With 18,110 islands, 6,000 of them inhabited, Indonesia is the largest archipelago in the world offering a virtually unrivalled range of holiday options.
While the picturesque island of Bali remains the most well known and the most popular of Indonesia’s tourist destinations, there is so much more on offer for those willing to step off the beaten track.
Pack your itinerary with visits to: the historic monuments and temples of Central Java; the world renowned dive sites of idyllically remote Raja Ampat; the extraordinary Island of Komodo, home of the unfathomably large Komodo Dragon; as well as a range of vast tropical forests providing sanctuary to incredibly diverse wildlife from Orangutans and other primates to critically endangered Javan Rhinoceros and Tigers.
The range of choices is mind-boggling but, however you decide to spend your time on this remarkable group of islands, you are sure to have some truly exhilarating experiences and some unforgettable adventures.
Days 2 - 9
If you find Kuta too wild and Nusa Dua too placid, Sanur might be the strip of Bali beachfront resort you’re looking for.
Combining great eating spots and bars with family-friendly beaches, Sanur has a balanced, energetic, yet chilled ambiance.
Sanur has managed to accommodate tourism whilst still maintaining local traditions, which you'll see in the many temples in the area.
Every July Sanur hosts the International Kite Festival, and the brilliant blue skies are filled with colourful kites of all shapes and sizes.
Le Mayeur Museum, the former home of the eponymous artist, is a worthwhile visit, as is a trek through the incumbent mangrove forest or a session at the Turtle Conservation Centre.
There are just a handful of hotels we really like in Sanur and the pick of the bunch is the Pavillions Bali, a charming boutique hotel just across the road from the beach. It's always been a big favourite of ours and continues to get great feedback from our guests.