Kei, Southeast Maluku — The charming Kei Islands in South Maluku regency are gaining fame thanks to intense promotion from the Tourism Ministry, as well as a rapid development in hotel accommodation and transportation infrastructure. The Kei Islands are located amid the Seram, Banda and Arafuru seas. Two of the largest islands Kei Besar and Kei Kecil. Kei Kecil Island is known as the hidden paradise due to its pristine environment. An ideal destination for nature lovers, the best time is April and May, and from October to December, when the sea is calm enough to allow visitors to properly explore the island and its surroundings, according to local elders. Touring Southeast Maluku at the end of July, the island was barraged by rains and strong winds on a daily basis, making it difficult to explore its beauty. The quickest and easiest way to reach Kei islands is by air. From Pattimura airport in Ambon, visitors will need to take another plane for one-and-a-half hour flight to the Karel Satsuitubun Airport in Langgur, the capital of Southeast Maluku. This airport has replaced Dumatubun in Tual, which is now an air force base. From Langgur, the wonders of this east Indonesian island group can be further explored. In fact, Southeast Maluku offers numerous charms in more remote locations.