Bali, big beaches and bigger cities
Indonesia is around 16 hours' flight from the UK.
Indonesia’s tropical climate is ruled by two distinct seasons. The rainy season lasts from around November to February, while the dry season is May to September. The summer months are therefore the best time to go, with temperatures hanging in the late 20s. Aim for early summer if you’re after less humidity and quieter beaches.
Currently visas are not required for UK citizens travelling to Indonesia for 30 days or less.
Tipping isn’t particularly common in Indonesia. As a rule of thumb, services charges are added to the bill at restaurants and hotels. If you would like to tip your waiter for exceptional service, aim for 10,000 to 20,000 rupiah, and make sure you put it in their hand. The same goes for hotel porters and private drivers, although taxi drivers won’t normally expect a tip.