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Half Piece Of Paradise in Java sea

My experience, Explo description: 

Karimunjawa is an island chain stretching in a northwesterly direction 83 km from Jepara, Central Java. This archipelago is a cluster of 27 islands in the Java sea. Only seven of the islands are inhabited. The reefs are a mixture of fringing, barrier, and patch with bottom depths ranging from 15 to 40 meters.

The name of Karimunjawa is taken from Javanese language ’Kremun kremun saking tanah Jawi’ addressed by one of Wali Songo (the Nine Saints who had introduced Islam in Java) to describe how far this mini archipelago is from Java, to be exact from Semarang and Jepara. This mini archipelago became marine national park and it’s like a treasure for those who love marine life. Here can be found protected coral reefs (very colourful plateaus and plains in deep and shallow waters), secluded and tranquil white beaches, pelican and hornbill, sea grass and kinds of sea creatures, from crabs, anchovy, starfish, sharks, stingray, jellyfish, red snappers, etc.

The Marine National Park Karimun Jawa is 110,000 ha and lies 90 km north east of Jepara in Central Java. We will find mangrove forest and beach forest. The park is named after the largest island Karimun Jawa. The vegetation consists mainly of mangrove and beach forest, although there is some lowland rain forest on Karimun Jawa. Most of the islands are surrounded by sandy beaches and fringing coral reefs. Fresh water is confined to a few small wells and forest streams on Karimun Jawa. A number of endemic animals live on the island while on the beaches sea turtles lay their eggs. The average tidal range is 92 cm.

The archipelagic Karimunjawa, thought not as known the Marine reserves near Ambon and Manado, has unexpectedly good beaches, reefs and lovely sea scopes. Corals seem to blossom in to gardens, with an Amazing variety of form and colour fishers and marine plants. It lies 90 km away from Jepara and can reached by "KM. Adison I & KM Kota Ukir" boat, the only ferryboat connecting Karimunjawa and Jepara. The resort offers stunning dives and snorkelling trips for all sorts of divers from novice to experience. Fringing reefs, atolls, wrecks and an excellent variety of different species make diving in Karimunjawa an unforgettable adventure.

*Copy From JavaTourism.Gov

My personal recommendations: 

1. This is what To Do at Karimun Jawa : always beautiful sunset, so don’t miss it !! List of fave destinations among the islands : choose your own island !!!
2. our beloved baby island, Ikan Belutak
3. watching sunrise
4. snorkeling
5. Bring your camera & take a lot of photos
6. Hiking
7. Scuba diving

How getting there: 

1. From semarang [tanjung mas harbour]

2. From jepara [pantai kartini harbour]

Here the time schedule and subject maybe changed without notification. Check it first in advance before departure :

  • jepara – karimun jawa : monday and wednesday [kmp], 09.00 am
  • karimun jawa – semarang : sunday [kmc], 02.00 pm
  • karimun jawa – jepara : thursday [kmp], 09.00 am
  • semarang – karimun jawa : monday and saturday [kmc] 09.00 am
  • marks :

a. kmc >> kapal motor cepat [named kartini, appr. 3 hours sailing]
idr 145,000 (about $14.5) /VIP/person/one way
idr 125,000 (about $12.5) /business/person/one way

b. kmp >> kapal motor perintis [named muria, appr. 5 hours sailing]
idr 75,000/VIP/person/one way
idr 45,000/open deck/person/one way

*December 2009

c. Cesna Plane (but i’am not have an information alot)

A tip to eat: 

Surrounded by sea, Karimunjawa provides lots of sea food. Fresh fish and prawns are staples in the island diet. Restaurants are located within hotels. Other eateries, or ’warungs’, provide decent cheap food like fried rice, fish, or an assortment of veggies. Be flexible and you’ll do fine.

A tip to sleep: 

There are various kinds of accommodation there, from the four star hotels to homestay. There are also camping sites there.
this is some advice from me :
1. Dewandaru hotel
2. Nirvana Resort
3. Kura-kura resort

Useful information: 
Visit duration: 

3 Days


info [at] karimun-jawa [dot] com

Access security: 

You should know about local weather cause you travel will be messy around weather like some kind of beach and water place...