The best islands to visit in Indonesia

If you are visiting Indonesia for the first time in the hope of touring all the islands, it will be impossible. Indonesia is a large country with many islands spread across the whole region. Considering that an Indonesian default visa stays valid for only 30 days, covering the islands in one single trip is next to impossible. 

You can however make it worthwhile by visiting some of the most popular islands that will give you a clear picture of what to expect from the ones you miss out. You can start your tour from the capital city of Indonesia Jakarta, which is also the business hub of the country. Here, you can count on excellent accommodation facilities from the best 5 star hotels in Jakarta

Jakarta is also home to the best food, consisting of local and international cuisine and guides that can communicate in English and other languages to take you across the main islands in the country. Before leaving the capital city, you can also visit the country’s many historical and religious buildings and mingle with the friendly locals that are always willing to help to their visitors. 

Three must visit Islands in Indonesia


  • Java


Many of the visitors that go to Indonesia choose Java Island as their starting point in touring other places. Java is home to Jakarta, which is the capital city of Indonesia. Java is a vast island with a large congestion of people that surpasses any other town in Indonesia. This however does not mean that you do not get a chance to enjoy some of the finest sceneries Indonesia has to offer. 

Some of the exciting places to visit in java include large temples, huge volcanoes, and people from all over the world. The island is also home to some of the best hotels in the country, hiking trails Duborbodur, which is the largest Buddhist temple in the world. You can also enjoy cruises around the island aboard some of the most luxurious boats in the country. 


  • Bali


A trip to Indonesia would feel incomplete without a visit to the Bali Island, which is the biggest tourist destination in the country. Bali is a beautiful island that comes with amazing sceneries and breath-taking beaches. It is also home to a mixture of the best hotels, spas, resorts, and hostels meaning that you will not lack excellent accommodation at any one time. If you are in Bali and want to extend your stay then Visa Extension Bali is preferable. 

One of the most popular towns in Bali is Ubud, a town that became popular after the movie Eat, Pray Love. Other places to visit in Bali include Canggu Beach, fishing villages of Lovina and Amed, Nusa Lembongan for dolphin spotting and scuba diving in many spots. Bali is also famous for snorkelling and the white sand beaches. 

If you want to have more adventure, you can go island hopping aboard the famous Ayana Laki Di’a, which is the largest liveaboard in the world, or learn how to cook aboard a floating ship with the ayana resort and spa among many other adventures. Simply put, what you see in Bali Island is worth every moment you spend there. 


  • Flores Island


Another island worth visiting while you are touring Indonesia is Flores Island, which is home to the famous Komodo National Park. Besides the island having some of the best scuba diving spots in Indonesia, it is also home to the giant Komodo dragon. The dragon lizards are the largest in the world and a remarkable sight. 

Further inland of the Flores Island, you will find the volcano lakes of Kelimutu that are worth visiting. You also get to meet the locals who are always happy to see visitors. Labuan Bajo, another popular tourist destination is also in the Flores Island. A hike through the island will reveal more places with beautiful sceneries that will make your trip worthwhile.

Wrapping it up

The above three islands are just a few of the many other islands that are interesting to visit in Indonesia. Irrespective of the island, you decide to tour you can be sure of one thing and that is pure excitement. 

All the island come with their specialities but the one thing they have in common is beauty and amazing beaches. They also offer great accommodation for all the visitors and you do not have to worry about the language barrier because you will always find someone that speaks your language to guide you.