From wild clubs to calm mountain escapes, a holiday in Indonesia (or two, or three!) is sure to have what you’re looking for.
With more than 900 inhabited islands (and more than 18,000 islands in total), the hardest part of an Indonesia holiday can be deciding where to go! The country’s most famous and most-visited island is Bali. Once a quiet home of fisherman and rice paddies, tourism soared in the booming 1990s and turned Bali into Party Central. For those more interested in local cuisine or genuine R&R, the island of Java, with the country’s capital and other large cities, is the place to be. Metropolises like Bandung and Semarang and southern beach towns like Sawarna are sure to tantalise the taste buds and soothe stressed souls.
Travellers who have seen it all, but still want to get away from it all, should book one of our Indonesia holiday packages on Sulawesi or Sumatra. These less-explored islands can provide adrenaline-pumping action or resort relaxation. In North Sulawesi, keep your friends close and “anemones” closer on a scuba diving or snorkelling adventure in Tomini Bay. On Sumatra, relax in a hammock on an island in the middle of Southeast Asia’s largest lake, Danau Toba, or head south to Krui for legendary surfing. In Indonesia, there is always more adventure waiting just around the corner.
When you visit Indonesia, you may just want to bring an empty suitcase! Thanks to tourist dollars and the development they bring, Bali holiday packages will connect you with some of the best upscale shopping in the country. Haute couture is what’s hot in this resort town: find that silk shirt or dress that just screams “swag,” toss it into the boot of your Bali car hire (from Wotif, of course!) and hit the clubs along Legian Street—you’ll only need your own two feet to dance the night away.
If your partying days are past, skip Bali and travel to Jakarta for some of the best and largest pasar (traditional markets). Practice your bargaining skills for local handicrafts like batik prints and wood carvings. Hint: Your most important phrase will be “Boleh kurang?,” that is, “Can you reduce the price?” Don’t “flea” from the famous market at Jalan Surabaya; then head to Pasar Seni to watch painters, sculptors and other artisans first-hand.
Wherever you travel, Indonesia holidays are filled with food of all types. Those with daring taste buds can find dishes like coto makassar—a cow-part stew that’s so high in cholesterol it must be eaten sparingly—to smoked bat meat, to safer delicacies like the odd, smelly durian fruit. Determined explorers can find these dishes in most major cities, but those seeking a true “bizarre foods” experience will certainly find it on Sulawesi.
Make the jump across the Timor Sea, and you’ll feel like you’ve entered another universe. Wotif’s Indonesia packages are ready to take you to a world where all your holiday self’s dreams come true.
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