INDONESIA Luxury Holidays

Indonesia Luxury Holidays – The world’ largest archipelago stretches from the southern tip of the Malay peninsula most of the way to Australia, taking in the southern half of New Guinea along the way. Earthquakes and volcanoes are constantly changing the landscape – at the latest count, Indonesia boasts 17,508 islands, home to a staggering variety of peoples and cultures, from the Muslims of Java and Hindus of Bali to the animist tribes of Papua. Factor in spectacular temples and a stunning natural environment, characterised by stunning beaches, lush jungles and animals found nowhere else in the world, and it’s easy to see the appeal.

Best time to visit in Indonesia

May to September, for dry skies

Places to visit in Indonesia

  • The geometric perfection of the Buddhist stupa at Borobudur.
  • Shadow puppetry, batik dyeing and other ancient arts in Yogyakarta.
  • Death rituals straight out of Indiana Jones in the other-worldly Tana Toraja.
  • Beach bums, rice terraces and tiered temples on touristy but sublime Bali.
  • Views over a primordial landscape of steaming volcanoes from the top of Gunung Bromo.

Top things to do in Indonesia

  • Soak up the tropical vibe on the gorgeous Gili Islands.
  • Catch the perfect wave at Ulu Watu, Bali’s surfing mecca.
  • Descend into a kaleidoscope of colour at dive sites throughout the islands.
  • Trek to timeless Dani villages in Papua’s Baliem Valley.
  • Meet the old man of the forest – the enigmatic orangutan – in Tanjung Puting National Park.

Discover Indonesia

  • Read Ayu Utami’s Saman, a novel of gender taboos, political repression and religious intolerance
  • Listen to the unmistakable sound of gamelan – the traditional orchestra of Java, Bali and Lombok.
  • Watch arthouse cinema, Indonesian-style, in the layered films of Garin Nugroho
  • Eat the ubiquitous nasi goreng (fried rice), or rich and spicy rendang (beef cooked slowly with roasted coconut and lemongrass).
  • Drink kopi (coffee) or, if you feel brave, ‘civet coffee’ made from beans retrieved from the droppings of civet cats.

Indonesia Highlights

Coffee beans, palm plantations, Suharto, blissful island beaches, active volcanoes, legendary surf breaks, gamelan orchestras, Komodo dragons, shadow puppets

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