We’re baaaack! #WhereToGoWednesday went missing for a few weeks (been focusing on a few new wrinkles we’ll unveil in the coming weeks) but as lovers of remote islands we’re especially happy to bring you this week’s most popular destination – Saparua Island in Indonesia’s Maluku province.
A long haul from the US, it’s mainly for those who want to venture off the beaten path and blend in with local laid-back island life. You’ll need to fly into Ambon then take a bouncy speedboat from there. Think sarong’s and flip-flops, rustic beach-huts and fresh-caught fish dinners. When you’re done snorkeling with sharks, grab a bemo van into town and visit the old Dutch colonial Fort Duurstede. There’s not much to do here, and that’s the point. Chat up a local, or disappear into your own private Gilligan’s Island escape. Want to check out some similar places? Set your TripTuner sliders to remote, beach and thrifty right here. Stay tuned!