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Bali, Indonesia


Escape to a truly tropical paradise

Indonesia consists of no less than 17,508 islands, of which approximately 6,000 are inhabited. The largest islands are Java, Sumatra, New Guinea (shared with Papua New Guinea), Borneo (shared with Malaysia and Brunei), and Sulawesi.

Bali is one of the most popular destinations in Indonesia. It is rich in history and traditions and there are plenty of intriguing sites to see and visit – the island itself boasts 20,000 temples! Bali is a land of stunning natural beauty and offers picture-perfect beaches, dramatic valleys and a lush inland filled with vast rice terraces.

Bintan Island is part of the Riau Archipelago and is known for high end resorts, excellent golf courses and breathtaking coastal beauty. The Bintan Lagoon Resort is the main tourist attraction, comprising of ten beach resorts, four designer golf courses and a wealth of other recreational facilities.

Lombok lies east of Bali and is well known for its beaches and excellent surfing spots. The island has many pretty waterfalls but the most famous of these is Tiu Kelep Waterfall in the north of the island. We promise that your trek to the waterfall through lush flora and fauna will be totally worth it!

Indonesia boasts 20 per cent of the world’s coral reefs, so its an ideal destination for scuba diving. There are many diving schools which cater for everyone from absolute beginners to more experienced divers so it’s easy to explore the fascinating underwater world.

The best time to visit is between June and September when the whether is particularly pleasant as it can be very humid in the months of January and February.

At Designer Travel, we can tailor-make your ideal holiday to Indonesia or anywhere else you would like to go. Tell us where you would like to go, your budget, what you want to do and see and we will do the work for you! We have experts who have been to this part of the world so they know the country, the islands, the culture and the accommodation that would best suit your needs. Twin centre holidays are our specialty too so you don’t have to confine yourself to one resort, you get to see more of this wonderful destination in one trip – absolutely ideal! Don’t forget, Designer Travel are ABTA bonded and independent so we have a huge choice of flights and accommodation choices available to us.

To start your next luxury holiday search with us, simply complete the enquiry form or give us a call – we’ll be delighted to help.

Key Highlights
  • Bali has a abundance of religious sites including the cliffside Uluwatu Temple
  • Trikora Beach on Bintan is a picturesque setting with crystal clear waters
  • Activity seekers will love the jungle treks, caving adventures and volcano climbing opportunities
  • Scale the heights of Mount Rinjani in Lombok
  • Why not book an adventure cycling tour to enjoy while you’re here? Ask us for details
  • Take a Balinese cookery class to discover the secrets of the tantalising cuisine
  • Getting around varies from island to island, but scooters, taxis are car hire are generally popular modes of transport
  • Multi-centre holidays can be arranged – ask us for suggestions
  • Fancy something a little different? Stay in luxury tented accommodation at Amanwana, Moyo Island

Travel Information

Time difference: GMT +7

Currency: Indonesian Rupeah

Climate Information

Indonesia has a tropical climate. Average temperatures range from 24-28°C.  There is 70 -90 per cent humidity.

The dry season is from June to September and the rainy season lasts from December to March.

There’s a risk of typhoons from September until December.

Leisure & Activities

Borobudur is the largest Buddhist monument in the southern hemisphere and the greatest piece of classical architecture in all of the Indonesian islands. It is situated 40 km west of Yogya and is surrounded by spectacular scenery consisting of volcanoes and limestone cliffs. Borobudur was discovered in 1815 and in 1973 UNESCO completely took it apart and rebuilt it.

The capital of Indonesia is Jakarta and has the largest population of thirteen million. It encompasses stylish shopping malls, a soaring sky-line and colonial architecture.

Situated east of Bali and west of Sumbawa, Lombok is a beautifully stunning island. The beaches are famous for their beauty and surfing is a popular activity, especially at Kuta and Banko Banko. Lombok also has important temples such as Pura Lingsar, and the provincial capital Mataram with its craft shops and museum.

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