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Karimunjawa Islands

One day an instant message pop-up on my screen, "hey, my uncle is going to Karimunjawa for his works, wanna come with us?" Kariwunjawa Islands consists of 27 little island, it is located in the north side of Central Java, Indonesia (on the map I marked Jepara, it's actually the white dots on the north of it).

One day an instant message pop-up on my screen, “hey, my uncle is going to Karimunjawa for his works, wanna come with us?” Kariwunjawa Islands consists of 27 little island, it is located in the north side of Central Java, Indonesia (on the map I marked Jepara, it’s actually the white dots on the north of it).

It took a 10 hours bus drive from where I live in Bandung to Jepara and another 6 hours to cross to Karimunjawa with ferry boat. It all worth the time once you get there you instantly see the light blue sea. The thing is Karimunjawa is not really a developed tourist part so whatever you want to do here you have to ask the locals. Just like when we first got there, because we don’t know where we have to stay. Finally we were shown this little inn called Wisma Karimunjawa near the port. Oh, another thing across the street there is a small restaurant called Warung Ibu Ester, you have to try it, it’s cheap and it’s good. I eat there everyday.

You could rent a boat for a day, the rate is around IDR 300.000 that’s less than US$ 30 (even cheaper than my holga). And we go to the beautiful island of Menjangan Besar, Menjangan Kecil, Cemara Besar Cemara Kecil, and also Tanjung Gelam. It took around 45 minutes from one island to another. The beach is crazy, it all surrounded with white sand, light blue calm sea, you can also snorkel there, but the best thing is there’s one else around but you. from the 27 islands in Karimunjawa only 2 are inhabited. It feels like your own private paradise.

One other thing you can do there rent a motorbike and take a ride around the island of Karimun. There’s only one road so you won’t get lost. I recommend you go to Nirwana Beach. Or just stop every time you see a beach like what I do. It’s all beautiful. I took my LC-A and my Holga to this trip. Hope the pictures will make you wanna go there :)

written by ananditya

14 comments

  1. anarchy

    anarchy

    Wow, that panorama shot is really really awesome!!

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  2. lomahese

    great panorama shot!!!!!!!!!
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  3. vicuna

    vicuna

    WOW!! What a gallery of amazing shots!!! And great location! Another potential location of the week.... ;)

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  4. breakphreak

    breakphreak

    what a shots! where is my flying ticket? :)

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  5. weechonghooi

    weechonghooi

    i think i wanna go there... great location~!!!

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  6. mephisto19

    mephisto19

    #7 is great!!!!!

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  7. ananditya

    ananditya

    guys, you should definitely go to karimunjawa, it's a paradise. don't forget to take me with you :)

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  8. adi_totp

    adi_totp

    tes... goks bgt! eh lupa.. oks dan goks!! hahahaha

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  9. hanspan

    hanspan

    i need a holiday!!!! beautiful shots!, beautiful place

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  10. -a-l-b-e-r-t-o-

    -a-l-b-e-r-t-o-

    wonderful, i want to go there...my favourite is #6

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  11. azurblue

    azurblue

    Wow ! Wonderfull location and crazy pics !

    My favs are number 1,3 and 7 : what a gorgeous panorama !

    Wish I go there one day !

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  12. matsu303

    matsu303

    Woww... so nice shots!, Love em!
    over 5 years ago · report as spam
  13. inikian

    Oh god...beatiful sky...cool..i like it..i like it....*looking some tickets*
    about 5 years ago · report as spam
  14. XTine

    that's why i love Indonesia so muchooo :)
    over 4 years ago · report as spam

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