KARIMUNJAWA "A Piece of Paradise in Central Java Indonesia"
Karimunjawa is an islands in a region of Jepara carving city, this islands have at least 27 islands which all of that islands is grouping in the Karimunjawa National Park. The location of this islands is 60KM north of Jepara city with 5 hours by the ferry ship and 2 hours by express ship.
Map of this island you can see below.
From that map we can see bunch of islands which have any specialization of water sports, like snorkeling, diving, and in the north island we also can surfing if the wind is came from east or the local man said that “angin timur (east wind)”.
Map of KARIMUNJAWA Islands
About the transportation to Karimunjawa, there are 2 kind alternative transportation that we can used. With the ferry ship and exspress ship from Kartini harbor Jepara to Karimunjawa harbor or with the airplane from Ahmad Yani airport Semarang to Dewandaru airport Karimunjawa.
Express Bahari ship
Capcity : 350 passanger
Crossing time : 2 hour
Executive class : 150.000 Rupiahs
VIP class : 175.000 Rupiahs
Crossing schedule : Monday, Tuesday, Friday, Saturday at 08:00 from Jepara
Contact person for ticketing : (08:00-16:00) telp. 0291-592999
Ferry ship Siginjai
Capacity : 400 passanger
Crossing time : 4-5 hour
Excecutive class : 57.000 Rupiahs
VIP class : 96.000 Rupiahs
Crossing schedule : Monday, Wednesday, Saturday at 07:00 from Jepara
Contact person for ticketing : (08:00-16:00) telp. 0291-591048
The Homestay and Resort
For the homestay if you’re travel as a backpacker I guess you to ask to the tourism information to get information about homestay with the low rate price but too much good. But if you have a much of money you can stay in resort. There are many homestay and resort with the different rate and price on there.
Homestay rate and price :
1. Room for 2 person with fan and outside bathroom, 80.000-100.000 Rupiahs
2. Room for 2 person with fan and inside bathroom, 125.000-150.000 Rupiahs
3. Room for 2 person with AC and TV and inside bathroom, 200.000-300.000 Rupiahs
Above is the one of any homestay in Karimunjawa, that name is WARU homestay. Actually the owner of WARU homestay is my friend that i met him when i visited to Karimunjawa, his name is Ojik. About the story why i can met him i will write in the next post. About the rate of WARU homestay is start from Rp.175.000 include Pancake for breakfast. I can help you if you want to stay in this homestay, just invite my contact in the end of this post.
For the resort you can search in google with keyword (kura-kura resort, jiwa quest, the kelapa, d’season karimunjawa, karimunjawa inn, cocohuts, omah alchy’s, and many more). Price for the resort start from 350.000-3000.000 rupiahs.
For the destination in Karimunjawa there are 2 kind option, overland tour and sea tour.
For the overland tour you can rent a motorcycle or a bicycle, price rate for rent motorcycle start from 100.000 rupiahs full day (12hour) and for the bicycle 50.000 rupiahs full day (12hour). The destination for overland tour is too much far from the city of karimunjawa, I guess you to rent a motorcycle.
Below is the list of destination that you can visited.
1. Love Hill
2. Batu Topeng Beach
3. Ujung Gelam/Tanjung Gelam Beach
4. Tracking Mangrove
5. Bugis Traditional House
6. Batu Putih Beach
7. Batu Lawang Beach
8. Jokotuo Hill
9. Legon Lele Beach (you can see the sunrise from this places)
About the sea tour there are 2 kind destination, east point and west point. For sea tour (snorkeling) you can share with other travelers for rent the boat, with 150.000 rupiahs you will get a Snorkel, goggle, fin, and life jacket. Or if you want to private trip and rent the boat, the price is start from 1.500.000 rupiahs. If you want to diving, you can ask to the tourism information, about price rate of diving it start from 500.000 rupiahs/person.
Below is the list of some kind destination of sea tour.
1. Shark Breeding Menjangan Besar
2. Secret Garden Snorkling spot
3. Nemo Snorkling spot
4. Gosong Cemara Snorkling spot
5. Cemara Kecil island
1. Shark Breeding Pulau Tengah
2. Tengah Island Snorkling spot
3. Cilik Island Snorkling spot
4. Tengah Island
5. Cilik Island
There are many kind of place like café and restaurant which serve any kind of food, Chinese food, western food, and also traditional food. Don’t be afraid about taste, generally is delicious. If you want to eat with great landscape just go to Cocohuts resort and restaurant, places on top of hill you can see Karimunjawa on height.
Karimunjawa is tropical islands like Bali, summer is start from May until December. But the best time to visit is on June until August. Summer makes good landscape, the sea and sky look so blue. And also make the water visibility on goodness.
Okay, that was a little general information about Karimunjawa islands in Indonesia. On next post i will share my private experience when i visit there 5day/4night with both of my best friends Boim and Mimot.
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