If beach time is what you’re hoping for during your next vacation getaway, there is not better place to visit than Indonesia. With over 14,000 islands, this country in Southeast Asia is home to some of the most beautiful beaches in the world. You’ll have the chance to laze around on the white sands all day, or embrace your adventurous spirit with SCUBA diving, snorkeling, kite surfing, kayaking, island hopping, or paddleboarding. Start planning your next vacation to Indonesia, but first check out the four most beautiful beaches in the country.
Kanawa Beach, Flores
Flores is one of the best spots in Indonesia for diving, and Kanawa Beach here is nothing short of paradise. Kanawa Island is part of the Komodo National Park, which is known for its natural beauty and somewhat secluded beaches. There are some amazing snorkeling spots that are just a short swim right off the beach where you can see everything from huge schools of fish to sharks and turtles. The colorful corals and lively fish make diving a top activity here, so go for a SCUBA adventure before enjoying the peaceful atmosphere on shore.
Gili Meno Island
The Gili Islands are made up of three small land masses in West Nusa Tenggara, and are revered for their natural beauty both above and below the ocean surface. Gili Meno specifically is the perfect place to escape the hustle and bustle of the more touristy Indonesian islands – you won’t even find cars anywhere here. You’ll get a taste of the friendly local culture as soon as you step foot off the boat and onto Gili Meno; the locals here are known to be some of the friendliest people in the country. After you have explored the land, be sure to go for a swim, snorkel, or dive right off shore.
Canggu Beach, Bali
Canggu Beach in Bali is known to be a surfer’s paradise. In addition to having some of the most gnarly waves in Bali, Canggu is unlike any other beach you’ve probably experienced – the sand is black! So if you’re looking for an untraditional beach experience, this is the place for you. As far a surfing goes, don’t worry if you’ve never surfed before. There are plenty of areas around the island perfect for first-time surfers, and also tons of beaches that cater to anyone who is more advanced.
Karimunjawa Beach, Java Island
The waters surrounding Java Island’s Karimunjawa are some of the prettiest in Southeast Asia. One unique feature of this beach is that you can watch the sunrise and sunset from the same exact spot each day. You could easily spend the entire day watching the sun move through the sky while you hang out on the beach, or take to the ocean with your snorkel gear. During your time here, consider hiring a fishing charter to take you out onto the water, and then barbecue your fresh catch right on the beach. If sharks are your fancy, spend a day at one of the local shark farms to learn about the country’s different species of marine creatures.