About Maluku

Ambon is the capital of Maluku. Located at a small flat area on the beautiful Ambon Bay, backed by lush green mountains and deep crystal clear waters that are alive with colorful coral gardens and untold species of marine creatures. Although small in size, Ambon will offer amazing experience for adventurous travelers. From exploring the charming Ambon city, the main town of the island, hike up the mountains through lush tropical vegetation, and many other undiscovered gems that are ready for you to experience.

Getting Around

Travelers visiting Ambon usually start their flights either from Denpasar, Bali (DPS) or Soekarno-Hatta International Airport in Jakarta (CGK). Also available flights from Surabaya and Makassar to Ambon and ships from another islands.

8 Attractive Places to Visit in Ambon

This capital of Maluku Province has a number of interesting sites.

Pintu Kota Beach

Pintu Kota Beach

An iconic attraction in Ambon with numerous corals around the beach. There is a unique giant coral that juts into the sea with a big hole like a door. Hence the name of the beach is Gate City Beach.

Liang Beach

Liang Beach

Liang Beach has white sand combined with crystal clear blue water. In 1991, this tourist attraction was named by the United Nations as the most beautiful beach in Indonesia.

Nusa Pombo

Nusa Pombo

Located about 1 hour from the port in Ambon by speedboat. Nusa Pombo is an uninhabited islands. So, it is better to bring food and drinks if you decide to go there and bring camping gear if you want to stay overnight.

Natsepa Beach

Natsepa Beach

Fishing or snorkeling is activity you can do in Natsepa Beach. The beach is decorated with crystal clear blue water and white sand. This beach is also known by the fresh fruit salad that sold around the beach.

Hukurila Cave

Hukurila Cave

For those who like to dive, cannot miss Hukurila Cave, which is an underwater cave. This tourist site is located in Hukurila Village, about 15 km from the center of Ambon City. This underwater cave is still in Hukurila Beach tourist area.

Hatuasa Hot Spring

Hatuasa Hot Spring

Located around 30 km from the center of Ambon City, in the middle of Hatuasa Wood, Tulehu Village, Salahutu District, Central Maluku Regency, here you can enjoy the warmth of the hot water spring accompanied by the breeze. The hot water sources from a hill.

Fort Ferangi

Fort Ferangi

A legacy of the Portuguese. Built in 1575, Fort Ferangi is also called Victoria or Fort of Laha City. You can find giant cannons, maps about development in Ambon City from time to time and various other historical objects in this fort.

Siwalima Museum

Siwalima Museum

A museum in Ambon to store art, culture, or historical objects. The museum consists of two main buildings, namely the ethnographic museum and a maritime museum.

Tips on Trip to Ambon

Tips for Holiday to Ambon:

  • Not all tourist attractions in Ambon is easy to reach. Therefore, gather as much information as you can about the places that you want to visit.
  • If you are planning to catch a flight from Java island to Ambon, choose the early morning flight so that you will not waste time and can go around in Ambon on that day. Remember, there are two-hour difference between the time in western Indonesia and Ambon that located in eastern part of Indonesia.
  • When you arrive in Ambon, you should rent a car, motorcycle or taxi motorcycle to take you around Ambon.
  • Bring sunscreen and mineral water
  • Do not hesitate to ask the locals. Generally, they are friendly and ready to help you.