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==Understand==
 
==Understand==
Designated as a national marine park. Karimunjawa consists of many small islands, like Karimunjawa island, Kemujan island, Menjangan Besar island, and Menjangan kecil island.
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Designated as a national marine park. Karimunjawa consists of many small islands, with the main ones being Karimunjawa island, Kemujan island, Menjangan Besar island, and Menjangan Kecil island.
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[[Image:Karimunjawa sunset.jpeg|thumb|400px|Sunset at Karimunjawa harbour]]
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[[Image:White sandy beach of the islands in Karimunjawa.JPG|thumb|400px|Karimunjawa islands' white sandy beach]]
  
 
===History===
 
===History===
Karimunjawa was originally founded by Sunan Nyamplungan, sons of Sunan Muria, one of the 9th moslem Saints (Sunan) who introducing Islam in Java.
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Karimunjawa was originally settled by Sunan Nyamplungan, the son of Sunan Muria, one of the Muslim Saints (Sunan) who introduced Islam to Java.
  
 
===Landscape===
 
===Landscape===
Mostly, all of karimunjawa islands are sand beaches, but in some parts of kemojan islands we can finds mangrove beaches. Karimunjawa island was the biggest island of all.
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Mostly low lying islands with white sandy beaches. There is some fringing mangrove around Kemujan island.  
  
 
===Flora and fauna===
 
===Flora and fauna===
We can find various kinds sea animal, like turtle, shark, fishes, in karimunjawa waters territory. In the land, especially in Karimunjawa island and Kemujan island, we can finds many kinds of bird, deer, and even snake.
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One can find various kinds of sea animals, like turtles, sharks, and fishes, in the watery territory of Karimunjawa. In the land, especially in Karimunjawa island and Kemujan island, one can find many kinds of birds, deer, and even snakes.
 
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===Climate===
 
===Climate===
The climate there is hot in the dry season, and wet in the rainy season
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Tropical. It is ''very'' hot here in the dry season (approximately April to October) and wet and humid in the rainy season.
  
 
==Get in==
 
==Get in==
There are chartered plane from [[Semarang]] that flies from Semarang to Dewandaru Airport in Kemujan island.
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There are chartered planes from [[Semarang]] that fly from Semarang to Dewandaru Airport in Kemujan island.
There also a regular ferry that sail from Tanjung Emas port in Semarang and [[Jepara]] port to Karimunjawa island
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There also a regular ferry that sails from Tanjung Emas port in Semarang and [[Jepara]] port to Karimunjawa island.Or you can contact <listing name="Central Java Transporter" alt="" directions="" address="" phone="+6285225993574" email="cjtransporter@gmail.com" fax="" url="" hours="" price=""></listing> for serve you to Karimunjawa
  
 
==Get around==
 
==Get around==
In karimunjawa and Kemujan island, we can rent car or motorcyle to go around the island. To go to the other island, we can use local boat or motorboat.
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In Karimunjawa and Kemujan island, you can rent a car or motorcycle. To get to the other islands, you can use a local boat or motorboat. Inter-island transportation can be booked at the following link, where you can also view timetables.
Note: Be sure that you've booked the car before you arrived in the Karimunjawa. Because there still small amound of cars there. To make it easier, you can call your travel agent to arrange it.
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Note: It might be a good idea to book a rental car before you arrive in Karimunjawa because there are few cars there.
 
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There is now a ticketing service for Karimujawa with up to date time table www.karimunjawa-ticketing.co.id
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==See==
 
==See==
The island beaches
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The island beaches and beautiful coral reefs.
The beautiful coral reefs
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==Do==
 
==Do==
Many resorts in Karimunjawa, such as Kura-kura resort, provides diving activities. There are many interesting spots, like Taka Panyawangan and Gosong cemara, to dive in the Karimunjawa water.
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Many resorts in Karimunjawa, such as Kura-kura resort, provide diving activities. There are many interesting local spots for diving, like Taka Panyawangan and Gosong Cemara. There are some shipwrecks that attract many fish and divers alike.
You can also go hiking around the island to find many places around the island that gives a beautiful panorama
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You can also go hiking around the island to find many places where there is a beautiful panorama
*<do name="Blue Laguna Inn" alt="" address="" directions="" phone="" url="www.baliviewvilla.com" hours="" price="" lat="" long=""></do>
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*<do name="tanjong" alt="track" address="kemujan island" directions="" phone="+6282334248611" url="" hours="" price="" lat="" long=""></do>
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==Buy==
 
==Buy==
The most wellknown handicraft in Karimunjawa is the wood carving. We can finds many gifts shop thats sell many kind of wood carving.
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The best known handicrafts in Karimunjawa are its wood carvings, and many shops sell them.  
Many people also go to Karimunjawa to finds the Demandaru plant. They belief that dewandaru plants can make their life longer.
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*<buy name="Diving" alt="" address="" directions="" phone="" url="http://discover-indonesia.com/diving/karimunjawa-another-place-of-diving-in-indonesia/" hours="" price="" lat="" long="">Diving is fun at Karimunjawa. Ship wreck is becoming the attraction as we can see fishes here.</buy>
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*<buy name="Diving in Karimunjawa" alt="" address="" directions="" phone="" url="http://discover-indonesia.com" hours="" price="" lat="" long="">Diving is fun at Karimunjawa. Ship wreck is becoming the attraction as we can see fishes here.</buy>
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Many people also go to Karimunjawa to find the dewandaru plant. They believe that dewandaru plants can make their life longer.
  
 
==Drink==
 
==Drink==
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==Sleep==
 
==Sleep==
There are various kinds of accommodation there, from the four star hotels to homestay. There are also camping sites there.
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There are various kinds of accommodation there, from the four star hotels to homestays. There are also camping sites.
  
 
===Lodging===
 
===Lodging===
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*'''Roemah Emak Villa''', a relax home for family, next to the beach
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*'''Tanjong Melati Homestay''' In the far north of the island, run by the local Bugis people.  Warm family orientated hospitality, delicious fresh food cooked to perfection.  Able to pick up directly from the ferry, tailor made day trips such as trekking, snorkeling amongst shipwrecks/fluorescent marine life. Relaxed immersion in the local culture with friendly faces all around. To make arrangements contact yadi, email: zoe.yadi@gmail.com. phone: +6282 334 248 611. email checked every saturday.
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===Moderate===
 
===Moderate===
 
*'''Melati hotel'''
 
*'''Melati hotel'''
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*'''Dewandaru hotel'''
 
*'''Dewandaru hotel'''
 
*'''Wisma Apung floating hotel'''
 
*'''Wisma Apung floating hotel'''
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*'''Escape Beach hotel'''
  
 
===Splurge===
 
===Splurge===
*'''Kura- kura resort''', located in Menyawakan island. It's a high class hotel with scuba facilities.
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*'''Kura-kura Resort''', in Menyawakan island. Covered by coconut trees and surrounded by white sandy beaches and pristine coral reefs. It's a high class hotel with scuba facilities.
*'''Nirwana resort''', located in Karimunjawa island. It's a luxury hotel that provides by a lot of facilities.
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*'''Mental Hideaway resort''', south of main island. With 8+ planned rooms, it's scheduled to open in 2010-2011 (info@karimunjawahideaway.com).
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*'''Nirwana Laut Resort''', a luxury resort with many facilities.
  
For Medium to Luxury try the Nirvana Lodge Resort. www.karimun-jawa.com
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*'''Paradise Resort''', private time share and holiday home. With a private entrance from the main road you experience the most amazing views high above the tree line overlooking the bay, national park and outer islands.
Remember to notify before your trip if you want catering or will self cater.
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===Camping===
 
===Camping===

Revision as of 13:55, 2 December 2012

Karimunjawa is a chain of 27 islands north of Semarang, off the coast of Central Java, Indonesia.

Contents

Understand

Designated as a national marine park. Karimunjawa consists of many small islands, with the main ones being Karimunjawa island, Kemujan island, Menjangan Besar island, and Menjangan Kecil island.

Sunset at Karimunjawa harbour
Karimunjawa islands' white sandy beach

History

Karimunjawa was originally settled by Sunan Nyamplungan, the son of Sunan Muria, one of the Muslim Saints (Sunan) who introduced Islam to Java.

Landscape

Mostly low lying islands with white sandy beaches. There is some fringing mangrove around Kemujan island.

Flora and fauna

One can find various kinds of sea animals, like turtles, sharks, and fishes, in the watery territory of Karimunjawa. In the land, especially in Karimunjawa island and Kemujan island, one can find many kinds of birds, deer, and even snakes.

Climate

Tropical. It is very hot here in the dry season (approximately April to October) and wet and humid in the rainy season.

Get in

There are chartered planes from Semarang that fly from Semarang to Dewandaru Airport in Kemujan island. There also a regular ferry that sails from Tanjung Emas port in Semarang and Jepara port to Karimunjawa island.Or you can contact Central Java Transporter, +6285225993574 (). for serve you to Karimunjawa

Get around

In Karimunjawa and Kemujan island, you can rent a car or motorcycle. To get to the other islands, you can use a local boat or motorboat. Inter-island transportation can be booked at the following link, where you can also view timetables. Note: It might be a good idea to book a rental car before you arrive in Karimunjawa because there are few cars there.

See

The island beaches and beautiful coral reefs.

Do

Many resorts in Karimunjawa, such as Kura-kura resort, provide diving activities. There are many interesting local spots for diving, like Taka Panyawangan and Gosong Cemara. There are some shipwrecks that attract many fish and divers alike. You can also go hiking around the island to find many places where there is a beautiful panorama

  • tanjong (track), kemujan island, +6282334248611.


Buy

The best known handicrafts in Karimunjawa are its wood carvings, and many shops sell them.

Many people also go to Karimunjawa to find the dewandaru plant. They believe that dewandaru plants can make their life longer.

Drink

Alcoholic beverages are served in the hotels, and Bintang (Indonesian beer) can be purchased at some 'warungs.' Bottled water is a must and can be bought readily. At meals, seasonal fresh fruit juice is a treat (mango, orange, avocado).

Eat

Surrounded by seas, Karimunjawa provides lots of sea food. Fresh fish and prawns are staples in the island diet. Restaurants are located within hotels. Other eateries, or 'warungs', provide decent cheap food like fried rice, fish, or an assortment of veggies. Be flexible and you'll do fine.

Sleep

There are various kinds of accommodation there, from the four star hotels to homestays. There are also camping sites.

Lodging

  • Roemah Emak Villa, a relax home for family, next to the beach


  • Tanjong Melati Homestay In the far north of the island, run by the local Bugis people. Warm family orientated hospitality, delicious fresh food cooked to perfection. Able to pick up directly from the ferry, tailor made day trips such as trekking, snorkeling amongst shipwrecks/fluorescent marine life. Relaxed immersion in the local culture with friendly faces all around. To make arrangements contact yadi, email: zoe.yadi@gmail.com. phone: +6282 334 248 611. email checked every saturday.

Moderate

  • Melati hotel
  • Blue Lagoon hotel
  • Dewandaru hotel
  • Wisma Apung floating hotel
  • Escape Beach hotel

Splurge

  • Kura-kura Resort, in Menyawakan island. Covered by coconut trees and surrounded by white sandy beaches and pristine coral reefs. It's a high class hotel with scuba facilities.
  • Nirwana Laut Resort, a luxury resort with many facilities.
  • Paradise Resort, private time share and holiday home. With a private entrance from the main road you experience the most amazing views high above the tree line overlooking the bay, national park and outer islands.

Camping

Backcountry

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