With thousands of island and hundreds of sub-cultures, Indonesia is brimming with mountains to climb, seas to sail, and islands to explore. Take a break from the crowded Jakarta and get refreshed by getting lost in some of the most pristine and picture perfect places you could possibly find. The rule at hand is the harder it is to get, the better you will be awarded. So really, it’s a win-win game for anyone in the search of adventure!
Pamper your eyes with the beautiful scenery, white sands, underwater beautiful animals, deep walls underneath the water, massive wrecks, fascinating caves and even colored beach! All you can see right in front of your eyes with a fantastic resorts and bungalows. Here are some resort ideas for you to get lost for your next beach escape:
1. Ora Beach Resort, Maluku
Maluku has long been Indonesia’s hidden gem that blessed with extraordinary natural wonders. The forest coated volcanic mountain, perfect beaches and underwater-wonders have enchanted every eyes that has ever laid eyes on this Island of the Spice.
Hidden away in the coast of North Maluku, Ora Beach is a perfect representation of what Maluku is all about. Its sugary white sand beach and crystal clear water displays its hidden treasures with thousands of colorful fish swimming at the extensive coral reef jungle creating a phenomenal sightwith the majestic limestone hills as a background.
And the best part is, you can enjoy all of this right from the balcony of your floating bungalow at Ora Beach Resort. With cozy wooden bungalows and standard rooms as well as a restaurant, you will not have the need to leave this slice of paradise.
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2. Misool Eco Resort, Raja Ampat
Misool Eco Resort is an exclusive dive resort and conservation center located in a remote island on southern Raja Ampat, Indonesia. The private resort is nestled deep in an archipelago of uninhabited islands, in the very epicenter of marine biodiversity.
The island and scuba diving sites are surrounded by own 1220 sq km (465 sq mi/300,000 acre) Marine Protected Area, and inside the 46,000 sq km Raja Ampat Shark and Manta Sanctuary which helped to create. They are located 165 km (105 miles) from the nearest port, and the nearest village is 20 km away by boat.
The resort island, Batbitim, is a true tropical hideaway, just south of the equator and fringed with powder-white beaches and pristine coral reefs. With a maximum capacity of just 32 guests and a staff-to-guest ratio of 3 to 1, we offer exclusive diving holidays, surrounded by the world’s richest reefs.
Your stay at Misool Eco Resort directly supports their numerous conservation initiatives and provides sustainable employment opportunities to local people, entirely decoupled from the extraction of marine resources.
3. Nihiwatu, Sumba
The terrain on Sumba is quite different to its neighbouring islands; undulating hills replace the typical volcanic terrain in Indonesia with many areas in the North and East of the island resembling dry savannahs, whilst central highlands are covered in native Alang Alang grass and the mountains in the South extend down into lush tropical vegetation.
The World Wildlife Fund categorised Sumba as a deciduous forest eco region due to its special flora and fauna and due to the isolated location of the island, the language, religion and traditional lifestyle of the Sumbanese culture has been preserved.
Stretching across 560 acres of unspoiled natural land including a two and half-kilometer private beach, lies Nihiwatu, a spectacular all-villa resort offers secluded privacy and the ultimate exclusivity. The 21 villas of exceptional design are built on private terraces with large verandahs that sift through the trees with an impressive use of living space, imbued by natural materials to make the most of the dramatic views.
4. The Wai Eco Resort
The Wai Eco Resort – Scubacqueando Diving Raja Ampat, is an eco friendly resort run by a couple of Italian nationality and an Papuan diver. Located on the beautiful Wai island, surrounded by an pristine coral reef and a picture perfect white beach. The resort has currently 3 spacious, comfortable and finely furnished cottages to accommodate few lucky guests. All cottages are set in a lush equatorial nature overlooking the sea.
5. Bawah Reserve Island
Located just 150 nautical miles north east of Singapore, Bawah Reserve offers untouched beauty. Bawah Reserve, consists of 35 tented safari suites and overwater bungalows, and is connected to Singapore by its own seaplane.
The six uninhabited islands making up Bawah Reserve are located at the southern end of Indonesia’s Anambas Archipelago, half way between the Malay Peninsula and Borneo in the South China Sea.
Bawah Reserve offers a total playground of 300 hectares, covered in lush jungle canopy and surrounded by three sheltered lagoons. Thirteen powder-white beaches are dotted around the islands.
Your package includes full round-trip transfers from Singapore, daily meals (breakfast, lunch and a la carte dinner), soft drinks, wellness centre and surface water sports. No hidden costs.
For full details please see https://www.bawahreserve.com
6. Amatoa Resort, Bira
Perched on the cliffs of Tanjung Bira, a small beach town on the southern most tip of South Sulawesi, Amatoa Resort is a luxurious private resort that offers one of the best beachfront view. From the 7 cozy bungalows, you can even directly jump into the amazingly clear sea full of beautiful tropical fishes. We recommend visiting the famous boat builder village not far from the resort, and doing day trips to the nearby islands for a great diving and snorkeling opportunities.
7. Pulau Pangkil Kecil
Pulau Pangkil Kecil is an exclusive private island located off Riau, and not far from Singapore. When you hire Pangkil – and you can only hire it as a whole – you get the lot: all the 9 ‘driftwood palaces’ (All of which have unobstructed sea views and none are more than five paces from the beach) the bar, the sound systems, the pool, kayaks, snorkeling equipment, speedboats, kitchen and more than twenty staff ! Pulau Pangkil has a perfect blend of luxury and simplicity — even the tree house has a four-poster bed, fans and electric lights.The island is only available for rent out as a whole, which means maximum privacy and unlimited possibilities for family events, gatherings, retreats, and even weddings!
8. Cubadak Paradiso Village
Cubadak Island is part of the West Sumatra province, located just 1 degree south of the Equator line. From the province capital Padang, a mountain road takes you southward 57 km away to a very typical fishing harbor and from there a 15 minutes boat ride will take you to Cubadak Paradiso Village. The resort is located on the south eastern tip of Cubadak Island, facing Sumatra from a distance at some points of just 700 meters, thus giving the feeling of bordering a lake surrounded by mountains with a thick jungle covering its slopes down to the sea.
In the resort, all buildings, except for the personnel house, are built on stilts according to the local architecture and made of local essences of wood ; they are covered by palm leaf roofs 12 bungalows are available to clients, all facing the sea. The beach stretches over 1,5 km and the land occupied by the resort is around 7 hectares, with strictly no other construction in the vicinity. Electricity is available 24 hours a day and we have a direct flow of pure mineral water from a source located on the hill.
Amanwana (peaceful forest) is the only resort located on the island of Moyo, a nature reserve in Flores, east of Bali. Set on a beach in a secluded cove overlooking the Flores Sea, Amanwana is a wilderness hideaway with accommodation in luxury tents. The protected marine park offers some of the best scuba diving and snorkelling in Indonesia, with pristine reefs boasting a rich array of sea life.
Amanikan is the camp’s 32-metre coastal cruiser which hosts adventures to Rinca and Komodo islands where the legendary Komodo dragons can be seen. Jungle treks on Moyo offer guests the chance to discover waterfalls and a variety of birdlife. The island is also home to a deer sanctuary for the indigenous rusa deer.
10. Kandui Resort
Kandui Resort offers a world entirely beyond time and obligations in one of the Mentawai Islands, off the western coast of Sumatera; for adventurous surfers looking for a relaxing surfing vacation or surf holiday in the company of world class waves to everyday wanderers looking for a private paradise – you’ve found it! Hidden among the palms on this remote island are just 8 traditional Mentawai “umas” offering solitude and luxury and conveniently surrounded by perfect surf in every direction.
11. Menjangan, Bali
Part of the West Bali National Park, the name ‘Menjangan’ came from the locals who observed the wild deer herds swimming to the island every spring and covering a distance of approx 1.2 miles. Other than the beautiful view, this area also promises some of the best diving spots in Bali. To reach Menjangan, visitors are required to travel to Gilimanuk (a 3 hour drive) and cross to the national park which would take a short 15 to 20 minutes of boat ride. With the long travel time from Denpasar, we highly recommend staying the night. The Menjangan is the largest resort with 382 hectares within the boundaries of the Bali Barat National Park and offers both nature-surrounded lodges and beach-front villas with 24 hour concierge service, two full service restaurants, and a spa facility.
12. Wakatobi, Southeast Sulawesi
Heralded as one of the best diving spots in the world, Wakatobi boasts some of the best reefs and most beautiful underwater view you can find. Wakatobi, an acronym of the four main Tukangbesi Islands: Wangi-wangi, Kaledupa, Tomia, and Binongko, is home to the Wakatobi National Park, which comprises 1.4 million hectares, of which 900,000 hectares are decorated with different, colorful species of tropical coral reefs.
An intimate and eco-friendly resort called Wakatobi Dive Resort, is the only fully licence dive tourism operator, situated on a small island called Onemobaa, next to Tomia Island, one of four major islands covering an area of 821 sq. km. The beautiful resort is built directly at the seaside, with all bungalows spaced along an exquisite beach.
13. PINK BEACH, KOMODO ISLANDS
A clear blue sky above, with fluffy white clouds drifting lazily across. Rolling green hills, covered luxuriantly in thick vegetation, interspersed with high, rocky cliffs. Calm, clear waters, tinted by the colorful corals beneath its surface, and alive with the movement of a hundred species of marine life. Last, but not least: a stretch of soft sand, but not white, not black, but PINK!
As pink beach is an uninhabited and fairly remote area, most tourists opt to stay in Labuan Bajo for proper accommodations. If you wish to stay on Komodo itself, The Komodo Resort provides sixteen seafront bungalows made of teak wood from local controlled plantations. With private bathroom, terrace and garden, all the units are surrounded by the nature of a desert island, just few meters away from the beach and from our spectacular and pristine house reef.