The Better-Known Side of Indonesia

The Better-Known Side of Indonesia

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It has been a long time coming, but after our hidden secrets blog on Indonesia, we want to bring you the best the brightest version of Indonesia. In this piece, we will highlight some of the best tours, hotels, and cruises. There is a long list of all that Indonesia has, so for an exhaustive look into everything in Indonesia you will have to contact us directly. These are just some of our highlights. 

Top Tours of Indonesia

Overland Adventure through Flores to Komodo, Indonesia (8 Days) 

This is the perfect getaway for those looking for adventure, relaxation, and an off-the-beaten-path holiday in unmapped Indonesia. Our 8-day Overland Adventure will take you through Maumere, Moni, Kelimutu, Bajawa, Ruteng, Labuan Bajo, Rinca, and Komodo Island. Explore caves and waterfalls many think only exist in the movies. Get a true taste of the authentic and exotic culture of these stunning tropical islands.

Cruising the Alluring Alor Archipelago of Indonesia (8 days)

Enjoy life at sea and visit the stunning islands of Indonesia on this exciting eight-day cruise. Take the road less traveled and set sail to the island of Kumba. Here you’ll come face-to-face with untouched coral reefs and bright schools of fish while snorkeling. Next, visit the traditional village of Takpala, where you’ll learn about local Indonesian life and culture. Continue to the stunning island of Watubalu and hike through its rugged landscape. Be sure to keep your eyes open for wild deer and other exotic wildlife. Finish the tour in Waienga Bay and admire the mighty Ile Api volcano. While you’re here, take a stroll through nearby villages and learn about the art of Ikat, a unique dyeing technique used to color textiles.

Bali Family Multi-Adventure Tour – 20s & Beyond (7 days)

It’s easy to find inspiration in Bali. You’ll see it among terraced rice fields and exotic temples. In bustling market towns and on tropical palm-studded beaches. And among some of the most welcoming people, you’ll ever have the pleasure of meeting. Come explore Bali with Backroads and your family in a way that few travelers experience.

Hotels Galore

Four Seasons Resort Bali at Jimbaran Bay

Experience Indonesia’s vibrant pulse and rich heritage at Four Seasons Resort Bali at Jimbaran Bay: an all-villa beach retreat alive with tradition and innovation. Private and gracefully Balinese in style, villa highlights include a private pool, spacious bedroom, and living area, indigenous artworks, standalone bath, and additional outdoor shower.

Four Seasons Resort Bali at Sayan

Listed as the only Bali hotel awarded in the 2020 Conde Nast Gold List, submit to Bali’s purest embrace at Four Seasons Resort Bali at Sayan: an architectural masterpiece and verdant riverside sanctuary bathed in beauty and purity. Arrive via a dramatic bridge and prepare for an ethereal descent through a valley of towering trees, tiered rice paddies, and enchanting gardens that cocoon 60 suites and villas. The “forest symphony” from wildlife and the rivers – part of Bali’s UNESCO Heritage-listed subak irrigation network – provides a natural soundtrack as each step presents a fresh unveiling of compelling design and lush beauty.


A natural paradise, Amanwana is the only resort on the beautiful island of Moyo, a veritable Eden in the Flores Sea. Overlooking the turquoise waters of Amanwana Bay – a protected marine park – this wilderness hideaway offers full-board accommodation in just 12 luxury guest tents and unparalleled access to some of the best scuba diving and snorkeling in Indonesia.

COMO Shambhala Estate

COMO Shambhala Estate is a true ‘Retreat for Change’ with resident experts including a yoga teacher, a Pilates teacher, an Ayurveda consultant, and Oriental medicine expert. The holistic, 360-degree approach offers signature massage therapies and beauty treatments. A state-of-the-art gym and outdoor activities such as hiking and climbing make the most of the Estate’s unique location. Guests who want to make a lasting commitment to change can embark on one of our targeted Wellness Programmes — Cleanse, Be Active, Ayurvedic, or Bespoke.

The Ritz-Carlton, Bali

Offering 313 spacious and sumptuously appointed suites and villas, 100 square meters onwards, in an elegant tropical ambiance, The Ritz-Carlton, Bali is a luxurious resort benefitting from a stunning clifftop and beachside setting. Tranquil views over the azure waters of the Indian Ocean and, where resort guests can indulge in an idyllic romantic, family, or business interlude. Along the foreshore are The Ritz-Carlton Club, six stylish dining venues, an indulgent and exotic marine-inspired Spa, a glamorous beachfront chapel, fun, and recreational activities at Ritz Kids, and extensive meeting and celebratory event venues for a stay that makes memories that last a lifetime. Complimentary WiFi, access to Ritz Kids (Kids Club), and a daily schedule of recreational activities, coupled with refreshments served every hour by the pool.

Captivating Cruises

Solar Eclipse 2023 – Indonesia to Australia’s Kimberley

PONANT is the World Leader in Luxury Expeditions with ultra-modern, intimate ships, offering attentive service, and well-designed itineraries sailing to all corners of the globe. Each year PONANT offers more than 400 awe-inspiring cruises, calling at over 450 ports on all seven continents. Our fleet of 12 purpose-built intimate ships is able to call at iconic, international ports as well as secret harbors accessible only to smaller-sized ships and our expeditions all include Zodiac landings, and onboard expert naturalists to enhance your experience.

Launched in 2018 as the first yacht in PONANT’s Explorer series, Le Lapérouse embodies the unique atmosphere that is Ponant’s hallmark: a subtle blend of refinement, intimacy & comfort. She offers innovative and environmentally-friendly hardware and elegantly designed staterooms with 100% balconies.

Indonesia – Bali to Komodo

A recognized global leader in luxury small-ship expeditions, Aqua Expeditions explores the world’s most biodiverse and culturally significant destinations aboard best-in-class vessels. Expect tailored five-star itineraries, a highly exclusive 1:1 crew-to-guest ratio, world-class dining, and small group expert-guided activities and excursions. Aqua Expeditions operates river explorations on the Amazon (Peru), the Mekong (Cambodia and Vietnam), and coastal yacht voyages to Komodo National Park, Ambon and the Spice Islands, as well as Raja Ampat (East Indonesia), with our latest superyacht sailing the Galapagos Islands (Ecuador) from June 2022.

Presenting a brand-new cruise experience in the pristine East Indonesian Archipelago, Aqua Blu is a long-range explorer yacht sailing the region’s most prized destinations, including Komodo National Park, Spice Islands, and Raja Ampat on unforgettable 7- and 12-night itineraries.

Comprehensive Indonesia Exploration

180 Degrees from Ordinary -Windstar Cruises offers a vacation experience that is 180 degrees from ordinary. We invite you to step away from the crowds and enjoy a small ship experience where freedom is the order of the day and casual elegance is the style of choice. Each yacht allows guests to sail among only 148-342 guests for a more intimate and personalized travel experience; all while you travel to the world’s most legendary places, best small ports, and hidden harbors. For anyone yearning for a more authentic travel experience, your yacht has arrived.

Star Breeze, Star Legend, and Star Pride, our all-suite Star Plus class yachts, are fresh from a $250 Million renovation. Enjoy spacious suites with all-new bathrooms, two new dining venues, a gorgeous pool, plenty of open deck space, upgraded spa. Complimentary water sports platform and open bridge.

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