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Karimunjawa Islands

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  • Tanjung Gelam
    4.5 stars

    When you think of a tropical paradise, this is likely what you think of: white sand beach, with turquoise water lapping at its shores and a bunch of coconut palms fringing the shore (maybe not the goats that call this place home, but they add their own bucolic charm). A series of warungs open ... read more

  • Island hopping around the Karimunjawa Islands
    4.5 stars

    Hiring a boat from a fisherman and heading out to the islands to explore, snorkel and take photos of the magnificent beaches and crystal clear water is a fantastic experience. The outlying islands really are incredible and there is some great snorkelling and diving to be had, but be aware that many ... read more

  • Pantai Barakuda
    4 stars

    The beach is a sliver of white sand fringed by palm trees with water worthy of taking a dip in. From time to time, hatchlings from the turtle conservation programme are released here and you are able to participate in their release for a fee. But this situation is more stumbled upon rather than ... read more

  • Mangrove Forest Trek
    3 stars

    Unfortunately, the sign faces the road at a 90 degree angle meaning it is hard to see as you zoom along the road. Operated by the forestry department, this kilometre-long modern boardwalk winds its way through the mangrove forest to the ocean and loops its way back to the road again. And that’s ... read more


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