Under a bright blue morning sky, the Garuda Indonesia plane from Jakarta, with its 96 passengers, lands smoothly at Kota Gunungsitoli’s Binaka Airport, Nias Island.

The Archipelago Journal: Nias

Jealously guarded for decades as a ‘secret spot’ by surfers, Nias Island as a whole seems to have been entirely overlooked by other travellers. Colours heads to Indonesia’s wild west to see what the country’s hidden ‘surfer’s paradise’ really has to offer. (more…)