Visiting Derawan Islands

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Ready to Go to Derawan Archipelago

Planning to go on a tour or travelling, we definitely want a smooth trip, comfortable accommodation, cheap hotels, good food, cheap plane tickets, close to everywhere, and can rent a motorbike or car.

Attraction

In Derawan Archipelago, there is natural beauty and unique culture of the local community. There are many uniqueness, starting from the village (desa), sub-district (kecamatan), district (kabupaten) and provincial levels.

In Indonesia, each province has different and interesting characteristics. Each province has a different and unique culture and lifestyle.

The Derawan Islands or Kepulauan Derawan are in the province of East Kalimantan in Indonesia. They consist of 31 islands, most well known among these are the islands of Derawan, Maratua, Sangalaki and Kakaban.

There are also numerous submerged reefs and islets. They are located in the Sulawesi Sea, on the coastal shelf of East Kalimantan. The islands are part of the Berau Regency.

The Derawan islands is very enjoyable because of its warm, isolated  islands with soft white sand beaches fringed with waving palm trees, pristine seas that change color from green to deep blue, and an amazing underwater life of giant turtles, dolphins, manta rays, dugongs and barracudas, stingless jellyfish and sometimes, whales Derawan is indeed one of world’s richest areas in bio-diversity.

Small wonder that the Derawan Islands are considered the third best dive destination in the world.

Located just away from the mainland of East Kalimantan in the district of Berau, the Derawan archipelago comprises 31 islands, most well known among these are the islands of Derawan, Maratua, Sangalaki and Kakaban.

The government is taking good care of the preservation of nature and maintaining the condition of the forest.

The environment is also well maintained.

Activity

Visiting Derawan Archipelago, we will witness routine community activities in unique traditional cultures. And there are special dishes and food as part of culinary tours that are delicious and yummy.

Derawan Archipelago is Indonesia’s largest nesting site of the rare and endangered giant green turtles and hawks bill turtles, where one can daily watch turtles lay their eggs in the sand or swim to sea with the turtles. The entire marine conservancy region covers a total area of no less than 1.27 million hectares.

Here, you can find 460 different species of corals, ranking this area second only to the Raja Ampat Islands in West Papua.

The Nature Conservancy and a team of international experts also found more than 870 species of fish here, ranging from tiny pygmy seahorses to giant manta rays. O

n some days, groups of up to 50 manta rays have been seen feeding together in Derawan’s waters, says the Conservancy.

While on Kakaban, you can find the world’s largest and most diverse jellyfish lake, including four unique species of stingless jellyfish one of which can swim upside down. It is for this reason that Kakaban is considered for UNESCO nomination as a World Heritage Site.

In this place there are also regular events or activities held every year, both national and international.

Accessibility

The journey to Derawan Archipelago is now very easy. We can enter through various modes of transportation.

Access to go to Derawan Archipelago or Derawan Islands:

To reach Derawan, SilkAir flies from Singapore to Balikpapan in East Kalimantan.

Or you can take a flight from Jakarta, Surabaya or Denpasar to Balikpapan or Tarakan by Garuda Indonesia or Mandala Air. Then take a connecting flight by either KALStar, Deraya airlines or DAS to Tanjung Redeb in Berau. From here, boats will take you to the islands.

The condition of the infrastructure is getting better. Starting from highways, airports, trails, ports, bridges, stairs, even some places can be reached by toll roads.

We can visit by plane, car, ship, bus, motorcycle and bicycle. At some point, we can take the train. We can also walk freely.

Amenity

In Derawan Archipelago, as technology getting better. We can easily find locations for mini markets, shops (warung kedai), Money Changer, ATMs, Bank BRI BCA BNI Mandiri, BTPN Bank Nagari BJB, supermarkets, and restaurants. So we will not starve or lack the necessary items.

If you are sick and need help, you can also visit clinics, drugstore pharmacies (apotek), practice doctors, hospitals, and health centers (puskesmas).

In this place we can also look for places of worship such as mosques, churches, and others.

Accommodation

Finding place to stay in Derawan Archipelago is very easy. We can stay at home stays, hotels, inns, hostels and other places.

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Experience and Reviews

There are already many visitors have visited Derawan Archipelago, there are many interesting stories that are told. Like feeling satisfied, happy, wanting to come again, sleep well, and almost no one is disappointed or complains to come here.

So, visitors will find out on how to find the best hotels, where is exactly located, why it is amazing, how much is the fare and rate, who are the people, whom to ask, and when is the best time to visit.

We can visit these tourist attractions from Tanjung Pinang, Tanjung Redep, Tanjung Selor, Tapak Tuan, Tarakan, Tarutung, Tasikmalaya, Muara Bungo, Muara Enim, Muara Teweh, Muaro Sijunjung, Muntilan, Nabire, Negara, Nganjuk,

Purwokerto, Purworejo, Putussibau, Raha, Rangkasbitung, Rantau, Rantauprapat, Rantepao, Rembang, Rengat, Ruteng, Sabang, Salatiga, Samarinda, Sampang, Sampit, Sanggau, Nunukan, Pacitan,

Padang, Padang Panjang, Padang Sidempuan, Pagaralam, Painan, Palangkaraya, Palembang, Palopo, Palu, Pamekasan, Pandeglang, Pangkajene, Pangkajene Sidenreng, Pangkalan bun,

Pangkalpinang, Panyabungan, Pare, Parepare, Pariaman, Pasuruan, Pati, Selong, Semarang, Sengkang, Serang, Serui, Sibolga, Sidikalang, Sidoarjo, Sigli, Singaparna, Singaraja, Singkawang, Sinjai,

Sintang, Situbondo, Slawi, Sleman, Soasiu, Soe, Solo, Solok, Soreang, Sorong, Sragen, Stabat, Subang, Wonogiri, Wonosari, Sawahlunto, Sekayu,

Ngawi, Wonosobo, Yogyakarta, Batusangkar, Baubau, Bekasi, Bengkalis, Bengkulu, Benteng, Biak, Bima, Binjai, Bireuen, Bitung, Blitar, Blora, Bogor, Bojonegoro, Bondowoso, Bontang, Boyolali, Brebes,

Kalabahi, Kalianda, Kandangan, Karanganyar, Karawang, Kasungan, Kayuagung, Kebumen, Kediri, Kefamenanu, Kendal, Kendari, Kertosono, Ketapang, Batang, Batu, Baturaja,

Garut, Gianyar, Gombong, Gorontalo,Gresik,Gunung Sitoli, Indramayu, Jakarta, Kuningan, Kupang, Kutacane, Kutoarjo,

Labuhan, Lahat, Lamongan, Langsa, Larantuka, Lawang, Lhoseumawe, Limboto, Lubuk Basung, Lubuk Linggau, Lubuk Pakam, Lubuk Sikaping, Sumbawa Besar, Sumedang, Sumenep, Sungai Liat,

Sungai Penuh, Sungguminasa, Surabaya, Surakarta, Tabanan, Tahuna, Takalar, Takengon, Tamiang Layang, Tanah Grogot, Tangerang, Tanjung Balai, Tanjung Enim, Tanjung Pandan,

Bukit Tinggi, Bulukumba, Buntok, Cepu, Ciamis, Maros, Martapura, Masohi, Mataram, Maumere, Medan, Mempawah, Menado, Mentok, Merauke, Metro, Kisaran, Klaten, Cianjur, Cibinong,

Cilacap, Cilegon, Cimahi, Cirebon, Curup, Demak, Denpasar, Depok, Dili, Dompu, Donggala, Dumai, Ende, Enggano, Enrekang, Fakfak, Kolaka, Kota Baru Pulau Laut, Kota Bumi, Kota Jantho,

Kota Mobagu, Kuala Kapuas, Kuala Kurun, Kuala Pembuang, Kuala Tungkal, Kudus, Ambarawa, Ambon, Amlapura, Amuntai, Argamakmur, Atambua, Babo, Bagan Siapiapi, Lumajang, Luwuk,

Madiun, Magelang,Magetan, Majalengka, Majene, Makale, Makassar, Malang, Mamuju, Manna, Manokwari, Marabahan, Jambi, Jayapura, Jember, Jeneponto, Jepara, Jombang, Kabanjahe,

Bajawa, Balige, Balik Papan, Banda Aceh, Bandarlampung, Bandung, Bangkalan, Bangkinang, Bangko, Bangli, Banjar, Banjar Baru, Banjarmasin, Banjarnegara, Bantaeng, Banten, Banyumas,

Bantul, Banyuwangi, Barabai, Barito, Barru, Batam, Meulaboh, Mojokerto, Muara Bulian, Sukabumi, Sukoharjo, Tebing Tinggi, Tegal, Temanggung, Tembilahan, Tenggarong, Ternate, Tolitoli,

Tondano, Trenggalek, Tual, Tuban, Tulung Agung, Ujung Berung, Ungaran, Waikabubak, Waingapu, Wamena, Watampone, Watansoppeng, Wates, Payakumbuh, Pekalongan, PekanBaru,

Pemalang, Pematangsiantar, Pendopo, Pinrang, Pleihari, Polewali, Pondok Gede, Ponorogo, Pontianak, Poso, Prabumulih, Praya, Probolinggo, Purbalingga, Purukcahu, Purwakarta, Purwodadi grobogan,

That’s all the information we provided, hopefully useful.

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