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Karimunjawa

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Address: Indonesia
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I travel with my friends. It was a long holiday. I came here using travel packages. I stay at a resident's house. I eat 3 times a day. I am very satisfied with the food. But every... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Melinda S
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yogyakarta
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yogyakarta
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14 reviews
9 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I travel with my friends. It was a long holiday. I came here using travel packages. I stay at a resident's house. I eat 3 times a day. I am very satisfied with the food. But every morning until the afternoon the electricity will be extinguished. After breakfast we will board a boat and tour the island and snorkel. The... More 

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Thank Melinda S
Karimun Island, Indonesia
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 March 2017

The place is perfect for nature, relaxing and soothe your mind because the island is not 'busy' yet in tourism. What to concern is the transportations to get there, a bit tricky, the weather sometimes can be a little rough. Its a nice place for snorkeling and diving, nice beach and scaterred islands hopping. As long as i stayed and... More 

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3 Thank seaskyk
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 January 2017

Came for 1 night and stayed for 5 due to suspended ferry services. Whilst that was not ideal and a cause of frustration we ended up having a fabulous time. The key to a great time is having a good agent. Mr Midu (082243549536) sorted out accommodation, moped hire, eventual ferry tickets, food recommendations that all made our stay a... More 

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4 Thank Colin G
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

karimunjawa is the most epic underwater view, excellent quality of coral reef, beautiful sunset, and nice islands, nice people everywhere. Located in Jepara, Central Java. It's easy to access only take 1 bus from Jakarta and we dropped at Kartini harbor, get a ship ticket, next thing you know that you are there. Get an ojek (motor taxi) or simply... More 

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4 Thank Paul I
Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

Karimunjawa truly is a gem. It's autenthic still (not too much tourism) and is filled with white sand beaches, beautiful tropical forest views and friendly local people. To get there is a bit of a hassle but believe me, it's worth it.

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2 Thank Dorien F
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9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

We finally had a chance to visit Karimunjawa in Aug 2016, after having our holiday canceled a year before due to bad weather. This time, we booked return tickets of Airfast plane from Surabaya to Karimunjawa. Airfast is a small local airlines which provides flying routes to Karimunjawa in small charter planes (max. 12 passengers) from Semarang & Surabaya. The... More 

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2 Thank hecallsmeange
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12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 September 2016

Its a very beautiful island with nice People. At 6 pm there is no power. On the market place is a wonderful BBQ qith fresh seafood. Good places for snorkeling and amazing white sand beaches. It´s only pitty that the people leave their garbage everywhere!

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1 Thank alone_at_home
Yogyakarta, Indonesia
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 September 2016

We (two travellers,female, in their twenties, with a budget), came with the night train from Bandung to Semarang. By public bus,we went to Jepara, the port where slow and fast boats go from (3 hours, killing your back, 30.000IDR for both of us) From there, went on the fast boat, since we missed the slow boat (slow boat goes: jepara-karimunjava:... More 

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8 Thank rahelbecker
1 review
Reviewed 19 August 2016 via mobile

quite place, far from crowd. good place to relax and affordable. best place to run away from your daily routine.

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21 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 11 August 2016 via mobile

In My opinion It was nice but not that paradise they say. The island is starting to be touristic but they are not prepared for tourism. They didn't have beer in most of the stablishment because they are muslims. The Best in that island was the guida called John. Nice guy that made our stay in there a special time!

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Thank Cristina G

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