The 11 islands of Banda are located in the heart of the Banda Sea. European ships sailed there from the early 1500s in search of the “gold” (nutmeg) that grows on special trees. These islands formed the history of modern international trade. Only a few people in the world get an opportunity to visit this paradise filled with romantic, cone-shaped volcanoes, palm-fringed islands, sumptuous green jungle, golden beaches and enchanting nutmeg plantations. The nutrients of the Banda Sea provide a perfect habitat for spectacular coral reefs to bloom into some of the most acclaimed on Earth!