, yoga without instructor, jungle cruise and cultural tours. And if you are keen to pursue these activities at the best beaches in Indonesia, you should read on. Mentawai Islands in the West Sumatra is one of the top beaches to visit. It is a great place with flawless reefs. It also has crystal clear tubes that charmed any... [ read more ]

Out-of-the Norm Indonesian Islands

Out-of-the Norm Indonesian Islands

Sometimes, Bacan is spelled Bachan or Batjan. This special island on the North Maluku Province in the Molucca Sea is very near to Halmahera, Kasiruta as well as Mandioli. There are about eighty islets altogether in the Bacan Island group. A total of about 1800 kilometers square, Bacan has lower centre that is leveled, its northern parts are volcanic with even sulfurous springs and the southern parts are mountainous. Locally, they produce timber, spices, copra, tobacco, rice and mother of pea... [ read more ]

Nias Island

Nias Island

In the Indian Ocean, in the western part of Sumatra is one of the 131 largest islands called Nias Island. You can get there by a weekly ship, if you are will be going there from Jakarta. This ship brings you to Gunung Sitoli or you may take a not so frequent flight from Medan. The airport is Binaka on the island, you may also consider the Susi Air, UNHAS or Merpati Air. Discovering this island and its culture is one of the must do. There are Chinese, Malay and Batak as native inhabitants liv... [ read more ]

World’s Largest Archipelago State

World’s Largest Archipelago State

Clusters and clusters of island, this is Indonesia. The key islands being Java, Sumatra, Kalimantan, Sulawesi, Lesser Sunda Islands, Maluku and New Guinea. Many people know about the major islands, such as Sunda Islands, the Greater Sunda Islands like Borneo, Sumatra, Java and Sulawesi. As for the Lesser Sunda Island, as well as Maluku Islands and New Guinea that is of West Papua and Papua. Black Beaches Pangandaran is a place with black beaches, a pretty remote place. It is a town and you... [ read more ]

The Perfect Break in Sulawesi

The Perfect Break in Sulawesi

One of the first things to do is to visit the Museum of North Sulawesi, it has all about its arts, culture and history of the North Sulawesi Province. There features 2810 artifacts all collections are from Gorontalo, Minahasa, Bolaang Mongondow, Manado and Sangihe Talaud. Bunaken is the National Marine Park and it is a great place for scuba diving. If you are in Sulawesi, you must check out the Lairiang River. It is the longest river in Sulawesi that runs from Napu, Bada and Gimpu valleys. L... [ read more ]

Lembongan Island Beach

Lembongan Island Beach

In Indonesia, there are many island beaches. One of which that is outstanding is the Nusa Lembongan. If you book the beach villas, you will probably find that the entire family will love the vacation. This beach island is also ideal for couples and friends. Besides the great island at a great location, there are friendly staff and pleasant and relaxing accommodation. It is close to the water, to the restaurants and best of all, it has a gorgeous view right from the balcony and plunge pool. H... [ read more ]

Essential Travel Experiences in Indonesia

Essential Travel Experiences in Indonesia

Savo r a good cup of coffea Arabica at the Arabica coffee production region is simply relaxing. Here you will experience nature at its best with other crops growing near the highland region of Kintamani. It is also very near to Mount Batur. Coffees are special here as it is processed using the wet method. At the westernmost end of the Lesser Sunda Islands, Bali is a real paradise that anyone must see at least once. If you are traveling to Indonesia, surely you must experience what these b... [ read more ]

Kota Ambon and its Sights

Kota Ambon and its Sights

Siwa Lima is one of the museum which is a must see when you travel to Kota Ambon. It features the regional and colonial artefacts. First you will see two buildings with a snaking road between them. Capture and be inspired by the breathtaking view of Ambon on the upper rear terrrace. You can also visit the little Hindu Temple after going through the stairway. Ambon was colonized but when the Dutch drove out the Portuguese, it had been under the Dutch control til 1945. The two classes of the p... [ read more ]

Nature Tourism in Indonesia

Nature Tourism in Indonesia

If you are a person who is into nature and you are planning to see the nature tourism of Indonesia, you might be interested to check out the surf breaks that Indonesia has to offer. Other than that, Indonesia has lots of dive sites to choose from and the national parks are with interesting flora and fauna to see, let alone the volcanoes in Indonesia. Surfing in Indonesia ensures you that being in Indonesia is never lack of water sports and recreational activities. There are even world class ... [ read more ]

What's Fantastic in Sumatra and Sulawesi

What’s Fantastic in Sumatra and Sulawesi

©chachabunaken/flickr Usually you will also visit the Pandai Sikek Village for its local wood carving and weaving handicraft works. For relaxation, you can arrange an en route a stop in Puncak Kiabang, and watch the Anai Waterfall. Rumah Tuo Kampai Nan Panjang is a landmark and point of interest with an impressive 350 years of history. See those original gadang houses and traditional kampongs. Mesjid Tuo Belimbing is a religious site for those of you who wants to see more cultural sights. Ki... [ read more ]