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==Understand==
Designated as a national marine park. Karimunjawa consists of many small islands, with the two main ones being Karimunjawa island, and Kemujan islandIsland, and the smaller ones being Menjangan Besar islandIsland, and Menjangan Kecil islandIsland and some other even smaller, uninhabited islands. [[Image:Karimunjawa sunset.jpeg|thumb|400px|Sunset at Karimunjawa harbour]][[Image:White sandy beach of the islands in Karimunjawa.JPG|thumb|400px|Karimunjawa islands' white sandy beach]]
===History===
===Landscape===
Mostly low lying islands Karimunjawa and Kemujan Islands are like saimese twins. A short bridge connects the two and they may be thought of as just one island.  Karimunjawa Island is the larger and is quite hilly and steep in places. The highest peak is about 330 metres, with sandy a dozen other peaks of 150 metres or more. Karimunjawa also has the larger population. The main, and virtually the only, village is situated on a point on the south-west coast of Karimunjawa Island. There are many beautiful beacheswith clean, white sand. Much of the island has fringing reefs. Kemujan Island has lower evevation and is undulating. The 900 metre airstrip (elev. 10 metres) is located on Kemujan Island, 18 km north-east of the village. There is are some mangrove forrests fringing mangrove Kemujan Island in places. There are also fringing reefs in many locations around Kemujan the island. The smaller, outer islands are low lying and have pristine, white sandy beaches.
===Flora and fauna===
One can find various kinds of sea animals, like turtles, sharks, and fishesfish, in the watery territory of sea around Karimunjawa. In On 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(December to March).
==Get in==
There are chartered planes from [[Semarang]] that fly from Semarang to Dewandaru Airport in Kemujan island.The airstrip has a sealed 900 metre runway. There also is a regular '''ferry ''' that sails from Tanjung Emas (port ) in Semarang and [[Jepara]] port to Karimunjawa islandIsland. Contact '''Central Java Transporter''' ☎ +6285225993574, or email [email protected] about the Karimunjawa service. The slower, but comfortable, '''barge''' service operates out of Japara.
==Get around==
In Karimunjawa and Kemujan island, you can rent a car , motorcycle or motorcycleeven a bicycle. To get to the other near-by islandshowever, you can use need to rent a local boat or motorboatfor about Rp 200,000/day. Inter-island transportation can also be booked at the following link, where you can also view timetables.[http://www.karimunjawa-ticketing.co.id/] Note: It For one or two people, a motorbike would usually do, but if you're not familiar with motorcycles and would rather rent a car, it might be a good idea to book a rental car before you arrive in Karimunjawa , because there are very few cars thereon the island.
==See==
==Do==
Many There are a number of resorts in Karimunjawaon Kariminjawa, 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
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==Buy==
The best known handicrafts in Karimunjawa are its wood carvings, and many shops sell them.
 
Local cultured pearls, and jewelry made with pearls, can be bought at much lower prices than in Jakarta. If pearls interest you, make sure you check this out, but first, check the prices in Jakarta before you go to Kurimun, so you know the value of what you're buying.
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 hotelsresorts. Outside of these resorts, there are no pubs or clubs, and but Bintang (Indonesian beer) can be purchased at some 'warungs(small, local shops).' The beer is usually sold off the shelf, ie, hot. Bottled water is a must and can be bought readily. Nevertheless, carry water with you wherever you go. At meals, seasonal fresh fruit juice is a treat (, such as coconut, mango, orangeor avocado, avocado)is a pleasant treat.
==Eat==
==Sleep==
There are various kinds of accommodation thereon Karimunjawa, from the homestay to four star hotels to homestays. There are also camping sites. The homestay places start from about Rp 120,000/night. A comfortable unit with airconditioner is about Rp 250,000/night.
===Lodging===
*'''Roemah Emak Villa'''[http://www.karimunjawa-islands.info/], 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: [email protected] phone: +6282 334 248 611. email checked every saturday.
===Moderate===
*'''Wisma Apung floating hotel'''
*'''Escape Beach hotel'''
 
==Homestay==
Full List of [http://www.armadakarimunjawa.com/ Homestay] in Karimunjawa, By staying in Karimunjawa Homestay, you will not only feel like a tourist, but it will become one with the social and cultural life of the Karimunjawa.
Here is a list of homestay in Karimunjawa:
 
*'''Homestay Dafista'''
*'''Homestay Gatot'''
*'''Homestay Hadi'''
*'''Homestay Kamisan'''
*'''Homestay Srikandi (Guest House)'''
*'''Homestay Anik'''
*'''Homestay Prapatan'''
*'''Homestay Pek'''
*'''Homestay Liandry'''
*'''Homestay Hamfah'''
*'''Homestay Arryani'''
*'''Homestay Akbar'''
*'''Homestay Mulyo Indah'''
*'''Homestay ARI'''
 
All homestay in Karimunjawa have facilities similar: 12.5 Power Hour
 
(Pkl. 17:00 to 06:00 pm), Fan, Bathroom Exterior and bathroom inside.
 
Residents Karimunjawa very open to welcome tourists who stay either in
 
Homestay or not.
===Splurge===
*'''Kura-kura Resort''' [http://www.kurakuraresort.com/], 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''' [http://www.karimun-jawa.com/], a luxury resort with many facilities.
*'''Paradise Resort'''[http://paradise-lodge-karimunjawa.com/], 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===
==Stay safe==
It is best to bring what you need as there is not a wide variety of goods on the island. Bring '''suncream''' (block-out, 30+) if you are fair skinned, also bring a hat and sunglasses. Dental flos is unobtainable on the island as are many medications. Also bring a pair of rubber sandals in addition to good walking shoes.
==Get out==

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