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Finding a natural tour package in the form of beautiful beaches in a quiet area is not that difficult. You also don't need to go all the way to Maldives, Hawaii, or even to the Caribbean. In the north of the island of Java, there is a group of beautiful islands named Karimunjawa, which still belongs to the Jepara Regency. The islands offer a variety of beauty that will make your holiday special.
In Karimunjawa there are 27 islands, 22 of which are uninhabited. Even so, the distance between the islands is not too far away. You can easily visit one island to another using a ship that is available there. While in Karimunjawa, you don't need to worry about where you are going to sleep. Many hotels and resorts offer various level of comfort while you enjoy the beauty of Karimunjawa.
Karimunjawa is located about 83 kilometers to the north of Jepara. You can travel here using a cruise package with a ferry from Kartini Harbor for about 5 hours. But if you use a fast boat, it will only take 2-3 hours to get you to the island. If you depart from another city, you can choose a flight to Semarang. From Ahmad Yani Airport, the next route is the port of Tanjung Mas, which can be reached in 15 minutes by public transportation facilities that are available in the airport area. After that, you can use a speedboat to Karimunjawa for 4-5 hours.
Each island in Karimunjawa generally has its own attractiveness. Most travelers prefer islands-hopping to complete their tour packages. However, if you have limited time, here are some of the best tourist attractions in Karimunjawa that you must stop by.
Although it is not uninhabited, Geleang is always packed with visitors. This beautiful island with a sloping beach is always included in the tour package to Karimunjawa. Here you can play sand, beach volleyball, swim, or just enjoying the crystal clear seawater combined with white sand and calm waves. You can also take a walk along the beach under the shady trees.
Menjangan Besar Islands
Have you ever wondered how it feels like to swim with sharks? Your imagination will come true here. In Menjangan Besar Island, there is a shark breeding pond made directly adjacent to the ocean. Here you can swim with sharks with views of seawater and surrounding islands. Although it sounds very extreme, you don't need to worry because the sharks are already tamed down. So, even if you swim at a close distance with the sharks, it will not be as dangerous as you might think.
Ujung Gelam Beach
One of the moments most people look forward to when visiting a beach is the sunset. At Ujung Gelam Beach, you will have the opportunity to see breathtaking scenery, which is when the sun begins to set at the end of the ocean. The perfect blend of orange, yellow, and gray in the sky will give you the best sunset view.
Mangrove Forest on Kemujan Island
In addition to the beach tour package, Karimunjawa also has other interesting natural tourist destinations: mangroves. Located in Kemujan Island, this tourist location presents a row of mangrove trees that are so beautiful. There is also a 2-kilometer track that is convenient for sightseeing. Here you can explore the forest while enjoying the fresh air and the beauty of the towering mangroves.
Little Island and Middle Island
The two adjacent islands, Pulau Cilik, and Pulau Tengah offer the beauty of Karimunjawa's underwater panorama. When taking a tour package to the islands, you can do diving activities to witness the beautiful coral that lies beneath the surface of the sea. Besides, there are also hundreds of types of beautiful fishes swimming in between the corals.
Visiting Karimunjawa now can be easier with a variety of tour packages from Traveloka. You can combine airline ticket and hotel packages to get a cheaper price. Traveloka will help you travel to Karimunjawa in a much more convenient way.