If you’re looking for a true island getaway, then there’s no better place to start than Bali’s eastern neighbour, Lombok, where you can take a local ferry to the tiny Gili Islands, a modern-day paradise, sans cars.
Indonesia’s diversity ensures it endless potential as a holiday destination, like the islands of Karimunjava, a new beach idyll of extraordinary beauty in the Karimunjava National Park.
Kotagede, a historic neighborhood of Yogyakarta, is the perfect place to get lost in; wondering down its maze of alleyways, narrow streets, exploring what was once the splendor of Java’s Mataram Kingdom.
Known as the home of the former Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre, Sumatra’s Gunung Leuser National Park is a World Heritage-listed tropical rainforest with the world’s largest population of Orangutans.
Experience the Pasola, or mounted spear-fighting competition, which takes place on the uniquely spiritual island of Sumba, where animist beliefs and ancestral worship are still practiced to this day.