The district which is located on the western side of the Makassar Strait and Sulawesi Sea offers another side of East Kalimantan. If East Kalimantan is famous for its tropical forests and oil, Berau offers maritime natural beauty.
This district with thousands of cities in Tanjung Redeb is one of the marine conservation centers. Conservation of the Berau Sea Region has existed since 2005. The biodiversity of coral reefs in this region is the second richest after Raja Ampat.
To enter Berau, tourists can go through air transportation. This district has Kalimarau Airport with a 2,250 meter runway. You can get flight tickets to Berau from domestic airlines such as Garuda Indonesia, Sriwijaya Air, NAM Air, Wings Air, Susi Air, and Xpress Air.
The charm of Berau tourism certainly highlights the nature potential, especially maritime. The following recommendations are always being the main destination for tourists who come all the way from various regions.
Location: Kepulauan Derawan, Kecamatan Derawan, Kalimantan Timur.
This island becomes the number one destination for tourists who have bought flight tickets to Berau. Here, there are various beautiful islands that offer the beauty of the underwater world. The four most famous islands are Maratua Island with Maldives-class floating resorts, Kakaban Island with jellyfish lakes, Derawan Island with sea turtles and whale shark, and Sangalaki Island with dive sites and manta rays.
Location: Desa Labuan Kelambu, Kecamatan Biduk-biduk, Kalimantan Timur.
This natural destination is ready to make anyone gaze at its beauty. As the name implies, this lake has very clear water like a mirror and is able to reflect sunlight. It is so clear until we can see the entire lake to the bottom as clearly as possible. Uniquely, the water in this lake has two flavors, namely salty on the surface and fresh at the bottom.
Location: Desa Trans Bangun, Sambaliung, Kalimantan Timur.
Tourists who come to Bumi Bangun Lestari with their families can enjoy exciting recreation in the midst of nature. The new destination opened in mid 2017 offers a playground in the middle of a rubber forest. While accompanying children to play, visitors can take pictures of interesting places that have been specially designed as a place for photos. Water bicycle rides, outbound, tree houses and relaxing gazebos are here for perfect recreation in this open-air space.
Besides diving paradise, Berau can also be a culinary paradise. This area has a variety of eating places that are ready to pamper tourists. The most popular destinations include:
Location: Jalan AKB Sanipah 1, Karang Ambun, Tanjung Redeb, Kalimantan Timur.
Open every day.
Traveler reviews section on TripAdvisor chose this place as the number one restaurant in Berau. Many of these reviews recognize the quality of the Kahyangan as the best Chinese restaurant in the area. The menu here certainly highlights the taste of seafood and Chinese cuisine. One of the leading foods is Kepiting Telur Asin and Kangkung Hot Plate.
Location: Jalan SM. Aminudin, Bugis, Tanjung Redeb, Kalimantan Timur.
Open daily, 10:00 - 22:00 WITA (Friday only open at 16:00)
This traditional restaurant offers the most complete Berau menu. Here, tourists can order a variety of seafood, Karedok Sunda, Lombok Taliwang and Ayam Plecing Kangkung, up to the most eaten foods by people such as Grilled Chicken, Geprek Chicken, and various soups. Of course, this place is perfect for large meals with groups because all tastes can be tried at one place.
Location: Jalan Pangeran Diguna 128, Karang Ambun, Tanjung Redeb, Kalimantan Timur.
Open every day, 9:00 - 22:00 WITA.
Makassar specialties are one of the favorite culinary in Berau Regency. The excitement of Sulawesi Land can be found in the most popular restaurants in Berau. The seafood menu is definitely delicious. The same thing applies to Sulawesi drinks, such as Es Palu Butung and Es Pisang Ijo. The enjoyment of eating here is completed with the location of riverside restaurants, bamboo displays and wood-themed restaurants, and of course, the affordable prices.