There is plenty to explore on Indonesia Islands east of Bali. The hotels might not be as numerous or luxurious as Bali; the adventure, discoveries, and fun are completely different and unique to each island or region.
Lombok has won an award for the best Muslim or Halal Destination. It is very similar to Bali; yet dominated by the Muslim religion and lifestyle which makes it a perfect destination for tourists from the Middle East.
Many new hotels with modern amenities spring up along the beautiful sandy beaches and since it is less crowded than neighboring Bali, many western tourists also prefer Lombok as their holiday destination.
This province has contributed plenty to the improvement of the food we eat today. The spices that originate from here have helped to conserve foodstuffs long before there was refrigeration. We still adore and need these spices to elevate our dining pleasures to the next level.
Because of the power and price of nutmeg and mace that originate from here, these islands although remote; were at the center of brutal and bloody battles for power over these commodities. Nowhere else will you find so many fords on such small islands.
Today they celebrate a comeback because of the pristine marine life. Snorkeling and diving are must do activities when coming here. This small archipelago is not easy to travel to and yet you will find all the creature comforts you will need for a comfortable, relaxing and active vacation.
Here is my account of a fantastic holiday in the Banda archipelago:
A long island with plenty of things to discover; the Kelimutu Crater Lakes are one of the attractions.
The most well known cultural draw is the Toraja Land way up in the hills.
I would like to visit Sumba during the Pasola, the horse race festival that is so important to the locals.
Raja Ampat; one of the most beautiful spots for diving in the world
The southern most tip of Bali called Nusa Dua has been developed as sophisticated tourist destination with plenty of absolutely gorgeous hotels right on the sandy beach.
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