Overview – Indonesia
Experience the wonders of the world’s largest archipelago that is Indonesia. With thousands of islands, you will find everything from the main tourist destination of Bali with its unique culture and nightlife, to Komodo National Park, a world heritage site dedicated to protecting the biodiversity of the region.
The abundance of uninhabited islands means you will have no trouble finding seclusion to relax or play. If you are interested in snorkeling or diving, Indonesia is part of the Coral Triangle and supports a diversity of coral reef fish. The volcanic islands make for fertile soil leading to beautiful flora and a high level of biodiversity.
Indonesia’s tropical climate makes for warm waters and moderate yet predictable winds. With plenty of islands within view and thousands more over the horizon, this is one of the most enjoyable places to sail.
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Events & Activities – Indonesia
Here’s a preview of a few things you can expect on your Indonesia yacht charter with Virgin Island Sailing®:
- The many unnamed and even more uninhabited islands make it so you’ll always find a place to carve out for your own secluded paradise. The volcanic islands have contributed to rich soils ensuring the beauty of each island you visit.
- With it being a part of the Coral Triangle, Indonesia has an enormous diversity of marine life that you can experience by snorkeling or diving in the thousands of square miles of reefs.
- The islands that are populated support unique cities and cultures that can make your vacation unforgettable. Visit historic temples or engage in the nightlife of Bali. You can enjoy the well-developed tourist infrastructure or chart your own journey, the choice is yours.
A Few of the Best Places to Visit in Indonesia:
- Bali. One of the most well-known tourist destinations in the world, Bali is home to iconic and ancient Hindu temples and breathtakingly beautiful beaches.
- Komodo National Park. Initially established to preserve the Komodo Dragon, the Komodo National Park now focuses on the preservation of the entire region’s ecology. Its diversity of wildlife both above and below the water and its distinctive pink sand beaches make Komodo National Park a must-visit destination.
- Raja Ampat. If you are looking to leave behind the buzzing atmosphere of Bali, then chart a course for the archipelago of Raja Ampat. You will have plenty of spots to hike and snorkel in this remote paradise.
Weather & Seasons – Indonesia
Indonesia lies on the equator and thus has a year round tropical climate with both a wet and dry season and water temperatures that are always pleasant. The air temperatures do not vary much over the course of the year and the humidity is relatively high, but the moderate yet predictable winds can take away the discomfort and make for an enjoyable sailing experience.
The wet season is due to monsoons occurring usually between November and March with the dry season taking place between April and October thus being the most popular period to visit Indonesia. Typhoon season typically lasts from September to December. While the seasons are generally split, rainfall is still sporadic and difficult to predict regardless of when you visit. It usually gives way to sunshine quickly so don’t let the weather stop you from considering this beautiful destination.
|Temp Max (°F )||Temp Min (°F )||Avg. Water Temp (°F )||Avg. Rainfall (in)||Avg. Wind Speed (kts)|
|January||88||73||84||13.8||W/SW 5-15 |
|February||88||73||84||11||W/SW 5-15 |
|April||88||73||84||3.5||E/SE 5-10 |
|May||88||73||84||3||E 5-15 |
|July||84||72||81||2||SE 10-20 |
|August||84||72||81||0.6||SE 10-20 |
|September||86||72||81||1.6||S 5-15 |
|October||88||73||82||3.5||S 5-15 |
|November||88||73||84||5.9||S 5-10 |
|December||88||73||84||11.4||SW 5-15 |
Travel Info – Indonesia
Charters often begin in Bali, Raja Ampat, or Komodo. Many international flights are available to Bali and will land at Ngurah Rai International Airport. From there it will be a short ride to your yacht or marina. Raja Ampat and Komodo are only accessible via domestic flights so most visitors have connecting flights from Bali.
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