Multicultural Indonesia celebrates a vast range of religious holidays and festivals, but many are limited to small areas (eg, the Hindu festivals of Bali). The following covers public holidays applied nationwide regardless of their belief.
By far the most popular visitor destination in Indonesia, Bali’s blend of unique culture, legendary beaches, spectacular highland regions and unique underwater life make it a perennial favourite amongst global travellers.
Premier destination for travelling surfers. Further east, Bali and tiny Nusa Lembongan have some great waves, the south of Lombok likewise, and for the more adventurous, Sumbawa offers world-class surfing.
All Indonesia’s surf beaches are described in the beautifully photographed “Indo Surf and Lingo” surfing guidebook together with comprehensive listings of the best surf camps and surf charter yachts.