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1. Gili Trawangan, Lombok
The Gili Islands, a cluster of three tiny islands to the northwest of Lombok, have long been a favorite destination for island-hopping backpackers in Indonesia. They maintain a unique charm and a laid-back atmosphere that hits all the right notes for a fun weekend.
While each of the Gili Islands has stunning coastlines, Gili Trawangan boasts some of the best beaches in all of Indonesia. Think gentle turquoise waters washing up on glistening white sand, shaded by flowering trees. They feel like a world away from Gili T’s main drag of lively restaurants and beach clubs. It’s worth renting a bike to explore the beaches during your stay on this car- free island.
2. Trikora Beach, Bintan
Looking for an easy escape from city life in Singapore? Hop aboard a ferry to Bintan, a resort island with plush accommodations and glorious beaches. Trikora, on the northeast side of the island, is the go-to beach area in Bintan. The windswept expanse features four adjacent beaches with soft white sand and picturesque boulders. Across the clear blue sea, you can see other islands in the distance — an especially pretty sight at sunrise. Look closely for small snails and other creatures in the area.
Have you ever wanted to try kite surfing? Give it a whirl at Trikora Beach. Bintan has two seasons for kite surfing, which typically run from November through March and June through September. Tourists can take lessons from various kitesurfing schools and resorts in the area.
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3. Pangandaran, Java
Better known as home to big cities like Jakarta and the cultural gems of Yogyakarta and Borobudur, the island of Java is also a great destination for a relaxing getaway along the coast. One of the best beaches in Java is Pangandaran, on the south side of the island. Tourists can relax on the silky white sand and gaze out on the magnificent water, which seems to exude every shade of blue imaginable. The chilled-out vibe and natural scenery feels like a breath of fresh air from the urban sprawl elsewhere on Java.
4.Nusa Dua Beach, Bali
Nusa Dua Beach shows you what a Balinese beach is all about: sugary white sand, tranquil waters, and plenty of nearby attractions. It’s like a postcard of a tropical island hideaway brought to life — especially at sunrise, when the sky casts a crimson glow on the sapphire sea.
Just a 20-minute drive from the Ngurah Rai International Airport, Nusa Dua Beach is a convenient place to soak up the sun on a short trip to Bali. The calm surf makes this beach an ideal attraction for families looking for a safe place to swim and sunbathe for hours on end. Plus, Nusa Dua Beach is home to some of the top-rated family resorts in Bali, like The St. Regis Bali Resort, which will take care of your every need on your trip to Indonesia. This is the stuff beach vacation dreams are made of.