Located five kilometres to the west of the main town of Karimunjawa is the fantastic beach of Tanjung Gelam, a stunning little white sand number with turquoise water so bright it makes your eyes hurt. 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 ... Read more about Tanjung Gelam .
By far the most popular activity to engage in when coming to the Karimunjawa Islands is island hopping. 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 ... Read more about Island hopping around the Karimunjawa Islands .
A further three kilometres from the mangrove boardwalk is a sign marking the turnoff to Pantai Barakuda, a lovely little beach which is also home to a turtle breeding program. 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 ... Read more about Pantai Barakuda .
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 it really. Along the way you’re likely to see a range of birdlife and the odd lizard plus quite ... Read more about Mangrove Forest Trek .