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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An exclusive, opulent island hideaway with stunning tented accommodation, Amanwana is a nature camp and wilderness hideaway.
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Amanwana is a nature camp and wilderness hideaway. Set in a secluded cove on the island’s west coast, the camp is surrounded by tropical forest and looks out over Amanwana Bay and beyond to the Flores Sea.
The camp’s 20 luxury tents are set under a canopy of tropical forest. Each 58-square-metre tent is partially enclosed by a solid wall. There is a soft waterproof external roof and a separate canvas interior. A coral-stone deck surrounds each tent. Inside, the air-conditioned tents feature banks of windows, Indonesian island artwork, a sitting area with facing divans, king-size bed, a writing desk and a large bathroom. There is hardwood flooring throughout.
Sand paths link the tents to one another and lead to the beach, the dining room and reception. There are two room categories - Ocean-Front Tent and Jungle Tent. The only difference between the two is whether you prefer to be closer to the ocean or the jungle.Water sports such as hobiecat sailing, windsurfing, kayaking and snorkelling are all free of charge and some of Indonesia's very best scuba diving is less than 20 minutes by boat from the resort.
Aman Resorts in Indonesia offers stunning locations, excellent service and exclusivity. Audley can create tailor-made trips to Indonesia that include staying in one of their properties.
Fifteen kilometres off the coast of Sumbawa, Moyo is at the western end of the Nusa Tenggara islands, a grouping that begins with Lombok and stretches some 1,300km east to Timor.
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