I want to visit nice beaches (diving, swiming, surfing)

Pulau Wangi-Wangi in Wakatobi, Stupendous Dives and Bajo Sea Gypsies South East Sulawesi

Overview Wangi-wangi is one of the four main islands that make up the Wakatobi Archipelago off the coast of Southeast Sulawesi, and is the gateway to the Wakatobi Marine National Park. The name Wakatobi is derived from the four largest islands of Wangi-Wangi (WA,) Kaledupa (KA,) Tomea (TO,) and Binongko (Bi,) and are part of a larger island chain called TukangBesi. The islands are nestled in the heart o ...

Um Island, Raja Ampat West Papua

Overview Um Island sits right across the the Malaumkarta village in Makbon, a short distance away from Sorong in West Papua. Makbon is an inland lagoon, located north of the Bird Head Peninsula. Um Island is known as the habitat for bats and seagulls. Bats on this island look for food during daylight, while seagulls fly out at night. Quite the opposite of what we are familiar with.Um Island is a ...

Wayag Island, Raja Ampat: The Ultimate Underwater Beauty West Papua

Overview Wayag Island is one of the islands within the Raja Ampat district in the province of West Papua. The island is known for its beautiful atolls and amazing underwater life covering a total area of 155,000 hectares (about 383,013.3 acres). Here, you find pristine beaches with unique Karst islands that look like mushrooms sprouting out from the sea. Along these beaches, tourists can se ...

The Bay of Triton West Papua

Overview Bay of Triton is located in Kaimana district, West Papua. This area is known for its underwater beauty and cultural heritages. In this Bay, there are 959 types of coral fish and 471 types of coral where 16 of them are new species. The beauty of soft corals is a natural underwater attraction in the Bay of Triton. Here, you can easily find Bryde’s whales looking for food near Lobo village. ...

Wonderful Waigeo Island of Raja Ampat West Papua

Overview Among the wonderful Raja Ampat Islands, Waigeo is the largest of the archipelago’s four main islands. Waigeo is also known as Amberi, or Waigiu, located in the West Papua province near the town of Sorong.  The three other largest islands in this cluster are Salawati, Batanta and Misool. On Waigeo is the town of Wasai, capital of the Raja Ampat regency, located in the west of the isla ...

Misool Island, Raja Ampat’s spectacular world class Dive Destination West Papua

Overview Misool Island is a remote, tropical hideaway, one of four largest islands in the Raja Ampat archipelago, world renowned dive destination in the province of West Papua. Located off the west coast of the main island of Papua, directly bordering the Seram Sea, the waters are a veritable traffic lane for many large sea creatures, including whales. The cry ...

Kofiau Island in Raja Ampat rarely visited corner of a diver’s Paradise West Papua

Overview " ... when you finally see what goes on underwater, you realize that you’ve been missing the whole point of the ocean. Staying on the surface all the time is like going to the circus and staring at the outside of the tent. "Dave Barry Off the northwest tip of Bird’s Head Peninsula on the island of New Guinea in Indonesia’s West Papua province lies a unique little island amo ...

Halmahera Island Maluku

Overview The remote Halmahera island, also called Gilolo or Jailolo, is the largest island in Maluku (the Moluccas), K-shaped almost like a miniature Sulawesi.  With white sandy beaches, unspoiled forests and the spectacular Mt Mamuya in the distance, this island offers stunning scenery. This is a rugged and mountainous landscape and much of the island is still covered in forest. While t ...

Ternate and Tidore, The Original Cloves Islands Maluku

Overview Since early in the last millennium, the small islands of Ternate and Tidore in the Moluccas were the only source for cloves in the world. Indian, Arab, Chinese and Javanese merchants used to call on these islands to carry home this precious cargo which sold at exorbitant prices in Europe and the Orient. Cloves, together with nutmeg and mace from the Banda islands were used to flavor and preserv ...

The Banda Islands: Eastern Indonesia's Best Kept Secret Maluku

Overview Since the first century AD, the Banda islands have been the sole producers of the fragrant nutmeg and mace for which Chinese, Indian, and Arab ships traveled across the seas. These precious spices could be sold at enormous profit in foreign markets. The people of Banda thrived on their natural resources, but in later years suffered at the hands of Du ...

Saumlaki, Gateway to the Tanimbar Islands Maluku

Overview Somewhere in the eastern waters of Indonesia, between the Aru and Kei Islands to the east, and Timor Island to the west, are strings of islands with light blue outlines, known as the Tanimbar Islands or the Tanimbars. These islands are composed of 65 small islands which form part of the province of Maluku (Moluccas). Some of the named ones are Fordate, Larat, Molu, Maru, Wotap, Wuliaru, Sel ...

Pombo Island atoll, Marine Reserve near Ambon city Maluku

Overview Pombo Island is one of over a thousand islands in the Maluku Province, East Indonesia, about 5 kilometers from Ambon, the capital city of Maluku. Pombo is a small, uninhabited little island surrounded completely by a rocky, coral atoll, which is a circular shaped reef.This charming little island spans only about 2 hectares, yet presents amazing underwater tours with beautiful rocks, scattered tas ...

Uluwatu: The Most Famous Wave in Bali Bali

Overview Uluwatu is the most famous wave of Bali. There is always some swell here so it’s also always crowded. The spot offers several waves which are working with different swells and tides: The Peak: best at mid and high tide. Closes out at low tide. In front of the cave. it’s the most consistant. Short and powerful waves, tubes. The take off is moving. It works from 1ft to 8f ...

Lovina Beach Bali

Overview Lining up of busy losmen and hotels with the depleted shady sea makes Lovina one of the most stirring beaches in Bali. Tranquility, incredible under water world and popular attraction is the dolphin watching. A small traditional boat called, jukung, may be hired form the villagers in the morning to bring us off shore to meet these smart and cute creatures. According to the news, theres abou ...

Kuta Beach Bali

Overview Once a sleepy village with a quiet, beautiful sweep of beach, Kuta today has become a popular beach destination in its own right, alive with tourists from all over the world, swimming, surfing or sunbathing by the beach. Others, casually dressed in shorts, T-shirts and flip-flops stroll along its main road, shopping around or enjoying meals at its many open air restaurants. When in Kuta you k ...

Dreamland: Surf’s up at Bali’s New Kuta Beach Bali

Overview A vast stretch of soft pearly white sand, clear blue sky over the enchanting blue waters, and nothing but the fascinating sounds of waves hitting the shores; no, this is not a set from a dream, this is where nature interprets  your dream, this is Dreamland Beach, on the southern coast of Bali Island. Recently dubbed as the New Kuta Beach – a fresh comparison to the already highly popular Kuta Beach, t ...

Suluban Beach: Bali’s Surfers Paradise at Uluwatu Bali

Overview World-class thrilling waves meet jaw-dropping scenery at the secluded surfers’ paradise of Suluban Beach. Located not too far from the picturesque Uluwatu Temple, this beach is the actual site of the famous Uluwatu surf break. This beach extends right up and joins the Uluwatu Beach. Together they are the Mecca for wave chasing junkees who come to Bali. Located at the P ...

The Secluded Balangan Beach and its Long Left-hander Surf Breaks Bali

Overview For avid and intrepid wave riders, the Bukit Peninsula area of Bali is the Promised Land bedazzled with ravishing ocean tides and unspoiled beaches. Among these, Balangan beach is one of its best kept secret that was once only shared among surfers.    Ranked 1st in CNN Go’s “Bali’s best 5 hidden beaches” released on January 2012, this secluded paradise lies just a little to the north of ...

Gili Terawangan, Gili Meno and Gili Air: Ideal Tropical Islands Getaway West Nusa Tenggara

Overview White sandy beaches. Tropical coral reefs. Warm inviting waters. All this awaits you on the Gili islands.  And with no cars, no motorbikes and no distractions other than beautiful tropical island scenery, the Gili islands off the northwest coast of Lombok are truly an ideal destination for a tropical getaway. Offering spectacular reefs and ominous dive sites like Shark reef, the Gili islands are the perfect escape for anyone wanting to get aw ...

Senggigi Beach, Lombok's Most Famous Resort Area West Nusa Tenggara

Overview Senggigi is Lombok’s oldest and most famous resort area.A perfect place to relax, Senggigi boasts a series of white sandy beaches and safe swimming areas. The point at central Senggigi has good waves for surfers. This place has a colourful reef which provides shelter to a variety of marine life and exquisitely shapped coral and makes it a perfect place to snorkle.In the dry se ...