Spicy, hot and colourful, Indonesia is a destination that demands attention. With more than 17,000 islands to explore, some deserted, others lined with luxury resorts and lush rice paddies, there's something for all tastes and budgets. From bustling cities to deserted islands, Indonesia offers a huge array of holidays. Whether you seek an exotic island escape, lively cultural experience or peaceful spiritual journey, Indonesia can accommodate. Though its culture and cuisine provide fascinating holiday experiences, it's Indonesia's natural landscape that attracts the most travellers. It is here you can discover the different coloured lakes of Mt Kelimutu, wander the world's largest Buddhist temple in Magelang and spot the giant dragons of Komodo Island - from afar of course.
Flights from the UK to Indonesia generally take over 15 hours direct and include a stopover in Asia or the Middle East.
Airlines that fly from the UK to Indonesia include:
- Air France
- Cathay Pacific
- China Southern Airlines
- Emirates Airlines
- Etihad Airways
- KLM Airlines
- Qatar Airways
- Malaysia Airlines
- Singapore Airlines
Indonesia International Airports:
Indonesia's most popular hotspot is of course Bali, an island found between Java and Lombok. It is beloved for its surf breaks, beaches and magnificent sunsets. Accommodation in Bali is also where you'll find some of the world's most luxurious hotels and homestays, while all-inclusive resorts and hostels offer great value for money. Bali's other claim to fame is its lively nightlife with Kuta Beach a popular choice for party goers.
Away from the sunbathers of Kuta Beach and luxury resorts of Nusa Dua, Bali is a peaceful and spiritual island. Waterfalls and green rice paddies are common, while temples are dotted around the islands. One of the most popular sites in Bali is the Tanah Lot Temple, a 16th century structure that sits atop of a giant rock formation by the ocean. Sunsets here are particularly beautiful. Ubud is another location beloved for its picture-perfect scenery. Here you can see the famous Tegallalang rice terraces, promising a spectacular and unique view.
For a change of pace, Indonesia's capital Jakarta is home to chaotic streets, delicious street food and a fast paced lifestyle. Jakarta isn't a primary tourist destination, but a great place to gauge life in Indonesia. When you first arrive, head to the National Monument, the city's most famous landmark and a great place to admire the view of sprawling Jakarta. Chinatown is another area well worth visiting. Wander the colourful streets, browse the puppet museum and sit down to a plate of Bakmi Goreng, a delicious fried noodle dish.
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