HomeBlogs Buru: Maluku’s Third Largest island Rugged and rarely visited, the island of Buru is best known in
Indonesia as a place where “communist” political prisoners used to be
exiled in the Suharto era. The island was off-limits to outsiders back
then, and though it is no longer the case, visitors are still very
rare. Buru has some fine beaches and trekking possibilities through its
mountainous interior centred on Danau Rana, though apart from a decent
range of accommodation in Namlea, it offers almost no visitor
facilities as such.