Oh Indonesia, there’s so much beauty that you hold! The country is famous all over the world for its islands and beautiful landscapes. Home to more than 17,000 islands – it’s the perfect place to go island-hopping or for that much needed getaway😌


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So many islands to visit, so little time! Don’t worry, we’ve compiled a couple of really cool places with floating villas, hotels and resorts. Indonesia, we’re coming for you!

1. Ora Beach Resort (Central Maluku)


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Imagine looking outside your window to crystal clear waters, colorful coral reefs and a vibrant marine life… Ora Beach Resorts brings all that to reality! Located in the village of Saleman, Seram Island, Central Maluku Indonesia, this resort is accessible only by water. Hop on a 10 minute boat ride from Saleman… The excitement begins even before you reach the resort!


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This remote island is perfect for eco-travellers and honeymooners. Be surrounded around a scenic backdrop of giant limestone cliffs and majestic mountains that will just take your breath away! Who needs Bora Bora or Maldives when you’ve got such unparalleled beauty at Ora?

Address: Saleman, North West Seram, Central Maluku Regency, Maluku, Indonesia
Rate: From USD95/night

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2. Telunas Resort Private Island (near Batam)


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In need of a short getaway that does not require you to fly? Great news! Telunas Resort is just a one-and-a-half-hour boat ride from Batam offering you an economic and convenient solution. This resort is made up of two parts – the beach resort and a private island. With only 15 villas on the island, you can be rest assured that you’ll get all the privacy you need☺️


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Each villa is over-water and comes with a spacious balcony – perfect for you to enjoy the sea breeze and a 180-degree seaview. There’s no Wi-Fi or televisions here so it’s back to the simple life and all about connecting with those who really matter.


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Address: Jalan Anggrek Luar #23, Baloi Persero, Sugie, Moro, Kabupaten Karimun, Kepulauan Riau 29442, Indonesia
Rate: From USD55/night

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3. Pulo Cinta Eco Resort (Batumoito, Gorontalo)


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Pulo Cinta means “Island of Romance”. The resort’s water villas are strategically arranged into a heart shape – giving everyone an unblocked view of the sea. Legend has it that the island got its name from a forbidden love story between the prince of Gorontalo and the daughter of a Dutch trader who would come here for their secret escape😮


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Each villa is over-water and comes with a spacious balcony – perfect for you to enjoy the sea breeze and a 180-degree seaview. Romance is very much alive here! Go for a snorkel with the fishies, a dive perhaps or simply enjoy a candlelight dinner by the bay. A modern love story in the making, it’s so easy to fall in love with this place😍

There’s no Wi-FI or televisions here so it’s back to the simple life and all about connecting with those who really matter.

Address: Patoameme, Botumoito, Kabupaten Boalemo, Gorontalo, Indonesia
Rate: From USD375/night

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4. Maratua Paradise Resort (Kalimantan Timur)


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Located on Maratua Island is Maratua Paradise Resort. A variety of corals and fishes can be found around the resort and there are also other spectacular dive spots around the island. Neighboring islands include Kakaban Island and Sangalaki Island, which has its challenging cave dive, splendid schools of barracuda, a unique jellyfish lake and you can even get to see majestic Manta rays. Both islands are just a short boat trip away!


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The resort has two accommodation types: 8 comfortable beach chalets and 10 exotic water villas. Each house comes with its own ocean view, private bathrooms and air-conditioning😮 A restaurant can be found at the main building.

The resort is most easily accessible via Singapore and Balikpapan, with a one hour flight to Berau and a two hour boat ride to the island. Don’t expect five-star accommodations, but be rest assured of the comfort and impeccable cleanliness here!

Address: Jl. Langoan, RT. 3, Teluk Harapan, Maratua, Tlk. Harapan, Maratua, Kabupaten Berau, Kalimantan Timur 77381, Indonesia
Rate: From USD83/night

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5. Misool Eco Resort (Raja Ampat Islands)


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Tucked in a remote corner on the island of Batbitim, Misool Eco Resort is a secluded tropical paradise. Located within the Coral Triangle and a 1200km square of a Marine Protected Area, this resort is one of the most idyllic uninhabited islands with one of the richest marine life in the world.


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Cottages are built on overwater stilts while villas can be found on the beach or at the edge of lagoon. Each house comes with its own private verandah and a hammock where you can enjoy the marvelous view of this true tropical hideaway while lounging around after a day of exploring the island☺️


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Follow the boardwalks to your next island adventures that you can do right outside the resort!

Address: Yellu, South Misool, Raja Ampat Regency, West Papua 98483, Indonesia
Rate: From USD300/night

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6. Hanging Gardens of Bali (Payangan, Bali)


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Hidden deep in the heart of Bali’s rich rainforest is the Hanging Gardens of Bali. This luxurious 5-star hotel has 44 private villas and suites. Its infinity pool has even been given the title of ‘the most amazing pool in the world’! Well, with a swimming pool that’s suspended over the rainforest, there’s no reason to believe otherwise! This is some GENIUS engineering right here.


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Every villa has its own private infinity pool that offers spectacular views of the jungle or river, depending on which segment you stay in. Take full advantage of the peace and tranquility of the surrounding jungle at these luxurious villas, combined with breathtaking views and cascading waterfalls below.


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Not to mention the amazing ambience, the hotel is possibly one of the of the most romantic spots on the planet. Just you and your partner, with the view of Hanging Gardens and the forest. We totally understand if you’re already fantasizing your romantic getaway here😌

Address: Banjar Susut, Desa Buahan, Payangan, Buahan, Payangan, Kabupaten Gianyar, Bali 80571, Indonesia
Rate: From USD390/night

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7. Kadidiri Paradise Resorts (Togean-Sulawesi)


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Kadidiri Paradise Resort is the largest resort on the Togean Islands! Togean Islands is a cluster of islands in the Tomini Gulf. Clear water, colourful corals, fish everywhere – oh…what a nice place to be. Just the right place to relax!


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The islands are surrounded by lush rainforests and coral reefs – home to wonderful species such as the hawksbill turtle, green turtle and the dugong.

Backpackers call this island paradise Indonesia’s best kept secret. Visitors get to choose between staying in overwater or on-land villas. Take your pick! Either way – both make great places to just chillax! Oh and pork and non-pork dishes are offered at the restaurant here.

Address: Kadidiri Island, Tanjung Pude, Togian Islands, Tojo Una-Una Regency, Tanjung Pude, Una-Una, Tojo Una-Una Regency, Central Sulawesi 94691, Indonesia
Rate: From US38/night

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8. The St. Regis Bali Resort


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Set on the pristine beachfront of Nusa Dua, The St. Regis Bali Resort guarantees you to live in the lap of luxury🤗


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The water bungalows in the ultra-luxe St. Regis Bali are quite literally surrounded by water. Each bungalow is rested atop a crystal clear blue lagoon that’s approximately half the size of a football field!


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Enjoy the picturesque backdrop of the Indian Ocean and pamper yourself with an exceptional well-being experience. No doubt, this water villa epitomises you a delightfully indulgent escape – perfect for leisure travelers and couples!

Address: Kawasan Pariwisata Nusa Dua Lot S6, Badung, Bali 80363, Indonesia
Rate: From USD455/night

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9. Papua Paradise Eco Resort (Raja Ampat Islands)

Few places of the natural world are left untouched by men. But Papua Paradise Eco Resort is close enough. The owner is a proud supporter of ecological work and has made the area surrounding the resort an official no-catch zone – making it full of exotic marine life☺️


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The geographical location of this resort makes it a great spot to dive all year round. No surprise why it’s called Ground Zero for avid divers!


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Even if you’re not into diving, you can still explore the jungle that is rich with tropical wildlife and get back in time to the resort to catch the sunrise by the ocean. This place is ideal for that once-in-a-lifetime adventure you’ve been wanting to have on a secluded island!


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Address: Arefi, Birie island, Arefi, Selat Sagawin, Kabupaten Raja Ampat, Papua Bar. 98484, Indonesia
Rate: From USD750/3D2N package

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10. Bambu Indah Hotel (Ubud, Bali)

Nestled near forests and tropical parks, Bambu Indah offers a unique eco-luxe experience. This eco-lifestyle boutique hotel uses traditional bridal homes bought from Java and restored the houses to its full glory using teak timbers and bamboos.


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The Udang House room is breathtaking, from the bottom up. You can see the water and marine life from right under your feet!


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Bambu Indah means “Beautiful Bamboo” and their love for bamboo is real – evident from the bamboo architecture of the houses.


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Enjoy panoramic views of green valleys, mountains and rice paddies from the Java houses. Definitely a good stopover for eco-travelers and nature-lovers😌

Address: Banjar Baung, Desa Sayan, Sayan, Ubud, Gianyar, Bali 80571, Indonesia
Rate: From US285/night

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11. Pulau Ayer (Thousand Islands, Jakarta)


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Going to Jakarta? Then you MUST drop by Pulau Ayer located at Pulau Seribu! Pulau Seribu means “Thousand Islands” and it’s a Natural World Heritage site just north of Jakarta in the Java Sea. Pulau Ayer is hailed as the pearl of the Thousand Islands. In ancient times, this island was the place for former kings to retreat to. Former President Sukarno even invited former President Tito of Yugoslavia and former Secretary General of the United Nations to visit this island!


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These cute cottages and the existing facilities at the Thousand Islands resort are given Papuan names (such as Serui, Fak-Fak, Wao, Ojar) to give the resort that Papuan vibe. Also, all cottages are fully air-conditioned so you don’t have to worry about all that island heat getting to you!

Address: Panggang Island, North Kepulauan Seribu, Kepulauan Seribu Regency, Jakarta, Indonesia
Rate: From USD75/night

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Inspired to set sail already?🤗 Share with us if you know of more floating resorts and why they’re worth visiting! Your next island adventure awaits!

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