Java is an attractive island with stunning natural beauty located in Indonesia and is one of the most popular and locally important islands in the country.

With a population of over 124 million, it is the most populous island in the world its capital is Jakarta the largest city in Indonesia. There are two weather seasons on Java; wet and dry.

No visit to Java could be complete without a visit to the historic Borobudur Temple. The temple marks the conclusion of the Buddhist pilgrimage to celebrate Vesak and makes it one of Indonesia’s most visited tourist attraction. The temple is impeccably maintained and easily accessible and provides visitors with unique scenic views and vistas.

Jakarta, the capital of the island, provides a number of luxury shops, restaurants and bars for guests to enjoy the city's bustling city culture. For more adventurous travellers West Java provides a more authentic and natural Java experience as its environment is comprises volcanic panoramas and valleys.

Java has a tropical climate throughout the year and so the weather seasons should be considered before planning your visit. The wet season is from October to April, while the warmer seasons are from May to September. Should you wish to explore the interior of the island more thoroughly then the drier months of April to October are best to consider.

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  • Time zone: +7 GMT
  • Flight time: 14-16 hours
  • Recommended airlines: Garuda Indonesia, Lion Air, Singapore Airlines
  • Currency: Indonesian rupiah
  • Tipping guideline: 10% of total bill
  • Health considerations: There is a risk of altitude illness when travelling to destinations of 2,500m or higher. There is a risk of dengue. There is a risk of Zika virus. There is a low risk of malaria in Java. There is no risk of yellow fever in Java, however, yellow fever vaccination is required for travellers arriving from countries with risk of yellow fever transmission.
  • Capital: Jakarta
  • Population: 151,600,000
  • National languages: Indonesian
  • Electricity and plugs: Type C & F, 230 V
  • Mobile phone coverage: Good
  • UK passport visa requirements: You need a visa for Java if you have a British passport - apply online

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