Hi all, we are exploring a two week trip in April to Indonesia. My daughter is 7-years-old and is very adventurous. Snorkeling is a big must for all of use and my wife and I dive when we dont have the kido with us.
The problem we are having is deciding where to go. We are looking to go somewhere off the beaten path. We would love to go to multiple places (anywhere from 2 to all of them) but know getting around may not be real easy, especially in more remote areas. We really want to get a taste for the natural wonders of the country and experience the great food. There is a lot about Bali and Lombok which we could take or leave. We just really want to have a uniquely Indonesian experience and we dont mind getting away from those areas to find it.
Also we were hoping to hear about places to stay. We usually get an AirBnB but we know in places outside of the major touristy areas they are not as available. Any information about finding places to stay or suggestions of place to stay would help immensely.
And another thing, we would also be open to volunteer opportunities that we could all do for a few days. Does anyone have any experience doing this in Indonesia? It might help us decide areas to go.
Our budget is moderate, we are not looking for luxury but with a 7 year old we are not looking to sleep on hammocks on the beach. We are ok with sharing places to meet other travelers.
We are looking for any information about where to stay, food to eat, experiences to have, how to travel, islands to visit, etc... you get the idea, really any info would be greatly appreciated.