KOMODO NATIONAL PARK
Komodo National Park consists of 29 islands – the 3 main islands of Komodo, Padar and Rinca, and 26 smaller ones – in the Flores Sea. The sole aim of this nature reserve was initially the preservation of the famous Komodo dragon but its aims now include the protection of many other indigenous marine and land species. In addition to seeing the world’s largest lizard in its natural habitat, you simply must visit Pink Beach on Komodo Island if your yacht hire route takes you to this area, one of the few beaches in the world with natural pink coral sand.
One of the main centres of the hugely profitable spice trade from the Middle Ages through to the Renaissance and beyond, the Spice Islands have a rich and turbulent history. Although nutmeg is still grown on the islands today, the thriving reef system and its associated marine life is probably the biggest attraction to visitors from across the globe in the 21st century. With our private boat rental in Indonesia, you can spend as much time as you like exploring everything that the Spice Islands have to offer (if you are looking for more information on this destination, it’s worth noting that the Spice Islands are commonly referred to as the Banda Islands today).
Raja Ampat is a collection of 1,500 small islands and sandbanks, northwest of Papua. One of the most popular scuba diving sites in Indonesia, it is home to around 1,200 species of tropical fish and 574 different types of coral. If you’re planning to book a boat hire package in Indonesia and you enjoy snorkelling or scuba diving, Raja Ampat should definitely be on your itinerary of places to visit.
Bali, the Gili Islands and Lombok are located in the northern archipelago of the Lesser Sunda Islands. The most famous of these is undoubtedly Bali but all three have much to recommend them as destinations for luxury yacht charters in Indonesia. Bali has something for everyone: coral sand beaches, crystal clear waters for diving, a mountainous interior to explore and a vibrant nightlife scene. The Gili Islands, where motorised transport is prohibited, are perfect for those who really want to get away from it all while Lombok offers surfing, diving and exploration opportunities in a more tranquil setting than Bali.