The Maluku Islands are also known as "Spice Islands". It is a group of more than 1000 small, pretty islands which are arranged in a rainbow shape. They are surrounded by crystal clear water. In the north, Halmahera Island is the biggest. Ambon is the main island of the Moluccas with the capital and a modern airport. Ambon is reached by plane from Jakarta, Bali, Surabaya, Makassar, Manado, and Sorong.
Saparu is a small coral island located east of Ambon, in the shape of a butterfly. It hosts a dive resort, 14 villages and many sago palm, cassava, nutmeg and clove trees. This is a beautiful backwater with great diving.