Introducing Pulau Ambon
Maluku’s most prominent island is lush and gently mountainous, indented with two great hoops of bay. Around capital Kota Ambon, villages merge into a long, green, downmarket suburban ribbon. West of the airport, this gives way to a string of charming coastal villages, where light sparkles brilliantly through alluring flower gardens and swaying tropical foliage. If you take the time to explore, you'll find the island to be much more than a vital transport hub to be endured in an effort to reach the lovely Lease, Kei and Banda Islands. In fact, Ambon is a pleasant stop, especially for avid divers.