Destination

Indonesia Holidays

A chain of island jewels

Formed of more than 17,500 islands, Indonesia promises a fascinating blend of people, culture and landscape; an ideal destination for those after a slice of diversity.

There’s so much to do in Indonesia: from climbing the Sendang Gile Waterfalls in Lombok and snorkelling among tropical fish and turtles off the Gili Islands, to trekking in search of Komodo Dragons in Flores. Round off your perfect day by soaking up the amazing sunsets on Seminyak beach in Bali, a sight that will take your breath away.

Indonesia is perfect for a multicentre holiday thanks to its sheer variety of sights and attractions. From beautiful beaches and historic temples to lush rice terraces, you’re sure to be left spellbound.

Essential Information
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  • Time Zone GMT+8 hours
  • Currency IDR - Indonesian Rupiah
  • Visa Information British citizens do not need to obtain a visa for stays under 30 days
  • Language Indonesian, but English is widely spoken in the main tourist areas
  • Flight Time Direct flights are available with Garuda Indonesia, who offers a direct three times weekly service from London Heathrow to Jakarta.
  • Health Information No specific vaccinations required

Top Tips from our Experts

Emma

Destination Manager

Bali is by far Indonesia’s most well-known destination and well worth visiting, but I really recommend exploring Flores and Java too. You can reach both islands by short flight with Garuda from Bali so it's easy to combine them.

Our Indonesia destinations

this is a temple in Bali

Indonesia

Bali

Bali
Indonesian Stone Statue

Indonesia

Lombok

Lombok

Indonesia

Gili Islands

Gili Islands

Indonesia

Java

Java

Types of Indonesia holidays

Multi Centre Holidays

Multi Centre Holidays

Frequently Asked Questions

Direct flights to Jakarta take around 14 hours and 30 minutes. There are currently three weekly direct flights from London Heathrow to Soekarno–Hatta International Airport in Jakarta with Garuda Indonesia. There are various flight options to Bali, Lombok and beyond that involve a single connection with airline such as Singapore Airlines, Emirates, Qatar Airways and more.

There are three time zones in Indonesia. They are Western Indonesian Time (GMT +7), Central Indonesian Time (GMT +8) and Eastern Indonesian Time (GMT +9).

There are thought to be between 17,508 -18,306 islands in the Indonesian archipelago. However, the exact number is still unclear. More than 920 of these are currently uninhabited.

Our favourite hotels

Our favourite places to stay are below. We know everyone is different, so if you can’t see something you like, we'd be more than happy to help.

The St. Regis Bali Resort

Bali

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The St. Regis Bali Resort

The Oberoi Lombok

Lombok

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The Oberoi Lombok
Unique

Mahamaya Gili Meno

Gili Meno Island

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Average: 4.5 (1 vote)
Mahamaya Gili Meno
Swimming pool

Maya Ubud Resort and Spa

Ubud

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Average: 4.5 (1 vote)
Maya Ubud Resort and Spa

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