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INDONESIA TRAVEL GUIDE

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Indonesia lies along the equator in the area between the Indian- and Pacific Oceans north of Australia. Comprising of 18,110 islands, 6,000 of them inhabited, Indonesia is the largest archipelago in the world. Situated on the western rim of the Ring of Fire, Indonesia has more than 400 volcanoes, of which 130 are considered active, as well as many more undersea volcanoes.

With so many islands, each one more beautiful than the other, Indonesia is a whole lot more than just the popular island of Bali. We have only scratched the surface, but urge you to try and visit at least one other island to start to experience the diversity that Indonesia has to offer. 


Our first time in Indonesia was a month spent visiting the islands of Java, Bali, Gili-Air, and Gili-T during 2016 and another month revisiting Bali, the Gili Islands, and this time Lombok during 2019 and we will definitely be back for more!

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Indonesia is the world's largest archipelago, consisting of over 17,000 islands. It is home to the Komodo dragon, the world's largest lizard, which can be found on five Indonesian islands.


Three of the world's ten largest islands are part of Indonesia: Borneo, Papua/New Guinea, and Sumatra. Indonesia also sits on the Pacific "Ring of Fire," with over 400 active volcanoes and frequent seismic activity.


  • Currency: Indonesian Rupiah (IDR). Current conversion rate here.

  • Electricity: 230V AC electricity. Power outlets are both round two-prong sockets (type C and type F). Be sure to carry a universal travel adaptor so you can still use all your electronic devices. If you are from a country with 110V as a standard be aware that you will need a voltage converter.

  • Safety: Most parts of Indonesia are very safe to travel in. Indonesia is susceptible to many forms of natural disasters such as volcanic eruptions, earthquakes, floods and tsunamis. Petty crime such as pickpocketing and bag snatching is a common issue, especially in public crowded places like bus and train stations, so keep your belongings close. Always make use of official taxi services such as Blue Bird rather than hailing a taxi from the street as there are many tax-related scams, where taxi drivers drive off before you get a chance to take your luggage. In areas where the party scene is big, drink spiking is a common problem. Political events such as elections are often times of violent and messy demonstrations that you should avoid. We would suggest checking out World Nomads or SafetyWing, for travel insurance as they have the best coverage for active travellers.

  • Language: The official language of Indonesia is Indonesian, which is spoken in the vast majority of the country. With more than 700 living languages spoken across Indonesia, English is also widely spoken, particularly in the more touristy areas. Even though English is less common in some more remote areas, it’s easy enough to get by in most of Indonesia.


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BEST TIME TO VISIT INDONESIA

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Straddling the Equator, Indonesia is a warm-weather destination. Although there are theoretically two seasons, namely the rainy season and the dry season, the dry season is far from dry, it just rains a little less! The air is pretty much always warm and humid. For most of the country (including Java and Bali), the dry season is April / May to September / October, while the wet season is October / November to March / April.


The best months for diving off the coast of Bali, Lombok, or the Komodo National Park are April to September, and you should try to avoid the rough seas particularly in January & February.


In the highlands, temperatures will, of course, be cooler, and the mountain peaks of Papua (some above 5 000m altitudes) can even be snow-covered. If you plan to climb one of Indonesia's many volcanoes, such as Mt Bromo on Java, Mt Rinjani in Lombok, or Tana Toraja in Sulawesi, then the dry season is recommended, and also remember to bring a jacket as temperatures are much cooler.


May to September is thus usually the best time to visit Indonesia for mostly dry and sunny days.


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Indonesia is an idyllic beach destination and it's always hot enough for the beach. Just note that from November to April can be very wet! You will enjoy much better beach weather from May to September. 


Among the top picks of incredible beaches is Pantai Jelenga in Sumbawa, known for its world-class surf breaks and tranquil waters ideal for kayaking and paddle boarding. Bali's Suluban Beach is another gem, perfect for those looking to combine natural beauty with cultural experiences, such as the nearby Pura Luhur Ulu Watu temple. For a more unusual beach experience, Pink Beach in Komodo stands out with its distinctive pink sands, offering a picturesque setting especially at dawn or dusk. 


With over 17,500 islands, Indonesia's beaches cater to every preference, from serene white sands to vibrant coral reefs and lively seaside parties. Exploring these beaches is a journey through diverse landscapes and cultures, each with its own story to tell.

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Traveling to Indonesia can be quite affordable, especially when compared to other destinations in Southeast Asia. On average, a one-week trip to Indonesia might cost around $415 for one person, which includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.


Indonesia is considered to be in the top 25% of affordable countries worldwide, with costs comparable to Vietnam or Cambodia. The expenses can vary depending on your travel style and the regions you visit, with popular areas like Bali or Jakarta being more expensive than less frequented locations.

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TRAVEL TIPS FOR INDONESIA

  • Respect Local Customs and Culture: Indonesia is a diverse country with various cultures and traditions. Be respectful of local customs, dress modestly, and learn a few basic phrases in Bahasa Indonesia to show appreciation for the local culture.


  • Watch Out for Scams: Like any tourist destination, Indonesia has its share of scams. Be cautious of overly friendly strangers, unauthorized tour guides, and inflated prices. Always negotiate prices before purchasing goods or services.

  • Health and Safety Precautions: Take necessary health precautions such as getting vaccinated before traveling and carrying any required medications. Be cautious of street food hygiene and drink bottled water. Also, be mindful of your belongings in crowded areas to avoid theft.

  • Explore Beyond Tourist Hotspots: While Bali is a popular destination, Indonesia has much more to offer. Consider exploring lesser-known islands like Lombok, Komodo, or Raja Ampat for a more authentic experience.

  • Bargain with Vendors: Bargaining is a common practice in Indonesia, especially in markets and street stalls. Don't be afraid to negotiate prices but do so respectfully. A good rule of thumb is to start with half of the quoted price and work your way up from there.

  • Respect Nature: Indonesia is home to diverse ecosystems and stunning natural attractions. Practice responsible tourism by respecting wildlife, refraining from littering, and following designated trails when hiking.

  • Connect with Locals: One of the best ways to experience Indonesia is by connecting with locals. Whether through homestays, cultural experiences, or simply striking up a conversation, interacting with locals can offer valuable insights into the country's culture and way of life.


By following these tips, you can have a safe, enjoyable, and culturally enriching experience while traveling in Indonesia.


HOW TO GET AROUND INDONESIA

We have a number of blog posts on getting around Indonesia at the top of this page or else available here. Here are some common modes of local transport you can expect to find in different parts of the country:


  • Bemos and Angkot: These are minivans or minibusses commonly used for short-distance travel within cities and towns. Bemos are more common in Java, while Angkot (short for "Angkutan Kota") are prevalent in cities like Bandung and Jakarta. They operate on set routes and pick up passengers along the way.

  • Ojek: Ojeks are motorcycle taxis popular for short trips within cities. They're convenient for navigating through traffic, especially in congested urban areas. You can find ojeks waiting at street corners or hail them through ride-hailing apps like Gojek or Grab.

  • Taxis: Metered taxis are available in major cities like Jakarta, Bali, and Surabaya. Blue Bird Group is a reputable taxi company known for its reliability and use of meters. Always make sure the meter is turned on at the beginning of your ride to avoid disputes over fares.



  • Ride-Hailing Apps: Ride-hailing services like Gojek and Grab are widely used in Indonesia. In addition to motorcycle taxis (ojeks), they offer car rides, food delivery, and other services. These apps are convenient for getting around cities and even for intercity travel in some areas.

  • Becak and Dokar: Becaks are pedal-powered trishaws commonly found in cities and towns across Indonesia, while dokars are similar but pulled by horses. They're mainly used for short trips within local neighborhoods or tourist areas. Negotiate the fare before starting your journey.

  • Buses: Public buses are available for longer journeys between cities and towns. They vary in comfort and quality, with options ranging from basic economy buses to more luxurious coach services. Some popular routes have air-conditioned buses with reserved seating, while others may be more crowded and less comfortable.



  • Bajaj: Bajajs are three-wheeled vehicles similar to auto-rickshaws found in India. They're mainly found in Jakarta and are used for short trips within the city. Negotiate the fare before boarding, as they usually don't have meters.

  • Ferries and Boats: Indonesia is an archipelago, so ferries and boats are essential for traveling between islands. Depending on the distance, you can choose from public ferries, fast boats, or private boat charters.


These are just a few of the many local transportation options available in Indonesia. The availability and quality of transport can vary depending on the region, so it's a good idea to research your options before traveling.


We advise checking bus, boat and train schedules ahead of time using BookAway or 12Go website. Skyscanner.com or Kiwi.com are handy tools for finding great flight deals.

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REGIONS & HIGHLIGHTS OF INDONESIA

Indonesia is the largest archipelago in the world and offers everything from relaxing on white-sand beaches, scuba diving in crystal clear warm waters, or surfing the waves to climbing and peering into active volcanoes, or just experiencing the diverse cultures and traditions across the many islands and regions.


SUMATRA

Sumatra is known for its strong cultural identity, with major ethnics such as Batak, Malay, and Minang, and minor ones such as Mentawai and Kubu. Sumatra, an island of incredible natural richness and cultural heritage, is the only place on Earth where tigers, elephants, rhinos, and orangutans coexist. It boasts the forest with the greatest vascular plant diversity of any lowland forest studied, highlighting its ecological significance. However, it faces challenges such as having one of the world's highest deforestation rates. The island's name itself has a story, derived from 'Samudra,' meaning ocean, reflecting its maritime history and importance. Be sure to visit Kerinci Seblat National Park to see wild tigers and elephants as well as the monstrous rafflesia flowers. Lake Toba is the largest volcanic lake in the world and well worth seeing.


KALIMANTAN

Kalimantan, the Indonesian portion of the island of Borneo, is a land of rich cultural heritage and natural beauty. It's home to the Dayak tribes, known for their vibrant culture and traditional dances like the Manasai, which celebrates joy and gratitude towards nature. The island's diverse ecosystem includes rainforests, mountains, and endangered species such as the orangutans, found in Tanjung Puting National Park. Kalimantan's name, derived from Sanskrit, reflects its hot and humid tropical climate, meaning "burning weather island". This fascinating region is also set to host Indonesia's new capital city, Nusantara, showcasing its growing significance within the country.


JAVA

Greatly underestimated, Java is a fantastic island to visit and has some incredible cultural treasures. Java is not only the world's most populous island but also a place of immense cultural and natural richness. It boasts over 30 active and inactive volcanoes, including the majestic Mount Bromo, offering breathtaking views and adventurous trekking experiences. Java's vibrant cities, such as Jakarta, Bandung, and Yogyakarta, are hubs of cultural diversity, reflecting a blend of traditional and modern lifestyles.


Not to be missed are Borobudur which is one of the largest Buddhist temples in the world and the equally impressive Hindu ruins of Prambanan. Although not as easy to reach, Bromo-Tengger-Semeru National Park contains some of the scariest volcanic scenery on the planet and claims to be one of the best locations in the world to see the sunrise! One-day Bromo sunrise tours from Surabaya are easy to book but if you have more time a 3-day tour taking in both Ijen and Bromo might provide for a more relaxed experience.


We went DIY to see Bromo - read about our experience at Mount Bromo here and make up your own mind. Yet another jewel of nature, Ijen Crater in East Java, with its famous blue sulfur flames is well worth the midnight wake-up and steep hike - but it is probably easier to do with as part of a group.


BALI

Bali, often referred to as the Island of the Gods, is a province of Indonesia and a major tourist destination known for its highly developed arts, including traditional and modern dance, sculpture, painting, leather, metalworking, and music.


The Balinese culture is a mix of Balinese Hindu-Buddhist religion and Balinese customs. It is perhaps most well-known for its dance and drama, which are also among the most diverse and sophisticated in Indonesia. The island is also home to the world's most expensive coffee, Kopi Luwak, and the sacred Monkey Forest of Ubud, which is inhabited by a band of grey long-tailed macaques.


Not just rich in culture and natural beauty, Bali also has a unique culinary heritage, where traditional meals are taken seriously, often involving a variety of spices, blended with the fresh vegetables, meat, and fish. A visit to Bali promises an unforgettable amalgamation of cultural and sensory experiences.


See our dedicated BALI TRAVEL PAGE here.


SULAWESI

Sulawesi, an island in Indonesia, is a place of remarkable biodiversity and cultural heritage. It's part of Wallacea, a zone of deep-water oceans that has fostered a unique mix of both Indomalayan and Australasian species.


Makassar, the island's largest city, offers historical sites like Fort Rotterdam and the beautiful Losari Beach. For nature enthusiasts, the Wakatobi Islands provide some of the best diving experiences with their clear waters and abundant marine life. The highlands of Tana Toraja present a unique cultural landscape, famous for their traditional houses and elaborate funeral ceremonies. The Bunaken National Marine Park is a must-visit for its rich biodiversity, especially for those keen on snorkelling and diving.


The island is also known for its distinctive social customs, such as the elaborate funeral ceremonies of the Toraja people. Moreover, Sulawesi's geography is as diverse as its culture, with four peninsulas separated by three gulfs, creating a landmass that is both rugged and beautiful.


NUSA TENGARA

Nusa Tenggara, a captivating archipelago in Indonesia, is known for its diverse landscape that ranges from lush jungle in the north to arid savannah in the south and east. It's home to the famous Komodo dragons, the world's largest lizards, which are found only in this unique region.


The islands also boast stunning pink-sand beaches and vibrant underwater worlds, making it a haven for divers and adventurers alike. With more than 500 islands, including Sumba, Flores, and Timor, Nusa Tenggara offers a rich tapestry of culture, nature, and history waiting to be explored.


MALUKU

The Maluku Islands, historically known as the Spice Islands, are an enchanting archipelago in eastern Indonesia. These islands were the only place on Earth where the coveted spices of nutmeg, mace, and cloves were originally found, igniting European colonial interests in the 16th century.


The region's rich and diverse history is marked by a unique blend of cultures and a tumultuous past, including the Spice War and the Maluku Riots. Today, Maluku's landscape is dotted with mountainous terrain and active volcanoes, and its lush rainforests and spice-laden plantations continue to thrive in the islands' wet climate.


PAPUA

Papua, Indonesia, is a land of stunning contrasts and immense biodiversity. It's home to the majestic Puncak Jaya, the highest mountain peak in Indonesia, and a variety of unique wildlife, including tree kangaroos and the world's largest butterflies. The region's rich cultural tapestry is woven from hundreds of indigenous ethnic groups, each with its own language and customs. Despite its natural wealth, Papua remains one of the least developed areas in Indonesia, presenting a complex blend of challenges and opportunities.


Unlike the rest of Indonesia, visiting Papua requires considerable planning, a lot of money, and a tolerance for extremely challenging conditions! If you happen to possess all of the above, then Baliem Valley has superb trekking into the lands of the Lani, Dani, and Yali tribes. Lorentz National Park is the single largest national park anywhere in Southeast Asia and has a permanent glacier.


LOMBOK

Lombok is a popular island region just to the east of Bali and includes the tiny laidback Gili Islands which many people visit directly from Bali. The island is known for its unique blend of cultures and breathtaking natural beauty.


The island's name, which means 'chili' in the local language, reflects its spicy cuisine. Lombok is also home to the indigenous Sasak people, who are divided into two main groups: Wektu Lima, who are orthodox Sunni Muslims, and Wektu Telu, who practice a blend of Islam, Hinduism, and animism.


The island's landscape is dominated by Mount Rinjani, the second-highest volcano in Indonesia, offering adventurous treks and stunning views. Lombok's weaving villages, such as Puyung, are renowned for their traditional textiles, which are cherished family heirlooms passed down through generations.

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WHAT TO SEE AND DO IN INDONESIA

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Exploring Indonesia for the first time is an exhilarating experience! With its diverse landscapes, rich culture, and warm hospitality, there's so much to see and do. Here's a suggested itinerary for a 1, 2, and 3-week trip:


1-WEEK ITINERARY FOR INDONESIA:

Day 1-2: Jakarta

  • Explore Jakarta's historical sites like the National Monument (Monas) and the Old Town (Kota Tua).

  • Visit museums such as the National Museum or the Jakarta History Museum.

  • Enjoy local cuisine at street food stalls or dine at traditional Indonesian restaurants.


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Day 3-5: Yogyakarta

  • Visit the majestic Borobudur Temple, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

  • Explore the ancient Hindu temple complex of Prambanan.

  • Take a tour of the Sultan's Palace (Kraton) and learn about Javanese culture.

  • Wander around Malioboro Street for shopping and local snacks.


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Day 6-7: Bali

  • Fly to Bali and spend your remaining days relaxing on its beautiful beaches.

  • Visit cultural landmarks like Uluwatu Temple or Tanah Lot Temple.

  • Enjoy water sports like surfing or snorkeling in the crystal-clear waters.

  • Experience Bali's vibrant nightlife in areas like Seminyak or Kuta.



2-WEEK ITINERARY FOR INDONESIA:

Follow the 1-week itinerary, then add:

Day 8-10: Ubud, Bali

  • Explore the cultural heart of Bali in Ubud.

  • Visit the Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary.

  • Take a cooking class to learn traditional Balinese cuisine.

  • Discover nearby attractions like Tegalalang Rice Terraces and Tirta Empul Temple.



Day 11-12: Gili Islands

  • Take a boat from Bali to the Gili Islands.

  • Relax on the pristine beaches and enjoy snorkeling or diving in the turquoise waters.

  • Experience the laid-back island vibes and vibrant nightlife.



3-WEEK ITINERARY FOR INDONESIA:

Follow the 2-week itinerary, then add:

Day 13-15: Komodo National Park

  • Fly to Labuan Bajo and embark on a boat tour to Komodo National Park.

  • Encounter Komodo dragons, the world's largest lizards, in their natural habitat.

  • Snorkel or dive in the park's pristine waters teeming with marine life.

  • Enjoy breathtaking sunsets from viewpoints like Padar Island.


Day 16-18: Raja Ampat

  • Fly to Sorong and take a boat to Raja Ampat, a paradise for divers and nature lovers.

  • Explore the rich underwater biodiversity through diving or snorkelling.

  • Visit picturesque islands and hidden lagoons.

  • Experience local culture by interacting with the friendly Papuan people.



Day 19-21: Lombok and the Surrounding Islands

  • Take a short flight from Bali to Lombok.

  • Explore Lombok's beautiful beaches, like Tanjung Aan and Kuta Beach.

  • Visit the traditional Sasak villages and learn about their unique culture.

  • Take a boat trip to nearby islands like the Gili Islands or Sumbawa for more beach relaxation and adventure activities.


WHAT TO EAT IN INDONESIA

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The 6 000 inhabited islands making up Indonesia offer such a vast variety of regional dishes that the "Indonesian cuisine" is more an umbrella term than anything specific. Javanese cuisine consists of an array of simply seasoned dishes, with predominant flavourings of peanuts, chillies and sugar. Due to the majority of Indonesians being Muslim, most of its dishes are considered Halal, with a few exceptions and pork products predominantly only found in Bali. Vegetarians are also better catered for than in most other countries.


Keep an eye out for the following must-try foods:

  • Nasi Goreng (Fried Rice) - Essentially just wok stir-fried rice with a host of salty seasonings, this simple hot and freshly cooked popular street food is both cheap and delicious. Be sure to ask for “Nasi Goreng Special” if you want a fried egg added to the dish!

  • Balinese Babi Guling (Roast Suckling Pig) - Bali, with its mostly Hindu population, has a unique variety of pork dishes. Babi Guling is flavoured with herbs and spices like ginger, garlic, shallots, and chillies. The pig is roasted until crispy and you’ll have to set out eat this dish before it sells out!

  • Sate Ayam (Chicken Satay) - The meat is marinated in sweet kecap manis soy sauce, before being grilled on an extremely hot charcoal fire. This means that the meat cooks quickly, leaving it juicy but also giving it a smoky flavour.



  • Sate Padang (Padang Satay) - Originally from Padang, on the west coast of Sumatra, Sate Padang skewers consist of a mix of meat, including beef, beef tongue, and offal. The meat is marinated in a mixture of spices before being grilled over flaming hot charcoal. The skewers are then served over sliced up compressed rice cake (ketupat) and covered in a thick brown sauce and sprinkled with crispy shallots.

  • Ikan Bakar (Grilled Fish) - Typically the fish is butterfly cut and rubbed in a sambal marinade before being grilled quickly over a very hot charcoal fire. This leaves the fish incredibly tasty and tender and it is usually served with either kecap manis or a variety of different sambal chilli sauces and rice.

  • Bebek Goreng (Fried Duck) - This deep-fried duck is the equivalent of well known deep-fried chicken. They are often very small, can be a little greasy and salty but are also rich in flavour. Served with rice, a few raw herbs like lemon basil and some sambal chilli sauce.

  • Bakso (Indonesian Meatballs) - A very popular street food dish, the minced meat is mixed with some tapioca starch which gives them their serious bouncy texture. Bakso will either be served with noodles and soup or dry with soup on the side.

  • Nasi Uduk (Coconut Rice) - Known as nasi lemak in Malaysia, this fragrant and slightly sweet rice is cooked with coconut milk and cardamom. Popular for breakfast, it is often eaten with omelette and fried chicken.

  • Nasi Campur (Mixed Rice) - Nasi campur literally just means mixed rice, and in Jakarta, it refers to rice with a variety of Chinese meats like char siu, pork belly, roast chicken, or egg, all served with a sweet tangy sauce.

  • Bubur Ayam (Chicken Congee) - Chicken congee, or rice porridge, is one of the very common street food dishes in Indonesia. The rice is cooked so it’s thick and hearty and while it can be prepared with an assortment of toppings, chicken is one of the most popular.

  • Beef Rendang - Rendang is a dish that originates in the western part of Sumatra from the Minangkabau people. There are two main variations of rendang, the supposed original version that’s quite dry with all the spices coated onto the meat, and the other that has more of a curry gravy sauce. Redang makes use of spices like cinnamon, star anise, cardamom, and dry chillies, garlic, shallots are the essential ingredient is desiccated coconut, which gives the rendang curry a grainy texture.

  • Mie Goreng (Fried Noodles) - Indonesian Mie Goreng is usually prepared with yellow noodles, stir-fried in a hot wok with plenty of oil, garlic, egg, and a combination of extra ingredients that can include cabbage, tomatoes, kailan, onions, and any choice of meat. Also a very popular street food dish.

  • Gorengan (Deep Fried Snacks) - Gorengan refers to street food stalls that serve all kinds of deep-fried snacks. This can include Pisang Goreng (deep-fried bananas), fried stuffed tofu, bakwan (veggie batter fritters), fried cassava, fried breadfruit, and many more. Our favourite is Pisang Goreng.

  • Martabak Manis (Sweet Pancakes) - These sweet waffle-like pancakes are smothered in butter, sugar, peanuts, chocolate, or a variety of other fillings of choice. Simply delicious!

  • Durian (King of Fruits) - Considered the King of Fruits in Indonesia, you'll find an abundance of fresh durian, as well as many different durian treats, like durian cake, durian ice cream, and durian, flavoured shaved ice.

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WHERE TO STAY IN INDONESIA

From $4 hostels to $100 hotels, Indonesia has a huge variety of accommodation options. Bali has the best variety, as tourism is at its highest here. Competition can be fierce and if your dates are flexible and you can stay for a longer period there are plenty of bargains to be had. During May / June 2016 we spent 4 weeks in Java, Bali and the Gili Islands and ended up spending an average of only $26 per night for some really lovely places, all private double en-suite and mostly with a swimming pool.

For a first-time visit to Indonesia, choosing the right area or region to stay in depends on your interests, whether you're seeking cultural experiences, natural wonders, or beach relaxation. Here are some recommendations along with accommodation options in different price ranges:


WHERE TO STAY IN BALI:

Bali is one of Indonesia's most popular tourist destinations, known for its stunning beaches, lush rice terraces, and vibrant culture, offering a diverse range of experiences. Explore attractions like Ubud Monkey Forest, Tanah Lot Temple, and Uluwatu Cliff.

  • Budget: Ibis Styles Bali Legian: Situated in Legian, Ibis Styles Bali Legian provides affordable accommodations with colorful and stylish designs. Guests can enjoy amenities such as a swimming pool, rooftop bar, and complimentary breakfast.

  • Mid-range: Grand Inna Kuta: Located on Kuta Beach, Grand Inna Kuta provides mid-range accommodations with direct beach access. Guests appreciate its spacious rooms, beautiful gardens, and multiple swimming pools.

  • Luxury: The St. Regis Bali Resort: situated in Nusa Dua, The St. Regis Bali Resort offers luxurious accommodations with breathtaking ocean views. Guests can stay in opulent suites, enjoy personalized butler service, relax at the resort's private beach, and dine at the award-winning restaurants.


Tip: Consider visiting Bali during the shoulder seasons (April to June and September to November) for better rates on accommodations and fewer crowds.


WHERE TO STAY IN YOGYAKARTA:

Yogyakarta is the cultural heart of Java, known for its rich history, ancient temples, and traditional arts, offering insights into Indonesian heritage.

Explore attractions like Borobudur Temple, Prambanan Temple, and the Sultan's Palace.

  • Budget: Adhisthana Hotel Yogyakarta: Adhisthana Hotel Yogyakarta offers budget-friendly accommodations with a traditional Javanese ambiance. Guests appreciate its central location, comfortable rooms, and friendly staff.

  • Mid-range: Gallery Prawirotaman Hotel: Gallery Prawirotaman Hotel offers mid-range accommodations in the Prawirotaman area, known for its vibrant atmosphere and artsy vibe. Guests appreciate its stylish rooms, tranquil courtyard, and rooftop swimming pool.

  • Luxury: