Indonesia Rendang Rice Terraces And Gunung Agung Volcano layer
Indonesia Young Balineses During The Melasti Ceremony On Kuta Beach
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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.

Indonesia Woman At Borobudur Temple
Indonesia Kecak Fire Dance At Uluwatu Temple
Indonesia High Angle View Of Mount Bromo At Sunrise
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Barong, the mythical lion-like creature who is the King of the Spirits and represents all Good.

Indonesia Flores Island Cloves Drying In The Village Of Watublapi
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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.

Indonesia A Picturesque Floating Market Scene On The Barito River
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Nihiwatu Lodge is truly a tropical hideaway with its own private white-sand beach, which you may occassionally share with some friendly wandering cattle!

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The setting of Como Shambhala is so awe-inspiring we promise you’ll never forget it. Your vast living quarters are suspended at treetop level over the gushing River Agung, surrounded by emerald green paddies. 

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The great Orangutan (Pongo pygmaeus) is a species of ape exclusive to Malaysia and Indonesia, where they inhabit in the rainforests of Borneo and Sumatra

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

Indonesia Rugged Cliffs At Uluwatu Clifftop Temple
Indonesia Sulawesi Banggai Islands
Indonesia Chidren Sailling In A Traditional Boat At The Batu Putih Beach
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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.

Indonesia Whale Shark Cenderawasih Bay West Papua
Indonesia Moluccas Kai Islands Fadol Island
Indonesia A Komodo Dragon Resting Its Head On A Foot With Large Sharp Claws
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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This smart swimming pool at Alila Villas Uluwatu cuts a stylish slice into the panoramic ocean vista.

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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.


Make the most of the verdant jungle panorama at Alila Ubud in Bali. From the comfort of the infinity pool, watch for wildlife in the dense foliage.

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Indonesia Pura Agung Besakih Temple Complex Besakih Bali
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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.


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


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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Bali’s lesser known sister, Lombok, also offers a high standard of accommodation. Visit sparkling waterfalls whilst enjoying top service at the Oberoi Lombok.

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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.


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. 


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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Surrounded by scenic karst islands, backed by jungly hills and rimmed by white-sand beaches, Nihiwatu offers a luxe private paradise for your family to enjoy a secluded break.

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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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As Nihiwatu has such a stunning ocean vista it’s not surprising that activities tend to be marine-based. Try your hand at deep-sea fishing, scuba dive the abundant coral gardens or surf the consistent reef breaks with the help of Christian Sea, Nihiwatu's aptly-named surfing instructor. 

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


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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This little seahorse is one of the many rare creatures you’ll see when scuba diving the pristine Coral Triangle around Misool Eco Resort in Raja Ampat.

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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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At Bali's Amankila, if you tire of the stunning ocean panorama in Bali, you’ll find an equally arresting backdrop view. Volcanic Mount Agung makes for an incredibly dramatic sight, framed by dense jungle.

INDONESIA Surya Shanti Bali

Imagine waking up to this uplifting view at our newest little find: boutique hotel Surya Shanti in Bali. It seems this hotel has thought of every way to rejuvenate you, from healthy meals to relaxing spa treatments and extremely sweet and welcoming staff.

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Every window and door frames the most stunning views at Surya Shanti, a charming boutique hotel in Bali. Prepare to be mesmerised by a thousand shades of green!

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As day turns to night, enjoy the dusk scene at Jimbaran Puri Bali, in the south west of the island. Candles are lit on the beach and overhead another incredible Bali night sky begins to reveal itself. 

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Bambu Indah offers a truly unique stay. You’ll find yourself in a remarkable teakwood and bamboo villa stuffed with authentic Balinese artefacts.

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Bamboo roofing and open-sided ventilation means you’ll stay cool in these distinctive villas at Bambu Indah in the rural heart of Bali, Ubud.

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Como Shambhala is a one-of-a kind hotel. Explore its stunning landscape of bright green paddy fields and sample more of Bali’s delicious yet healthy food.

INDONESIA Ampersand Travel COMO Shambhala Bali Indonesia Bayugita Master

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!

INDONESIA Ampersand Travel COMO Shambhala Bali Indonesia 2BR Retreat Villa Pool Saundarya And Shantivana Only

At Como Shambhala, the two-bedroom retreat villas are a secluded luxury hideaway, perfect for those indulging in a total retreat for body and mind. The swimming pools have a fabulous infinity-edged view to the exotic jungle.

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You’ll get used to the remarkably chic surroundings at Soori Bali. Here the swimming pool overlooks the enticing Indian Ocean.

INDONESIA Alilavillassoori Paddy Field

Explore the paddy fields that surround the stylish Soori Bali hotel and get a glimpse of local life, including the farming of rice.

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The Alila name is synonymous with style and Alila Villas Uluwatu is no exception. Artfully placed bamboo bale’s offer a chic spot for your day’s relaxation on the dramatic limestone cliffs of Uluwatu, Bali’s southern most tip.

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Stylish surrounding such as these are trademark Alila. Succumb to the clean lines and complete sophistication on the limestone cliffs of Alila Villas Uluwatu.

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Soak up the rays in this beautifully designed swimming pool and take advantage of Alila’s unparalleled service at Alila Villas Uluwatu.

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The clifftop location of Alila Villas Uluwatu mean dramatic sea views of the wild and beautiful Indian Ocean are a given at every turn.

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You’ll get a very warm canine welcome from this gorgeous chap, at Puri Ganesha, a rustic yet seriously chic resort in the north of Bali. One of our favourite spots!


Views like this are ten-a-penny in rural Indonesia. Terraces of lush paddy fields, bordered by swaying palm trees and brooding volcanoes will make up the backdrop to many of your experiences in Bali and beyond.


Places of Interest

Indonesia has an astonishing number of tropical islands, which means it’s easy to get off the beaten track to where active volcanoes loom, jungles dominate and pre-historic looking creatures roam free. Bali is a relaxed starting point to Indonesia: bicycle through bright-green paddy fields or dive off the black sand beaches in the north. For those wishing to see more, we can recommend the best options in Java, Lombok, Komodo Island, Sumba, Sulawesi and Raja Ampat.

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  • South Bali
  • North & East Bali
  • Ubud, Central Bali
  • Java
  • Bintan & Western Islands
  • Lombok & eastern islands
  • Luxury Yachts


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Surrounded by coffee plantations the rural town of Ambarawa enjoys a slower more traditional way of Indonesian life. Located only...

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Anambas Islands

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The Anambas are a remote Indonesian archipelago consisting of more than 200 islands, located 150 nautical miles northeast of Singapore and...

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Bintan Island is renowned for its white-sand beaches, mangroves, thick rainforests, turtles, dolphins, and silver-leaf monkeys. Located in the South China...

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Borobudur, Java

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

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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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Gili Islands

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If you are in search of a picture-perfect tropical island with sparkling azure waters and soft golden beaches, then look...

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Ijen Plateau

Ijen Plateau

The Ijen volcano complex, is a group of volcanos in eastern Java set inside the world’s largest acidic crater lake....

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Jakarta, Java

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There is no escaping Jakarta, Indonesia's overweight capital. At first glance, this hot, smoggy city, which sprawls for miles over...

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Jimbaran, Bali

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Located in southern Bali, this tiny fishing village is home to a strong sense of community and an idyllic crescent...

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Labuan Bajo

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Located on the west of Flores island encircled by crystal blue waters and a pristine white-sand coast, Labuan Bajo is...

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  Lombok is one of Ampersand's Top 10 Summer Holiday Destinations in Asia. Lombok is a fraction smaller than Bali across the Strait...

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Manggis, Bali

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Often referred to as 'old Bali', East Bali is a beautiful area brimming with some of Indonesia's finest temples, sweeping...

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Mount Bromo

Mount Bromo

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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Moyo Island

Moyo Island Indonesia

An Indonesian wildlife reserve since 1976, Moyo Island lies east of Bali in the West Sumbawa regency. Moyo is situated...

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Pemuteran, Bali

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Pemuteran is a 4 hour journey from Denpasar and is located on the north-west coast of Bali. The beach 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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Raja Ampat Islands


The far-flung easternmost islands of Indonesia, Raja Ampat, are arguably the most extraordinary. Home to countless jungle-clad islets scattered throughout...

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Seminyak, Bali

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Located in buzzy southern area of Bali, Seminyak is famed for its beautiful golden sand beaches and luxury hotels and resorts....

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Sidemen, Bali

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The Sidemen valley is an enchanting and secluded spot that few tourists pass through. Sidemen itself is a very small...

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Solo, or Surakarta, is one of the least westernised cities on the island and arguably the epicentre of Javanese individuality...

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Sumba Island

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  Sumba Island is one of Ampersand's Top 10 Summer Holiday Destinations in Asia. Often heralded as ‘The Forgotten Island’, the exclusive...

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Tabanan, Bali

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Tabanan is one of Bali's most fertile and picturesque regions. Here, the landscape ranges from volcanic mountains and lush rice...

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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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Ubud, Bali

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  Ubud, Bali is one of Ampersand's Top 10 Summer Holiday Destinations in Asia. ​Made famous by hippies, artists and...

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Uluwatu, Bali

Uluwatu Bali Indonesia

  Uluwatu, Bali is one of Ampersand's Top 10 Summer Holiday Destinations in Asia. Uluwatu in the far southwestern tip of Bali...

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Yogyakarta Indonesia 1

Yogyakarta, or 'Jogja' for short, is located on the island of Java and is the busiest Indonesian city east of...

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