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Flights to Banda Naira Island

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Book flights to Banda-Naira Island

Banda-Naira Island is part of the Banda Islands, a volcanic archipelago in the Maluku province of Indonesia. The island is a little over 3 square kilometres and is home to the largest town in the archipelago, Banda Neira, with around 7,000 inhabitants. The Banda Islands were once the sole source of nutmeg and mace, leading to European colonial struggles for control. Today, the island offers insight into Indonesia's colonial past with forts like Fort Belgica, alongside opportunities for diving, exploring nutmeg plantations, and hiking up Mount Papenberg, the island's highest point, for panoramic views. The climate is tropical, with hot and humid temperatures year-round.

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Airports near Banda-Naira Island

You have choices when it comes to reaching Banda-Naira Island. Here is a selection of 4 airports you can fly to when travelling to Banda-Naira Island.

Pattimura Airport

Located on Ambon Island, Pattimura Airport is the closest international airport to Banda-Naira Island. It is approximately 3 hours away by ferry from Banda-Naira Island. From Pattimura Airport, you can take a domestic flight to Banda-Naira Island.


El Tari Airport

El Tari Airport is another international airport that can be considered for reaching Banda-Naira Island. It is located on Timor Island and is approximately 6 hours away by ferry from Banda-Naira Island. From El Tari Airport, you can take a domestic flight to Banda-Naira Island.


Ngurah Rai International Airport

If you are planning to visit Bali before heading to Banda-Naira Island, Ngurah Rai International Airport is a convenient option. It is a major international airport with numerous flight connections. From Bali, you can take a domestic flight to either Ambon or Kupang and then proceed to Banda-Naira Island.


Soekarno-Hatta International Airport

If you are coming from a different country and prefer to have more flight options, you can consider flying into Soekarno-Hatta International Airport in Jakarta. It is the main international gateway to Indonesia and offers connections to various domestic airports, including Ambon and Kupang. From there, you can continue your journey to Banda-Naira Island.

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Rather than paying for your Banda-Naira Island flights upfront, you can instead use Buy Now Pay Later (BNPL) solutions to help you split the cost of your flights into more manageable instalments.

You'll get greater flexibility when planning the budget for your trip to Banda-Naira Island! You won't need to pay any interest, however, this will depend on the specific terms set by the lending provider.

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Things to do in Banda-Naira Island

With a wealth of sights to see in Banda-Naira Island, here are our top 3:

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Fort Belgica

This imposing Dutch fort, built in the 17th century, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Visitors can explore the ramparts, which offer stunning views of Banda Neira and the surrounding islands. The fort also houses a museum with exhibits on the history of the Banda Islands, including the spice trade.

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Banda Neira Old Town

Wander through the charming streets lined with colonial-era houses painted in lively colours. Admire the unique architectural blend of Dutch, Indonesian, and Chinese influences. Discover hidden courtyards, bustling markets, and historical landmarks like the Bandaneira Church and the Rumah Budaya Museum.

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Gunung Banda Api

For the adventurous, hike to the summit of this active volcano. Witness the dramatic landscape of the caldera and surrounding islands. Be prepared for stunning views and a challenging but rewarding experience.

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