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Indonesia Holidays

Eye-catching islands, world-famous wellness retreats, and blissful beaches– Indonesia has a perfect island escape for everyone.

Holidays in Indonesia

A long-time favourite for solo travellers and couples seeking a faraway romantic escape, Indonesia is a mesmerising archipelago of over 17,000 islands. From lush rainforests and pristine beaches to vibrant resorts and ancient temples, Indonesia offers an endless array of activities. Whether you explore Bali, Borneo, Jakarta, or Lombok; every island offers a unique experience.

Dance the night away in iconic beach clubs, hike volcanic landscapes with stunning sunrises or kick back on some of the best secluded beaches in the world. From surfing shimmering shores to trekking jungles in search of allusive orangutans; Indonesia holidays are all about exploring lands of endless discovery. Browse our Indonesia package deals and see why British travellers head on holiday to Indonesia time and time again. 

When is the best time to visit? A huge collection of islands spanning across two oceans, when to visit Indonesia depends on which island you choose to explore. As a rule of thumb, the best time to visit Indonesia is during its dry season which runs from May to September. The occasional but heavy rain showers tend to hit the rest of the year. However, temperatures remain in the high 20s year-round whatever the season- making it a perfect year-round.

Where is the best place to stay? With so many choices for places to stay in Indonesia, where you choose all depends on the vibe you want. The most popular island is Bali. Offering a perfect blend of temples and all-inclusive luxury, Bali is a perfect island for first-time visitors to experience a mix of everything Indonesia has to offer. Other popular islands include Lombok, Gili Islands, Java, Sumatra, and Komodo Island. Where more authentic rural Indonesia holidays are offered.

Travel guide

Whether you’re seeking adventure, culture, relaxation, or natural beauty, Indonesia holidays have it all.

  • Best time to visit: May-September
  • Average flight time: 15 Hours
  • Most suited for: Couples
  • Currency: Indonesian Rupiah
  • Time Difference: +6 hours
Uncover Bali: The Island of the Gods

Uncover Bali: The Island of the Gods

The most popular island for holidays in Indonesia, Bali is a haven for all-inclusive luxury and authentic experiences. Nestled among rice paddies Ubud is the cultural and artistic hub of Bali. Visit the Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary, explore the vibrant Ubud Art Market, and don’t miss the chance to see a traditional Balinese dance performance in a local temple. For a touch of wellness, indulge in a yoga class or a rejuvenating spa treatment. For those seeking a mix of relaxation and luxury, Seminyak is the place to be. Enjoy the sun on Seminyak Beach, shop in chic boutiques, and dine in world-class restaurants. The vibrant nightlife scene here, with its stylish bars and beach clubs, is not to be missed. Whether you’re surfing the waves or simply taking in the breathtaking views of the Indian Ocean, Bali holidays are one for the bucket list.

Find Paradise in Lombok and the Gili Islands

Find Paradise in Lombok and the Gili Islands

Lombok, often overshadowed by its neighbour Bali, is a gem waiting to be discovered. Perfect for travellers wanting to escape the tourist buzz of Bali, Lombok gives a taste of an authentic holiday in Indonesia. Visit the pristine beaches of Kuta, climb Mount Rinjani for a challenging adventure, and explore the traditional Sasak villages to learn about the local culture. Just off the coast of Lombok, the Gili Islands are a tropical paradise. Gili Trawangan is known for its vibrant nightlife, Gili Meno for its tranquillity, and Gili Air for a mix of both. On these islands, pedal bikes and donkey carts are the way to get around. Snorkel or dive in the crystal-clear waters, see rehabilitated baby turtles waiting for release, relax on white-sand beaches, and enjoy the laid-back island vibe. Whether you take a boat trip to explore the islands or stay in their boutique hotels, get ready to experience paradise.

Journey to the Wild and Untamed Side of Indonesia

Journey to the Wild and Untamed Side of Indonesia

Indonesia is filled with lush, untamed paradises. So, if you’re looking for incredible biodiversity, ancient rainforests, and unique wildlife, the islands of Borneo and Sumatra offer unparalleled adventure for nature enthusiasts and explorers alike. Home to the endangered Bornean orangutan, pygmy elephants, and the elusive clouded leopard, Borneo is a sanctuary for wildlife lovers. From river safaris on the Kinabatangan River, where you can spot proboscis monkeys and exotic bird species, to spelunking in the vast caves of Gunung Mulu National Park, Borneo is a paradise for trekking, rafting, and wildlife spotting. Or for an unforgettable wildlife experience, head to Bukit Lawang in North Sumatra. This small village is the gateway to the Gunung Leuser National Park, home to the critically endangered Sumatran orangutans.

Food & Drink

Food & Drink

Indonesia's cuisine is a vibrant collection of flavours. From spicy street food to aromatic rice dishes, Indonesian food is a feast for the senses. Must-try dishes include Nasi Goreng (fried rice), Satay (grilled skewers), and Rendang (spicy beef stew). Street food markets offer an array of delights like Bakso (meatball soup) and Martabak (stuffed pancakes). Pair your meals with refreshing drinks like Teh Botol (sweet iced tea) or Es Cendol (a coconut milk dessert drink). For something stronger, try the locally brewed Bintang beer or Arak, a traditional Indonesian spirit. 

Indonesia Weather

Average monthly temperature in Indonesia (°C)

  • Jan 26°C
  • Feb 26°C
  • Mar 27°C
  • Apr 27°C
  • May 28°C
  • Jun 27°C
  • Jul 27°C
  • Aug 27°C
  • Sep 27°C
  • Oct 27°C
  • Nov 27°C
  • Dec 27°C
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