travel to beach resort in Indonesia

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1. Posted by todak (Budding Member 7 posts) 14y Star this if you like it!

Hi all,

I wanna travel to Indonesia, preferbably a beach resort. Any recommendations? I don't want Bali.. been there donkey times already. And after that I will travel to Singapore & Malaysia.
Any suggestions?

2. Posted by alainwee (Full Member 57 posts) 14y Star this if you like it!


I guess Bali is still the best place in the offering.


3. Posted by yudhis (Budding Member 3 posts) 14y Star this if you like it!

if you like quiet beach to laid back in the white sandy beach ;), why don't you test your adventure spirit in Biak Island. It's a small island just above main Papua Island (Irian Jaya).

For great fishing, snorkling and diving you should explore the Padaido Island, off Biak's southeastern coast. Stunning waterfalls in Warsa dan Wardo. Birdwatching in bird and orchid park.

although they don't have any beach resort, but it's a great chance to mingle with the locals in the city. For nice comfy bed check out Arumbai Hotel, have air con, showers, international food and a pool! It's a safe and friendly island, all of the needs you can get at the city (market, internet cafe, banks), all near the hotel).

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4. Posted by auddssey (Full Member 60 posts) 14y Star this if you like it!

Just came back from Raja Ampat, Papua last week. Simply magnificent!!!

Biak is wayyy too far and costly to get there tooo... I been to this place 3x, its called The Gili Islands... (Province: Nusa Tenggara Barat) 3 small islands in between of Bali & Lombok... beautiful corals and beaches for surfing, snorkelling & diving!. Cheap & clean accommodation too... F&B (including psychosilosibin can be found here!) is everywhere, people get to party 24/7 in this place... if you wanna, otherwise... just lay back with sun, sand and errr Sprite??? hehehehhhh. The visibility of the beach is so good around this time till end August compare to the other part of Indonesia. The southern part of Lombok, is also called Kuta. Turquoise beaches and serene location this place is. Perfect for big time surfers!!! However, several theft cases happened there. They are professionals. Talking thru experience.. hahahaha.

Bali... what a pity, this beautiful & exotic island has drastically changed its exterior beauty... unless you are familiar with this mystical island, people just wouldn't come back. But I still remember those sunset at Uluwatu.... hmmmm.

5. Posted by zags (Respected Member 370 posts) 14y Star this if you like it!

Yes you should try and see Lombok and the 3 small islands (Gili Air, Gili Meno, & Gili Trawangan). Kuta beach in Lombok is beautiful! It's quiet, not many tourist (actually when I went there, there were just us) but some local people will be following you trying to sell things.

From Lombok, you can go to the Gilis by bumboat from Senggigi. Last year I stayed in Gili Trawangan, it was great. You can go snorkeling/diving, walk or ride a bicycle to the other side of the island to watch the sun set, or you can just relax on the beach.