“Nights and days came and passed
And summer and winter
and the rain.
And it was good to be a little Island.
A part of the world
and a world of its own
All surrounded by the bright blue sea.”
― Margaret Wise Brown
Islands are the incredible gift of Nature, and once you are on the gorgeous islands of Indonesia, you will never want anything else for happiness. Home to one of the most diverse landscapes, quasi-active volcanoes, a rich cultural heritage, and fairytale beaches, Indonesia looks like a traveler’s dream! Nothing can rival Indonesia’s beauty. So, if you are about to plan a vacation to the Indonesian beaches for an idyllic beach experience, these 3 islands must be on your bucket list.
- Bali: The Gods’ Abode
When the author Abeer Allan visited Bali, he said, “And like tea dissolving in hot water, the sun dissolved in the sky… creating a velvet horizon, announcing for the stars’ night dance with the moon, the awaited joy for the wounded souls.” Bali, as the name appears on the canvas of world travels, it makes every wanderlust driven soul full of delights. Dotted with lush rice terraces, smouldering volcanoes, and pristine beaches, Bali is also known for its mythological stories. Spend some time at Pura Ulun Danu Bratan, a Hindu Buddhist Lake Temple dedicated to the goddess of water, and you will discover new meanings of peace and spirituality. Bali is heaven to the cultural junkies as the beautiful Indonesian people are most of the time indulged in festivities, hence preserving their culture. Don’t forget to take a dip in the waters of Bali Barat National Park, and treat yourself with Bali’s mouthwatering cuisines in leaf trays.
2) Flores: Home to Komodo Dragons
On your travel planning to Indonesian Islands, if you haven’t included Flores in the travel itinerary, you will miss the most gorgeous part of Indonesia. Located in the eastern half of Indonesia, Flores is popularly known for its carnivorous Komodo dragons. The name Flores is a Portuguese word for “flowers”, and if you have an aerial view of the island, it looks like a beautiful flower with its petals spread carelessly on the sea. The seawater that surrounds the island is rich with marine life that mostly includes manta rays and turtles. The smoking volcanoes, prehistoric landmarks, and tropical atmosphere of Flores make it breathtakingly beautiful.
3) Gili Islands
It is a group of three beautiful islands called Gili Trawangan, Gili Meno, and Gili Air. An ideal place for the backpackers, Gili Islands is marked by its white sand beaches lined by palm trees. All the three islands of this group have unique features. While Gili Trawangan is best for a yoga retreat, Gili Meno is great to watch the turtles swim, and Gili Air is perfect for scuba diving. The laid-back atmosphere of Gili Islands makes it a heaven for everyone seeking an escape from metropolitan hustle. The snorkeling at the shore makes one familiar with phenomenal coral reef.
What are you waiting for then? Leave all the worries behind, get your backpack, and have a great time on these Indonesian fairylands.