Best time to visit Indonesia

Beach Season

Relax by the ocean on one of Java's white sandy beaches

Beach Season in Indonesia - Best Time
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Although Bali and Lombok are more popular beach destinations, Java can offer plenty of relaxing spots that are just as beautiful. If you are looking for a quiet place, visit Karimunjawa with its many small islands, such as Geleang Island, and silky clean beaches in the middle of the turquoise ocean. There is also a rich marine life here that is perfect for snorkelling and diving.

Tanjung Gelam, Karimunjawa, Indonesia
Tanjung Gelam, Karimunjawa, Indonesia

If you don't want to go too far from Jakarta, try Thousand Islands. The name is a bit of exaggeration as there are only 110 islands here with only 36 open to the public. However, they are definitely worth a visit as every one of them is a true tropical paradise.

Yogyakarta also has plenty of great beaches. Pok Tunggal beach is located 2 hours away from the city. You can climb the cliffs for magnificent views or just relax by the clear blue ocean. Parangtritis beach is about a 1 hour drive from Yogyakarta. It is considered to be a sacred place making it popular for meditation and spiritual ceremonies.

Almost every region in Java has cozy spots for tranquility and natural beauty. You can relax on a beach in Indonesia all year round, but the best period for sunbathing is during the dry season from May to September.

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