Indonesia

Indonesia, the world’s largest archipelago, offers a mind-boggling range of natural attractions including sun-kissed beaches, majestic volcanic lakes, vast rolling plains, and striking mountain ranges. Combine that with a refreshing cultural experience and you are in for a real treat.

GREAT FOR

Beaches, Temples, Culture, Adventure

WHEN TO GO

Indonesia is blessed with hot tropical weather throughout the year. The monsoons begin in October and April when it is both hot and wet at the same time. The months between May and September witness a hot and dry spell which makes it the best time to travel.

Book a Carefree Balinese Holiday for Later

Not quite ready to travel? With Melia Bali, you can save on a luxe stay for now or later in the year.

These Are the 25 Best Hotels in the World

Here are the Top 25 hotels around the world, as voted by you, our discerning readers.

6 Eco-Resorts in Bali You Should Visit

Bali’s eco-leanings put the island in good stead for a sustainable restart. These six resorts are leading the industry’s greenification.

A Country-By-Country Guide to Coronavirus Recovery in Asia

Here’s when and where you might be able to travel again in Asia.

Nusa Lembongan Is a Haven for Surfers and Divers

A bit beyond Bali, boats bob in waters so clear you can see their shadows in the sand. Beach clubs ask only that you shed your pretentions with your flip-flops. And mola molas and mantas remind us of the important things. From a cliffside resort at the heart of Nusa Lembongan, Jeninne Lee-St. John finds paradise is draped in bougainvillea.

The Most Romantic Getaways To Inspire Your Next Trip

Bohemian isles, castaway retreats, adults-only hideouts—make it a magical couple’s getaway in one of these lush luxury escapes.

3 Places to Take a Cruise With Kids in Asia

With boutique sailings like these adrift on the region’s most spectacular waters, there’s no need to hit the high seas for a family cruise.

8 Off-The-Wall Family Trip Experiences

Mix things up on your next family trip with activities that get the imagination—and the adrenaline— flowing.

Hotels for Cool Kids

Family stays can be stylish too—these new and refurbished hotels, resorts and villas let you go glam with the fam.

This Retreat Is the Ultimate Mom-cation

A kids-optional retreat in Bali provides a nurturing space for moms to invest in themselves, recharge and reconnect with themselves.

Jakarta’s Food Scene is on the Rise

A strong metric for charting regional capitals is by the sophistication of their food scenes. We loosen our belts and makes a case for the heretofore underrated Indonesian metropolis.

Experience next-level Indonesian hospitality in marvellous melting-pot Jakarta

There are few places as kinetic as the Indonesian capital, where layers of history mesh with the contemporary, and modern drinking and dining venues are elevating the city’s game—and the most elevated address in town is the new Park Hyatt Jakarta.

Counting Pools at the New Apurva Kempinski Bali

It’s hard to make a multi-hundred-room hotel feel like home. So, major props to The Apurva Kempinksi Bali, awash in great vibes, feel-good design, a mystifyingly cozy feel—and almost too many pools to count.

Reasons To Travel in February

T+L’s monthly selection of trip-worthy places, experiences and events.

Potato Head Studios

Ending 2019 on a high note, the final piece of the Desa Potato Head puzzle opens this month. Nestled among the village, the floating ring is lifted by reinforcements and houses 168 guest rooms and a sunset bar.

Where to go 2020

Twenty places to visit this year, including the majestic Hunza Valley, Bangkok for those with an appetite, and a new-look Kyoto.

An Eco-Tour Helping Save Sabah’s Elephant Population

In a palm-oil plantation in Sabah, an unlikely eco-tourism alliance paves the way for Borneo pygmy elephants.

6 Amazing Beach Bars for a Sundowner in Asia

These stylish watering holes at InterContinental resorts serve up drinks with a view.

3 Ethical Tours for Wildlife Lovers

Sail into Komodo territory, visit retired elephants in Phuket, or try horse whispering in Gurgaon—this assortment of new experiences across Asia provides animal-friendly answers to the call of the wild.

Seeking Sanctuary at Amanwana

A new wellness experience by Amanwana teaches guests an old Indonesian style of meditation, guided by the purifying waters of Moyo Island.

Experience Good Living With Belmond

The acclaimed hotel group is redefining luxury through authentic local experiences.

Canggu is the Bali of Your Dreams

With a prolific population of creative, locally-minded cool kids, the place to be in Bali right now is surf town Canggu.

4 Floating Breakfasts That Are Worth Skipping The Buffet For

You know that phrase, “do it for the gram”? We’re pretty sure floating breakfasts were born from it, and, well, as long as we get the shot, we’ll welcome the trend from every angle.

A chic new beach bar and boutique hotel on rustic Nusa Lembongan is making waves with surfers

The first beach lounge of its caliber on Bali’s sister island of Nusa Lembongan, Ohana’s brings an unprecedented air of cool to one of Indonesia’s most laidback ocean escapes.

Capella Ubud Is Redefining the Luxury-Resort Experience

Channel explorers from a different era, find Zen in unlikely places, oh, and tone those glutes in Bali.

Bintan’s Roads Less Traveled

Bintan is known as a resort paradise, with many visitors never straying far from their hotels’ manicured grounds. But the island’s diversity makes for a pastoral family trip.

The Slow

Creatives work hard and play slow at this stylish boutique stay in Bali’s happening Canggu.

Club Med Bintan, Bintan Island

This all-inclusive family resort sits beachfront on Indonesia’s Bintan Island, just an hour from Singapore. White sands, long sweeping shores and an endless array of fitness activities make for a rejuvenating vacation the whole clan will fondly remember.

Capella Ubud Bali

Hotel designer Bill Bensley has dreamed up some of Southeast Asia’s most glamorous resorts, but his favorite travel memories are those of childhood camping trips. That love of nature, along with Bensley’s obsession with old-world style, informed his vision for the first Balinese property from the Singapore-based Capella Hotel Group.

These 6 Design Hotels Are Millennial-Approved

Low-budget, high-design, next-gen hotels have begun to sweep Asia, an on-trend fit for digital nomads, flashpackers and aesthetes alike.

You Can Now Get a Bloody Mary-Inspired Spa Treatment

Brunch’s favorite cocktail has made its way from the bar menu to the spa menu at the St. Regis Bali. Veronica Inveen checks in for a booze-infused treatment that redefines happy hour.

The 6 Best Hotels to Celebrate A Special Occasion

From a former royal guesthouse to a room with sweeping Mount Fuji views, these intimate, extravagant and picturesque resorts are just the spots to celebrate those once-in-a-lifetime moments.

8 Creative Hotels For Digital Nomads

With designer digs and creative spaces, a new crop of hotels is making it easier than ever to ditch the nine-to-five and embrace the digital nomad lifestyle.

Hilton Bali Resort

With sweeping views of the Indian Ocean from atop a 40-meter cliff, this comfortable resort features 389 rooms and suites, plus 19 private villas.

Amandari, Bali

Perched on the edge of the breathtaking Ayung River Gorge in Kedewatan Village, Amandari has done its best to grow organically within its surrounding community, honoring at every turn the Balinese culture embedded in its DNA.

Fairmont Jakarta

The Fairmont Jakarta’s debut added considerable panache to the Indonesian capital. The slick hotel clearly caters to business travelers with its direct subterranean connection to the prominent Senayan Office Towers, which allows busy executives to bypass the city’s notorious traffic jams, and a full 3,500 square meters of function space.

The Mulia

Though there’s no shortage of over-the-top indulgent hotels in Bali these days, The Mulia stands out from the pack thanks to a series of thoughtful, inventive touches.

Sofitel Bali Nusa Dua Beach Resort

Given the quantity and caliber of hotels in Nusa Dua, resorts in the region face some stiff competition. Fortunately, the stylish Sofitel Bali Nusa Dua Beach Resort delivers in spades, with 415 rooms (including 39 suites and 17 villas) overlooking the Indian Ocean.

Anantara Uluwatu Resort

With its dramatic setting atop a limestone cliff overlooking the Indian Ocean, Anantara Bali Uluwatu Resort & Spa offers an impressive refuge from which to take in the sights of Bali.

COMO Shambhala Estate

If you want to feel like a VIP, the COMO Shambhala with its sprawling lush grounds suspended over the Ayung River, is the perfect place to indulge.

The Bulgari Resort Bali

Nestled between the cliff and the ocean at more than 150 meters above sea level, the 59-villa property offers views of the Indian Ocean and access to a 1.5 kilometer–long beach via an inclined elevator.

Four Seasons Sayan

Entrances don’t get much more dramatic than this: from the driveway a footbridge suspended 25 meters above a velvet-green gorge connects to an elliptical lotus pond set on the rooftop of the resort and descends into the 180-degree-view lobby.

Four Seasons Resort Bali at Jimbaran Bay

Perched atop a cliff at the southern tip of Jimbaran Bay, this Four Seasons is, expectedly, luxurious and dramatic.

W Bali – Seminyak

Nestled along the shores of Seminyak, Bali’s upscale enclave, the beachfront W Bali – Seminyak eschews literalism when it comes to traditional Balinese design.

Ayana Resort & Spa Bali

Beach retreats are aplenty in Bali, but what sets Ayana Resort & Spa apart from the crowd is its secluded clifftop location and majestic surrounds on Jimbaran Bay.

InterContinental Bali Resort

Ideal for families or couples looking for a getaway, InterContinental Bali Resort is surrounded by 14 hectares of lush tropical foliage interspersed with authentic Indonesian-style stone statues.

Hotel Indonesia Kempinski Jakarta

The rooftop pool of the Kempinski Jakarta, complete with surrounding botanical garden, may be one of the best reprieves from the city’s busy streets.

The St. Regis Bali Resort

Nestled on the pristine beach in the stunning enclave of Nusa Dua, The St. Regis Bali Resort offers unparalleled access to a world of exquisite living.