A beguiling yacht charter destination with pristine natural scenery, picturesque beaches and mythical ancient shrines, Indonesia is a spiritual paradise blessed with beauty and adventures of unparalleled proportions. The spectacular archipelago is the largest in the world and her lush verdant lands of rainforests, hills, rivers, volcanoes and rice paddy fields, stretches over 3,400 miles with nearly 18,000 islands to explore. With a diverse range of cultures, traditions, and exquisite flora and fauna, a yachting holiday in Indonesia is guaranteed to be unlike anything you have ever experienced before.
The exquisite tropical island nation of Indonesia has many exotic and alluring yachting spots to travel to, each offering exceptional escapades on land and sea. Journey to this much sought-after corner of the world aboard a charter mega yacht, charter sailing yacht, or charter catamaran for the vacation of a lifetime and leave forever changed. Visit Bali for the ultimate in barefoot luxury, Maluku for her pristine beaches or Sulawesi for an underwater utopia that caters to dive enthusiasts. Adventurous souls will want to stop at the mysterious Komodo Island for an up close and personal encounter with the Komodo dragon, the largest lizard species in the world, while history buffs will find great interest exploring the sacred heritage sites of Java.
Boasting of ethereal beauty with pristine powdery white sand beaches, sparkling turquoise seas and majestic jade landscapes of rolling hills and soaring volcano peaks, the devoutly Hindu island of Bali is a sanctuary for the body and the soul. Offering numerous opportunities for sightseeing and plentiful options for outdoor activities, combined with a vibrant culture and the warm hospitality of the Balinese people, it is not hard to see why this stunning locale has become a popular yacht charter destination.
While the beaches here are touted as some of the most beautiful in the world and provide the perfect setting for rest and relaxation, if you are seeking one-of-a-kind experiences, Bali is home to some exceptional attractions that should not to be missed. Embark on a journey of spiritual enlightenment by visiting one of the thousands of centuries-old temples on the island. One of the most impressive ancient shrines is the Tanah Lot temple perched high above a seaside cliff.
Other exciting excursions include a visit to the Elephant Safari Park for an elephant trek through Taro forest, a hike to the summit of the 10,300 foot Mount Agung, shopping in Kuta Market for artisanal handicrafts, or horseback riding through the rice paddies of Kerobokan. Spectacular underwater adventures await those that venture to Bali’s most popular dive site Tulamben, exploring the wreckage from the World War II Japanese torpedoed USAT Liberty.
One of Indonesia’s largest islands, Java is the most populated island in the world and home to more than 300 different ethnic groups speaking 750 different languages. The heart and soul of Indonesia, this melting pot of cultures ranging from Hindu-Buddhist to Dutch colonialism is truly fascinating and features a number of the region’s most notable cultural sites, many of which are included on the UNESCO World Heritage list. In the capital city of Jakarta, visitors will find a prime representation of the nation’s motto: “Unity in Diversity.” The thriving metropolis features an eclectic mix of modern skyscrapers intermingled with traditional structures all set amidst breathtaking landscapes. In Jakarta’s Old Town visit museums, sacred shrines, and classic Indonesian eateries or venture north for a more subdued atmosphere and blissful lounging on the beach.
Honored with being the most cultural and biodiverse region in the world featuring an astounding number of indigenous groups and unique flora and fauna found nowhere else, Papua is a choice yacht charter destination for nature lovers and those seeking cultural enrichment. Largely undeveloped, the lands of Papua are exceptional in their natural splendor offering exquisite beaches, verdant grassy meadows and towering rainforests. The primitive tribes that reside in Papua live life much in the same way as they did since the Stone Age and a fascinating excursion to their rural villages is an enthralling experience to remember. Appealing to scuba divers, a visit to Papua would not be complete without a stop to Raja Ampat which boasts of the richest marine biodiversity on the planet.
The ultimate tropical hideaway comprised of over a thousand remote islands with lush rainforests, unique fauna, and pristine beaches, Maluku is the perfect secluded oasis for those that want to escape from it all. Most famously known as the fabled “spice islands” which lured Indian, Chinese, Arab and European traders to her dazzling shores in search of cloves, nutmeg, and mace, the Maluku islands are purportedly mesmerizing in their beauty with surrounding crystal clear seas that are idyllic for snorkeling and diving. If postcard perfection is what you seek, nothing compares to Pasir Panjang. Translated it means long sandy beach and stretching over 7 miles with fine powdery white sand, swaying coconut palms, and turquoise waters, it is guaranteed to take your breath away.
Those yearning for intrepid adventures will find Sumatra undeniably alluring. Wild and untamed, the rugged island boasts of jaw-dropping volcanic landscapes, tropical jungles teeming with exotic wildlife and vegetation, cascading rivers, and beautiful white sand beaches. A great jungle trek can be experienced in Bukit Lawang, a small village located on the edge of Gunung Leuser National Park affording visitors the opportunity to see rare Sumatran orangutans, tigers and rhinos in their natural habitat. Sure to deliver heart-pounding excitement is a hike along the smoking volcanoes of Berastagi, there is Gunung Sinabung to the west and Gunung Sibayak to the north. Travel to the Mentawi Islands and Nias for surfing and for underwater explorations of the highest caliber, snorkeling and diving over the stunning coral reefs in Pulau Weh cannot be beat.
Home to the legendary Komodo dragon, the world’s largest lizard species which can reach a length of ten feet and weigh more than 150 pounds, Komodo Island is an eco-travel hot spot. Within the Komodo National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, attractions include a guided trek through Poreng Valley to spot these prehistoric giants, a challenging hike up to the 1,835 ft-high peak of Bukit Randolph for sublime vistas, or an exhilarating scuba dive at Castle Rock. A serene beach excursion welcomes visitors at Pantai Merah or Red Beach, a secluded stretch of pink-colored sand bordered by calm blue seas.
Sulawesi is bountiful in her natural beauty, with a scenic coastline, steep hills, volcanic mountains, and dense jungles. Renowned for its spectacular biodiverse marine life featuring over 3000 varieties of fish and more than 300 different kinds of coral, the world famous Bunaken Marine National Park attracts scuba divers from around the globe. If an unspoiled paradise marked by golden sand and turquoise seas piques your interest, the blissful beaches of Togian Islands are beyond compare.
The food of Indonesia reflects it diverse cultures and traditions which vary across the islands. Traditional Balinese fare is generally spicy and shares many similarities with the cuisine of China and Thailand. Unlike the rest of Indonesia, pork is incorporated in many of their dishes and Bali is known for their delicious babi guling or roasted suckling pig. The food of Java tends to be more sweet than savory, exemplified in the celebrated dish of gudeg, a curry made from jackfruit and Sumatran cuisine tends to display an Indian or Middle Eastern influence as seen in their famous nasi padang.
While regionally there are differences, most Indonesian dishes rely on simple preparations and commonly contain chili peppers, coriander, cumin, and ginger and are accompanied by rice. Specialty dishes which originated in Indonesia and are worthy of a sample include satay (barbequed meat skewers), rendang (spicy meat slow-cooked in coconut milk), and gado-gado (salad with a peanut sauce dressing).
A world of heavenly experiences and enlightening encounters await you in Indonesia. Open the door to paradise with Sunreef Yachts Charter on a luxurious cruise aboard a stunning charter mega yacht, charter sailing yacht, charter power boat or charter catamaran in this premier exotic destination and make your dreams come true.