Welcome to Kota Ambon
By the region’s dreamy tropical standards, Maluku's capital is a sprawling metropolis. Sights are minimal and the architecture is mostly undistinguished, but there is a strong cafe culture, decent accommodation and some good restaurants. Divers can use the city as a convenient base for nearby offshore fun, while the beaches of Pulau Ambon are an easy commute from Kota Ambon. Alternatively, just chill out while you plan your onward travel to the Banda and Kei Islands, the real highlights of the region.