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The Most Luxurious Places to Visit in Indonesia

Home to over 17,500 islands, Indonesia is one of Southeast Asia's most diverse destinations. While most people would head straight to Bali, there's more to Indonesia than this famous tourist island. If you want to venture off the beaten path, head to Moyo or the Raja Ampat Islands. There's also the stunning Dieng Plateau and the fascinating Lombok Island. With so many incredible places to see in Indonesia, it's the perfect destination for those who want to enjoy a luxurious holiday in some of the world's most exotic destinations.


Check out our guide to the most luxurious places to visit in Indonesia...


Bali

With gorgeous coastlines, lush forests, and a laidback atmosphere amongst nature, it's not surprising why Bali is a favourite destination for luxury travellers in Indonesia. Here, you'll find lavish accommodations, world-class spas, and high-end restaurants, perfect for those seeking an exceptional holiday experience.


Going on a private cruise on a luxury yacht is one of the most luxurious experiences to splurge on. Sip refreshing cocktails as you marvel at the breathtaking ocean views from the comfort of your private yacht. Your cruise will take you to secluded islands, deserted beaches, and private beaches where you can swim, snorkel, or kayak. There are some great options out there; take a look here.


When it's time to relax, treat yourself to delightful spa treatments, including traditional Balinese massages, facials, manicures, and healing treatments, at one of the top-notch spas in Bali. Even better, join an award-winning yoga instructor for a sunset beach yoga session.


Those into partying will find fantastic beach clubs to socialise while indulging in refreshing cocktails. Some clubs have stunning infinity pools, perfect for relaxing and enjoying the views as you sip your favourite drinks.


As one of the world's top tourist destinations, you'll find plenty of incredible options for fine dining in Bali. The island is home to some award-winning restaurants for dining on a clifftop. Others can arrange a candlelit dinner by the beach, perfect for those celebrating birthdays and anniversaries.


Dieng Plateau

If you want to escape the tourist crowd in Bali and visit somewhere quieter and off-the-beaten-track, venture into the island of Java, where you'll find the stunning Dieng Plateau, a sulphuric marshy land that has yet to gain the attention of tourists. Located only a few hours’ drive from the famous Borobudur temple, the Dieng Plateau is worth a visit on your luxury trip to Indonesia. For a more luxurious experience, consider hiring a private guide to drive you to the trailhead and guide you to the plateau.


One of the top things to do in Dieng Plateau is hike to Mount Sundoro, one of Indonesia's active volcanoes and famous for its incredible sunset and sunrise views. Venture into Sikunir Hill at the plateau's eastern edge, where you'll find the trailhead. Follow the path for a short hike to the top of the hill, taking only about 30 to 45 minutes, depending on your pace.


When exploring the Dieng Plateau, you'll come across beautiful lakes, such as the Telaga Warna, a pair of sulfuric lakes that turn incredible shades of yellow and green. Among the things you'll notice on the Dieng Plateau are its lush terraces of strawberries, potatoes, and other crops. Hiking around these lush hills is an incredible experience.


Lombok

A short plane ride from Bali will take you to Lombok, a picturesque island that has recently become popular amongst visitors looking to escape the busy crowds of Bali. Given its tranquil atmosphere and laidback vibe, Lombok is perfect for travellers seeking relaxation on their luxury trip to Indonesia.


On the West, elevate your experience by staying in one of the luxurious and modern hotels and resorts that cater to those seeking a harmonious blend of opulence and natural beauty. The best way to explore the island is to rent a motorbike and visit local attractions. Explore the south, home to local restaurants serving delicious cuisine. As the heart of the island, it also has bars, cafes, shops, and markets.


The Tiu Kelep Waterfall is a must-see on your trip to Lombok. Getting to the waterfall requires a 45-minute trek, but the views are well worth it. If you prefer a much longer trek, conquer Mount Rinjani. The trek takes 2-4 days but will reward you with the most panoramic views of the entire island.


Moyo Island

Located 15 kilometres off the coast of Sumbawa, Moyo Island is a lovely slice of island paradise, offering the perfect spot for enjoying a luxurious holiday in Indonesia. The island became popular as it's home to one of the world’s most luxurious resorts, which hosted celebrities and famous personalities like Mick Jagger and Bill Gates. The beachfront luxury property could set you back as much as a thousand dollars per night, perfect for those looking to splurge.


Aside from its gorgeous beaches, Moyo Island lures visitors with its majestic waterfalls, such as the Mata Tjitu, which requires a two-hour trek from the town.


Moyo Island is a popular spot for diving and snorkelling. You can rent snorkelling equipment from your hotel to explore the reef, home to colourful marine life. The most popular diving spot in Moyo is Angel Reef. It's vast enough that the reefs poke up at low tide.


Raja Ampat Islands

Home to some of the world's most beautiful islands, Raja Ampat is an archipelago that lures travellers for its incredible diving spots. Its waters boast a breathtaking array of marine life, including hundreds of colourful fish. Those seeking a diving adventure on their luxury holiday in Indonesia should include Raja Ampat on their itinerary.


Nestled within the Coral Triangle region, it boasts some of the world's most fascinating diversity of marine species, and what's interesting is that new species are being discovered regularly. In addition, it has 75% of the world's coral species. Aside from the impressive underwater life, Raja Ampat boasts excellent water visibility. Its clear and warm water allows for an even more enjoyable diving experience.

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