Luxuriant Bali is the centrepiece of Indonesia's 17,000 island archipelago, but rest assured, there are islands available for rent which are slightly more private. The emerald islands of the Indonesian archipelago have lured everyone in recent times, from missionaries to backpackers to pirates. Pangkil Island is available for those seeking something slightly more relaxing. You can expect to spend your time reading in a hammock, sun bathing by the fresh water pool, getting a massage, kayaking around the island, or playing volleyball in the sand. Have a picnic on a tiny deserted island nearby. There are numerous jungle paths, beaches and rock formations to explore. Before visiting Indonesia, you'll want to check out the political climate “ this country is often a problematic destination for Western travellers.