Indonesia Holidays

Sweeping beaches adorned with turquoise waters, tropical rainforests teeming with wildlife and bustling cosmopolitan cities rich in history--these are what makes Indonesia such an incredibly diverse and irresistible destination. Whether you’re planning a romantic retreat, a thrilling family getaway or an unforgettable trip with friends, Indonesia offers an unrivalled blend of adventure, relaxation and cultural enrichment. From the spiritual tranquillity of Bali’s temples to Jakarta’s lively street-food markets, a holiday in Indonesia promises memorable experiences for every kind of traveller, on every kind of budget. With a vast selection of islands to explore, there's something for everyone in this tropical paradise.


Unearthing the lush landscapes, splendid beaches and vibrant cities of Indonesia guarantees an exceptional holiday. Allow this guide to walk you through the country's most coveted holiday destinations, from the well-loved isle of Bali to the untamed wilderness of Java.


Renowned for its stunning beaches, lush landscapes, and spiritual monuments, Bali offers an intoxicating blend of tranquillity and adventure. Discover the Island of the Gods with its myriad of temples or indulge in its vibrant food scene.


Indonesia's pulsating capital, Jakarta, appeals to travellers in search of a dynamic city experience. Experience a fascinating mix of traditional markets and modern malls, explore the rich cultural heritage in its museums or savour the tantalising street food.


Home to the bustling city of Jakarta, Java is more than just an urban escape. Discover the archaeological wonders of Yogyakarta, or trek through unspoiled rainforests and volcanic landscapes for a truly off-the-beaten-track adventure.


Lesser-known than its neighbour Bali, but no less beautiful, Lombok is a haven for beach lovers and surfers. Its unspoilt natural landscapes including Mt Rinjani and the shimmering Gili Islands offer a tranquil retreat from the hustle and bustle.


The wild and untouched beauty of Sumatra encapsulates the very essence of an adventure holiday. From the diverse wildlife of the Gunung Leuser National Park to the majestic Lake Toba, travellers can immerse themselves in the raw and untamed beauty of nature.

Where to Stay

Whether you're drawn to the tranquil shores of Bali, the vibrant streets of Jakarta, or the untamed wilderness of Sumatra, the question remains: where are the best places to stay in Indonesia? Here's a rundown of some of the top places to lay your head based on your travelling companions and plans.

For a family holiday

For safe beaches, child-friendly resorts and a vast selection of family activities, Bali is an obvious choice. The towns of Seminyak and Sanur offer child-friendly beaches, while Bali Safari and Marine Park is sure to be a hit with the younger ones.

For a couples holiday

For couples seeking a romantic getaway, Ubud's serene landscapes and intimate resorts make it a haven of tranquillity. Discover ancient temples, walk through lush paddy fields or relax with a traditional Balinese massage.

For a holiday with friends

For a friends' getaway, the vibrant nightlife and chic beach clubs of Seminyak or Kuta make it an ideal choice. Explore Bali's bustling markets, enjoy a sunset dinner on the beach or put your surfing skills to the test.

When to Visit

Bearing a tropical climate, Indonesia can be visited throughout the year, but to truly take advantage of its paradisiacal beaches and outdoor adventures, the dry season (May to September) is particularly ideal. Fewer downpours mean mountain treks and wildlife spotting trips are more pleasurable, and in areas like Bali and Lombok, the humidity is more manageable during these times.

If you're looking at budget travel, the wet season (October to April) has its own charm. Tourist crowds thin out during this period offering solitary bliss, and the scenery is particularly verdant and picturesque. However, do pack your rain gear since short, heavy showers can be part of the daily forecast during these months.

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