Reasons to Visit
Heading up Krakatau is like trekking over Mars and as the guides tell you once you get half way: "No further or our boots melt". The basic nature of camping out on the island is outshone by the fact you will probably be the only people staying overnight and will be sleeping just metres from the ocean in the shadow of a volcano. A beautiful coral reef around one side of the island offers excellent snorkelling and the views over to the peak of the smoking Anak Krakatau are superb.
The most obvious choice for a beach destination in Indonesia would be the island of Bali. Places like Seminyak, Sanur and Jimbiran are idyllic retreats.
Indonesia is scattered with many temples and ancient monuments. Perhaps the most famous is the vast pyramidal structure of Borobudur, considered to be one of Southeast Asia’s greatest religious relics. Hundreds of Buddha images stare impassively out over the plains and the detailed galleries and terraces that lead up to its central stupa tell tales of ancient gods and battles.
There is never really a 'bad' time to go to Indonesia and the weather is good during the British summer months unlike many other Southeast Asian destinations. Even during the wet season, the rain won't dampen the enjoyment of your holiday as it falls in short downpours and it means that the scenery around you will be lush and colourful.
Indonesia is home to some incredible wildlife and the national parks in Kalimantan and Sumatra are some of the best places to see it. Trek through jungles, rivers and waterfalls on foot or by elephant to discover the wonders of nature from the orang-utan to the world's largest flower.
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As far as beaches go, Jimbaran Bay is arguably one of the best on the island and the quality of the hotel matches this.
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Jimbaran Puri Bali is a beautiful property on Jimbaran Bay in southern Bali. It has a simple, unpretentious and supremely romantic style and has been one of Audley's most popular Balinese hotels for several years. The hotel is located in the middle of a two kilometre bay, at one end is the airport (noise can be heard at times and it is worth speaking to your specialist about this) and at the other end is a rocky promenade.
The hotel itself boasts 42 stylish cottages and 22 luxurious pool villas that opened in 2009. A stunning beachfront restaurant and bar showcase one of Bali's best sunsets and the spa is as good as you would expect from an Orient Express hotel.
The tiny fishing village of Jimbaran, only two kilometres south of the airport, has one of the nicest beaches in Bali and has therefore developed to become a very pleasant little resort.
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