Enjoy the Beauty of These 8 Places in Karimunjawa
The Karimunjawa Islands have been known as “The Paradise of Java” because they offer endless natural beauty, from beaches and mangroves to underwater parks. No wonder this island on the northside of Java is always packed with tourists.
Not only local tourists but many foreign tourists are willing to come all the way with Indonesia Airlines to see its beauty firsthand. Karimunjawa is included in the Jepara region. The water area is about 110,000 hectares, and the land area is approximately 1,500 hectares.
List of Karimunjawa Tourism
There are many exotic places in Karimunjawa, especially the beaches, and here are some of them:
- Tanjung Gelam (Gelam Cape)
Gelam Cape is one of the exotic beaches in Karimunjawa. It is perfect for a honeymoon because it offers stunning sunset views. The stretch of white sand and rows of coconut trees growing sideways toward the sea as if they are about to fall are some of its many charms.
- Great Menjangan Island
If you go to the west side, you will find Great Menjangan Island covering an area of 56 hectares, a shark sanctuary. You can also try the challenging swimming activity with the tamed species of reef sharks. The underwater park also has clownfish, starfish, and green turtles.
- Small Cemara Island
This 1.5-hectare island has a natural feel but already has adequate facilities, such as a spot and BBQ equipment. The sand is white, with clear waters suitable for snorkeling activities.
- Geleang Island
If you want to camp in a beautiful place close to the beach, come to Geleang Island. This place has a long coastline with fine white sand. Many large trees provide a natural shade, and the waters are very clear.
For those of you who like snorkeling activities, it is mandatory to visit Bekolo. The underwater beauty provided will really spoil the eyes. Apart from snorkeling, you can also relax on a canoe while enjoying the beauty of the Java Sea.
- Timbul Tenggelam Island
Timbul Tenggelam means rise and sink, so-called because the island is only visible between 9 am to 5 pm, and after that, the island will be covered with water. The sea water is blue, which contrasts with the white sand. The waters are calm and shallow, perfect for those who can’t swim.
- Nirvana Beach
This is the longest beach in Karimunjawa, with an exotic view thanks to white sand, rows of coconut trees, and clear water. The water is bluish-green with relatively calm waves.
Although identical to the beach, Karimunjawa also has mangroves that pleasure in the eyes. The location is on the coast of Kemujan village. You can even walk through the forest on a 2 km-long track.
You can consider Karimunjawa Island as a tourist destination during your long holiday. Explore the eight places above and bring home memories of a great vacation with your family, partner, or friends.