View of tree lined and sandy coast of Cubadak Island beach, Sumatra in Indonesia

Castaway on Cubadak Island

If you’re looking for a secluded beach escape, Sumatra holds the answer. Cubadak is a tiny exotic island just a short boat trip away from the Sumatra coastline. Here, you can search the forest for pangolins and monkeys, swim in clear azure waters, indulge in a spot of sun-kissed island hopping and snorkel to rainbow coral reefs. It’s a peaceful nook of paradise and you’ll have the place practically to yourself.

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Bask on black volcanic sands in Java

There’s something irresistible about Java’s Pangandaran beach. A popular holiday hotspot amongst the locals, it’s a stretch of black volcanic beach with surfers and bobbing fishing boats scattered across the horizon. Packed with character, it’s a working beach and a sandy playground rolled into one. Join the kids kicking around a football on the beach, head for the nearby national park or grab a surfboard and take to the waves!

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Explore Bali's hidden bays

Bali is fringed by breathtaking beaches with crashing surf, sizzling seafood barbecues and a whole lot of tropical sunshine. Dive into traditional life at the fishing village of Lovina, cook up a feast on Candidasa’s coast or witness blazing Balinese sunsets over Jimbaran Bay. From the colourful coral at Menjangan Island to sun-kissed surfing hotspots on the southern Bukit Peninsula, there are all kinds of shores to explore. Have a peak at our Bali trips.

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Laze around on Lombok

Lombok is blessed with stretches of sugar-soft white sand that seem to go on forever. Senggigi, one of its most beautiful beaches, is the perfect place to sip a cocktail at sunset gazing out over to Bali and the Gili Islands. Backed by gorgeous countryside and traditional villages, the beaches of Lombok are a great base to explore the island. Take relaxing strolls and melt into sun loungers against the sound of lapping waves.

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Get stranded on the Gili Islands

The Gili Islands are just stone’s throw from Bali and in a little world of their own. Life is slower here, with strictly no cars and no worries allowed. These tiny drops in a turquoise ocean boast white sands and crystal clear waters.  If you’re after a real Robinson Crusoe experience, there’s nowhere better than the island of Gili Meno. Kick off your flip-flops, grab a snorkel mask and wade into the azure sea… you’ll soon be swimming with sea turtles, clown fish and a rainbow of coral.

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Jump on the train in Java, cruise between the islands of Nusa Tenggara, enjoy your own private car & driver in Sumatra, share a transfer with fellow travellers.
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Our top 5 beaches in Indonesia

11th February 2015 by Chloe

Warm sand in your toes, the sound of the waves crashing, the sun glistening... paradise! 'Twas a tough choice but we've listed our top beaches in Indonesia.

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