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Tour to Derawan Island

Highlight of Derawan Island of East Kalimantan

One of the wonderful tourism in East Kalimantan is Derawan Islands. The beauty of Derawan Islands you can enjoy such as; diving and snorkeling. Derawan Islands is like the typical dream of a tropical paradise with secluded white sand beaches, clear blue water, and some coconut trees providing some shade. The islands are located in Berau district, on the coast of East Kalimantan and it is one of the best diving spots in the world. The archipelago consists of 31 small islands of which only 4 islands are accessible: Derawan Islands, Maratua Island, Sangalaki, and Kakaban Island. In 2005, this archipelago was nominated as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.

Derawan Islands has a 1,270,000 hectares area of sea and the islands are marine and coastal ecosystems: coral reefs, seagrass beds, and mangrove forests. This area has the largest turtle habitat and nesting site in Southeast Asia.

In Derawan Island, besides the spectacular white beaches, the underwater life at Derawan Islands is also very amazing. There are over 28 diving spots here and you will not be alone as many domestic and foreign tourists dive in this beautiful ecosystem. The Derawan Islands is a diverse paradise.

To Derawan from Berau, to Tanjung Batu for a two-hour that would cost about IDR 350.000 for a one-way trip. At Tanjung Batu, you can continue using a speed boat to Derawan Islands for 30 minutes (IDR 250.000 per passenger). To get around the islands and best dive spots you can hire a boat for IDR 1.500.000 per day.

Getting There :

From Surabaya or Jakarta Flight to Berau East Kalimantan ( 1 x Transit )

Gusung Island

Gusung Island

Derawan Island

Derawan Island