Indonesia holidays for amazing culture, cuisine and nightlife
Indonesia's cultural tapestry
Indonesia is the largest archipelago in the world, made up of more than 17,000 islands. It is rich in culture, with various tribes living there, each celebrating their own cultural diversity. Among the top destinations for visitors looking for cultural holidays is Bali, with its multitude of beautiful temples. Pay a visit to the capital, Jakarta, home of the National Museum, or go sight-seeing at Malang, where the magnificent colonial architecture and Singosari Temple will take your breath away.
When planning luxury holidays to Indonesia, you can't fail to be enthralled by beautiful Bawean Island, in the East Java province, home to a fascinating variety of marine life in its lakes and waterfalls. Bawean means "sunlight" and this is certainly fitting, as the island enjoys a warm, tropical climate. Over in West Java province, the city of Bandung, set amid a stunning backdrop of volcanoes and tea plantations, is renowned for its art deco and colonial architecture.
Miles of relaxing beaches
If you enjoy relaxing in the sun, holidays to Indonesia are ideal, as there are miles of unspoiled golden beaches, with activities on offer to suit all tastes. The beaches at Bali offer surfing and scuba diving, while Nusa Lembongan features snorkelling, scuba diving and coral reefs to explore. Indonesia is also a popular honeymoon destination, particularly the romantic Jimbaran and Sumba beaches, where visitors can take a stroll along the seafront, or enjoy a meal of locally-sourced seafood.
Cuisine and nightlife in Indonesia
Indonesian cuisine is rich and varied, with traditional meals proving popular among tourists. The favourites include ikan bakar (roasted fish); chicken cooked in coconut milk; the tumpeng platter, consisting of a cone shaped rice dish, surrounded by assorted delicacies; and nasi timbel (rice wrapped in banana leaf). There are also tasty vegetarian meals, which feature tofu as a main ingredient. There are plenty of restaurants and cafes to suit all tastes, particularly in Bali and Jakarta. Whether your taste in nightlife is a bustling nightclub, live music, or an intimate evening at a restaurant, there's something for everyone.
Whether you prefer your Indonesia holidays to be filled with sight-seeing and culture, spent relaxing on the beach, or enjoying some fine dining and entertainment, there's something for all tastes. If you're looking for handpicked Indonesia deals, sign up today and see our exceptional discounts on luxury hotels.