Indonesia is truly a hidden gem
in Southeast Asia, although one would think the contrary due to its size which spans over 170,000 islands. Indonesia is home to the world's second largest tropical forests, as well as crystal-clear beaches, active volcanoes, amazing dive sites and beautiful wildlife. If you want to become one with nature, this is the place to be.
Unlike Thailand, the best season to go to Indonesia at least weather-wise is the summer. The dry season in Indonesia spans from May to September. The months of May, June and September are arguably the best time to visit, when the weather conditions are idyllic and visitor numbers are not at their peak.
Indonesia is a must for any passionate diver as it is home to some of the world’s most stunning diving spots. This is thanks to being part of the Coral triangle and containing 20% of the world’s coral reefs. There are over 3000 species of fish and over 600 species of coral to discover, as well as different types of dive sites such as wrecks, water trenches and underwater volcanic mountains. Whether you are a novice or an expert, there is something for you.
If being on land is more your thing, there are options for you as well. For example you can visit the Borobudur temple
, the largest Buddhist monument, an ancient site that dates back to the 8th century. Borobudur consists of six square platforms topped by three circular platforms, and is decorated with no less than 2,672 relief panels and 504 Buddha statues of various types. There are two museums located within Borobudur Archaeological Park, the Karmawibhanga Museum and the Samudraraksa Museum. Exploring the site takes quite a bit of effort due to the expansiveness of it, but it is well worth it.
For the more adventurous, visiting an active volcano
should be on the to do list. Over 120 active volcanoes can be found dotted around Indonesia. While often challenging, the views from the summit and the thought of knowing what is going on beneath the surface will have you on a full adrenaline rush.
Are you convinced that Indonesia is the place to be? If so, here are some of the most luxurious villas that will allow you to vacation in style.
Villa Bayu Gita
is an ultra-luxurious home that will amaze even the most indifferent of souls. This six bedroom haven is capable of accommodating up to 12 people. The villa’s ground floor lounge opens directly onto the garden, where you will find an enormous swimming pool with a jacuzzi, a spacious terrace, an alfresco dining area and a boardwalk leading to the beach. To entertain both young and old alike, you have a gym, cinema room and a game room.
Another equally stunning property is Villa Javana
. This villa is a luxurious five bedroom home set in the residential district of Canggu, fifteen minutes from the Famous city of Seminyak. The Villa is encased by lush greenery including mango, frangipani, coco, palm, bougainvillea, Japan trees, and Champaka trees. The mansion faces the level-shaped rice fields nicely separated by a beautiful river. It features a private pool, a beautiful garden
, a full house staff and much more.