6 Incredible Islands In Indonesia
Indonesia has over 18,000 islands! However most people usually head to Bali in Indonesia and forget there are so many other incredible islands to visit. Our article will take you on tour to 6 other incredible islands to visit, when in Indonesia.
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Gili islands consist of a group of three islands – Gili Meno, Gili Air and Gili Trawangan – are around 35km from Bali and 14km from Sengigi in Lombok. The islands are famous for thier sparkling blue crystal waters, shady palm trees, beach front accommodation and nightlife. The island also have great scuba diving annd snorkelling opportunities.The islands boast its beauty through its white powdery beaches, turquoise waters, and breathtaking sunsets. The islands have no motorised transport so people rely on bicycles, horses, boats, and walking.
Gili Trawangan: Is the main island the backpackers head to, the island has a great night life scene and you can party here till the sun comes up. Accommodation is plentiful and caters to all budgets.
Gili Meno: Gili Meno is the smallest of the three islands and is said to be the most peaceful island. If you’re looking to be away from big crowds and just want a quiet relaxing time on the beach, this is the Gili island for you.
Gili Air: Most say that Gili Air can be comparable to Gili Trawangan as it has a significant number of visitors as well but catering more to the budget traveller. There is a night life here and snorkelling is one of the best activities to do on this island.
Weh Island or Pulau Weh is a hidden treasure in Indonesia for beach fanatics and dive guru’s. It has a stunning underwater world that tends to be missed by many visitors. Aside from its fantastic marine life, the island has a great number of inhabitants including monkeys, boars, lizards, and butterflies. The island also boast tropical beaches, waterfalls, and volcanoes that you can explore. The western part of the island is mainly covered with tropical forest, with some great places to explore such as Iboih and Rubiah. The southern part of the island is known for famous Kaneukai Beach and the Balohan Port. Inn 2004 the Southern part of the Island was devastated by the tsunami, but today it has been reconstructed and fully functioning. The locals o the island are very hospitable and friendly and often like to interact and get to know visitors. You can reach the island easily from, Ulee Lheu Port in Banda Aceh and Balohan Port in Weh Island.
Ambon Island is part of the Maluku province which can be reached via Jakarta. Tourist attractions in Ambon include war graves, beaches, mountains, sacred eels, and centuries old fortresses, a truly remarkable lace to visit and explore. One top beach to visit is the famous Liang Beach, the beach is less than an hour away from the city.
Java Island is home to one of the most populated cities in Indonesia, Jakarta. It is the most developed in the out of all the islands as well. Here you can visit the magnificent Borobodur temples and do lots shopping in Bandung as well as taking in the amazing sunrise and sunset’s at Mount Bromo. This island has tons of activities to keep you busy. Try visiting Klayar Beach Pacitan located in East Java. It has breathtaking views and scenery.
Sumba Island is a two-hour flight from Bali. Its interesting and fascinating culture, secret dive sites and beaches attract visitors from all over the world. Explore Eastern Sumba and go to Tarimbang Bay which has the most pristine white beaches and secluded surfing spots. Sumba Island is also home to megalithic tomb stones, traditional high roofed house, and Ikat (social, traditional, and religious inspired textiles) weavings. If you prefer culturally-infused tourism, this is amuse visit island. In Western Sumba, you can find the impressive Wainyapu Village showcasing traditional houses which will leave you historically and culturally amazed.
These are just 6 Incredible Must Visit Paradise Islands In Indonesia, out of the 18,000 islands you can explore in Indonesia. Which one’s have you been to? Which ones would you like to visit?, drop your comments below.