The country, home to a staggering 18,000 different islands, is ready for your Indonesia beach holidays.
Here are the next 3 islands incase you can’t decide yet. But why should you pick any of these when you can have them all?
In the far southeast corner of Indonesia is the Sulawesi Tenggara Province, which is home to the Wakatobi Islands. This small archipelago is known for one thing in particular: Diving. The Wakatobi Islands are regarded as one of the top diving spots in all of Indonesia, yet it is far less crowded than some other tourist destinations.
Many of the local resorts and hotels cater directly to divers, offering deals that combine frequent diving trips along with accommodation. Two of the best spots in the Wakatobi archipelago for diving include Pulau Tomia, known for its marine life, and Pulau Hoga, known for its colorful coral reefs.
Just off the coast of the major island of Sumatra are the Bangka-Belitung Islands. These islands are a fantastic Indonesia beach holidays destination to visit if you’re looking for some of the best beaches in the world.
Many of the beaches are miles long, largely uncrowded and boasting pristine white sand along with clean, clear water. You can also explore some of the many Dutch lighthouses, most from the 19th century, that were constructed when the islands were part of a much larger trade route.
Dutch colonial buildings throughout the islands also hint at the region’s past.
In South Maluku are the Banda Islands, an archipelago that is best known for its production of spices. Nutmeg, in particular, put the Banda Islands on the map in centuries past. The Banda Islands have been under Portuguese, Dutch and even British control in the past, creating a unique culture.
Don’t expect shopping malls or major attractions on the Banda Islands, but do expect some phenomenal scenery and outdoor recreation when you’re going on Indonesia beach holidays. Popular pastimes including hiking Gunung Api, the tallest peak in the archipelago, snorkeling out at sea and dining on Ikan Bakar, or freshly caught and grilled fish.
To be continued…