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Review of Karimunjawa

Ranked #104 of 1,732 things to do in Java
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Semarang, Indonesia
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11 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 7, 2012

the best island in karimunjawa islands is "pulau tengah". 700.000 IDR per night for couple or up to 10 friends. It's not hotel, but it's kinda cottage in a beach. Beautiful scenery. Very recommended.

Visited June 2012
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Porto, Portugal
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“Heaven on earth”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 22, 2012

Not touristic, 20westerners maximum in the all islands during my stay. Beautiful white sand beaches, although some filled with garbage, and small islands! Lots of activities to do or just chill! Very quiet and peacfull place! Go there now, it will soon be destroyed when the new airport is completed and mass construction beguins! Already some small sized resorts but with no significant impact, many homestays, good fish and awesome sunsets! Recomended stay, at least 3/4 full days

Visited September 2012
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Yogyakarta, Indonesia
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“Amazing....paradise on earth....Karimunjawa islands”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2012

Its so amazing......

Karimunjawa is a chain of 27 islands north of Semarang, off the coast of Central Java, Indonesia.
Designated as a national marine park. Karimunjawa consists of many small islands, with the main ones being Karimunjawa island, Kemujan island, Menjangan Besar island, and Menjangan Kecil island.

Karimunjawa was originally settled by Sunan Nyamplungan, the son of Sunan Muria, one of the Muslim Saints (Sunan) who introduced Islam to Java.
Mostly low lying islands with sandy beaches. There is some fringing mangrove around Kemujan island.
One can find various kinds of sea animals, like turtles, sharks, and fishes, in the watery territory of Karimunjawa. In the land, especially in Karimunjawa island and Kemujan island, one can find many kinds of birds, deer, and even snakes.
Tropical. It is very hot here in the dry season (approximately April to October) and wet and humid in the rainy season.

There are chartered planes from Semarang that fly from Semarang to Dewandaru Airport in Kemujan island. There also a regular ferry that sails from Tanjung Emas port in Semarang and Jepara port to Karimunjawa island.

In Karimunjawa and Kemujan island, you can rent a car or motorcycle. To get to the other islands, you can use a local boat or motorboat. Inter-island transportation can be booked at the following link, where you can also view timetables.[1] Note: It might be a good idea to book a rental car before you arrive in Karimunjawa because there are few cars there.

There are many interesting local spots for diving, like Taka Panyawangan and Gosong Cemara. There are some shipwrecks that attract many fish and divers alike. You can also go hiking around the island to find many places where there is a beautiful panorama

Visited October 2011
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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“A hidden paradise!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 22, 2012

Indeed a hidden paradise.. I love this place.. very peaceful and quiet.. not many tourist around.. lots of great snorkeling places around the island.. water is crystal clear.. food is also cheap in the area.. there's a 2 shark pool around where you could swim with the sharks..

Visited May 2012
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Kudus, Indonesia
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“it's addictive”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 13, 2012

it's amazing... islands, under the sea, it's original, no crowded... just perfect... it's like "karimunjawa addiction" for me...

Visited May 2012
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