As an archipelagic country, Indonesia is blessed with millions of seas and beaches that are very charming. People from abroad should be able to explore the marine beauty of the country. Of the many beautiful islands, 15 of them can be a priority for domestic and foreign tourists.

Here are 15 beaches in Indonesia that are no less beautiful than the Maldives:

1. Nihiwatu Beach, Sumba, East Nusa Tenggara

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CNN ranks this beach at number 17 the best beaches in the world! It is hidden behind a forest. This 2.5 kilometer long beach is considered an untouched paradise.

2. Pink Beach, Komodo Island, East Nusa Tenggara

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This pink sandy beach is definitely very unique and special. The color is pink because the white sand has mixed with the red sand. There are only seven beaches with romantic sand in the world, and the prettiest is in Indonesia!

3. Weh Island, Aceh

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This island is the westernmost point of Indonesia, or what is often called Sabang. This very small island has three incredibly beautiful beaches: Anoi Itam, Gapang, and Iboih. Have you been there?

4. Raja Ampat, West Papua

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The beauty of Raja Ampat has been famous to the world level. Its charm is extraordinary. If earlier was the western point of Indonesia, Papua became the eastern point of Indonesia. It seems that there is no need to explain the beauty of this place anymore.

5. Tomini Bay, North Sulawesi

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The clarity of the water here makes this beach very suitable for diving and snorkeling. This place has not been touched much. It's perfect for finding inspiration and refreshing your mind.

6. Ora Beach, Central Maluku

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This beach is known as Bora-Bora belonging to Indonesia. No need to go all the way to Bora-Bora, French Polynesia, and the Maldives, Central Maluku has an island that is no less beautiful than all of them.

7. Sawarna Beach, Banten

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This beach is located in a small village in Banten Province. For those of you who like adventure, this beach also has various rocky hills, caves, and forests. It's guaranteed to be really fun!

8. Derawan Island, East Kalimantan

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Located in the eastern part of Kalimantan, this island has a variety of rare marine flora and fauna in the world. You can swim with non-toxic jellyfish and the world's largest green turtle there. Cool, right?

9. Belitung Island, Bangka Belitung Islands

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Belitung Island has a variety of beaches that are so beautiful and charming. One of them is Tanjung Tinggi Beach. His stunning charm became known to the world since it was used as a shooting location for the film "Laskar Pelangi".

10. White Sand Beach, Karang Asem, Bali

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It is hidden away from the hustle and bustle of the city. Therefore, this beach is often called a hidden paradise in East Bali. As far as the eye can see it feels cool.

11. Gili Trawangan, Lombok, West Nusa Tenggara

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This name must be familiar to your ears. But it is undeniable, the natural beauty, white sand, and peaceful atmosphere in the Gili Islands are indeed worthy of thumbs up.

12. Roti Island, East Nusa Tenggara

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This is the southernmost point in Indonesia, Roti Island. Its natural beauty is still untouched. The most famous beach is Nembrala Beach, a paradise for world surfers.

13. Karimun Jawa, Central Java

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This archipelago consists of several small islands. You can "jump" from one island to another and enjoy the beauty of the white sandy beaches there. Remember, you don't have to go all the way to the Maldives.

14. Suluban Beach, Bali

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Even though you have often been to Uluwatu in Bali, maybe you have never heard of the name Suluban Beach. Not only the scenery is cool, you can also find beautiful caves here.

15. Padang-Padang Beach, Bali

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This beach was used as the location of Julia Robert's film "Eat, Pray, Love". Filled with various large corals that make it look even more beautiful. The waves are also very good for surfers, so world surfing tournaments are often held there.

It seems that exploring Indonesia will never end. Where do you want to go first?