Indonesia at a glance
Indonesia is home to an astounding number of islands - estimates range from 13,466 to 18,406. With so many options, it would be virtually impossible to explore them all in one lifetime. To help you choose, we have put together a comprehensive travel guide to Indonesia.
Whether you're seeking the extraordinary biodiversity of Raja Ampat; the ancient ruins of Java; the unique Hindu traditions, mola mola sightings and kaleidoscope reefs of Bali; the rugged beauty of Lombok; or the captivating manta rays, pinnacles and currents of Komodo, this guide will ensure you make the most of your time in this stunning paradise. And let's not forget Sulawesi - a large island shaped like a trident - which offers impenetrable forests, breathtaking coral reefs, macro life galore and a vibrant tapestry of traditions from diverse ethnic groups including the Bugis, Makassar, Toraja and Mandar people. Wakatobi, hanging off the southern tip of Sulawesi, boasts arguably the best house reef in the world with prolific coral cover and reef inhabitants. Those seeking a stunning off-the-beaten-path destination will be wowed by Alor. With few tourists and overflowing with biodiversity, you'll be hard-pressed to find a destination with more varied diving all in one location. From muck diving with technicolour macro life to stunning coral reefs, scalloped hammerheads, sea snakes and even blue whales, you'll see all this and more in the 50 dive sites scattered around this archipelago. The rewards of exploring this hidden gem are endless. Before embarking on your journey, it's wise to familiarize yourself with the basics of bahasa Indonesia - the official language of Indonesia. That way, you can fully immerse yourself in the local culture and make the most of your time in this incredible country. So, pack your bags and get ready for an adventure like no other - selamat datang di Indonesia! Welcome to Indonesia!