This vast archipelago of more than 17,000 islands stretches across the equator between the Asian and Australian continental plates, hence its dramatic volcanic landscapes. The world's largest Muslim-majority nation comprises more than 300 ethnic groups and also boasts the greatest biodiversity on the globe after Brazil. A single Hindu island, Bali, continues to hold sway over the Western imagination. Bali remains a magical destination, although the south of the island is now excessively commercialized.
To phone hotels in Indonesia, dial 011 (international access) + 62 (Indonesia code) + city code and local numbers in listings.
Rupiah (IDR). Fluctuating rate valued at IDR13,069 = US$1.00 as of October 2016. Note: Our suggested hotels quote rates in US$.
Jakarta, Tel. 21-3435-9000. Consulate: Surabaya, Tel. 31-297-5300. A U.S. consular agent is located in Bali, Tel. 361-233-605.
Tropical rainfall occurs year-round. Bali is wettest from November- March. June and September are the best months for a visit.
12 hours ahead of New York (EST). (Time listed is for DST in the West. Difference is one hour more November to mid-March.)