Other Islands

Discover the hidden treasures of Sumatra, Java, Bali, Flores and beyond

Explore the Diverse Islands of Indonesia

Indonesia’s archipelago is a treasure trove of remarkable destinations beyond the popular tourist spots. Explore Raja Ampat’s marine biodiversity and cultural richness, delve into Sulawesi’s diverse landscapes and traditions, discover Sumbawa’s authentic Indonesian experience, immerse in Kalimantan’s wildlife and rainforests, and venture to the Spice Islands for a historical and cultural journey.

These lesser-known gems offer a mix of natural beauty and off-the-beaten-path adventures. With more than 17,000 islands, Indonesia invites travelers seeking tranquil beaches, vibrant coral reefs, lush rainforests, unique wildlife, and immersive cultural encounters. Uncover the hidden treasures and let Indonesia’s beauty and diversity create lasting travel memories.

Why Explore the Other Islands?

  • Discover marine biodiversity with crystal-clear waters and vibrant coral reefs, making it a paradise for divers and snorkelers.
  • Escape crowds and embrace an authentic Indonesian experience amidst unspoiled beauty, waterfalls, lush forests, and a chance to witness panoramic views from Mount Tambora.
  • Uncover the historical spice trade’s legacy, visit historic forts, and embrace the rich cultural tapestry of local communities.
  • Encounter unique wildlife, experience landscapes, and dive into the underwater wonderland of Bunaken National Park for a blend of natural beauty and cultural heritage.
  • Engage with orangutans, probosci monkeys, and Bornean pygmy elephants in their natural habitat, explore Dayak villages, and venture into the heart of the rainforest.

Raja Ampat

Nestled off the northwest tip of Papua, Raja Ampat is an archipelago that has earned global acclaim for its marine biodiversity and natural beauty. The crystal-clear waters and vibrant coral reefs surrounding these pristine islands create a paradise for divers and snorkelers, drawing enthusiasts from around the world to witness the marine life beneath the surface. You’ll be able to see manta rays, sea turtles, and a variety of fish species.

Raja Ampat’s extends beyond its remarkable marine wonders. Above the waterline, there’s a world of exploration waiting to be unraveled. Discover hidden lagoons tucked away in secluded coves, each a sanctuary of tranquility amidst breathtaking vistas. As you venture further into the heart of Raja Ampat, you’ll be embraced by the warmth and hospitality of the indigenous communities that call this paradisiacal region home. Immerse yourself in their rich culture and traditions, learning from the wisdom passed down through generations and gaining insight into the harmonious relationship they share with their pristine surroundings.


With its distinctive shape resembling an orchid or spider, Sulawesi emerges as an enchanting island that entices curious travelers with its blend of diverse landscapes and rich cultural traditions. Go on an immersive journey through Sulawesi’s multifaceted wonders, where each step reveals a new facet of its breathtaking beauty. Begin your adventure in the Tangkoko Nature Reserve, where a world of unique wildlife awaits. Encounter the elusive tarsiers, those endearing tiny primates with large eyes that peer curiously from their lush forest habitats. As you venture deeper into the reserve, you may spot the ebony crested macaques, their striking appearance accentuated by tufts of hair reminiscent of old-world warriors. In contrast to Tangkoko’s lush greenery, the Tana Toraja region welcomes you with its beautiful landscapes and a fascinating glimpse into indigenous funeral rituals and traditional villages.

Embrace the rich cultural heritage as you witness the elaborate ceremonies and intricate burial customs that reflect the Torajan people’s profound connection with their ancestors and the cycle of life. Continue your journey to the underwater wonderland of Bunaken National Park. Dive into azure waters with coral formations and an abundance of marine species, from colorful fish, to sea turtles gliding through the currents. Every moment in Sulawesi beckons exploration and connection, with each destination adding a layer to the island’s natural beauty and cultural depth.


Located east of Bali, the island of Sumbawa beckons with its promise of an authentic Indonesian experience, offering a tranquil escape away from the bustling crowds. As you venture into its unspoiled beauty, Moyo Island welcomes you with open arms. Immerse yourself in the soothing rhythm of waterfalls that echo through lush forests, providing a refreshing respite amidst the verdant landscapes.

Embark on hikes through untamed wilderness, where each step leads to new encounters with the island’s diverse flora and fauna. Listen to the joyful melodies of rare bird species, their vibrant plumage adding splashes of color to the green canopy. For those seeking adventure, Mount Tambora stands tall, inviting guests to conquer its heights. As you ascend this active volcano, you’ll be rewarded with panoramic views that stretch far beyond the horizon, offering a breathtaking spectacle of Sumbawa’s raw beauty. The island’s untouched tranquility makes it a hidden gem waiting to be explored!

Spice Islands (Maluku)

A journey to the Spice Islands, also known as the Maluku Islands, is to be transported through a chapter of Indonesia’s history, where the spices once shaped the destiny of nations. As you step foot on these storied lands, you’ll be transported back in time to an era when these exotic and aromatic treasures commanded the world’s attention. Immerse yourself in the cobbled streets and age-old alleys of Banda Neira, where the colonial remnants of Dutch and Portuguese influences stand as testaments to a bygone era.

Delve into the secrets of the underwater world that surrounds the islands, where colorful coral gardens and marine life create a paradise for snorkelers and divers. Journey through history as you explore historic forts, once mighty guardians of these prized islands, and feel the weight of the past in every stone and cannon that still stand. Beyond its historical allure, the Spice Islands remain adorned with the rich cultural tapestry woven by the local communities. Engage with friendly locals, whose traditions and way of life hold the keys to understanding the depth of this archipelago’s heritage. From spirited festivals celebrating ancient customs to the rhythms of traditional music and dance, every moment spent in the company of the locals unveils a new layer of cultural wonders.

Important Information

  • Check visa requirements and ensure your passport is valid for at least 60 days after arrival.
  • Consult with a healthcare professional for necessary vaccinations and medications ahead of time.
  • Transportation throughout Indonesia - especially in more remote and less developed areas - is not easy or quick. There are very few public transport systems, so a private car and driver, or organized tour are recommended. Many roads are poorly maintained, take indirect routes and what may appear to 100km on the map could be 3-4 hours of travel time.
  • Respect local customs and cultural sensitivities. This includes wearing conservative clothes, covering shoulders and legs at religious locations.
  • Practice environmental conservation by minimizing your impact and supporting local initiatives. Bring a reusable shopping bag, a refillable water bottle and in some cases you may want to bring your own straw and cutlery.
  • Consider the best time to visit these locations based on weather conditions.
  • Take precautions for mosquito-borne diseases and follow local safety guidelines.
  • Accommodation needs to be booked ahead of time, as there are peak travel periods that may not be known to visitors, festivals, ceremonies and other events .
  • Research and plan outdoor activities responsibly, supporting ethical wildlife encounters. Elephant rides, caged animals and photo opportunities should be avoided.

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