So Many Choices!
Whether you are seeking virgin islands, incredible waves to surf, a very big city with endless shopping, nightlife, music festivals, volcanic mountains, acid lakes, adventure, or even a honeymoon. Indonesia HAS IT ALL!
Best Times: July, August, December
Indonesia is home to some of the best music festivals in the world. Djakarta Warehouse Project is the largest music festival in Asia attracting over 90,000 people a year. Java Jazz Music festival is the largest Jazz festival in the world attracting over 100,000 people each year. The two main places for music festivals in Indonesia are Jakarta and Bali.
Best Times: May - September.
With over 17,000 islands, is it any surprise that the world’s largest archipelago has a myriad of hidden islands that you’ve probably never heard of? Sure, Bali is great, but there’s so much more to the country than this tourist-infested island, especially one as diverse as Indonesia. So, the next time you are planning a trip to the Emerald of the Equator, perhaps consider one of the many other islands that will defy your definition of an island paradise in the most beautiful of ways.
Best Times: Anytime
Jakarta is one of those cities that you either love or hate. People that hate the city will say ‘don’t spend too many days here‘ or ‘just transit through Jakarta‘. People that love the city on the other hand will say ‘you have to experience Jakarta Nightlife.’ I’
If you’re young and enjoy going out it’s true to say Jakarta nightlife has it all. You can find almost any type of music around the city and there’s something happening almost every night.
A Very Big City with Endless Shopping
Best Times: Anytime.
The extensive shopping opportunities in Indonesia are a good reason in itself to visit. Whether you are looking for furniture, fashion, antiques, art or jewelry, the archipelago is renowned for producing exquisitely crafted goods, many of which can be bought straight from the craftsman.
The island of Java is a good shopping base. Jakarta in particular has an array of mega, air-conditioned malls; jam packed with every international brand known to man. The world's fashion capitals are well condensed into upscale shopping malls, compact with sharp Italian tailoring, romantic French ensembles and innovational Japanese labels.