WTM Virtual: Beyond Bali! Five top destinations to try in Indonesia

The Indonesian Tourist Board is focusing on five, new bucket-list destinations to reintroduce travellers to the island nation when it reopens next year.

While the country remains closed to international tourism, this latest announcement came during the World Travel Market conference in London.

Their strategy for 2021 is to encourage travellers to go beyond Bali, made famous for featuring in the 2010 film Eat Pray Love starring Julia Roberts.

Their “super priority” destinations are Lake Toba in North Sumatra, Borobudur in central Java, Mandalika on Lombok island, Labuan Bajo on Flores - famous for its Komodo dragons - and Likupang on Sulawesi.

Their travel representative in the UK said that before the islands reopen, the Indonesian government is putting in every precaution in place to ensure safe international travel across its expansive territory. 

When the country reopens, a negative COVID-19 test will be required.

Lake Toba

The largest volcanic lake in the world and among the deepest in the world. The lake’s island, Samosir, is almost comparable in size to Singapore.


A UNESCO World Heritage Site, and is one of the cultural icons of Indonesia. It is the largest Buddhist monument in the world and is often considered among the world’s wonders.


The government of Indonesia is investing heavily in building a large scale resort at Mandalika with the area expected to become a world class resort in years to come. The Moto GP is scheduled to be held here in 2021

Labuan Bajo

A natural wonder with excellent tourism facilities. Famous for Komodo Dragons, stunning beaches, world-class diving and trekking. It is an area which covers around 80 islands. 


A beach and marine getaway perfect for families and divers. It offers breath-taking panoramas and unmatched underwater experiences.

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