Banda Besar is the biggest island in the Banda archipelago and is known as the Great Nutmeg Island. Banda Besar is covered with dense tropical forests attracting plenty of rainfall to grow spicy treasures such as nutmeg, kenari nuts, and cinnamon. Take a Spice Tour and learn about their fascinating history in the international trade of the 15-16th Century. Start your day early by visiting the vibrant fish market and fragrant nutmeg plantations. Immerse yourself with the locals, joining them in their distinctive traditions and frequent, colorful ceremonies. Visit the overgrown ruins of the Fort Hollandia – a 1624 Dutch fortress. Sitting high above Lonthoir village, it’s easily accessible with a 15- minute climb. End your day with one of Banda’s best views from the Fort, a palm-fringed Gunung Api volcano and surrounding sapphire waters.