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Your favorite spot in Indonesia

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1. Posted by champp (Budding Member 2 posts) 5y

Hey everyone, I'm currently planning my south east Asia trip for this summer. I will be spending around 3-4 weeks in Indonesia. Anyone has some sweet spots to recommend, aside from the classics (Bali, Gili, ...).


2. Posted by bex76 (Moderator 3715 posts) 5y

I thought Lovina was lovely- it's a nice little place to chill out in for a few days and the snorkeling is good. Ubud is also worth a few days. I've heard really good things about the Gili Islands, especially if you are into diving and snorkeling.

3. Posted by sebelasgal (Budding Member 57 posts) 5y


Depending on weather, thousand island nearby Jakarta is alco nice & sweet.
If you want a bit further away from Jakarta, why don't you try going to Sumatra or Kalimantan islands?

In West Java itself, some more 'sweet' spots I could recommend is Pangandaran with its Green Canyon (it's green when it's not a rainy season :)) or much further away to Ujung Genteng (where the beaches are still pretty).

Enjoy Indonesia!

4. Posted by bex76 (Moderator 3715 posts) 5y

Sorry I misread the post somewhat the first time -trying to do it quickly at work! Yogyakarta is an interesting place to spend a few days and if you can get to Seloliman Nature Reserve it's worth it - it's a wonderful place and my favourite in Java. I agree regarding Pangandaran too.

5. Posted by pPamela (Full Member 158 posts) 5y

If you are after adventure Sumatra is your island.

West Sumatra - Padang arrival - bus to Bukittinggi - visit Lake Maninjau and Harau Canyon.
If you would like an interesting experience near Padang check out this place - haven't been myself as yet but it is on my list for next year.
Ricky's Beach House

and then fly from Padang to Medan and from there visit
1. Bukit Lawang and then an ojek to Tangkahan
2. Lake Toba and Brestagi with a side trip to Ketambe south Aceh to see orangutans in the wild.
3. Fly from Medan to Banda Aceh and then a fast ferry over to Pulau Weh to snorkel and maybe dive too.

6. Posted by Malapascua (Budding Member 12 posts) 5y

Stadium is fun

7. Posted by CanadaGuy (Respected Member 199 posts) 5y

A bit out of the way... but Komodo Island was a hi-lite to me.

8. Posted by champp (Budding Member 2 posts) 5y

Thanks everyone, I take good note of all this!

9. Posted by wotthefiqh (Inactive 1447 posts) 5y

I think it would depend on where exactly in Indonesia you land.
Jakarta and I'd probably do Java and some Sumatra (never been to either yet).
If landing in Bali, head east.
Love West Sumba for the traditional culture (Pasola Festival was awesome but that happens Feb) and very few tourists.
Sumbawa was pretty relaxed and very very few tourists.
Hu'u was great for hanging with surfies and watching petite Japanese girls take on waves even hardened Aussies baulked from. One girl got totally creamed on the reef while I was there.
Flew Denpasar to Sumba for Pasola then flew onto Maumere in east Flores.
Wended way back to Bali via Kelimutu volcano lakes, Ende, Bajawa, Labuanbajo, Rinca (dragons), Kanawa island (rough as guts but lotus eating) then flew back to Bali.
You could take ferry from Flores to the eastern tip of Sumbawa and take it slow back through Lombok to Bali.
Flores didn't have very many tourists either and the scenery was great.
Lombok has Tetebatu, Kuta and Senaru (wanna climb Rinjani?).