Derawan Island at the Eastern Part of Indonesia
Derawan Island is one of the wonderful tourism destinations in Indonesia located in Berau District, East Kalimantan. There are 31 small islands exist in this Derawan Island, however, only 4 islands are accessible. These 4 (four) islands include Derawan Island, Martua Island, Sangalaki Island and Kakaban Island.
Derawan Island itself stretched over 1.27 million ha area possesses incredible hidden attractions. Exploring Derawan shall endow unique experiences for any traveler, one of adventure trip to be remembered everlasting. The hidden beauty of its marine and underwater world are two things offered by this island. Its exotic beaches are one of treasure which makes it popular among travelers in recent years.
Exploring the beauty of the Island through diving and snorkeling are the most pleasant adventure, especially it has been acknowledged as one of the best diving spots in the world. There are over 28 diving spots where over four hundreds of fishes, corals, turtles, dolphins inhabit in this area. Travelers can meet many protected species especially turtles since this island known as the largest turtle habitats in South East Asia. Moreover, white sands, clear blue water, warm weather and palm trees panorama complete its beauty as a tropical paradise. Since not many visitors come to the island, all visitors especially divers gather together during the trip like a small family who welcomes you.
How to Reach Derawan Island
Derawan Island can be reached easily by airplane from Jakarta, the Capital City of Indonesia. There are several air routes available, among others:
- Jakarta – Balikpapan – Berau and
- Jakarta – Balikpapan – Tarakan.
However, there are several airplanes provide direct flights both to Derawan or Tarakan. Each of those routes has its own benefits and disadvantages. The first route is more expensive than the second one due to the availability of freight. But, the first route from Bureau to Derawan Island through the sea consumes shorter time than from Tarakan to Derawan Island through land transportation. For lodging, no need to worry since there are some nice hotels, guest houses, and resorts available. Foods are relatively expensive, especially vegetables and fruits are quite limited in this remote area.
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