Located in the midst of Karimunjawa Archipelago and offering one of the largest lagoons of the area, Menjawakan is a very green, private tropical island 22 hectars large, of extroardinary beauty which is exclusively occupied by Kura Kura Resort.
Situated between Java and Borneo, and still unknown to mass tourism, Karimunjawa Archipelago is a National Marine Park composed of 27 islands which still offers the feeling of a natural and remote beauty. The exceptional location of Kura Kura Island places our guests in the midst of the Archipelago, giving them the opportunity to visit and enjoy the rare beauty of the surrounding islands with their pristine white, unspoiled beaches fringed with palm trees, and the amazing colours of the sea while staying in rare comfort.
How to get here
From May 1st until October 31st Kura Kura Resort have a regular Flight service transportation schedule from Semarang; Flying time is only 40 minutes to Karimunjawa (the main Island) from where they provide their speed-boat transfer (40 min) to Kura Kura Resort Flights are available on Tue, Thu, Fri and Sun operating exclusively for Kura Kura Resort. Checkout their website for details
From Jakarta you need to go to Semarang. From Semarang, then you take a small plane which will take you to Karimun Jawa Island.
I have to admit, Kura Kura is not easy to get to but if you’re visiting Indonesia it is definitely worth the effort to travel there. Located in the Karimunjawa Archipelago the exclusive resort boats 22 hectares of pristine tropical beaches and natural flora and fauna. Since it is yet to attract a huge crowd the resort has a feel of exclusivity that offers couples and honeymooners extreme privacy.
The view from the plane
Once you arrived at Karimun Jawa, You will be pick up by Kura Kura Resort team, and took a speed boat ride for another 40 mins. It’s along way, but it’s totally worth it!
Deluxe Seaview Cottage
I scheduled an island hopping/snorkeling trip with a picnic lunch and after a wonderful breakfast; I started out on my adventures. There are few words to describe the beauty of the waters that surround Kura Kura and Karimunjawa. The kura-kura resort crew took us to their private small island. Literally only us there. The crystal clear water and pristine coral reefs make for hours of enjoyment and it was hard to get out of the water for a rest. The captain of my boat leisurely sauntered over to an island where the locals set up tables in the sand and serve local dishes and drinks.
I very much enjoyed a BBQ of fresh local Parrot Fish, squid, rice, and a deliciously red-hot chili sauce.
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