Spice Islands Hopping

Island Hopping around the Spice Islands can feel more like a continental adventure rather than small idyllic islands. This is pertly due to the size if some of the islands we mention here. There are organized cruises that will sail you through some of the most picturesque scenery you will ever witness and there is also the independent traveller who prefers to do this by themself.

Maluku tourism, The Spice islands
Maluku tourism, The Spice islands (Source : indonesia-guide4u.blogspot.co.id)

Pelni is probably your best option. Check out their website for further information.

Most people will arrive in the Spice Islands by plane through the airport of Ambon. Ambon is a good base for your adventure around the Spice Islands. The town itself has a lot of history from as far back as the 17th century with the spice traders to the early nineties when the town erupted in religious clashes between Christians and Muslims.

Ambon, Maluku
Ambon, Maluku (Source : trivitaweb.com)

From Ambon, it is suggested you jump on the ferry to Kei, Pelni operates many services from Ambon and tickets can be arranged very easily through a travel agent or directly through the Pelni booking office. Upon arrival in Kei, you will be met by some of the friendliest people and the most breathtaking beaches.

Kei islands, Maluku
Kei islands, Maluku (Source : myfamilytravelzone.com)

Your next stop should be the island of Misool. There is an eco friendly resort here and the prices can be very expensive. Do you research before thinking about heading here.

The Misool island, Raja Ampat islands
The Misool island, Raja Ampat islands (Source : indonesia.travel)

Make your way to Ternate in the northern province of Maluku and you will have the option of popping over to Tidore, which just lies off the coast, and you can attempt to climb the volcano here.

Ternate and Tidore islands
Ternate and Tidore islands (Source : esqtours.com)

Halmahera is directly east of the capital Ternate and the largest of all the islands in the group. Great beaches, wonderful people and even surf on the northern tip of the coast.

The Halmahera island
The Halmahera island (Source : pedomanwisata.com)

If you do find yourself cruising around the Spice Islands try to remember that Papua is not too far away and can be easily accessed by boat. Raja Ampat is a diving dream.

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