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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…

Eastern Indonesia – sailing to the Komodo Islands and beyond

Ampersand's South East Asia specialist, Mark Wright, has recently returned from a two and a half week research trip to Indonesia. Here he recommends his favourite sail boats for visiting the Komodo Islands and the untouched eastern islands beyond... Komodo Island and Silolona sail boatOne of my favourite moments from my trip was spotting the Komodo dragon. Upon arriving at Komodo Island, within no time you can see Komodo dragons lounging in the sun. There were only four of us there at the time…

Ampersand Travel's Top Trips for 2012

INDIAHyderabad… India’s newest undiscovered luxury destination. This lively city has a new world-class international airport (recently voted top 5 in the world) with direct flights from London, and it is home to a phenomenal new hotel: the Taj Falaknuma Palace. Grand, opulent and steeped in history, this 19th Century palace used to be home to the Nizam and has played host to European royalty and heads of state. It is now a true destination hotel: the spa, food and swimming pool are all…
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