Golf

With no shortage of lush and scenic surrounds, Indonesia is the ideal place to come and test your swing with a round of golf. From the Riau Islands, to Sumatra, Jakarta, Java, Bali to Kalimantan and Papua, world class golf courses populate all the biggest islands of Indonesia. Many have been specially designed by top golf legends like Jack Nicklaus, Ian Baker-Finch and Arnold Palmer. The countries dramatic natural landscapes provide the perfect backdrop to your game.

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Here are some of the locations where you can play golf:

  • Java - DKI Jakarta
  • West Java - Banten, Tangerang
  • Central Java – Semarang
  • East Java - Surabaya 
  • Bali
  • Sumatra
  • North Sumatra – Medan
  • Riau – Pekanbaru
  • Kalimantan
  • West Nusa Tenggara

Surfing

NiasMentawaiUluwatu are world class breaks that can be surfed all year round. Small wonder that surfers from around the world flock to Indonesia to experience the rolling tubes and spectacular beaches that these islands have to offer.

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Here are just some examples:

Pulau Siberut
The largest of the Mentawai chain of Islands, located in the Indian Ocean, approximately 100 km off the west coast of West Sumatra, and separated from the main island by the Mentawai Strait. The island itself lies some 155 km from the province’s capital city of Padang.  You will not reach this spot without much time spent travelling, however,  the adventure and experience of all the natural beauty this island has to offer make it more than worthwhile. Pulau Siberut invites the adventure thirsty to come and explore all the wealth it possesses, including the rich culture, customs, and exotic tropical environment.

Nias Island
As far as surfing goes in Indonesia, the Bay of Sorake and Lagundri Beach is he ultimate destination.  International surfing competitions have been held in Nias since 1993, and even the World Championship Surfing competition in 2000.  It has been touted as the second best surfing spot in the world after Hawaii.

Dreamland Beach
Recently dubbed as the new Kuta Beach, this little piece of paradise is located within the integrated Pecatu Graha Resort complex, at the Bukit Peninsula in the Badung regency, just about 15 minutes from the picturesque Uluwatu Temple.

Diving and Snorkellng

Home to over a quarter of the world's marine life, the Indonesian Archipelago is famous for its world class diving and exciting underwater beauty.

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Here are examples of the best locations:

  • Bunaken
  • Raja Ampat, Papua
  • Pulau Sipora: Mentawai’s continuous huge surf barrels
  • Selayar: fantastic dives, white beaches and largest dongson kettledrum in the world
  • Cendrawasih Bay National Park: playgrounds of the spotted whaleshark

Other watersports
From hopping on a banana boat in Bali to white water rafting down the rapids of the Alas River in Sumatra to relaxing on the luxurious beach resort on Umang Island, there is no shortage of activities for water enthusiasts.

Here are just examples of what you can experience:

JAVA

  • Batu Karas Beach: Dance with the Waves of West Java’s South Coast – Ciamis District, West Java – good for surfing
  • The Tranquil and Thrilling Citumang River near Pangandaran – Ciamis District, West Java
  • Balekambang Beach: an exotic temple on the rock overlooks the vast white sandy beach – Malang, East Java – good for body rafting and watertubing
  • Betung Kerihun National Park in the Heart of Borneo – good for hiking through the woods or along the river

SUMATRA

  • Belitung: The Island beyond the Rainbow – offering excitement for snorkelling and dive enthusiasts such as:
    - Batu Penyu Beach
    - Tanjung Binga/Bukit Berau Beach
    - Tanjung Tinggi Beach
    - Batu Camar Beach
    - Kelayang Island and Tanjung Kelayang Beach
    - Memperak Island
    - Babi Island 
    - Lengkuas Islan