Category Archives: Beaches

Everyone loves a beach side holiday

Sunrise over a Lombok beach

Novotel Hotel overlooking Mandalika Beach, just a few kilometres up the road from Kuta, Lombok is a quiet, but nice upmarket resort/hotel. With a private view of quiet Mandalika beach it is a lovely place to enjoy some picturesque sunrises. 

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Sanur Beach in Bali

Sanur, on the west coast of Bali, is a relaxed and very pleasant place to stay. You can just wander up and down the beach, watch the guys kite surfing, see the traditional boats and there’s plenty of small cafes … Continue reading

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Thunder Storm at Tanjung Lesung

If you can hear it, fear it. If you can see it, flee it!                                                     … Continue reading

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Conservation: Releasing Hawkesbill Turtles into the wild at Sunset

The hawksbill sea turtle (Eretmochelys imbricata) is a critically endangered sea turtle belonging to the family Cheloniidae. It is the only extant species in its genus. The species has a worldwide distribution, with Atlantic and Pacific subspecies. Human fishing practices … Continue reading

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Hang Gliding in Byron Bay

There’s a number of places in Byron Bay that offer to teach you hang gliding or allow you to experience the thrill of flying via a tandem flight. Expect to pay $100-$150 depending on how long and who with. Obviously … Continue reading

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Charter a Sailing boat out of Jakarta to cruise the 1000 islands

I just did a combined sailing/fishing cruise in the 1000 islands, the stuff dreams are made of. We used Java See Charters. They’re not cheap, but chartering a large sailing boat never is. Roughly $2000 per day. The pictures on … Continue reading

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Pelabuhan Ratu; surf spot and fishing village on the south coast of Java

Palabuhanratu is an isolated fishing village at the south coast of West Java in the Sukabumi Regency, serves as its capital. It is up to 12 hours’ drive fromIndonesia‘s capital Jakarta due to traffic jam in Ciawi, Cicurug, Cibadak and Pelabuhan Ratu gate. I don’t know about … Continue reading

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Ujung Kulon National Park

Attractions in Ujung Kulon National Park The three entrance points for visitors to Ujung Kulon National are Taman Jaya, Peucang Island and Handeuluem Island. Two less visited regions, Panaitan Island and Gunung Honje Range, can be reached from these entrance … Continue reading

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Charter Sailing at Koh Chang

Koh Chang may not have the name that Phuket, Samui or Pattaya does in Thailand, but it is slowly growing as a destination. Plenty of quiet islands and beaches, some more basic than others, but then again, that’s part of … Continue reading

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Sea Kayaking in Krabi around Poda Island

Krabi is an area of natural beauty, towering emerald green limestone karts and azure blue seas make the area stunning. What better way to see the area than from wave level ? There are several shops/companies that run sea kayaking … Continue reading

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