www.audleytravel.com/indonesia ?01993 838 110 ?Indonesia123Indonesian family, MalangSpice market, SurabayaKarimunjawa IslandsPulau Menyawakan is one of 27 islands in theKarimunjawa archipelago, a 30 minute flight offthe coast of northern Java. Covered by coconuttrees and surrounded by pristine coral reefs, theisland is considered to be one of the mostbeautiful in Indonesia. It takes just 15-20 minutesto walk around the island, or you can snorkelaround it while exploring the reef. Kura KuraResort (meaning 'turtle' in Bahasa Indonesia) isthe only property in the archipelago and the 36 boutique villas and cottages are dotted aroundthe island, along with a good restaurant, pool and dive centre.MalangSurrounded by volcanoes - Mount Butak to thewest, Mount Arjuna to the north, and MountsKepolo and Bromo to the east - Malang is one ofthe most beautifully situated cities in Java. Duringthe colonial period it was a small quaint townwhere Dutch planters and civil servants couldescape the heat of the lowlands. The elegant villasare still in evidence and it is a pleasant town towalk around as the people are friendly and theclimate is a little cooler than elsewhere in Java.TUGUMALANG, MALANGTugu Malang is a unique property in the heart ofthe old town of Malang. The suites each have anindividual character, with the owner's antiquecollection displayed throughout the hotel. Arefreshing swimming pool is set in a courtyardgarden and there is an excellent spa, gallery andboutique. This is a hotel that will surprise anddelight from the moment you arrive and is sureto be one of the highlights of your time in Java.SurabayaThe capital of east Java, Surabaya has a populationof some three million people and is an importanteconomic and industrial city second only toJakarta. It is also a gateway linking Java to otherislands in the archipelago and offering flights toKalimantan, Sulawesi, Bali and Lombok. The townThe Sahara restaurant, Tugu MalangPulau Menyawakan, Karimunjawa IslandsLush rice field near MalangKura Kura Resort, Pulau MenyawakanMajapahit Hotel, Surabayais a contrast of new and old, and strolling aroundthe old part of town makes for an interestingdiversion, particularly with a trip to the spicemarket and Mesjid Ampel mosque in the ArabQuarter. The city is home to the Sampoernabrand of cigarettes and a visit to the museum and factory is a fascinating insight into the tobacco industry.MAJAPAHITHOTEL, SURABAYALocated in the city centre, this hotel was originallybuilt in 1910 and has an impressive history whichblends well with the romantic and elegant feel of the place. It has graceful architecture andlandscaped gardens which befit its colonial style.The hotel has all modern facilities including a spaand a gym, an outdoor swimming pool, a businesscentre and several bars and restaurants to choose from.
Ijen PlateauThe Ijen Plateau is part of the larger BaluranNational Park, where the major draw is thestunning Kawah Ijen, a beautiful sulphur lake whichglistens turquoise and is found inside the volcanoof the same name. Apart from the impressivecrater climb, there is a large reserve of woodedsavannah teeming with monkeys, deer, wildbuffaloes, wild oxen and leopards. The scenery issome of the most beautiful in Java and there areseveral coffee plantations to walk around as wellas small villages to visit.Mount BromoFertile rice terraces give way to a blanket of lavasands that culminate in the smouldering grandeurof Mount Bromo, usually trailing a wisp of volcanicsmoke. Located on the region's awesomeTengger Massif, stretching ten kilometres across,this is best seen at dawn as the sun rises over astunning vista of four volcanic peaks.JAVABANANA, BROMOSet due east of Mount Bromo, Java Banana'spanoramic views of Mount Tengger are quitespectacular and thanks to its location and altitude, there is a year round mountain climate.The contemporary interiors of the cabinaccommodation are open plan, and the suitesfeature small balconies. The lodge itself has animpressive collection of landscape photographyexquisitely displayed in a gallery.124Mount BromoKawah Ijen sulphur lakeJava Banana, Mount BromoSulphur miner descending from Mount Ijen