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Java, the planet's most populous island, contains more than half of Indonesia's people. It is also home to the nation's capital, Jakarta, a sprawling city with a seismic population of almost 11 million people, as well as a plethora of volcanoes, many of which are active.

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The Westin Jakarta

The Westin Jakarta

Our 4.5-Star classification designates those properties with well-appointed, deluxe accommodations, extensive amenities and comprehensive guest services. Expect attention to detail and a warm and hospitable staff ready to cater to your needs. These superb properties offer a truly refined getaway. Half star indicates that the hotel/resort meets all criteria of the designated rating and exceeds in certain areas.

The Westin Jakarta is located at the top of the Gama Tower, one of Indonesia’s tallest buildings, and is one of the city’s premier hotels. It features rooms and suites with Heavenly® Beds and plush linens.

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Despite its dense population, there is still ample opportunity to get away from it all on Java, particularly at Ujung Kulon National Park, which includes the Krakatoa Archipelago. The 466-square-mile park is a haven for the Javan rhinoceros, which is critically endangered, as well as almost 60 rare species of plant and 35 mammal species. Java is a treasure trove of temples, including venerated Prambanan, an ancient Hindu temple compound considered to be the most beautiful in all of Indonesia. History also abounds in Jakarta, home to Kota Tua, the city’s old town which is brimming with Dutch colonial-era buildings.

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Ujung Kulon National Park, located at the westernmost tip of Java, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site that contains the largest remaining lowland rainforests in the island’s plain and is the last refuge of the Javan rhinoceros. It is also one of Earth’s most pristine natural ecosystems. Other must-see attractions on Java include Kota Tua, aka Old Batavia, in Jakarta, which is the original downtown area of the Indonesian capital where you will find 17th-century colonial-style Dutch buildings, the History of Jakarta Museum and a cornucopia of cafés and art galleries; and Prambanan, a stunning centuries-old Hindu temple compound that is the largest in the country and a UNESCO World Heritage Site.