With a total of nearly 17,000 islands, Indonesia has a coastline of approximately 109,000km encompassing a total of 21,000 sq km of coral reefs. The archipelago is a haven for travellers where, far from the crowds of Java and Bali, thousands of undisturbed small islands. There are few airstrips, so the remote eastern Indonesian islands are mostly accessed by sea. Sail between the islands on board wooden sailing schooners, built in the tradition of the twin mast Phinisi boats, and visit the various islands of the area. Whether in search of the Komodo dragon or snorkelling in the colourful reefs, you will find astonishing natural beauty and a land where traditional life has changed little over the centuries.
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