Spice Islands Hopping
Spice Island Hopping
Island Hopping around the Spice Islands can feel more like a continental adventure rather than small idyllic islands. This is pertly due to the size if some of the islands we mention here. There are organized cruises that will sail you through some of the most picturesque scenery you will ever witness and there is also the independent traveller who prefers to do this by themself.
Pelini is probably your best option. Check out their website for further information.
Most people will arrive in the Spice Islands by plane through the airport of Ambon. Ambon is a good base for your adventure around the Spice Islands. The town itself has a lot of history from as far back as the 17th century with the spice traders to the early nineties when the town erupted in religious clashes between Christians and Muslims.
From Ambon it is suggested you jump on the ferry to Kei, Pelini operates many services from Ambon and tickets can be arranged very easily through a travel agent or directly through the Pelini booking office. Upon arrival in Kei, you will be met by some of the friendliest people and the most breathtaking beaches.
Your next stop should be the island of Misool. There is an eco friendly resort here and the prices can be very expensive. Do you research before thinking about heading here.
Halmahera is directly east of the capital Ternate and the largest of all the islands in the group. Great beaches, wonderful people and even surf on the northern tip of the coast.
If you do find yourself cruising around the Spice Islands try to remember that Papua is not too far away and can be easily accessed by boat. Raja Ampat is a diving dream.