Let’s discover our 6 best beaches in Indonesia you can visit for memorable travel experiences.
Indonesia is known for its beautiful scenery, especially its white sandy beaches and surrounding turquoise waters, along with its amazing food. However, as a country made up of thousands of islands and more than 57,000 kilometers of coastline, there are countless Indonesian beaches and it can be hard to know which ones are worth visiting.
Our guide to the top six beaches of Indonesia, listed in no particular order as they’re all equally astonishing. The best part? You can visit these beaches all year around!
1. Kanawa Beach, Flores
If you’re looking for a secluded place, Kanawa Island in Flores is a paradise both above and below the surface. This little island in Komodo National Park offers a stunning white-sand beach. With simply stunning landscapes, Kanawa is also armed with some of the best off-the-beach snorkeling in Indonesia.
Even without diving, you can see schools of barracuda, sea turtles and reef sharks. In the shallows, bright corals will steal your attention away from the many lionfish and bat fish. The incredible variety here will seriously drag you into an underwater paradise.
2. Gili Meno Island, West Nusa Tenggara
Easily accessible by speed boat from Bali – Gili Meno, the quietest Island of the Trio Gilis offer gorgeous white sand beaches. Here you will find white beaches along with awesome snorkeling and diving spots.
This place is so great that the entire island has no cars at all. The warm welcoming locals also make this island what it is, so don’t be surprised to be offered a hammock for the night or to join in with someone’s family meal.
3. The Raja Ampat Islands
The Raja Ampat Islands are a truly beautiful and untouched paradise. Literally translated as “The Four Kings,” the stunning archipelago is made up of over 1,500 small islands and four main islands. Located in the Coral Triangle, one thing is for sure, these are all first-class diving spots as well as containing many species that you won’t find anywhere else.
Raja Ampat also scores points for its sheer pristine landscapes. This location contains so many relatively unexplored areas that you could be the first to stumble onto a new beach that no one has ever gone before. If you’re an avid diver, Raja Ampat offers some of the best liveaboard diving in Indonesia.
4. Nusa Penida Beach, Bali Island
Often referred to as Bali’s hidden paradise, Nusa Islands had to make it to our best beaches in Indonesia list. Other people must agree, as this beach has been moving up the ranks for being the best destination for scuba diving. You will see Manta Rays and if you’re lucky, Whale Sharks.
All that is left to do is hire a motorbike and go exploring as Nusa Penida has some of the most beautiful views imaginable. Make sure to visit one of the most amazing Cave Temple of Nusa Islands also.
5. Belitung Island, East Sumatra
Belitung Island is simply stunning, offering a range of beaches from white sand fringed with coconut trees to elaborate granite rock formations. Let’s just say, when you come across these world-class beaches, you’ll know exactly why they are on our best beaches in Indonesia list.
The beaches themselves are gorgeous, but they really come alive when you mix them with activities. Conquer the granite rocks or explore the underwater world beneath the waves. After a jam-packed day, really take in the stunning scenery with a walk on the beach watching the sunset.
6. Pink Beach, Lombok & Komodo
This is one of the beauties that can be found in Komodo National Park and East Nusa Tenggara (Lombok). Pink Beach or Red Beach is one of the seven beaches with pink sand around the world. Behind its beautiful uniqueness, the underwater life of Pink Beach is also beautiful with various species of fishes and corals. Pink Beach is also crowned as one of the seven natural wonders nomination in the world.
As you can see, there is no shortage of beautiful beaches in Indonesia.
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