Best Islands in Indonesia to Visit in 2023

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Indonesia is well known for its rich culture, friendly people, and stunning natural attractions found on the best islands in the country. For this reason, Indonesia becomes one of the most popular destinations for vacations.

While visiting the widest archipelagos in the world, make the most of your experience by exploring the most beautiful paradises in the country. Read more to check out your next destinations..

1. Bali

I’m sure you’ve heard of Bali, one of the most beautiful islands in the world, also known as The Island of Gods. Experience the culture richness and find plenty of activities around. Witness the authentic living of local people in Desa Penglipuran. The third cleanest village in the world, where you will inhale fresh pollution-free air. Have a decent cup of coffee overlooking the Mountain of Batur in Kintamani, surf in the charming wave in Echo Beach Canggu, or sit back and relax watching the sunset from the cliff in Uluwatu.

penglipuran bali island

2. Gili Trawangan Island

The word Gili means islands. Gili Trawangan is the biggest of the three islands in northwest of Lombok. Moreover, it offers incredible nautical experiences such as diving, snorkeling, and having fun the water sport. Options of hotels and accommodations that fit your pocket are within reach, and restaurants and bars are spreading across Gili Trawangan. Instead of a motorbike, people in Gili Trawangan use a compelling vehicle to travel around, Cidomo, a horse carriage that carry up to 3 passengers.

coastal island

3. Karimunjawa Island

Karimunjawa is a small island located in the north of Central Java and only 30 minutes flight away from Ahmad Yani Airport in Semarang. Being the hidden gem of paradise in Indonesia, not many people have heard or visit Karimunjawa. Surrounded by vibrant coast, it is home to stunning coral reefs to dive in. The water is clear blue, the beaches are clean and private. Embark in the new simple way of life and connect with the pureness of nature in Karimunjawa. The enchanting view overlooking the Java Sea in every spot makes you never want to leave this island of paradise.

crystal beach4. Sumba

Sumba Island is an island in East Nusa Tenggara, in south Indonesia. It is known for the view it offers upon the hills. Hike in the Wairinding Hills and delight in a breathtaking view at sunrise. Then there are traditional Sumba houses called Uma Bokulu and Uma Batangu are spread across Prai Ijing Tourism Village which are the destinations you shouldn’t miss while in Sumba. Not only the hill views Sumba also offers several paradise experiences. One of them is the Waikuri Lagoon, a hidden lake with exquisite crystal water you where can swim in.

sumba island

5. Raja Ampat Island

Raja Ampat is famous for its enchanting wonders. It is a paradise every adventurer could ever dream. While located in West Papua, Raja Ampat consists of four islands; Waigeo, Batanta, Salawati, and Misool, and more than 1,500 other small islands. Spot the charm underwater as you dive every time. Raja Ampat is a must-visit list of destinations for every snorkel enthusiast.

raja ampat island


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