Indonesia: Introduction

The Largest Archipelago in the World

The blend of culture, exotic locations and exquisite cuisine make Indonesia one of the most visited tourist destinations in the world. Given the chance to explore this fascinating country and relax on one of literally thousands of exotic beaches that make up the stunning coastlines of the Indonesian archipelago, it's not difficult to understand why. The pristine beaches and romantic bays are some of the most stunning in the world with many offering a host of water sport activities, whilst the rolling terrain of dramatic mountains, smouldering volcanoes and lush green jungle terrain are fascinating to explore. Each of Indonesia's islands has its own character and offers a variety of pleasures though they all have a wealth of natural beauty, friendly people and places of interest. The capital Jakarta on the popular island of Java is one of the most popular resorts together Bali, Timor, Sumatra, Sulawesi, New Guinea, Kalimantan and Lombok, considered the new Bali. The Indonesian archipelago offers some of the best scuba diving in the world, together with sailing, snorkelling and surfing. Culture vultures are spoiled for choice of spectacular Hindu and Buddhist temples esteemed for their intricate architecture whilst affordable fashion items make Indonesia a shopper's paradise. Cuisine is vastly varied and excellent quality as is the range of quality accommodation. The climate is tropical and subject to sudden bursts of torrential rain, particularly in the wet season between November and March whereas the dry season between April and October sees little rain, but is very hot and humid. Whatever you want from a holiday, Indonesia is guaranteed to give you an unforgettable experience.