The Banda Islands, a little archipelago in the middle of the Deep Banda Sea in East Indonesia spoiled us with its breathtaking beauty, tragic history and pristine underwater world. Even though the islands are often omitted from maps, Banda was a secret place which Europeans desperately tried to reach during the 15th century. Find out when is the best time to visit the almost forgotten paradise, where t0 stay and the best dive and snorkel spots.
How to get to the Banda Islands?
The Banda Islands, the most far away place of all remote destinations, have a reputation to be hard to get to. We can say it depends. During high season in October/November and March/April you have several reliable options to get to the Banda Islands from Ambon, the capital of Maluku which is easily reachable from Jakarta and Bali (via Makassar). If you go during low-season it can happen that most of the fast options are cancelled or generally stopped like the fast ferry.
Relax and Dive in Bira, Sulawesi, Indonesia
We found a little paradise in South Sulawesi and fell immediately in love with the white sand beaches and crystal clear water of Bira. We spent 6 days relaxing under palm trees, diving and snorkelling through colourful reefs full of life. Continue reading and find the best places to stay and eat in Bira and things you should not miss during your visit.
Whale Watching, Dolphin Encounters and Fur Seals in Kaikoura, New Zealand
Kaikoura is synonymous with whale watching and a must visit attraction in New Zealand. However, there are certain things that you should know before booking a whale watch tour.
4 Days Camping Adventure on Fraser Island with our Fraser Dingo 4WD, Australia
Fraser Island is the world’s largest sand island and a world heritage site with a remarkably complex ecosystem. Its scale, vistas, diversity of experiences and special animals make it a place of exceptional beauty. We experienced Fraser Island by 4WD self drive and this gave us the opportunity to explore the island and its beauty by ourselves. Read more about our highlights and useful tips for your Fraser Island trip.
2 Days of Hiking in Wanaka, New Zealand
After escaping the rain at Milford Sound we stocked up on food at Pak’n Save in Queenstown and continued the scenic road to Wanaka. We spent 2 days in beautiful Wanaka and did some serious hiking. But the refreshing little town also invites for relaxing strolls along the beach with breathtaking views of the Southern Alps. Where to stay and what to do in Wanaka?