Indonesia is vast jigsaw of islands scattered over both sides of the Equator and straddled between the Pacific and Indian Oceans. Island names such as Bali, Sumatra and Java conjure images of palm lined beaches leading to warm blue waters, but the shear size of the archipelago means that there is much more to offer than just another beach destination.
Indonesia’s diverse landscape has everything from fertile rice lands on Java and Bali to the luxuriant rainforests of Sumatra, Kalimantan and Sulawesi, to the savannah grasslands of the Nusatenggara islands up to the snow-capped peaks of West Papua. If its peace and quiet you seek then you should know that out of the seventeen and a half thousand islands that make up the country only about 6000 are inhabited, some don’t even have names yet!
Words fail to describe the wildlife and habitat, but a simple list would have to include the prehistoric giant Komodo lizard, the Orang Utan and the Java rhino, birds with exquisite plumage like the cockatoo and the bird of paradise, the Rafflesia the world’s largest flower, wild orchids, an amazing variety of spices, and aromatic hardwood and an impressive variety of fruit trees.
Underwater, scientists have found the prehistoric Coelacanth fish, a “living fossil” fish, predating the dinosaurs by some 400 million years, whales migrate yearly through these waters and with hundreds of species of colourful coral and tropical fish to admire this makes Indonesia one of the worlds top dive destinations.
Check below to see which superyachts for charter are based here at this time of year and what they can offer. Contact Jack Tar to see where yachts may be based at other times of the year.