Back
You are here:

Jakarta

Jakarta holidays

Indonesia’s capital, Jakarta, is situated on the north-western coast of the main island of Java. Set around a huge bay scattered with many small islands, this city of over 10 million people is the country’s economic, cultural and political centre. Originally settled in the 4th century, it has long been an important trading centre due to its port, and was the Dutch East Indies capital during the colonial period when it was known as Batavia. Independence was declared in 1945, and the city has undergone many changes in commerce, infrastructure and population in recent years, rising to be the 26th largest city in the world, up from 171st in 2007

Explore Jakarta

Click on your destination of interest

The latest from Compass - our online travel magazine

Where to go for your autumn adventure


28 Apr 21

Autumn travel is for colour, culture and smaller crowds – as these six destinations prove. When Britain’s summertime ebbs away to autumn,

Read more

Where to go for your spring adventure


27 Apr 21

Avoid seasonal extremes, enjoy sweet-scented blossoms and spend Easter somewhere new, when you travel in spring. As winter thaws and new life

Read more

Where to go for your winter adventure


19 Mar 21

Whether you wish to embrace the season or escape it, these destinations guarantee an unforgettable winter journey. Contemplating a winter holiday? Then

Read more

Where to go for your summer adventure


28 Jan 21

Whether you plan to travel this year or the next, these thrilling destinations promise a summer escape to remember. When you think

Read more

Begin your journey

Contact one of our expert sales consultant

020 3797 4503

Request a brochure

Order your copy of the brochure to see the world come to life in print.