Indonesia yacht charter
The world’s largest archipelagic state, Indonesia boasts more than 17,000 islands and infinite possibilities for adventure. From dazzling white to delicate pink and volcanic black, Indonesia’s beaches come in every possible hue. Drop anchor off Bali’s diverse coastline where remote uncrowded stretches of sand in Nusa Dua fulfill escapist fantasies or hit the island’s renowned party beaches for dusk-till-dawn revelry. Life moves at a more languid pace on the Gili Islands while Lombok’s beaches are a great spot to watch pro surfers ride the waves. Away from the water, Borobudur Temple in central Java instantly imbues visitors with a sense of serenity. The world’s largest Buddhist temple visit at sunrise to witness its historic silhouette framed by an orange-streaked sky. If time is on your side, sail to the remote shores of Flores Island where the three Kelimutu Lakes’ water-filled craters change colour with the seasons.
The only place on earth where you can walk with dragons, a guided trek through Komodo National Park is a true bucket list item. Get up close to these ancient creatures, which are the world’s largest lizard – as well as orangutans – in their natural habitat. Alternatively, dive below the stunning waters of Wakatobi Marine National Park to swim with blacktip, whitetip, grey and hammerhead sharks.
More than half the world’s spices are found in Indonesia and centuries of East-West trade has infused the archipelago’s culinary repertoire with tantalising multicultural influences. Global flavours and ingredients inform traditional classics while staples like rice are celebrated in innumerable dishes. Fiery sambals are paired with freshly grilled seafood, fresh vegetables are transformed into gado-gado salad, and world-renowned dishes such as beef rendang and nasi goreng are national treasures. For modern Indonesian cuisine, bag a table at Ayung Terrace at the Four Seasons Ubud; go beach casual at Manarai Beach House in Nusa Dua; or feast on sophisticated flavours at Lombok’s Kemangi Bar & Kitchen in Kuta
the remote shores of Flores Island where the three Kelimutu Lakes’ water-filled craters change colour with the seasons.
on Bali’s diverse coastline where remote uncrowded stretches of sand in Nusa Dua fulfill escapist fantasies