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Indonesia. A brief guide to the Islands of Bali, Lombok, Gili, Java, Kalimantan, Sumatra, Flores


Indonesia – the land of volcanoes and exotic holiday. Indonesia – the world’s largest island nation, whose borders are washed by the Pacific and Indian oceans.

There is no doubt that Bali – the most popular island of Indonesia. But one has only to take a chance to look deep into the archipelago, and you can find incredible beaches, wildlife and to get acquainted with different cultures.

But we’ll start our virtual journey with the island of Bali.

Holidays in Bali

The island of Bali can be compared with the beauty with eyes like a DOE. A child who fulfilled his dream of becoming famous. For many decades the name of the island Bali on the lips of travelers who dream to get away from the stress and bustle of the city to a tropical Paradise. Such attention to Bali quite justified. Bali – this is a unique, exotic island, but it is possible to enjoy all the benefits of civilization. Most tourists prefer to relax with a luxury in Seminyak (Seminyak), on its sandy beach, which in Bali is deservedly considered the best. Those who prefer privacy, the best fit beach Bingin (Bingin), in its hidden bays with white sand and waves crashing on the cliffs, and trying to overwhelm a surfers. Always have a clear vision of what you want. And in Bali, not to be deceived in their expectations, to choose to stay need a place that will really be like.

The Northern part of Bali with volcanic sand beach of Lovina (Lovina) – a quiet corner of the island, the most relaxed resort with relax.

Those who wish to explore the heartland of Bali, will be there and Hindu temples, small villages, whose inhabitants live off their craft, and rain forests full of wild monkeys and other animals.

Bali Hotels

Bali Uma Ubud  – a five star hotel located in the suburbs of resort area Ubud. Booking a room yourself, you can save significantly on vacation without overpaying to intermediaries. The hotel is surrounded by gardens, in which grow the Banyan trees and coconut palms. In superior rooms with traditional Balinese furnishings. The Windows overlook the volcanic valley of mount Batur (Batur). If you want you can go to the exciting two-hour hike to the foot of the volcano.

Novotel Bali Nusa Dua – hotel Nusa Dua is located just 30 minutes from the island’s airport, in the heart of the resort area Nusa Dua. The hotel is built in Indonesian style, in the form of a large village house, with roof covered with bamboo. Hotel with a good ratio price/quality, but to the sea to go on foot about 15 minutes. If desired, you can use bus Shuttle service. The bus the hotel provides.

Lombok and Gili Islands (Gili Air, Gili Meno and Gili Trawangan)

In confidence we can say that to Lombok and Gili is quieter and prettier beaches than neighbouring Bali. There is an active volcano Rinjani (Rinjani), the second highest in Indonesia. First place is mount Puncak Jaya (4 884 m. the island of New Guinea). The South coast of Lombok island with sandy beaches and quiet bays, is located in the shadow of this Behemoth. If you want to relax in the style of “Robinson Crusoe” — select the Gili Islands – a Paradise for diving and couples, devoid of the bustle of cars and crowds of people.

Here you can recommend hotels Oberoi Lombok, Tugu Hotel.

Java boasts the main attractions of Indonesia — the Borobudur temple (Borobudur), Dating from the eighth century, a monument of UNESCO related to world heritage sites.

A third of the island is a jungle. Of 120 volcanoes in Java 30 – current. The inhabitants of the island to literally live on a hot griddle.

Kalimantan (Kalimantan), Borneo (Borneo) – the third island in the world, after New Guinea and Greenland, which is divided between three countries: Indonesia, Brunei and Malaysia. Island since the Victorian times have always attracted adventurers. Here and now remains unexplored regions, still untouched by civilization. The island is home to the largest population of orangutans in the world, living in the largest rainforest of the world. National Park Tanjung allows you a little to join the wild nature of the island.

The Island Of Sumatra

The island is known primarily for its proximity to the powerful shaker of the earth’s axis – active volcano Krakatau. Yes, and the island is crammed with volcanoes, often occur earthquakes, so tourism is not very developed. But on the volcanic lake maninjau (Maninjau) and Toba (Toba) would be worth a look.

Three lakes located in the craters of the volcano Kelimutu (Kelimutu), can change their color: from rainbow, to cream, brown, red, emerald green and red. Depending on the level of mineral salts. Locals find in it something mystical. And the whole Indonesia is a solid exotic for European people.