What to see

Pantai Natsepa

While the beautiful panoramas and enchanting turquoise waters remain indubitable draws, most tourists head down to this beach in order to enjoy its speciality: fresh fruit salad. Pantai Natsepa is located in Suli village, around 14km from the city of Ambon.

Pintu Kota

Not a door in the true sense of the word, this large rock encloses a rectangular hole that resembles a door and can be found on the slopes of a hill that points towards the sea.

Museum Siwa Lima

This museum consists of two buildings. Siwa Lima’s maritime museum contains information about Maluku’s marine area as well as its history, while the ethnography museum displays items that reflect the culture of Maluku.

Where to eat

Ratu Gurih

Jl. Diponegoro No. 26 t. +62 911 341202

Rumah Kopi Sibu-Sibu

Jl. Said Perintah No. 47A t. +62 911 312525

Where to stay

Swiss-Belhotel

Jl. Benteng Kapaha No. 88 t. +62 911 322888 www.swiss-belhotel.com

Aston Nastepa Ambon Resort & Conference Center

Jl. Raya Natsepa No. 36
t. 08001831000 (within Indonesia), 62 800 1831000 (outside Indonesia)

Amaris Hotel Ambon

Jl. Diponegoro No. 82-84 t. +62 911 348777 www.amarishotel.com

Hotel Mutiara

Jl. Raya Patimura No. 12 t. +62 911 353075

How to get there

Garuda Indonesia flies from Jakarta to Ambon via Makassar vv seven times per week. Available public transportation from Pattimura Airport to the city of Ambon includes official airport taxis and Damri buses. Ambon’s tourist spots lie relatively far apart from each other though, so the most convenient mode of travel is to rent a car.

Photography: Henky