a VirtualTourist member asked on Feb 28, 2016
Hi [VT member 93f85],
Going on honeymoon early July - have been to Bali plenty of times but would like to go somewhere a little different - we both enjoy diving and obviously being a honeymoon would enjoy plenty of relaxing. Any thoughts on where else in Indonesia - we are flying from Perth so not too far.
If you have the time Raja Empat/ Papua area for diving. Alternatively, there is good diving from Pulau Bunaken, north-west Sulawesi - and Sulawesi itself is beautiful. For diving or snorkelling the Banda Islands are amazing and the islands themselves are beautiful. Also, diving off Pulau Weh, north-west Sumatra is also very good.
Lots of choices - two to three hours flying from Bali although Papua is a little further so need to allow more travel time. Likewise, flights to Bandaneira are limited. Bunaken is easy to reach as is Pulau Weh.
Have a great honeymoon.