November 18

The Best Indonesian Islands to Visit

Nothing can compare to an exciting Indonesian island cruise. Simply put, cruising the largest archipelagic country in the world is an experience like no other. The tropical spirit of the 18,000 Indonesian islands along with the different cultural and natural beauties, once visited will forever have a hold over your cruiser heart.

Indonesia is the perfect cruising destination if ever there was one. Offering different tastes with each square footage of land and different views with each mile on water, it is a place where the word “boring” doesn’t exist. But with so many islands to choose from, you can easily be blinded by their beauty and fail to make the right decision for you. We suggest that you check private charter cruise packages that will offer a personilized experience tailored to your needs and make sure you are making the most of your visit to Indonesia. 

To help you narrow down the list of island paradises to the absolute best and must-visit we have comprised the following list of amazing Indonesian islands for you. Dive in! 


Komodo Islands

Komodo Islands are an absolute must-visit. Among its rarities are the breathtakingly amazing Pink Beach, the majestic presence of the Komodo Dragons, and the very popular Komodo National Park. The Park spreads out over 29 different volcanic islands where you will encounter all sorts of animal, bird, and ocean life.

Before sunset, you can hike up Padar Island where you will see the most extraordinary thing. Padar Island is shaped like the letter “X” and is the only place in the world where you will see a crystal clear white beach, a black beach, and a pink beach in close proximity to each other. You can walk on a sandbar, visit Rankgo cave and see the Cunca Waterfall.

These are just some of the things that make The Komodo Islands the ultimate thrilling cruise experience. 

Bali

There are so many reasons why the “island of the Gods” is a location that has gained worldwide popularity and to this day is one of the top travel destinations. If the miracle of Bali can be captured in one phrase, that would be “a hectic piece of paradise”. But nevertheless, Bali holds the key to anyone’s heart.

It can very easily enchant you with its alluring beaches and its awesome nightlife. But Bali also has other aces up its sleeve. You can muck dive in Padang Bay and visit the rice valleys of Ubud. Meditate in Yoga Barn and find wisdom among the monks in Monkey Forest. Party till sunrise at Single Fin and cure a hangover at Nusa Dua Beach.

Being the most diverse cultural center in Indonesia, you can just start walking its streets and have a transformational or spiritual experience. If you are looking for a destination that will not let you down in any possible way, Bali is it.


Moyo Island

Moyo island is the home of one of the world’s most popular waterfalls called Mata Jitu, named in honor of the late Princess Diana who adored this little Indonesian island. Moyo Island is one of those cute places that you cannot miss on your next Indonesian cruise.

There you definitely need to try out different water sports, like diving and snorkeling. Moyo Island just happens to have one of the world’s most pristine coral reefs, surrounded by multicolored tropical fishes, manta rays, and even sharks. But even if you are not a water sports enthusiast, there are plenty of other things that you will find pleasurable on Moyo Island. You can also enjoy the land wildlife while jungle trekking and spot all kinds of different animals.

One thing is for sure, Moyo Island never fails to impress. Just open your heart and your mind to the experiences that it offers.

Flores

If you happen to be in love with the underwater world, your perfect cruising location will definitely be the island of Flores. But the undeniably beautiful underwater vistas aren’t the only thing that makes Flores special.

It happens to be the home of three different-colored crater lakes in Kelimutu. The lakes are green, blue, and red and one of the most amazing things you’ll lay your eyes upon in your life. You can set up camp near the lakes and enjoy the night view of the Milky Way. Visit Blue Stone Beach and the spiderweb fields in Cancar. Visit the famous Hobbit Cave and go trekking to Wae Rebo.

Some people describe Flores as Bali’s shy twin. If you want to experience all that Bali can offer but you don’t like the crowds, you will love Flores.

Raja Ampat Islands

If you want to indulge in hidden treasures spread out through 600 small islands, The Raja Ampat Islands is a must-visit group. The island group is named after the four biggest islands and the name literally translates to “The Four Kings”.

From meeting the locals and fishing to hiking up Pianemo Island, Raja Ampat Island has plenty to offer. You can try birdwatching and spot some amazing rare tropical birds and go for a dive. Visit Wayag and feast on the to-die-for delicious local cuisine.


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