Asia: The Wonders Of Indonesia

Asia: The Wonders Of Indonesia

Indonesia is just truly stunning. It attracts hundreds of thousands of visitors each year, and no matter what part you visit, you’ll always have an amazing time. Indonesia is made up of so many different islands that you really will be spoilt for choice in terms of where to visit. All of them have their wonders that attract so many different people. There are the popular and well-known islands such as Bali, and there are the more remote islands such as Buru. No matter what you’re looking for you, you’ll find it somewhere in Indonesia. If you’re going in search of white sand beaches and crystal blue waters, you’ll never be too far away. If you’re going to explore the culture and mainland life, there’s plenty of that for you too. If you’re thinking of heading to Indonesia, but aren’t sure what part to visit, take a read of this article to give you a clue of what wonders some of the islands hold.

Bali

Bali, Indonesia
Bali is an immensely popular island to visit, but it is the perfect combination of beautiful beaches and culture. The price of the holiday isn’t too expensive, and some of the resorts there are absolutely stunning. If you’re looking to go a little more luxurious then check out 5* resorts. The ones you’ll find in Bali are spectacular. One of the main reason a lot of people head to Bali is the big surf. If you’re not an avid surfer, then there are daily classes you could take to get to know the ocean a little better. If you’re already a pro, then you’ll know the lure of the Bali surf is too much. A day out on the waves to a lot of people is the perfect way to spend the day.
If you’re looking to have a bit more of a relaxing time, then the beaches are absolutely stunning. You can hire sunbeds for next to nothing, or just take a good old-fashioned towel and take in the rays. The best thing about any Indonesian island is the price of things. It’s just so cheap compared to European or American countries.  If your resort isn’t all inclusive then there are some lovely restaurants serving authentic food. You’ll also be able to find some cocktail bars if you fancy a drink. To immerse yourself in the culture a little, head to the rice fields. The walks are lovely and you’ll be able to see the natives working all around you. The fields are a real hit with tourists.

Jakarta

Jakarta, Indonesia
Jakarta is just a constant hub of activity and is a completely different world compared to the other Indonesian islands. It is the capital of Indonesia and is home to around 9.6 million people. It isn’t as popular as the islands, but there’s no reason why it shouldn’t be. Everything just seems so modern and lively and is known as a city that never sleeps, which is true. The constant liveliness of the city will leave you wanting to explore more. If you’re going to visit, it is advised that you rent a car to get around properly, although traffic is horrendous most times of the day. If you’re a bit wary of driving, you could hire a private cab to take you around.
Again, there are some beautiful hotels and modern 5* establishments that will leave you feeling like a king or queen. In terms of things to do, you’ll never be bored. There are the many Chinese temples if you’re looking for a bit of culture, or there are the massive shopping complexes if you’re looking to splash a little cash. There are some really modern dining experience to be had if you’re looking to venture out a little. For a more in-depth guide on things to do, check out this website https://www.thecrazytourist.com/25-best-things-jakarta-indonesia/. Jakarta may not be too popular in terms of being a tourist destination, but it is a great place if you’re looking to settle down and stay long-term.
The people there speak so many languages, and it is full of business activity. As said before, the best thing about Indonesia is the fact it is so cheap, this applies to the housing market to. Just check out these listings to get a feel for prices, https://rumahdijual.com/bogor/perumahan-murah. You’d be in a central location to explore other islands, and the education system in Jakarta is so advanced compared to other areas that it’d make a great place to raise a child. Even though the city seems rushed, the way of life isn’t. Just like with any of the islands you’ll always feel relaxed, why wouldn’t you want to live somewhere that makes you feel like that!? Make a holiday permanent and change your life for the better with Jakarta.

Borneo

Borneo, Indonesia
Again, not as popular as the other destinations, but again, there’s no reason why it shouldn’t be. Borneo is a truly stunning island to visit. If you’re heading to Borneo, prepare for the perfect mixture of adventure and relaxation. Just like with Bali, it has some incredible beaches that could keep you lounging around for days. But at the same time, there are tonnes of things to do if you’re looking to explore. A firm favourite with tourists is Mount Kinabalu. If you can hike to the top you really will feel rewarded with some incredible views. There are daily tours going up the mountain, or you can just as easily hike up there yourself.
There’s also the wonders of Tanjung Puting which is home to many orangutans which. It makes for such a fun-filled day out. For one of the smaller islands, Borneo is densely populated and again, makes for such an amazing place to live. If you visit you’re guaranteed to fall in love with the island. The housing is dirt cheap, but it isn’t as developed as Jakarta may be. If you wouldn’t want to settle, it would make the perfect holiday destination. A lot of people head to the island to volunteer. There are always projects on the go to help restore or build villages and schools. If you’re interested in volunteering then have a look at the work that’s going on at the minute here https://www.thegreatprojects.com.

Gili Islands

Gili Islands, Indonesia
Once a hidden gem, now a known marvel, the Gili islands truly are something else. Located off the north coast of Lombok, the Gili islands are the definition of paradise. There’s three of them located close to each other, and they really are tiny compared to the other islands discussed in this article. They’re definitely not the place to set up shop and make home, they’re far too remote for that. But if you’re looking for pure relaxation and amazing scenery, then you need to make it a must. A lot of people stop in Lombok and take a day trip or two to the islands, but there are some beautiful hotels on the island if you’d like to make it a long stay destination.
They’re famous for their amazing beaches, and a place called turtle point. Not that the name didn’t give too much away, but turtle point is a beautiful area that is known for turtles congregating. There’s also a coral reef area located not too far from the shore where diving expeditions can take place. Along the beaches, you’ll find lovely restaurants offering great food with a view, reviews of which can be found here https://www.jonesaroundtheworld.com/best-places-to-eat-on-gili-trawangan/. Other than the beach and sea activities there isn’t really much to do on the island. It is mainly a place where people go to relax and take in the stunning views. If you’re looking for more, then one of the previous islands might be best for you.

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3 Comments

  1. November 21, 2017 / 9:03 am

    Great post! I really really want to go to all these places in Indonesia! The pictures are just stunning…

    • March 31, 2018 / 5:26 pm

      Thank you 🙂 Indonesia is such a wonderful place. So many great things to see and do and the people are so lovely too!

  2. November 21, 2017 / 9:49 am

    Love Bali and Gilis so much! Not been to Borneo but definitely on the list! Indonesia absolutely surpassed my expectations, what a beautiful country!