Category: Banda


Cruising in Banda Sea

For centuries, the islands of Banda Neira, Lonthor, Ai and most importantly, Run nestled in the Banda Sea in central Maluku, Indonesia, were a blip on the radar of Europeans, as the source of fabled spices, at the time worth more than gold. Arab traders kept the location of these expensive commodities a well-guarded secret. Once the supply was cut off by the emerging Ottoman Empire however, Europeans initiated what is now known as the…