The most neglected of all the Forgotten Islands is Wetar Island which in its time has experienced Dutch and Japanese colonization. To this day, many of this island’s residents are descendants of previous occupiers. The once-forgotten Tanimbar Islands, most of whose inhabitants have historically been Christianised following their occupation by the Dutch, is now visited regularly by tourists. The quaint villages, bright blue ocean views and unspoiled beaches make this island one of the unique and rewarding destinations for travelers.

Next to these two, there are other equally forgotten islands in the chain. Namatote, for instance, is a small atoll that surrounded by coral reefs and covered in mangroves. Until now, it remains largely unpopulated and unexplored, and can offer visitors the chance to explore remote territories. The reefs around this island are considered some of the best in the world for snorkeling and diving.

Alor is another of the forgotten islands, with its lonesome beaches and rocky islets. For centuries, it was a part of the majestic Spice Trade, and visiting this island allows the tourists a glimpse into its colonial past. It is also home to some of the finest dive sites and waterfalls in the Southern Maluku.

Finally, the island of Kai, located in the far Southern Maluku, is often referred to as the lost world. This place is full of extinct volcanoes, unique species of plants and animals, as well as a number of shipwrecks. It is a great place for bird-watching, adventure seekers, and nature lovers, as the island is full of unexpected treasures.

Overall, the Forgotten Islands are a part of the Indonesian archipelago that offer plenty of adventure and exotic experiences. From colonial military sites, lonesome deserted beaches to lush jungles, there is simply no end to the magic you will experience when you explore these forgotten corners of the world.