Planning to travel to Indonesia for your honeymoon? With its never-ending sunny beaches, lush hilly terrains, tropical rainforests and a perfect balance of bustling cities and secluded islands, this country of over 14,000 islands is an ideal romantic getaway for lovebirds. Here are the top five places of interest in Indonesia that you should visit for your honeymoon.
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Honeymoon in Indonesia
1] Bali Islands
Probably the most popular among Indonesian islands, Bali islands are a must on your trip to this country, honeymoon or otherwise. Inspite of being crowded for most of the year, the islands continue to rank among the world’s top tourist destinations. Unsurprising, Bali is synonymous to romance; and its Ubud town, Mount Batur, Kuta Beach, Uluwatu Temple and Bali Safari and Marine Park are some attractions you must visit at least once in your life.
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2] Banda Islands
Encompassed by turquoise waters and loaded with intriguing marine life, exploring Banda Islands should be on your bucket list of things to do in Indonesia. From cruising and indulging to a plethora of water sports activities to indulge in, to discovering Banda Island’s beautiful Banda Neira village, to watching a beguiling sunrise from Gunung Api Mountain, Banda Islands has no dearth of romantic offerings to spoil your loved one with.
Indonesia’s former capital, Yogyakarta is a cultural delight. This little paradise for newly-weds is filled with fascinating cultural stories and remains from the days of yore, and scenic beauty that will take your breath away. Visit Kaliurang to capture some romantic snaps with your spouse at the white churning mountainous stream of Hawanya in the backdrop of scenic mountain valleys.
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4] Moyo Island
Noted for its calmness and stunning natural beauty, Moyo Island is located north of Sumbawa Island. Despite the fact that this island is moderately small, covering roughly 30,000 hectares, its remarkable abundance of untainted natural beauty and biological diversity is more than enough to keep you intrigued for a lifetime. Mayo Island’s national park is a source of pleasure for nature lovers. Surrounded by beautiful coral reefs and home to wild pig, monitor lizards, 21 species of bat, huge herds of native deer and hordes of crab-eating macaques, it also has wild animals including oxen, deer, wild boars and a great variety of rare bird species.
5] Komodo Island
Home to the enchanting Komodo National Park, Komodo Island promises you the kind of natural splendour that is hard to come by anywhere else on the planet. Maybe meeting a Komodo dragon on your honeymoon is not the kind of holiday you pictured, but Komodo Island has so much more – Pink Beach, breath-taking sunrises, amazing corals and underwater adventures. Could you ask for more?
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6] Lake Toba
The largest lake in Southeast Asia, and the largest volcanic lake in the world, Lake Toba is one of the most spellbinding places to visit in Indonesia on your honeymoon. Covering a surface area of 1130 square kilometres, the lake has unequalled views that can’t be found anywhere else in the world. Sources say Lake Toba is a result of a massive super-volcanic eruption that occurred some 70,000 to 77,000 years ago (largest known explosive eruption to happen on earth in the last 25 million years), which in turn led to major climate changing events. Go on a leisurely walk with your better half in the lovely Naborsahon River Valley, try exciting water sports like canoeing, water skiing, and fishing at the quaint town of Parapat, and learn more about the fascinating history of this gorgeous honeymoon destination.
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