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Indonesia Holidays

Indonesia holidays are unlike any other getaway. Expect to experience a diverse range of cultures, people and scenery. Seek adventure in Bali by trekking up volcanic mountains, get in touch with nature on Flores at the Komodo National Park, or relax on the pristine white sandy beaches of the Gili Islands.

Boasting over 17,500 islands, Indonesia is the perfect spot for families, couples or solo travellers who love variation in their itinerary. No two days should be the same when there’s a whole world to experience. When people picture Bali they think of beautiful beaches, but make sure you go beyond the beach, as this island has a lot more to offer. Treat yourself to a spa day at one of the many wellness centres, dive in the deep end and discover the unique marine life that reside in the coral reefs and don’t forget to visit the cliffside Balinese Hindu sea temple known as Uluwatu Temple.

Discover yourself among the islands of Indonesia

The Indonesian islands allow you to effortlessly combine spiritual learnings and practices with breath taking dramatic landscapes. Spend your mornings visiting local temples and mosques, such as the Confucian temple in the Sulaweshi highlands or the Cheng Hoo Mosque in Surabaya. Dedicate your afternoons to climbing the Sendang Gile Waterfalls in Lombok or hiking up the 4,095 metre tall Mount Kinabalu in Kalimantan.

Don’t miss anything on your Indonesia holiday by booking one of our multi-centre packages. Choose from our Bali and Komodo National Park multi-centre, which includes a 10 day trip to the popular national parks, the chance to unwind on tranquil beaches and an exploration of Ubud where you’ll get to make some monkey friends. Alternatively, you can craft your very own multi-centre package and combine your favourite Indonesian destinations.

Destination Highlights
  • Explore the vastly different but equally beautiful islands of Indonesia, including Bali, Lombok, Gili Trawangen, Gili Meno and Gili Air
  • Discover the Island of Flores and treasure the wondrous sights of Kelimutu National Park and Komodo National Park
  • Seek out native species in Indonesia, including the Komodo dragons at Komodo National Park and orangutans on a Kalimantan Adventure
  • Join a Sea Trek cruise that journeys around the islands. Observe wildlife, learn about the islands and enjoy picturesque scenery

Our favourite hotels

Peruse our Indonesia accommodation options and find your perfect home away from home. Our accommodation is hand picked to ensure the facilities, boarding options and locations are nothing but flawless.

a couple of lawn chairs sitting next to a pool of water

The Laguna - A Luxury Collection Resort and Spa

Nusa Dua

H&J Rating

Guide Price

 €1,789  pp

The Laguna - A Luxury Collection Resort and Spa
a house with a pool of water

The Oberoi Lombok

Lombok

H&J Rating

Guide Price

 €2,009  pp

The Oberoi Lombok

Mahamaya Gili Meno

Gili Meno Island

H&J Rating
Average: 4.5 (1 vote)
Mahamaya Gili Meno
Swimming pool

Maya Ubud Resort and Spa

Ubud

H&J Rating
Average: 4.5 (1 vote)

Guide Price

 €1,889  pp

Maya Ubud Resort and Spa

Time Zone

GMT+8 hours

Flight Time

Indirect flights from Ireland to Jakarta

Currency

IDR - Indonesian Rupiah

Visa Information

Irish citizens do not need to obtain a visa for stays under 30 days

Language

Indonesian, but English is widely spoken in the main tourist areas

Health Information

No specific vaccinations required

Select month

Average weather in January

Average travel weather

Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Bali
30ºC
350mm
Lombok
28ºC
97mm
Gili Islands
28ºC
97mm
Komodo National Park
26ºC
269mm
Java
27ºC
402mm

Average weather in February

Average travel weather

Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Bali
30ºC
294mm
Lombok
28ºC
118mm
Gili Islands
28ºC
118mm
Komodo National Park
26ºC
256mm
Java
27ºC
284mm

Average weather in March

Average travel weather

Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Bali
30ºC
200mm
Lombok
28ºC
135mm
Gili Islands
28ºC
135mm
Komodo National Park
26ºC
173mm
Java
27ºC
219mm

Average weather in April

Good travel weather

Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Bali
30ºC
94mm
Lombok
28ºC
92mm
Gili Islands
28ºC
92mm
Komodo National Park
26ºC
87mm
Java
28ºC
131mm

Average weather in May

Good travel weather

Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Bali
29ºC
70mm
Lombok
28ºC
60mm
Gili Islands
28ºC
60mm
Komodo National Park
25ºC
76mm
Java
28ºC
113mm

Average weather in June

Best travel weather

Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Bali
29ºC
63mm
Lombok
27ºC
28mm
Gili Islands
27ºC
28mm
Komodo National Park
25ºC
35mm
Java
28ºC
90mm

Average weather in July

Best travel weather

Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Bali
28ºC
50mm
Lombok
26ºC
18mm
Gili Islands
26ºC
18mm
Komodo National Park
24ºC
21mm
Java
27ºC
58mm

Average weather in August

Best travel weather

Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Bali
28ºC
24mm
Lombok
26ºC
4mm
Gili Islands
26ºC
4mm
Komodo National Park
24ºC
22mm
Java
28ºC
61mm

Average weather in September

Best travel weather

Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Bali
29ºC
30mm
Lombok
27ºC
28mm
Gili Islands
27ºC
28mm
Komodo National Park
25ºC
14mm
Java
28ºC
64mm

Average weather in October

Good travel weather

Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Bali
30ºC
90mm
Lombok
28ºC
108mm
Gili Islands
28ºC
108mm
Komodo National Park
26ºC
30mm
Java
28ºC
101mm

Average weather in November

Good travel weather

Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Bali
30ºC
160mm
Lombok
28ºC
216mm
Gili Islands
28ºC
216mm
Komodo National Park
26ºC
99mm
Java
28ºC
128mm

Average weather in December

Average travel weather

Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Bali
30ºC
300mm
Lombok
28ºC
140mm
Gili Islands
28ºC
140mm
Komodo National Park
26ºC
184mm
Java
27ºC
204mm
  • Emma, Destination Manager

    Emma

    Destination Manager

    “If you want to see Komodo Dragons without the crowds, skip Komodo Island altogether and visit its quieter sister island of Rinca, where you can still see these unique animals in their natural environment.”

     

  • Isla, Destination Executive

    Isla

    Destination Executive

    “Did you know that you can also see Orangutans in their natural habitat in Indonesia? The jungles of Kalimantan are home to these majestic animals. Stay in an eco lodge for your chance to explore the rainforest habitat and have your chance to spot Orangutan, Proboscis Monkeys and more.”

  • Nyepi

    Nyepi (“Day of Silence”) is a public holiday in Bali which commemorates every Isakawarsa. This Hindu tradition is when the Balinese people celebrate the New Year. The New Year is celebrated the day after the dark moon of the spring equinox – when day and night are the same length as each other. This year, Nyepi falls on the 25th March 2020. Balinese people celebrate by taking a day of silence, fasting and meditating. This means that shops are closed, you can’t turn on your lights or light a candle, and there is no traffic on the roads.

  • Independence Day

    Independence Day is a national holiday that celebrates the anniversary of Indonesia’s Independence, which happened on the 17th August 1945. Join in the celebrations by attending a flag ceremony, where locals decorate their houses and streets with red and white ornaments, sing national anthems and pray for the late national heroes. After the flag ceremonies, you can get involved with the competitions that take place, such as kerupuk (cracker) eating, climbing palm trees greased with oil, sack races and many other games. The competitions and games are fun but also serve as a reminder of the time before independence.

     

  • Bau Nyale Fishing Festival

    The annual Bau Nyale Fishing Festival is held in February/March. This exciting not to be missed event takes place on Lombok Island and involves watching the Nyale sea worms at the first light of day. The Nyale sea worms can only be seen once a year and are thought to bring good fortune, especially for those who manage to catch them. Other activities during the festival include surfing competitions, photography contests and plenty of delicious food to try.

  • Jalan Jaksa Festival

    Join in the celebrations at the Jalan Jaksa Festival, which is held in July/August. Try your hand at the batik making workshops or involve yourself in the traditional dancing that journeys from Kalimantan to Sumatra. Sample some of the secret recipes which were passed down by indigenous Jakarta families and enjoy conversing with the locals and learning about their lives. 

     

  • Bali Arts Festival

    Creative folk should get involved in the Bali Arts Festival, which happens in June/July in Bali. This lively cultural festival consists of a month of daily exhibitions, performances and various art activities for you to try. Watch some of the impressive dances, listen to the music and talk to local artists about their masterpieces.

  • Indonesian Satay

    Indonesian Satay is available in most restaurants and street stalls. This delicious, national dish is one of Indonesia’s most celebrated foods and it’s easy to see why. These meat skewers are cooked over hot coals and deliver a juicy, satisfying flavour and texture. Indonesian satay is often served with ketupat (rice cakes) and topped with peanut sauce, to bring out more flavour in the meat.

     

  • Sweet Martabak

    For those with a sweet tooth, try the Sweet Martabak. Similar to a pancake, this tasty dessert can be filled with a topping of your choice, whether it’s chocolate, cheese or peanuts. Sweet Martabak is only available in the evenings though.

     

Our Indonesia destinations

Bali Aerial Beach View

Indonesia

Bali

Bali
Indonesian Stone Statue

Indonesia

Lombok

Lombok
Gili Trawangan Island near Lombok

Indonesia

Gili Islands

Gili Islands
a boat traveling along a river next to a body of water

Indonesia

Komodo National Park

Komodo National Park

Types of Indonesia holidays

Tegalalang Rice Terraces

Indonesia Multi Centre Holidays

Multi Centre Holidays

Frequently Asked Questions

Direct flights to Jakarta take around 14 hours and 30 minutes. There are currently three weekly direct flights from London Heathrow to Soekarno–Hatta International Airport in Jakarta with Garuda Indonesia. There are various flight options to Bali, Lombok and beyond that involve a single connection with airline such as Singapore Airlines, Emirates, Qatar Airways and more.

There are three time zones in Indonesia. They are Western Indonesian Time (GMT +7), Central Indonesian Time (GMT +8) and Eastern Indonesian Time (GMT +9).

There are thought to be between 17,508 -18,306 islands in the Indonesian archipelago. However, the exact number is still unclear. More than 920 of these are currently uninhabited.

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