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Where rice paddies trip down hills and a gateway to wellness is opened to all; the secrets of sacred peace are whispered throughout the land in Indonesia.

Where rice paddies trip down hills and a gateway to wellness is opened to all; the secrets of sacred peace are whispered throughout the land in Indonesia.

Those whispers speak of rich variations that have come together to form an experience unique to this 17,000 strong string of islands. Where sometimes differences can clash, here, they stand steadfast side by side.

It seems for every holistic healer taking it slow there’s an adventure nut diving the coral triangle between the Pacific and Indian oceans; for every paddy field reminiscent of rippled 60s flares there’s a dark and edgy volcano; and for every religious festival reveller in the throes of celebration there’s a shopper in the dilemma of which locally hand-crafted furniture piece to ship home.

A Ganesh statue with a small flower on its head
A small empty boat on a beach
a temple with a tall tower surrounded by water
A Ganesh statue with a small flower on its head
A small empty boat on a beach
a temple with a tall tower surrounded by water
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    On the agenda
    in 2024

    With the turning over of new leaves and travel plans in the pipeline, we invite you to delve beyond the destination and into the marvelous moments to be had on meaningful journeys that will make your year.
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    Mandapa, a Ritz-carlton Reserve

    Centred on a working rice paddy field with its own century-old Hindu temple, this one-of-a-kind boutique resort evokes your sense of place in Ubud, Bali’s healing centre.

In pursuit of…

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… Bhinneka Tunggal Ika

Or, to translate, ‘unity in diversity’. An archipelago of so many islands is bound to have some contrasts, but thanks to the ancient Majapahit Kingdom leaving behind an indelible influence on the region – from pendopo pavilions to a rich culinary catalogue – there is a harmony that has formed between the country’s many guises. This national motto pays homage to the fusion of cultures, heritages, tribes and religions that have since formed the Indonesia we know today, resulting in a community of togetherness whose facets keep travellers on their curious toes.

Where sometimes differences can clash, here, they stand steadfast side by side.

A sense of place

Get to know our favourite spots in Indonesia, from the ancient ways still present on the island of Sumba to the nuanced corners of Bali that you think you already know.

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    Fondly bestowed the name the ‘forgotten island’, Sumba has sat contentedly in Bali’s shadow for a long time. Twice the size of the Land of the Gods, one of the oldest cultures in the area is deeply rooted here, still evident in the traditional peaked thatched houses of the villages and the adoration of the island’s sacred horses.

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    The notorious Seminyak is the front cover of Bali, but as with most places, keep turning the pages and there’s a lesser-known world to discover; like the traditional crafts and dances of cultural capital, Ubud, the rice paddy medleys and volcanic peaks of Tabanan, and the island’s best surf spots of the south.

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    Famous for its dragons, Komodo is part of the East Nusa Tenggara island group (along with Sumba). A slow travel saviour, visitors are compelled to sit back and cruise between the islands at a leisurely pace. Diving the red coral reefs and lounging on pink sands one day and swimming between two oceans the next.

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    One for the culture vultures, Java’s landscapes gift more than just the beans for the world’s favourite beverage. Ancient temples, traditional villages and pretty pastures soften a volcanic visage, the nutrients of which enrich the soil to aid a thriving culinary scene.

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    Not just a pretty beach, there’s a richness of heritage and natural sights in Lombok. Seemingly a world away from Bali despite being next door, it’s managed to hide away from the flocking tourists, delivering a more laid-back and reserved approach.


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