Ever-intriguing, ever-intoxicating Indonesia, the largest archipelago on earth comprising 13,466 tropical islands fringed with white sandy beaches, many still uninhabited and a number even still unnamed. With a long and rich history involving many external influences, Indonesia has today become the third largest democracy in the world.
Experience grand mountain views, trek through lush green rainforests, surf the renowned breaks, or dive the pristine seas where one can swim with dugongs, dolphins and large manta rays. When you’re done with the physical adventure, you’ll love their distinctive arts and crafts, indulge in the calming spiritual offerings for body and soul, and enjoy exquisite traditional culinary delights, no matter where you are, morning, noon and night.
With 215 million people from more than 200 ethnic groups, Indonesia’s cultural diversity sets it apart. Yet everywhere one travels, you are welcomed with that warm, gracious and innate friendliness so typical of the Indonesian people.
Straddling the equator, the most well known islands are Sumatra, Java, Kalimantan (formerly Borneo), Sulawesi and the Maluku Islands, the original Spice Islands. Jakarta is the capital, a large modern metropolitan city and Indonesia’s financial and business hub. And then of course, there’s Bali “the world’s best island resort” with its enchanting culture, amazing beaches and dynamic traditional dances and festivals.
Indonesia is also blessed with the most diverse of landscapes from the fertile terraced rice paddies on Java and Bali, to the lush rainforests of Sumatra, Kalimantan and Sulawesi, to the savannah grasslands of the Nusatenggara islands and on to the snow-capped peaks of West Papua.
With over 50 hotels across Indonesia, the management and staff of Swiss Belhotels International look forward to providing all your business or holiday accommodation needs, so plan your trip today. You’ll simply love Indonesia!