When asked what we know about Indonesia, most of us will pause, think a bit, and think a bit more. We know we’ve definitely heard of Indonesia, and we know it’s in Asia, so Indonesia beaches spring to mind straight away! And when asked if we know of any specific places in Indonesia, most of us can name Bali and Jakarta, and maybe Java and Sumatra. If you know much more than that, you’ve almost certainly already visited this amazing country and already know it’s a must-visit destination!
It’s definitely less well known than neighbouring countries, but Indonesia is beautiful. In fact, for those in the know, it’s “Wonderful Indonesia”. Indonesia is actually a vast country, with its 17,000 or so islands spread across four time zones and a population of 240 million. Not surprising, then, that it’s a country of contrasts. It has the third-largest area of rainforest (only the Amazon and the Congo Basin are bigger), with some of the highest levels of biodiversity in the world. The famous Komodo dragon can be found in Indonesia, along with orangutans, tigers and even rhinos.
Not surprising, for the world’s largest archipelago, there are unspoiled beaches galore. As well as Indonesia beaches and land-based creatures, the country has some of the most diverse underwater environments in the world, making it a mecca for divers looking for something a bit different.