Clear blue seas lap pristine, deserted beaches and gentle breezes carry scents of spices and flowers. This is a country of diversity, from the rice paddies of Bali cut into hillsides like giant steps and volcanoes soaring through the clouds, to the remote and unique island of Sumba, untouched by the modern world. The diving is excellent, and inland the varied terrain includes volcanic ranges, terraced hillsides and lush rainforest perfect for adventure enthusiasts.
Bali is truly a unique location, being not only a place of outstanding natural beauty, but also the only island of the 13,000 whose official religion is Balinese Hinduism rather than Islamic. The different cultures and people of Indonesia offer warm hospitality and the hotels here are some of the most luxurious in the Asia Pacific. Scott Dunn’s highlights for Indonesia include a trip to Komodo Island to see the prehistoric Komodo dragon and a picturesque journey by bike through the countryside of Ubud, past rice paddies and temples.