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If you stay at uber-cool Uma Ubud, you can easily venture out to experience the local culture - here is a religious procession where traditional clothing is worn to take offerings to the temples.

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At the sensational Amanjiwo, be sure to book a villa facing Borobudur to make the most of this striking 9th century temple in central Java.

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Tropical beaches like this do exist in reality. Stay aboard Tiger Blue to discover a true paradise, over and under water, like this one at Pulau Wayag, Raja Ampat.

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Ardi is working in his ricefield in the Kawah Ijen volcano area (2,500m above sea level) in Ijen National Park.

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Nihi Sumba is truly a tropical hideaway with its own private white-sand beach, which you may occasionally share with some friendly wandering cattle!

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Indonesia Barong The Mythical Animal Representing Good

Barong, the mythical lion-like creature who is the King of the Spirits and represents all Good.

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Local life continues before you on the beautiful black sand beaches of Soori Bali.

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Raja Ampat is a scuba diver’s paradise; it contains the richest marine life on the planet. Living aboard the luxurious Si Datu Bua means you can discover the extraordinary marine biodiversity in your own time.

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Bali’s accommodation is of such a high standard, it is even home to three Aman hotels! Amankila and its iconic swimming pool holds an exceptional location built into terraces on the clifftops above the dramatic east coast of Bali.

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INDONESIA Amanwana Tents

On wild and beautiful Moyo Island, take advantage of Amanwana’s luxury tents to experience remote camping at its most comfortable. Their 20 uber swish “tents” come with AC, glass windows, hardwood floors and elegantly Aman-esque colonial decor. The camp is hidden under lush tropical canopy and leads straight onto the beach.

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The Bayugita Suite at Como Shambhala is a masterpiece of good taste and luxurious furnishings. You’ll find a carved Javanese four-poster bed and a Victorian rolltop in the bathroom. Explore your foliage-clad garden to discover a bubbly Jacuzzi!

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This stunning serene spot overlooks the verdant countryside of Ubud. Listen to the calls of nature at dusk from the luxury of your own private deck with plunge pool at the ultra stylish Amandari.

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This smart swimming pool at Alila Villas Uluwatu cuts a stylish slice into the panoramic ocean vista.

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Bali offers some sensational sunsets and where better to experience this than at the luxurious Belmond Jimbaran Puri, Bali.

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Use your time at rural Uma Ubud in Bali to explore the scenic countryside. The narrow pathways between paddy fields make a perfect bicycle track!

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The warm, clear and calm waters of the Lombok Strait offer an ideal opportunity to learn to scuba dive or just have a snorkel at the luxurious Oberoi Lombok.

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The Oberoi Bali offers the best of beach life: a luxurious picnic, a spot of horse riding or a dip in the warm waters off Seminyak beach.

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Puri Ganesha in Bali prides itself on its healthy and nutritious food. Enjoy fantastic Indonesian fare and sample the famous peanut Gado-Gado sauce.

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Sunset aboard the Silolona is a contemplative time. Enjoy freshly crafted cocktails, take a massage or anticipate the evening meal created by your own gourmet chef. 

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Aboard the luxuriously crafted Silolona boat you make the itinerary, including, should you wish, getting up close to unique tribesmen in the Palau archipelago. 

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INDONESIA Komodo

Upon arriving at Komodo Island within no time you can see Komodo dragons lounging in the sun or, in our Indonesia consultant Mark’s case, he actually saw a komodo dragon going in for the kill of a deer. These fearsome and fascinating creatures can be found on the islands of Komodo, Rinca and Flores.

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Take tea on your panoramic veranda at calming hotel Mesa Stila. Ambar suites have soul-stirring views of the powerful Ambar volcano.

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Nihiwatu Lodge is an extremely exclusive retreat based on the remote Indonesian island of Sumba. It has something for everyone, including world-class surf breaks. “God’s Left” is the main attraction; these left breaking waves reel for over 300 metres and crest off the resort’s outstretched reef, reserved for a maximum of nine surfers at a time. 

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Be warned, Mount Bromo in East Java is still an active volcano! Be adventurous and climb to the top for awe-inspiring views into its cavernous interior.

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Misool Eco Resort’s bamboo-thatched wooden villas fan out over the azure North Lagoon in Raja Ampat. Chill out on a hammock strung over the water and marvel at the clear-as-glass water.

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Discover Luxury Indonesia Holidays

In the globe’s Southeast Asia, Indonesia is the world's largest archipelago with more than 17,000 islands, and so it can be a mine-field when choosing where to visit on a holiday to Indonesia. A tailor-made Indonesia holiday will ensure you are visiting the spots that are best suited to your needs. There is much to choose from: sleek retreats surrounded by rice paddies, volcanic views and crashing rivers in Bali’s cultural heart, Ubud, or wind down at a spectacular beach resort or luxury villa. Beyond Bali’s shores there is a plethora of other options to explore: Java, Lombok, Komodo Island in Komodo National Park, the Gili Islands, Sumba Island, Sulawesi and Raja Ampat, all with an expert travel guide. Indonesia also has some fabulous traditional phinisi boats for luxury sailing adventures in her remote eastern seas, which are perfect for scuba diving enthusiasts.

Indonesia’s islands are fringed by glorious beaches, making then perfect for those who love the outdoors, and places like Bali and Lombok have some of the best surfing beaches in the world. Across its many islands, Indonesia consists of distinct ethnic, linguistic, and religious groups. Despite its large population and densely populated regions, Indonesia has vast areas of wilderness that support the world's second highest level of biodiversity meaning that wildlife holidays and adventure holidays are in abundance, and memorable Indonesia experiences can include scuba diving, jungle trekking or mountain climbing. When travelling through Indonesia, no two places will be the same; from religion and culture to scenery and landscape, the diversity of this archipelago will leave you wanting to discover more. While exploring Bali, at the heart of Indonesia, one will discover its central interior of rice terraced mountains in Ubud, vivid Hindu culture, ancient civilisations and numerous temples. Unlike the rest of Indonesia which is predominantly Muslim, almost all the Balinese practice Hindu Dharma. The island is often referred to as 'the island of a thousand temples', and there is a pervasive sense of peaceful spirituality. Bali virtually invented the concept of the boutique hotel; villas are filled with antiques, textiles and handicrafts, offering a sense of sophisticated intimacy which means Bali holidays create experiences rarely available anywhere else in the world.

Neighbouring Bali is Lombok, home to some of the best surf and a less crowded beach scene than Bali. Lombok doesn't have the same depth of culture, but is unbeatable for peace on the beach and is only a short boat ride away from the secluded Gili Islands. The further east you decide to travel from Bali, the more remote your holiday in Indonesia becomes, and such remoteness offers innumerable special experiences - whether it's spotting Komodo dragons or diving around Misool Eco Resort on Raja Ampat Island. Indonesia's most populated island, Java, has an abundance of historical sights, from the grand temple of Borobudur to the bustling cities of Yogyakarta and Jakarta, as well as areas of natural beauty including volcanoes, such as Mount Bromo, and the mountain ranges of Central Java, perfect for the keen explorer and those who love to trek. Visit Indonesia and you will realise it has so much to offer that experiencing everything in one trip is simply impossible; the trick is to do less and plan to return the following year for another luxury holiday.


Our suggested tours in Indonesia

Authentic Indonesia

Indonesia High Angle View Of Mount Bromo At Sunrise

20 days from £5,720

Experience the real Indonesia; scale volcanoes, explore ancient sites, dive coral reefs, immerse in the rich Hindu culture, soak up...

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The Ultimate Indonesia Honeymoon

INDONESIA Kila Swimming Pools 3

18 days from £12,450

This ultimate romantic getaway is perfect for those looking for 5-star service, opulent comfort and privacy whilst experiencing the beauty...

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Group Diving in the Komodo Islands

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10 days from £7,995

The Komodo Islands national park has some of the best diving in the world, with every type of tropical diving...

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Group Diving in Raja Ampat

INDONESIA Raja Ampat DATU BUA 2

12 days from £5,660

There is no better way to explore the mysterious and undiscovered world of Raja Ampat than by luxury sailing yacht.

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A Family Diving Holiday, from Lombok to Komodo

Mantra Raja Ampat Indonesia 2

12 days from £5,140

An exciting family adventure which explores the Komodo Islands above and below the crystal clear waves, and all they have...

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Boutique Indonesia... Sun, Sand & Stylish Hotels in Lombok, Bali & Moyo Island

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15 days from £6,210

This quirky tour spans the tropical islands of Lombok, Bali and Moyo Island staying in some of Indonesia’s most stylish...

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Wonders of the Ancient World... Grand Archaeological Tour of Indonesia, Burma & Cambodia

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11 days from £6,874

If you are interested in ancient history and love to travel in style, this is the ultimate itinerary for you....

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The Best of Luxury Bali, Indonesia... The Ultimate Aman Experience

INDONESIA Amandari Villa Home 1

8 days from £3,055

Start at the Amankila – a wonderful sanctuary for romantic, spiritual and active pursuits. Continue to the Amandari in the...

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A Heavenly Journey through Bali, Indonesia with Alila Villas & COMO hotels

INDONESIA Alilavillassoori Paddy Field

13 days from £4,325

Both soulful and luxurious, this heavenly holiday captures the very best of Bali staying at her finest hotels. Begin beachside...

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Sensational Bali, Indonesia with Alila Villas

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8 days from £3,440

This deliciously indulgent holiday captures the very best of Bali staying exclusively with Alila Villas properties. Start with three nights...

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Luxury Voyage around Indonesia’s Komodo Islands on Alila Purnama

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11 days from £7,495

This trip combines the effortless style and luxury of all Alila properties, both on land and at sea. Go island-hopping...

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Temples & Volcanoes of Central Java, Indonesia

Central Java and its Volcanic Peaks - Indonesia itinerary (2)

11 days from £3,455

Discover Indonesia’s most populated island in this tailor-made itinerary. From the bustling streets of Yogyakarta to the rural idyll of...

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Tiger Blue, Indonesia: The Ultimate Sea Safari

Tiger Blue, Indonesia: The Ultimate Sea Safari

11 days from £4,550

Make it up as you go along on the ultimate Indonesian sea safari. Any stay on board the Tiger Blue...

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Luxury Indonesian Island Tour... Aman Bali & Beyond

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11 days from £4,900

Begin at the Amandari in Ubud, Bali, set amidst forests, rivers and emerald rice paddies. Next, to the Amanwana for...

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Nihi Sumba Island... Indonesia's Most Romantic Island Hideaway

INDONESIA Nihiwatu 5

9 days from £5,260

Just one hour's flight from Bali, Nihi Sumba Island is a small and exclusive resort in remote eastern Indonesia –...

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Cultural Gems of Indonesia... Lombok, Bali & Java

INDONESIA Uma Ubud Procession 2

15 days from £4,655

This leisurely journey travels through 3 of Indonesia's main islands; Lombok, Bali & Java taking in the best they have...

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Wellness and Discovery at COMO Shambhala Estate in Bali, Indonesia

Wellness And Discovery Como Shambhala Bali 3

7 days from £3,320

Whether you want total relaxation, post-natal fitness or to improve your athletic performance, this package is the perfect introduction to...

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Indonesian Sojourn onboard Silolona

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9 days from £9,365

One of the newest and most exciting vessels to grace the Indian Ocean, Silolona is a truly modern classic sailing...

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Some of our favourite hotels in Indonesia

Amankila ,
Manggis, Bali

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  Amankila has one of Ampersand's Top 10 Swimming Pools The paradise haven of Amankila is located in one of eastern...

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Nihi Sumba Island ,
Sumba Island

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  Nihi Sumba Island is one of Ampersand's Top 10 Beach Hotels and Top 10 Romantic Retreats. Nihi Sumba Island is 438 acres...

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Alexa Private Cruises ,
The Komodo Islands

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  Alexa is one of Ampersand's Top 10 Luxury Sailboats. Mixing the traditional with the new, Alexa is a classic sailing vessel...

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Lamima ,
The Komodo Islands

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This is the Queen of yachts, the ultimate luxury boat, and a real gem in our collection of private charters....

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Alila Villas Uluwatu ,
Uluwatu, Bali

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  Alila Villas Uluwatu is one of Ampersand's Top 10 Romantic Retreats and Top 10 Venues for a Wedding or Party Suave and sophisticated,...

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Rascal ,
The Komodo Islands

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This newly built 31-metre phinisi boat is a beautiful addition to the Ampersand Yacht collection. Launched at the end of 2016,...

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Some of our favourite places of interest in Indonesia

The Komodo Islands

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The home of the legendary Komodo Dragon is somewhere most have often heard about but are not really too sure...

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Uluwatu, Bali

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In Bali's far southwestern tip, Uluwatu is home to the important Hindu temple, Pura Luhur. Atop sheer cliffs it is...

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Pulau Joyo

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A pristine private island in the little-known Riau Archipelago, a boat ride from Singapore. It is home to the Pulau Joyo Resort, a new...

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Mount Bromo

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Standing proud at 2,329 metres above sea level, Mount Bromo really is a phenomenal sight to behold, especially at sunrise...

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Canggu, Bali

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Whereas the explosion of the health and yoga scene in Ubud has led to a New Age nirvana that skirts...

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Borobudur, Java

Central Java and its Volcanic Peaks - Indonesia itinerary (2)

Both a shrine to Lord Buddha and a place for Buddhist pilgrimage, Borobudur, on Java, comprises of six square platforms...

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- Mr Geoffrey Johnson, India
So many highlights to choose from! The hotels were amazing but Maya Villa was a highlight… I loved just hanging out in the hammock reading my book and watching the peacocks chase the cows!
- Krista Weir, Sri Lanka
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- Mr David Wallace, North India
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- Mr Richard Stoughton, Sri Lanka
Without question, you put together the best trip I have ever taken. We were shown around like visiting dignitaries, the hotels were fantastic and the itinerary was just right. Everybody I know will hear about how amazing Ampersand is!
- Leslie Siben, India
Difficult to articulate just how good the service from you and your team really was. We know you will continue to do well and hope we have the chance to seek your assistance again before long.
- Mr & Mrs Manson, North India
We had a wonderful holiday - everything was perfect. Thank you for helping us to make a thoughtful plan to enjoy and make most out of our trip. The places we visited, the guides, the transportation and driver, the hotels selected... Everything was great!
- Jaime Benitez, South India
I had a very lovely time and was looked after splendidly. My first visit to India could not have been better, save for being longer! But I shall return at some point and I shall look to you to make the arrangements.
- Matthew Nicklin, North India

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