Lonely Planet has released its top 10 best value destinations for 2020 and coming in at number 1 is Indonesia’s very own East Nusa Tenggara province, or Nusa Tenggara Timur in Bahasa, a province that is home to over 500 islands including Flores, Sumba, Timor and Rote.
Lonely Planet explains:
“This often-overlooked region of Indonesia rewards those who hit Bali and keep going – and going. These islands are home to pristine beaches that are quieter than those further west, and one of Indonesia’s best diving scenes can be found on the Alor Archipelago. In places you’ll still feel like a pioneer, and you’ll certainly notice fewer crowds than on Bali, Lombok and the Gili Islands. Crowds will also be thinner on Komodo Island following the launch of a membership program intentionally priced sky-high to limit tourist numbers and protect the eponymous dragon population, though non-members on a budget can head to other islands like Rinca for their big-lizard fix.”
Coming in at second place is Busapest, Hungary and third, Madya Pradesh, India followed by Buffalo in New York, Azerbaijan, Serbia, Tunisia, Cape Winelands in South Africa, Athens in Greece and Zanzibar in Tanzania.
To see the entire list, click here.
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