Sumatra Hotels and Travel Guide

Sumatra Travel Information

Sumatra, the largest island in the Indonesian archipelago, lies to the southwest of the Malay Peninsula and the Strait of Malacca. The island remains one of Indonesia’s ‘wilder’ frontiers, blessed with abundant rainforest cover, fertile farmlands and a wealth of flora and fauna.

If Bali is Indonesia’s dream island getaway destination, and Java land of the pioneers, Sumatra is more a rugged heartland with particular appeals to nature explorers and adventurous backpackers. Dense jungles, lakes and volcanoes underscore its landscape, with only a handful of urban developments centering at Medan, Palembang, Padang and Bandar Lampung.

It is also home to more than 10 national parks, over 700 mammal and bird species, among them the critically endangered Sumatran tigers, Sumatran orangutans and Sumatran rhinos.

Sumatra Hotels

Medan, Palembang, Padang, Bandar Lampung and Jambi largely feature modern hotels. The islands of Bangka-Belitung have a well-preserved downtown showcasing Dutch colonial architecture. Read More...

Bandar Lampung Bandar Lampung

The translation of Bandar Lampung is Lampung City. An appropriate name since it is the capital of the Lampung Province (regarded as home of the Sumatran elephant) in South Sumatra. Read More...

Bandar Lampung Bangka-Belitung

Bangka-Belitung is an Indonesian province made up of islands, named after the two main islands of Bangka and Belitung. The other smaller islands are east of the Sumatran mainland. Read More...

Bandar Lampung Medan

The city of Medan is the capital of North Sumatra and the fourth largest city in Indonesia (after Jakarta, Surabaya and Bandung), and the largest outside of Java. Read More...

Palembang Palembang

Palembang is the provincial capital and South Sumatra's second largest city - also the seventh largest city in Indonesia. It is also historically the centre of the great Buddhist Sriwijaya Empire. Read More...

Parapat Parapat

Parapat is a small inland town located north in Sumatra, the largest island in Indonesia and the sixth-largest in the world. It sits on the edge of Lake Toba, as a narrow eastern link to Samosir Island. Read More...

Pekanbaru Pekanbaru

Pekanbaru is the capital of Riau Province in Sumatra, Indonesia. The name of the city translates to ‘new market’. It is located on the Siak River, making the city a natural trading port due to its access to the Strait of Malacca. Read More...


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