Indonesia is a stunning country in Southeast Asia blessed with paradise beaches, jungles, rice terraces, and other picture-perfect tropical settings. There are so many awesome ways to spend your time in Indonesia; you could explore top-class museums, witness old traditions being practiced, discover glistening temples, visit a wellness centre, admire ancient buildings, and take part in thrilling outdoor adventures. Brightsun Travel offers superb value Indonesia holidays from the UK, including packages to Bali and Lombok.
Bali is a popular choice for an Indonesian getaway, also known as the Island of a Thousand Temples - discover a myriad of impressive sacred sites here, many of which you can witness religious ceremonies at. Bali also boasts pristine sandy beaches, incredible water sports opportunities, mouth-watering cuisine, and stunning settings of mountains, volcanoes, paddy fields, and lakes. The island is very artsy with crafts markets, museums, and galleries showcasing wonderful local art.
Bali is undoubtedly beautiful, but if you’re looking for more of a laid-back holiday, then consider Lombok. Lombok is a hidden gem, allowing an authentic insight into Indonesia without the tourist crowds. Here you can admire secluded beaches, encounter native marine life, witness colourful festivals, try out your surfing skills, go volcano trekking and visit traditional villages for a heart-warming cultural insight. Whatever your dreams are for your Indonesian adventure, contact Brightsun and let us help you plan an unforgettable holiday.
Jl. Benesari, Bali, 80361 Kuta, Indonesia
Jalan Raya Pantai Mangsit, Senggigi, Batu Layar, Mataram City, West Nusa Tenggara 83355, Indonesia
Jalan Arjuna 88X, Legian, Legian, Kuta, Bali 80361, Indonesia
Jl. Mrajapati P.O.Box 2023, 80361 Jimbaran, Indonesia
Br. Susut, Desa Buahan, Payangan, Buahan, Payangan, Kabupaten Gianyar, Bali 80572, Indonesia
Bali is Indonesia’s most popularly visited island, best known for its cultural charm, natural wonders, exotic cuisine, thrilling water sports and sacred temples, not to mention its blissful coastline. Whether you desire a paradise honeymoon, a rejuvenating solo retreat, a fun-filled family holiday or the adventure of a lifetime with your best friend, Bali will not disappoint. We offer a great selection of Bali holidays from the UK, featuring premium beachfront hotels and resorts.
Bali is simply stunning; the natural wonders here are awe-inspiring. Admire paddy fields, mountains, waterfalls, volcanos, lakes and much more and take profile picture worthy backdrop photos. Another awesome element of Bali is its spirituality. The island is very sacred with charming local traditions to get involved in, colourful temples to marvel at, religious ceremonies to witness and yoga centres offering spiritual rejuvenation.
There are many beautiful places to base your stay in Bali; art lovers should consider Ubud, the island’s cultural centre with crafts markets, galleries and museums galore or Denpasar, the island’s capital which is filled with art masterpieces and impressive sightseeing attractions. A beach break in Nusa Dua is recommended; this region is considered to have the island’s most breath-taking ocean sunsets, as is Seminyak, a trendy beach resort boasting upscale restaurants, boutiques and bars.
Lombok is a hidden gem of Indonesia, less visited than its neighbouring island Bali with next to no tourist crowds, so you can enjoy an authentic travel experience here. The gorgeous, laid-back island offers beautiful beaches, colourful marine species, a melting pot of cultures, natural wonders, year-round festivals, and incredible surfing opportunities, to name a few. Brightsun Travel offers great value luxury holidays to Lombok, allowing you to experience all of this and more.
Trekking is a popular activity in Lombok; Gunung Rinjani, the second-highest volcano in Indonesia dominates the island with scenic slopes amidst tropical settings, offering various trekking options. The stunning Segara Anak crater lake is located at the volcano’s summit. You can also trek to the Tiu Kelep Waterfall in Lombok which is surrounded by tropical jungle, flora and fauna and has a natural pool at its base - perfect for a refreshing dip after a hike in the heat.
Lombok is a cultural island with lots of traditional villages, many of which are home to the native Sasak tribe. Tetebatu Village is worth exploring; it’s set amongst forests and rice paddies, similar to Ubud in Bali and has been inhabited by the Sasak for a long period of time, so is an ideal place to learn about this traditional culture and witness locals conducting daily activities. Finally, Lombok’s daytrip opportunities are immense; the Gili Islands are a popular daytrip option which boast some impressive diving and snorkelling sites.
Currency: You’ll be spending Indonesian Rupiah.
Language: There are over 300 languages spoken in Indonesia. Bahasa Indonesia is the official language but Javanese is the most common primary language.
Local Time: Seven hours ahead of GMT.
Flight Time from the UK: Approximately 15 hours.
Tourist Information: Visit the official Indonesia tourist information site for lots of helpful information regarding upcoming events, where to go, what to do, and how to get around.
Health/Travel Restrictions: To travel to Indonesia, British citizens need a valid passport and a short-term travel visa is required. For up-to-date travel advice and health recommendations visit the government’s travel advice for Indonesia.
A: Yes, holiday visas must be applied for when travelling to Indonesia. Arrange yours with Brightsun Travel.
The State of Indonesia consists of five main islands and some 30 smaller archipelagos, totaling about 18,000 islands and islets, of which around 6,000 are inhabited.
A: Between May and September, when the weather is perfect for relaxing on the beach or exploring.
A: It's generally safe, but visitors should be wary of potential street crime and pickpockets in tourist areas.
Bali is a beautiful and diverse holiday destination with plenty to explore, from stunning beaches to lush rainforests and terraced rice fields. Adventure seekers can enjoy activities like white water rafting, volcano trekking, or diving, while those seeking relaxation can soak up the sun at one of Bali’s many resorts or spas. For culture lovers, there are numerous temples such as the Tanah Lot and Uluwatu, many art galleries to visit plus unique experiences like Balinese cooking classes. Shopping is also popular; ranging from traditional markets selling colourful souvenirs to modern malls with designer stores. At night, visitors can experience the unique nightlife, as well as delicious local cuisine served in restaurants across the island.
Lombok is renowned for its picturesque beaches, tropical rainforests, and friendly locals. Holidaymakers can go snorkelling and diving at Gili Air or explore the nearby coral reefs. They can also relax on some of the island's pristine white sand beaches, such as Kuta Beach or Sebayur Island. Nature lovers will enjoy trekking to Mount Rinjani or exploring Gunung Liang National Park. For a cultural experience, tourists can visit numerous temples such as Pura Lingsar and Taman Narmada, both of which date back to the 17th century. Shopping enthusiasts should head to Mataram where they'll find bustling markets full of street food and souvenirs.
A tropical climate with relatively steady temperatures throughout the year, averaging from 23-33°C (73-91°F). Rainfall is abundant, with the country getting an average of 100 inches (250 cm) per year. In Bali and Lombok, the hottest months are April through October, with temperatures ranging from 26-35°C (80-95°F). The wettest months are December through March when the monsoons bring heavy rains and occasional flooding.
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