The 10 Best Things to Do in Indonesia

October 17, 2017 Weston Hennigan

Indonesia from Asia region, is best know for Water Parks. Discover best things to do in Indonesia with beautiful photos and great reviews from traveller around the world here!

1. Waterbom Bali

Jl. Kartika Plaza, Kuta 80361, Indonesia +62 361 755676
Excellent
69%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 11 reviews

Waterbom Bali

Exciting water slides slice through 3.8 hectares of landscaped tropical parks providing hours of fun and entertainment for the young and young at heart! World-class slides and rides are built and maintained to strict international safety standards. The advanced salt chlorination technique is soft on the environment and on your skin. The ultimate escape to relaxation or thrills… Whatever satisfies the soul most! A globally acclaimed Water Park that guarantees a day of fun!!

Reviewed By Andreas R

Very nice wellcoming Water Park with many exciting attraction integrated in the greenery in way I never seen before.

2. Tanah Lot Temple

Jl. Raya Tanah Lot, Kawasan Pura Tanah Lot | Desa Beraban, Kecamatan Kediri, Beraban 82121, Indonesia
Excellent
48%
Good
36%
Satisfactory
13%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 9 reviews

Tanah Lot Temple

Tanah Lot is one of the important directional temples in Bali. The temple is located on a rock just offshore. It is said to be the work of revered 15th century Hindu priest Nirartha and forms an important element of Balinese spirtualism and mythology.

Reviewed By fouad n

To my opinion, Tanah Lot and Uluwatu temples are among best sceneries of Bali. Though there are some limitations to see inside the temples, I think one should respect these limitations and enjoy the rest. Before the entrance is there a good market especially for women to buy souvenirs.

3. Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary

Ubud 80571, Indonesia +62 361 971304
Excellent
47%
Good
37%
Satisfactory
13%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 26 reviews

Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary

In this unusual place of worship, mischievous simians throng among sacred temples and lush greenery.

Reviewed By Ravina89 - Ubud, Indonesia

It was calming to walk among the coolness of the forest and watch the monkeys who fearlessly approach visitors for food. Glad that they restrict this to bananas, but the clever chaps still go for anything shiny like water bottles and sunscreen tubes! If you observe all the rules of the sanctuary, the monkeys don't bother you at all.

4. Pulau Wayag

Raja Ampat, Indonesia
Excellent
96%
Good
4%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 109 reviews

Pulau Wayag

Reviewed By rohizani - penang

Definitely a MUST GO when you visit Papua. The scenery is breathtakingly beautiful. It takes about two hours from the jetty in Waisai to reach there. After braving the 320+ steps...you will be awarded with this beautiful scenery that will automatically take away all your fatigue.

5. Raja Ampat Islands

Sorong, Indonesia | Me gustaria saber el precio po noche, Sorong, Indonesia +62 822-9922-5007
Excellent
88%
Good
8%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 443 reviews

Raja Ampat Islands

Reviewed By Randy H - Grande Prairie, Canada

The Raja Ampat Islands are stunning both above and below the water’s surface.
The Islands have many, many secluded coves and isolated Beaches where you can have a quiet, personal swim, sunbathe, snorkel, bbq, etc. They all remind me of the Thai Islands in the Andaman sea (Phi Phi, Bond, etc.) but better because there are next-to-no tourists.
Underwater you can find the world’s best diving and snorkeling. The reefs come right up to shore and are very very shallow which is great for shore snorkels with kids.
The scuba diving is spectacular. The reefs are vibrant and FULL of fish. The coral appears to be very healthy and supports an incredible diversity of marine life. Both big and small animals can be found in abundance. A short list of “more interesting” things is: pygmy seahorses, ghost pipefish, turtles, multiple kinds of sharks, manta rays, eels, wobegongs, walking sharks, map puffers, porcupines, huge lobsters, giant clams, dolphins, marlins.
Interesting things aside, the most impressive thing is the sheer number of fish. The schools are absolutely massive. I’ve never seen so many fish... ever.
We did a 8 day, 19 dive liveaboard trip with Scuba Froggy (I’ve reviewed them as well). The experience was amazing. The only comparable diving I’ve done has been in Fiji.
I fear with rising ocean temperatures and other factors like pollution and increased tourism, Raja Ampat won’t be this amazing forever.
If you’re considering a dive trip, strongly consider visiting the Raja Ampat Islands and doing it soon while it’s as good as I’ve described.

6. Batu Bolong Reef

Komodo National Park, Komodo, Indonesia
Excellent
93%
Good
6%
Satisfactory
1%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 130 reviews

Batu Bolong Reef

Reviewed By Linda K

Mad crazy tides look really scary when you get there but you dive in a sheltered zone behind the rock. There is such an abundance of marine life it's unreal, so many different species and so many of them. Definitely a must to dive when you are here.

7. Kelingking Beach

Desa Bunga Mekar | D, 80771, Indonesia
Excellent
84%
Good
14%
Satisfactory
1%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 271 reviews

Kelingking Beach

Reviewed By Mandy K

Terrible roads to get there but the views are absolutely amazing. Worth the effort though. I climbed down to the beach. Don't try unless you are fit and strong. Very dangerous, slippery, steep and unstable bamboo rails but it was one of the best things I have ever done. When I went there were no waves so swimming was beautiful in crystal clear blue water. Sand beautiful and white. Water, soft drink and Bintang available at the beach. Many tourists at the top viewpoint but only five on the beach. Manta rays were able to be seen from the top view points. Incredible place to visit.

8. Sekumpul Waterfalls

Sawan, Lemukih, Sudaji, Sekumpul | Sekumpul Village, Singaraja 81112, Indonesia
Excellent
80%
Good
16%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 949 reviews

Sekumpul Waterfalls

Sekumpul Waterfall is touted as the most beautiful waterfall in Bali. It is fairly close to Niagara Falls Lemukih, only about 2 km away. Understandably, the Village and Village Lemukih Sekumpul indeed neighbors. To see Sekumpul Waterfall close, it takes a bit of effort and struggle. From the parking lot, you have to walk quite far away, down a dirt road, down the hundreds of stairs, and across the river. When you ride a motorcycle, you can still ride from the parking lot (near the ticket window), to the end of the road paving. After paving the way out, the road turned into a narrow dirt road (footpath). Not long down the path, you arrived at a blank bale (gazebo) with Niagara Falls Sekumpul incredible lure.

Reviewed By yankiva - Toronto, Canada

The falls are far from many other Bali places, but it's so worth going there!
We rented a car without a driver (325000IDR) and drove to falls from Jimbaran.
It took around 3.5 hours, but the scenic views lasted nearly all the times.
In case you come along, without a driver or tour, don't stop at signs Parkir 1 and 2 for Sekumpul Waterfalls. If you do, someone would drive you to a main parking for additional charge.
We went directly to Sekumpul parking, which you find on Google maps.
From there you may take a guide (I recommend to get him unless you've been there and know where to go), the guy will show you around, take you to falls, make pictures of you and help on the way back.
We were very lucky with our guide as well as with the weather - a real tropical thunderstorm in rainforest was one of a kind experience!
Highly recommended!!!!

9. Lembeh Strait

Bitung, Indonesia +62 813-4031-0671
Excellent
83%
Good
13%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 205 reviews

Lembeh Strait

Reviewed By allisonde7890 - Paris, France

I stayed at the Kungkungan bay resort and had some excellent guides. You need a good guide in order to actually find a lot of the critters. It is easy to miss something like a frog fish, which blends right in with the seaweed or muck. It is super fun to look around and try to identify things. I even saw some tiny seahorses that were the same color and pattern as this coral they were living on! I definitely recommend it.

10. Tanjung Puting National Park

74111, Indonesia
Excellent
85%
Good
12%
Satisfactory
1%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 241 reviews

Tanjung Puting National Park

Reviewed By Budsantosa - Jakarta, Indonesia

first of all please do replace the orangutan profile picture in trip advisory... they are not that scary even though they wild animal.
tips :
1. find the correct boat or klotok considering the budget, comfort and safety. This is very important. type of boat : AC room, full covered boat etc
2. Find the correct tour guide...look at the references and reviewer.
3. can fully staying at boat or you can stay at Hotel resort at river.
4. the tourist peak is between July to Sept.... you will have many tourist friend, avoid those period if you doesnt want crowd.
5.The Orangutan camp, conservation considering to limit the number of tourist. this action to respect the orang utan.
6. The famous local tour guide is the Orangutan tours owned by Mr. Jenie Subaru.
from North pole to South pole , Newyork to tanjungputing... the other places just in between of these 2 attraction..

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