Karimunjawa Island
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Karimunjawa Island is The Caribbean of Java

Karimunjawa Island is an exotic white sand beach and beautiful turqouise waters.

The Island is in the middle of Java Sea archipelago located in Northwest of  Jepara, Central Java, Indonesia.

Karimunjawa Island

Marine life with a variety of beautiful biota become Karimunjawa as one of nine the National Parks in Indonesia.

Consisting of 27 islands north of Semarang and off the coast of Central Java, 5 are inhabited by residents, while the rest are uninhabited islands.

You can surround it just for one day with rent a motorbike for $5-6.

Maybe Karimunjawa Islands are not as well-known as Bali or Lombok.

However, the beauty of Karimunjawa Island is also no less competitive and will make you forget all the memories with your ex.

According to local stories, Karimunjawa’s name is from the story of Syekh Amir Hasan, Sunan Muria’s naughty son and a student of Sunan Kudus.

He was exiled to the islands and when viewed from a distance called Kerimun-kerimun in Javanese, I mean vague. Over time, the islands are familiarly called the Karimunjawa Islands.

The beauty of Karimunjawa Islands is like in Caribbean, you know. Karimun Java has other similarities with the Caribbean which consists of several small islands and white sand beaches.

Therefore the ancient Dutch gave the nickname to Karimunjawa as Caribbean Van Java.

The best time to visit is October, May, and then in September (Summer).

Some tourist beaches and natural attractions that can be visited are.

  • Sharks Pool
  • Legon Lele Beach
  • Nyamplungan Hill
  • Joko Tuo Hill
  • The Coastal Edge Gelam
  • Nirwana Beach and other around Karimunjawa

While the island in Kemojan village, there is a Barracuda beach, a bridal rock beach, and a tracking Mangrove Forest.

In Joko Tuo Hill you will find beautiful scenery of the hills across the small town.

This hill is called Joko Tuo because here the Joko Tuo skeleton is a giant fish, a type of whale. 3 meters in length and fish including rare fish. and can also do mountain tracking and hiking.

This is so much fun. If a visit with your family, your kids can learn to enhance the natural intelligence, kinesthetic intelligence, intrapersonal abilities and difficulties.

How to get to Karimunjawa Island

  1. The first thing is you have to arrive in Jakarta. And then you take a flight to Semarang, Jepara or Kendal.
  2. From Jepara, available Express 2 Bahari boat and Express Bahari Cantika 89. It takes about 2 hours. Schedule departures every Monday, Tuesday, Friday and Saturday. KMC Kartini 1, on Friday and Saturday there was also a surge of passengers. So if you want to leave in two days, it is expected immediately booked a ticket.
  3. From Semarang, there is a KMC Kartini 1 ship that sails from Semarang to Karimunjawa. Travel time is approximately 4 hours. There is also a scheduled departure every Thursday and Saturday because it is located in Semarang close to Ahmad Yani airport, also close to the train station. This route has much demand, even one month before departure, the tickets are sold out. Immediately order a ticket if you want to depart from Semarang.
  4. You can use a travel agent to get a travel package Karimun and get discount travel packages from them.

Things to do in Karimunjawa Island

  1. Swimming with sharks

Provide a sensational experience for swimming and playing with sharks.

Karimunjawa Island

Shark species are quite benign and do not attack humans. You don’t be afraid. You can try the sensation of swimming with smaller sharks.

  1. Snorkeling and Island hopping

Don’t miss the opportunity to snorkeling and island hopping in Karimunjawa!

Karimunjawa Island

There are several places to snorkel including Big and Small Menjangan Island, Tanjung Gelam Beach, Big and Small Cemara Island.

You just choose the most suitable package.

  1. Dive in a wreck of a wreck

You will waste time if you don’t prepare a dive permit to explore the amazing deeper underwater paradise.

Karimunjawa Island

You will get the experience of diving near a wreck. Not just one wreck, but many points.

For example, Coral Ship, Pinisi Shipwreck, Indonoor Shipwreck, and the most popular is the Shipwreck Biblis which has bronze propellers decorated with many charming soft corals.


Karimunjawa Accommodation

All facilities are available to stay in Karimunjawa. You can relax in a homestays, bungalows, hotel, villa or resort.

Karimunjawa Accommodation

Leyeh Leyeh Hostel Karimunjawa, an 18-minute walk from Pancuran Beach, Leyeh Leyeh Hostel Karimunjawa provides accommodations with a bar, free private parking, a garden and a terrace. The property has a shared kitchen and free WiFi throughout the property. Guests at the guesthouse can enjoy an Asian breakfast. Nirwana Beach is 1.8 km from Leyeh Leyeh Hostel Karimunjawa, while Legon Lele Beach is 1.9 km away.

Deepsky Villa A has accommodations with free WiFi, air conditioning and access to a garden with a terrace. There’s a fully equipped private bathroom with shower and free toiletries. Continental and à la carte breakfast options are available every morning at the villa. Both a bicycle rental service and a car rental service are available at Deepsky Villa A.

Ayu Hotel Karimunjawa offers air-conditioned accommodations with a blend of modern and traditional Javanese designs. Free WiFi access is available. Breakfast is included in the rates.

Each air-conditioned room here will provide you with a terrace. Private bathroom also comes with a hot shower. You can enjoy garden view from the room.

At Ayu Hotel Karimunjawa you will find a garden, barbecue facilities and a terrace. Other facilities offered at the property include scooter rental and laundry facilities. An array of activities can be enjoyed on site or in the surroundings, including snorkeling and diving.

The guest house is just a 10-minute walk from Karimunjawa city center where guests may find plenty of dining options and hang out spots with stunning scenery. The nearest airport is Dewandaru Airport, a 40-minute drive from the property.

Those are some of the inns where to stay in Karimunjawa. all depends on the needs and budget that you have. see more hotel map below.


Don’t forget culinary!

Karimunnjawa Square which is a culinary center. If you feel hungry, come to Karimunjawa square and order a few servings of fresh fish there. The menu served is mostly seafood.

But, sometimes a new menu if you see it directly.

Enjoy your vacation 🙂

Hi There, My name is Candra Setiawan. Indonesia for me is a real paradise with crazy friendly people, you know. I’m so glad born and living in Indonesia, even though we have different ethnicities, religions, and languages. But we’re still one.