The Maluku Islands, also known as the Moluccas or Spice Islands, are rarely visited to this day, yet offer a variety of great travel and adventure opportunities. The Maluku Islands cover a huge area and accordingly the possibilities for a trip are huge. In fact, in Maluku you can find everything that you as a visitor associate with Indonesia. Pristine white sand beaches, uninhabited island paradises, active volcanoes, interesting cultures, and plenty of sea with countless diving and snorkeling spots. If you like to be active, you can hike through the jungle or climb volcanoes. If you are interested in culture, land & people, you will surely be spellbound by the ancient, intense history centered around the Spice Islands. And if you enjoy being by or in the sea, there are countless dream beaches and world-class diving and snorkeling spots. The best way to explore the Maluku Islands is by boat.
Maluku is a geographically very vast archipelago. It is a combination of large and smaller islands where there are many wonders to discover. In the middle of the Ring of Fire, the Maluku Islands host a large concentration of volcanoes, some of which lie thousands of meters deep in the sea and are still very active.
In North Maluku, the islands of Ternate and Halmahera offer great cultural tours, volcano hikes and idyllic beaches.
In Central Maluku, the capital city of Ambon on Ambon Island is the main access point to the archipelago but doesn't have much to offer. However, its neighboring island of Seram is a great destination for jungle adventures and trekking tours.
South Maluku is home to the greatest underwater treasures. Diving or snorkeling around the small and remote islands of the Banda Sea is an extraordinary experience. You will see turtles, different species of sharks, barracudas, dolphins, amazingly colorful corals and fish and much more. South Maluku is the perfect destination for a sailing trip.
There are 2 main airports to get to Maluku: either Ambon airport in Central Maluku or Ternate airport in the north. From both, you can then either take another domestic plane to reach another destination in Maluku or travel by ferry between the islands.