Though the devastation of the 2004 tsunami and recent threats of terrorism have deterred some visitors, Indonesia remains a bastion of beauty: the wildlife of Australia and Asia come together on these island chains, making for some of the world’s most distinctive species. Indonesian culture combines aspects of Buddhism, Hinduism, Islam and animism to form a people steeped in unique traditions. Learn about this country of volcanoes, tropical rainforests, Komodo dragons and spices, and plan a trip using the Web.
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Indonesia offers accommodation options, to say the least. Stay in a hole in the wall, or in one of the most magnificent five-star hotels in the world—the former can be found in numerous locations throughout the country, the latter is confined mainly to Bali and Jakarta. Whatever your preference, these sites ensure you’ll have somewhere to stay in Indonesia.
- Indonesia’s varied accommodation options include all budgets and personalities. For instance, breathtaking villas with private infinity pools overlooking the Ayung River, hotels surrounded by thick jungle vegetation, soothing retreats on golf courses, and an ocean resort with an inclined elevator carrying guests down to the beach. Hotel Chatter vividly presents the selections.
- Indonesia is known for haggling, and that goes for places to stay as well. You may be able to cut down the price of a high-end hotel, even to the tune of 40 percent off.
For a general hotel search engine …
directly searches more than 140 independent Web sites, including travel agents and hotel chains, to find the lowest hotel prices in the cities of your choice. Results present hotel names, their rating, price and provider in an extremely user-friendly way. Mobissimo's coverage is extensive, but it excludes the Web's largest travel agents.
For regional hotel search engines …
offers a multitude of hotel possibilities for you to choose from. Find hotels using the search tool on the left or scroll down to browse hotels by destination. Each location is briefly described along with hotels and it’s easy to book a reservation on this site.
is a great resource for finding and booking hotels in Indonesia. Choose your desired location from the map, and then enter your dates. Sort results by price, rating, name or “Top Picks.” Read the hotel profiles and guest reviews to help make your decision.
has listings for Bali, Jakarta, Bandung, Batam, Bintan, Bogor, Lombok, Surabaya, Yogyakarta and more. Find recommended hotels on the homepage and a list of hotels organized alphabetically. Read extensive information about each hotel and book on the site.
For budget accommodations …
BootsnAll Travel Network
is an extensive independent travel network with useful blogs and discussion forums. Because the Web site specializes in adventure travel, this is a good place to go for some budget options, particularly hostels. Also take a look at the site’s guide to hotels
database has a large listing of hostels throughout Indonesia. Access descriptions, reviews, and contact information, as well as comments provided by other travelers.
For camping in Indonesia …
contains a number of postings from adventure travelers regarding their hiking and camping experiences. Learn about some popular camping destinations and discover some hidden gems.
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