Just another sunset, Karimunjawa Islands, Java, Indonesia

Just another sunset, Karimunjawa Islands, Java, Indonesia

Just another sunset, Karimunjawa Islands, Java, Indonesia


Taken on: 26th March, 2012. Copyright: All Rights Reserved - See travelfishery's page of Flickr

Read more about Karimunjawa Islands

The Karimunjawa Islands are an idyllic group of 27 tropical islands surrounded by aquamarine water and coral reefs located approximately 120 kilometres north of the Central Java city of Semarang and 90 kilometres north of Jepara.

Disappointingly for the local tourism industry, foreigners are infrequent visitors to these stunning islands, meaning the infrastructure sometimes feels a little rudimentary which can be good or bad depending on your point of view.

This means that travelling the 25 kilometres to the northern tip of the island from the southern town of Karimunjawa where the ferry port is located requires the use of a motorbike, as no public transport exists. Likewise, no regular shuttle services run to the outlying islands, meaning a boat charter is a must if you wish to really get off the beaten track and stay overnight somewhere off the main ... Read our complete Karimunjawa Islands travel guide

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