Makassar Holidays

Dreaming of a trip to Indonesia? Makassar has everything you need for a great holiday. You could visit Pelabuhan Paotere, or how about spending an afternoon at Pantai Losari? Better still, it doesn't need to cost you the world. We compare hundreds of flight and hotel options to find you …

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How to get to Makassar

Here's what you need to know about getting to Makassar. You can see the cheapest month to fly and a snapshot of flight prices for the following month. Also, don't forget to factor in your travelling time - the typical flight from London Heathrow to Makassar takes 18 hours.

When to go to Makassar

Typical Holiday Price

£852 per person

The average price of hotels and apartments in Makassar varies according to the time of year. To help you plan when to go, we've looked at the hotels available on our site, then worked out the average price per night for the quietest and the busiest months.

Cheapest Month to Visit


Based on a typical 1 week holiday - adding together the cost of flights and accommodation - August is the cheapest month to go to Makassar.

Things to see and do in Makassar

Annet | Trip by SkyscannerPelabuhan Paotere
Pelabuhan Paotere
Wijaya Kusuma | Trip by SkyscannerPantai Losari
Pantai Losari
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Trans studio
bast3n | Trip by Skyscannersamalona island
samalona island
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Yanti | Trip by SkyscannerFort Rotterdam
Fort Rotterdam
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bast3n | Trip by SkyscannerSultan Hasanuddin Cemetary
Sultan Hasanuddin Cemetary
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Benteng Fort Rotterdam
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Whitestone cell

Reviews of Makassar

Matthew Crompton
Matthew CromptonSydney

The provincial capital of Sulawesi, and its largest city, Makassar is a surprisingly nice place to visit. Chinatown is atmospheric and reminiscent of New Orleans' French Quarter, with a decaying colonial charm; and the seafood warungs here are stocked with delicious and surprisingly cheap fresh fish. It's also the island's commercial capital, and it can be a fascinating experience to wander through any of the countless malls and observe the local form that global commercial culture has taken.


The city of Makassar is considered the largest city in and the gateway to the Eastern part of Indonesia. The area is famous for its sailors ancestors who travelled the world in Bugis schooners or Phinisi. The area is also famous for its coffee, Toraja Coffee, and its hand woven silk. Makassar is often visited for those who intend to go to Toraja or diving site, wakatobi island. The local dishes, mainly seafood and coto, among many others are simply delicious! (and spicy)

Diah Ramli
Diah RamliJakarta

TRAVEL WARNING!! Indonesia dangerously Beautiful This is sunset at Losari Beach, Makassar - Indonesia

Àmik Hämsäh
Àmik Hämsäh


Nearby destinations

Labuan Bajo