INDONESIATRAVELING.COM -- Here are the 10 best island destinations in Indonesia, according to Touropia.com. 1. Bali Bali is by far the most popular and globally recognized island in Indonesia. The name of the Island of the Gods offers beautiful scenery, extraordinary beaches, and interesting Hindu culture. 2. Raja Ampat Islands In the Papua region of Indonesia, there are the Raja Ampat Islands. While there are more than 600 individual islands that make up Raja Ampat, the four main islands are Waigeo, Misoo, Bantanta, and Salawati. These islands are known for their biodiversity. 3. Gili Islands One of the most popular tourist destinations in Indonesia is the Gili Islands, which are located off the coast of Lombok. It used to be a mecca for backpackers who wanted to get out of the crowd. The largest of the Gili islands, Gili Trawangan, is the perfect place to try scuba diving, relax with yoga or surf. 4. Bunaken At the northeastern tip of Sulawesi is Bunaken, a base for those wishing to explore the Bunaken National Marine Park. The marine park here is home to 70 percent of the fish species in the Indo-West Pacific Ocean. 5. Flores Island Flores is famous as the gateway to Komodo Island. Flores is a common place for ferries to pick up passengers to Komodo National Park, where you can see Komodo dragons in their natural habitat. 6. Banda Islands South Maluku is home to the Banda Islands, a location famous for its spice production. Don't expect major shopping malls or attractions in the Banda Islands, but there will be phenomenal views and outdoor recreation. 7. Bangka Belitung Islands Off the coast of the main island of Sumatra are the Bangka Belitung Islands. These islands are fantastic places if you are looking for some of the best beaches in the world. Many beaches are mostly uncluttered and have clean white sand and clear water. 8. Wakatobi Islands At the southeastern tip of Indonesia is the province of Southeast Sulawesi, which is home to the Wakatobi Archipelago. This small archipelago is famous for the beauty of the sea when diving. 9. Lombok Just east of Bali is the island of Lombok. Its largest city, Mataram, houses the stunning 18th-century Taman Mayura palace. 10. Ternate Island Because Ternate was once the center of the lucrative spice trade, the island is home to several forts. But many of them are now destroyed. History buffs will definitely want to visit Fort Oranje, which was built by the Dutch, and Fort Tolukko, which was built by the Portuguese, Dutch and Spanish. There are also many beautiful places to swim, including the crystal clear waters of Sulamadaha Beach.