Discovering Zen on Hatta Island (Banda Islands, Maluku)

We had our first run-in with bad luck on Hatta island. But before I get ahead of myself, let me tell you a little about Hatta island–the jewel of Banda Islands.


We’ve loved the looks on people’s faces when we tell them that we were going to the Banda Islands for our honeymoon.


Huh, where?


Eyebrows furrow and blank looks all around. One was even suspicious that I was actually pulling his leg.


No one has heard of the Banda Islands before. I don’t blame them. I didn’t too–until I ran a deep search about Indonesia’s lesser-known islands, especially the small ones that deliver huge rewards.

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