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Indonesia, An Introduction…

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Our seasoned Indonesia specialist, Emily Gillman has just returned from a rigorous 5-week research trip to Indonesia. Travelling across seven of the biggest islands and visiting almost 100 hotels, Emily has the most up to date intelligence and first-hand experience of the finest hotels and experiences on offer...

Photoblog: Emily's Top 10 Highlights on Indonesia

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We’ve been organising tailor-made holidays to Indonesia for the last 13 years, and we are still discovering hidden gems on our yearly research trips. Indonesia specialist Emily, embarked on a 5-week recce. Hopping across seven of the biggest islands she discovered new hotels, reviewed old favourites and rekindled valued friendships…

Beyond Bali – Indonesia Unwrapped

With more than 17,000 islands spread across 5,000 kilometres, there’s more to Indonesia than just Bali…  Here, we signpost the best bits of undiscovered Indonesia including an eco resort in Sumba and a diver’s paradise in Raja Ampat Lombok – LAID-BACK LUXURY Lombok ticks all the boxes for a charming and rustic beach break, but you can forget what you remember from your backpacking days – she now rivals Bali for first-class style and service. Luxurious options are popping up in the…

Top 10 Luxury Lombok

Ampersand has recently returned from a research tour of Lombok & the Gili Islands and have one thing to say: GO NOW! Lombok is like Bali was 25 years ago: wonderfully relaxed and ravishingly beautiful. Now is the 'sweet spot' in the luxury tourism cycle of the island – the perfect moment in time to visit.  Luxury has arrived (more of that below) but authenticity remains and, crucially, it does not yet feel spoilt and overrun if you choose your spot wisely. We highly recommend visiting the…

Ampersand's Top 10 Travel Destinations in Indonesia

The vast archipelago of Indonesia holds endless treasures for the tropical  traveller: wildlife-rich jungles, whispering  volcanoes, pristine white beaches and  warm turquoise seas. Into that mix add exotic architecture, diverse Muslim and Hindu cultures, tongue-tingling food and some of the best resorts and villas on the planet. Here we present our top Indonesia picks.1. BaliA land of Hindu gods and architecture, amazing eateries and intense natural beauty, the ‘Island of the Gods’ is a…
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