The Maluku islands were once a popular travel destination, until religious war broke out in 1999. The islands received few visitors after that. This forgotten spot is a paradise for those who are looking for a truly off the beaten path travel experience in Indonesia. While you could catch a local flight to Neira Banda Neira, a much more memorable way to travel to the original spice islands is to take the massive cargo ship, Pelni Ship. On the islands, give yourself plenty of time and serendipity to be able to appreciate the beauty of Maluku islands that has been long forgotten by the world.