Top Destinations in Indonesia

Daniela Ramos

Made up of over 18,000 islands, Indonesia is the largest archipelago in the world. Here’s a look at the best places to visit in Indonesia both for travelers seeking relaxation and those who are looking to catch some adventure.

Raja Ampat

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Raw and uncharted, this island cluster is part of the less-traveled West Papua. Raja Ampat is great for those who love venturing into off-the-beaten-path destinations.

With spectacular scenery comprised of jungled islands, secret lagoons, and small islets that surround the main islands, Raja Ampat is almost heavenly.

The ocean that envelopes it is one of the most biodiverse in the world, which makes it an ideal destination for those who love to explore beneath the waves. Colorful fish, huge turtles, sharks, and mantas are a few of the species that have made the waters around this paradise their habitat.

Komodo Island

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Komodo island is one of the new Seven Wonders of the Natural World, which makes it a perfect spot for nature buffs. The island’s most famous creature is the Komodo dragon, the largest lizard in the world, reaching up to 3 meters in length! Komodo’s lush jungles are also home to deer, monkeys, snakes, and a lot of other species.

Komodo National Park is great for wildlife spotting, and the pristine waters that surround it host vivid coral reefs, whales, mantas, and dolphins!

Samosir Island

Samosir Island is a spectacular option for an adventurous retreat. Set in the middle of the largest crater lake in the world, which is also part of an inactive volcano, this small island in Sumatra is home to the indigenous Batak tribe.

Samosir is a splendid blend of ancient culture, rolling hills for hiking, and idyllic hot springs to relax in after a day of exploring.

Sumba Island

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Sumba island still remains a mystery to most people. Its stunning natural beauty and wildlife combined with hat-roofed tribe huts, and one of the last prehistoric cultures in the world that still abide by their traditions all come together in this off-grid paradise.

Seram Island

Seram Island might just as well be the star for tropical bliss and adventure in Indonesia. Located in Maluku, an archipelago in the Banda Sea, Seram Island is full of hiking opportunities amid lush rainforests.

Seram is not as easy to get to as other islands in Indonesia, which makes it a fantastic destination for those souls who love to explore untouched places that are brimming with nature.

Kalimantan

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Kalimantan occupies around two-thirds of the island of Borneo. This wild side of the world has always fascinated explorers and naturalists because of its unique ecosystem.

Virgin rainforests, winding rivers, Indigenous tribes, playful gibbons, and orangutans delight Borneo’s adventurous visitors.

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