The archipelago of Maluku administratively consists of two provinces: Maluku and North Maluku. Anyone who visits it, however, will find out that in actuality it consists of the kind of nature, people, and culture that seem too good to be true. Unspoiled blue waters with immense ecosystem and amazing marine life can be found almost anywhere in the archipelago. Halmahera, Morotai, Ternate and Tidore, Ambon and Seram, as well as Banda are just some of the islands with accompanying isles and islets that offer you the best beaches as well as boating, snorkeling, and diving spots in the region, if not the world.
Being the largest archipelago in all of Indonesia, it is not surprising that Maluku has a wide range of topography in the different major and minor islands, from plain, hilly, to mountainous with gentle to steep slopes. Mount Binaiya, Mount Gamalama, and Mount Gamkonora are just some of its highest peaks. There are nearly 30 mountains scattered all over the islands.
The Maluku people have a deep love for singing, music, and dancing. The mixture of culture with Europeans and Arabs due to its long, complex history of international trade and colonialism has led to, among others, a rich assortment of local food and drinks. The latter is only enhanced by the fact that the region is a rich source of spices, hence its famous title: The Islands of Spices.