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Bawah Island Anambas

Bawah Island Anambas

Bawah Islands are a group of islands located at the southern end of Anambas Islands about 150 miles east of Singapore. The main island covers an area of 66 hectares and is surrounded by four small islands and a small island of 101 acres in total. The uninhabited islands are about 30 miles away. Among the many islands in the Anambas Islands, Bawah Island is more prominent as a favorite diving destination as well as a luxury holiday offering perfect serenity.
Bawah Island Anambas (Image Source

The island is full of colorful fish and other unique marine animals as well as pristine coral reefs; Bawah Island was ranked first among the top five tropical islands of Asia selected by, ahead of Koh Cang (Thailand), Langkawi (Malaysia), Halong Bay (Vietnam), and Similan Islands (Thailand). 
For its extraordinary beauty, the island is even nicknamed the Maldives of Anambas. The number of foreign tourists visiting compared to local visitors proves that the island below is quite famous for foreign tourists. This island is an unspoiled paradise still not so well known in the country.

Pulau Bawah is part of a group of 5 islands with the Lower as the largest island and 4 islands called Sanggah, Murbah, Lidi, and Elang. These five islands form an oval blue lagoon. At low tide, the islands appear somewhat indefinitely, as white sand and coral reefs are interconnected, creating a land bridge separating the bay from the open South China Sea. Laguna offers the perfect snorkeling experience with exotic underwater beauty. The floor of this lagoon also has flat white sand, decorated with coral reefs of various colors and sizes as well as a set of fish that are visible even from the surface.

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Bawah Island or The Maldives of Anambas (Image Source

An exclusive luxury resort named Bawah Private Island, opened on the island in mid-2017, ensuring complete comfort and experience for travelers. A playground of over 300 acres, 3 crystalline blue lagoons, 13 fine white sand beaches, lush forest canopy for trekking and more importantly the philosophy of environmental and conservation policies. Bawah Private Island is a love project to integrate people with nature and become a benchmark for future goals across the region.

Bawah Island Accommodation

Bawah Island managed by private parties will only receive a maximum of 70 guests at once. With 35 accommodation Safari Tented Villas gives you the privacy of your own space but also invites you to enjoy nature around Bawah Island. From 3 Garden Villas which include the green flora, 21 Beach Villas overlooking the lagoon and 11 Water Villas that capture stunning sunsets and evenings.

How to get to Bawah Island

If you want to visit these islands, you must be sure to have as much time as you want because it is deep in the South China Sea and away from most another Indonesian archipelago. To reach Anambas by air, you must fly to Tanjung Pinang, the provincial capital of Riau Islands, located on Bintan Island. Garuda Indonesia and Lion Air operate daily flights to Tanjung Pinang from Jakarta and other major cities. From Tanjung Pinang, Xpress Air serves flights to Matak Airport on Matak Island, which is the main airport of the Anambas Islands. The flights are twice a week, operating Monday and Saturday. From Matak airport you still need to board the ship to Tarempa, which is the capital of Anambas Islands District. From the main port in Tarempa to Bawah Island can be reached by using a speedboat for approximately 4 hours with a speed of 15 knots.

If you want to travel by sea, ship Motor Vessel VOC Batavia and Motor Vessel Seven Star Island serves Tanjungpinang-Letung-Tarempa route and vice versa. The ferries leave on Sunday, Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from Tanjung Pinang, with a return journey from Tarempa on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday.

But, starting in May 2017, you can go directly to Bawah Island from Batam Island by seaplane, and it cut the travel time a little over an hour. After the Air Aerodrome Certificate issued by the Directorate General of Civil Aviation of the Ministry of Transportation, The Air Aerodrome on Bawah Island will be the first water airport to provide services to seaplanes.
Pulo Cinta Gorontalo Sulawesi Indonesia

Pulo Cinta Gorontalo Sulawesi Indonesia

Resorts in Pulo Cinta
Resorts in The Middle of Sulawesi Island (source

Pulo Cinta Review

If you hear the word Sulawesi definitely in your mind is Bunaken. But the interesting sights this one is not inferior to the natural beauty of Bunaken Marine Park.Indonesia is a country with many islands. Talking about Indonesia travel, then a beautifully awesome location in Gorontalo, you should try to visit. The beauties of its location make all of you cannot turn away and always miss the natural beauty. The site name is Pulo Cinta. Pulo Cinta is a fantastic eco resort that stands in the middle of the Gorontalo Island.

Pulo Cinta is one of the mainstay attractions Indonesia, located in the province of Gorontalo or approximately within 460 kilometers of the city of Manado, North Sulawesi, Indonesia. The island is located near the Gulf of Tomini, you will be presented with marine biodiversity, and the island is decorated with lush rain forests and exotic beaches and unspoiled.

The island is one of the small islands in the southern mainland of Gorontalo originally was uninhabited, but this time, the island developed into a resort area that has a range of exclusive and romantic travel. This beautiful island has been visited by many foreign tourists from abroad, especially tourists from Singapore, Malaysia, China, and Australia.
According to the story in Gorontalo, Pulo Cinta reputedly became the location of secret meetings between the Prince of Gorontalo with a princess of merchants from the Netherlands.

Pulo Cinta, as the name suggests this island has a shape resembling a heart. This unique heart-shaped island has 16 eco resorts floating in a romantic and unique design around the island and shows the nice architecture concepts. The idea of these building mimics the traditional houses exist around the island.

Things to do in Pulo Cinta

Enjoying the Beautiful Sea View

In Pulo Cinta you will be presented with stunning ocean views, white sand that naturally clean, swim, sunbathe and enjoy the sunset and sunrise from the balcony of your resort will be an enjoyable experience not to be forgotten.
Pulo Cinta Eco Resort
Enjoying a Beautiful Under Water and Blue Sky (source

Snorkeling and Diving

One of the activities that must be done here is diving and see the underwater beauty of Tomini were so incredible. Crystal clear waters here make you do not need to dive too deep, only about 2 to 3 meters diving you can see the beauty of a wide variety of marine life and coral reefs. You will be served by the sight of coral "Salvador Dali", this coral is the only one in the world. Coral is quite surprising, and the numbers are very much on this island. So you do not miss this one activity.

Island Hoping

Island Hopping Activities are also not to be missed. You can get around to several small islands in the Gulf of Tomini by boat. There is a sandy island Gulf of Tomini, Bajo Island, Lito Mohupombo Kiki Island, and more. To be able to surround the islands takes only about 1 hour.
An Evening at Pulo Cinta
An Evening with Background of Full Moon in Pulo Cinta (source

Enjoying the Coastal Forest Boalemo

In the area of land that is across Pulo Cinta which is an area of coastal forest belongs to Boalemo District. There you can hike and trekking.

Enjoying Food is typical of Sulawesi

In Pulo Cinta, you can enjoy the tasty food blend of nature, culture, and love. And you will be served a full range of typical culinary Sulawesi with a delicious flavor. With spices typical of Sulawesi exotic and of marine resources.

Pulo Cinta Accommodation

Pulo Cinta Eco Resort is the only resort in Pulo Cinta. The resort does not have air conditioning because all ventilations designed well so that the air flow fills the entire room with the good. The resort has a family room, terrace, private swimming pool.

The prices of the resort may change according to the seasons. The price range is between Rp 3.000.000 to Rp 5.000.000 ($300-$500) per day. The price includes the cost of three meals a day, supplies snorkeling equipment, transportation from the Jalaluddin airport and Port Tilamuta.
Eco Resort Room in Pulo Cinta
An Exclusive Room with Beautiful View (source

How to get Pulo Cinta Gorontalo

To reach this place you can book a flight from the city where you live to the Gorontalo, Sulawesi. From the Airport Gorontalo Jalaluddin, you continue by land about 2 hours to Boalemo district, precisely in the Sub-District Tilamuta. The land trip you can rent a car or travel by intercity bus Gorontalo to Tilamuta. After arriving in Tilamuta, proceed to hire a motor boat towards Pulo Cinta. The distance covered to this place about 30 minutes.

Labengki Island Untouched Paradise in Sulawesi

Labengki Island Untouched Paradise in Sulawesi

Labengki Island is located in the village Labengki, District Lasolo, North Konawe, Southeast Sulawesi Province, Indonesia, or about 70 km from the capital city of Kendari. The island consists of several large coral islands and small coral islands so that the island is divided into Pulau Labengki Besar and Pulau Labengki Kecil. Labengki name itself comes from the local language Tolaki "laabenggi" which means an urn because the Labengki Island has a shape resembling a jar when you see from a distance.
Labengki Island Sulawesi
Labengki Island is so Fascinating (source

Things to do in Labengki Island Sulawesi

On The Labengki Island, you can also enjoy the beauty of the coral reefs are incredibly charming and fascinating. Many rows of coral grow naturally surrounding the Labengki Sulawesi. Moreover, on this island, tourists can go climbing hills on small islands, swim, and enjoy the white sand, to get around the island.

Labengki Island offers an exotic charm, calm waters, clear, rocky hills surrounded by green forest and orchids. Biodiversity under the sea is very diverse. There are many beaches with the white sand spread in every area of the Labengki Island. The island with clear water and colorful coral overlay makes the Labengki Island hidden paradise for lovers of diving, snorkeling, fishing, climbers and orchid lovers.

In the area of this island, you can also do fishing activities. This type of fish in the region is very varied, you can get Grouper, Barracuda, Yellow Fin Tuna and Red Snapper fish that you can immediately enjoy the results.

For those of you who have a hobby of enjoying the underwater beauty, on the Labengki Island, there are several diving spots. Besides being able to dive on the island, you can do snorkeling activity. The underwater scenery is very charming and unspoiled, crystal clear sea water turquoise, the waves are calm and beautiful beaches is a paradise with white sand is clean and soft makes Labengki Island as a favorite holiday destination for you to visit.

Besides the charm of nature nautical, Labengki island is also a center for marine research, conservation, and rehabilitation of various species of giant clams or mussels ( Tridacna ) which is the only population of giant clams in the world.The habitat labengki clams also keep unique underwater treasures. In this island of rare and protected animals living on the sidelines of the reef and can be found at a depth of 20 meters. The size of clams in this area could reach 50 centimeters, which is the second largest species of giant clam in the world so this region serves as a breeding species of giant clams in the world.

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The Magnificent Labengki Island
Untouched Paradise (source

Teluk Cinta (Gulf of Love)

There is also an interesting place on the Labengk Island, where there are a lot of many cliffs are arranged on a white sand beach on the island. There is also a landscape that is very popular on the Labengki Island.The scene was named Teluk Cinta (Gulf of Love). 

Because in this bay is very unique, if seen from the air resembles a picture of the heart or love. Therefore, many people who call this place as the Teluk Cinta (Gulf of Love). This love bay you can snorkel, or we can also enjoy the charm of the underwater world with accompanied with various types of fish in it. Even the Teluk Cinta became one of the favorite photo spots for tourists visiting the Labengki Island.

Labengki Island Accommodation

In this island has not provided facilities such as hotels, inns or restaurants. We recommend that you prepare some food and drink for at this tourist spot. Meanwhile, if you want to stay, you can set up a tent in the area around the island. Or you can find lodgings around the center of the city of Kendari.

At this time Kima Marine Wildlife Conservation Tolitoli being pioneered as a Labengki Island Underwater Adventure Destinations. They provide travel packages that include transportation of Tolitoli towards Labengki, diving and snorkeling equipment, guide services, food, and beverage as well as lodging in a modest cottage.

Labengki Island Cottage
Labengki Island Cottage (source

How to get to Labengki Island Sulawesi

Labengki Island is about 70 km from the city of Kendari. From downtown, you can go directly to the Port of Kendari. Most of the ships or boats in the harbor are not available for 24 hours, and the boats do not operate daily. From the port, you can rent a vessel or a boat to get to the island Labengki. The lease rates vary depending on your agreement with the driver and take about four to five hours of travel, depending on the weather.

Labengki Island can also be accessed from the port districts Sawa (North Konawe), and this is one of the best paths for visitors can be profitable with time efficiency. From Sawa to Labengki Island can be taken for 1-2 hours.

Gili Labak Island Madura

Gili Labak Island Madura

Gili Labak Madura is one of the tourist attractions in Madura which has breathtaking natural scenery. Uninhabited Island is still very natural, beautiful and able to spoil the natural beauty and hypnotic eyes of the tourists. The tiny island that only has an area of 5 hectares is located in the village Kombang, District Talango, Sumenep, Madura, East Java, Indonesia. Gili itself is a term for a small island surrounded by ocean. So Gili as if is floating in the sea.
Crystal Clear Water at Gili Labak
Crytal Clear Water at Gili Labak  (source

The Uniqueness of the Gili Labak Island Madura

Formerly this island called Pulau Tikus (Rat Island). This is because this place was once a rat's nest, but as time goes by, the beauty of this island beyond the name. Therefore, Pulau Tikus (Rat Island) was renamed Gili Labak Island.
The island is the most eastern tip of the Isle of Madura has white sand, clear blue sea and the rustle of the waves was very calm. The stretch of white sand and clear sea water which makes Gili Labak worth visiting. The clear sea water is there to make you able to enjoy the coral reef, and marine life is wonderful. Not only that, the island of Gili Labak is a small island which has an area of 5 hectares so it can be surrounded by walking less than 30 minutes.

Things to do in Gili Labak Madura

Enjoy the charms of the sea Gili Labak on a boat

The first is the enchantment of the sea Gili Labak on a vessel. As you know to get to the island you have to travel by boat. In the journey, of course, you can enjoy a fascinating view and to take photos during the trip. In the distance, you can benefit from the beauty of the island of Gili Labak.
Gili Labak Madura East Java
Gili Labak Madura Island  (source

Having starred with white sand

Naturally if playing on the beach, most favorite activities carried out by the visitors are playing the white sand. Unlike the other beaches, Gili Labak has very soft white sand like baby powder.

Enjoy sunset views

Not only the play of white sand but enjoying the sunset view is also one of the most popular and enjoyable activity. The sunset view in Gili Labak Madura is no less beautiful beaches in Indonesia.

Snorkeling and Diving in Gili Labak Madura

Snorkeling and diving is a mandatory thing to do while on vacation in Gili Labak Madura. When snorkeling you will be able to enjoy the natural beauty of the sea, coral reefs, and other marine life. You can bring equipment from home or rent snorkel equipment there.

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Capture the moment to take pictures

Gili Labak Madura is an attractive tourist spot for those who love photography. During the trip, you can take pictures on a boat. Not only that, if you are interested in visiting these sights do not forget to bring the camera underwater. Since you can take pictures while snorkeling or diving.

Gili Labak Madura Accommodation

The facilities and accommodation that is in place are still considered inadequate. Such as limited clean water, lack of electricity and lodging. If you want to spend the night, you can stay at home residents or camp on the beach. For food and shelter needs are highly recommended well prepared.

Best time to visit Gili Labak Madura

The best time to visit Gili Labak Madura is April to November. This is because in the conditions of the sea are calm.
Gili Labak Sumenep Madura
Gili Labak's White Sand  (source

How to get Gili Labak Island Madura

Before going to Gili Labak island Madura, you need to advance to Sumenep. There are many ways to get there. If you come from Surabaya, you can go Bungurasih terminal. From the bus station of Bungurasih chooses who will go to Madura and usually the last stop in Terminal Sumenep or at the Port Kalianget.

To achieve Gili Labak of Sumenep, there is no regular vehicle. The only way is to hire fishing boats. For the rents is no official benchmark, depending on negotiations between the travelers with ship owners. Regular price approximately Rp 400.000 ($40) for boat capacity of 18 people round-trip. For an average day would be less than it is while on holiday could have been more expensive. After a sea journey of about 2 hours, you can get to the Gili Labak, Madura.

For those who use the aircraft can descend at Juanda airport and proceed to the terminal Bungurasih using Damri bus or taxi.
The simplest way to achieve this island for small groups is to use the many tour packages starting from Surabaya.

Derawan Islands East Kalimantan

Derawan Islands East Kalimantan

Derawan Archipelago is an archipelago located in the province of East Kalimantan in Berau Regency. Derawan Archipelago has 31 of the islands and the famous island only 4 islands namely Derawan Island, Kakaban Island, Maratua Island and Sangalaki Island. The first island we will search the Derawan is East Kalimantan. The first island we will discuss is the Derawan Island Kalimantan.
Derawan Island Indonesia
Derawan Island East Kalimantan (source

Derawan Island Kalimantan

Derawan Island Kalimantan is the easternmost of the Kalimantan Island. Derawan Island Kalimantan is the best diving destination in the world. You can see the charm of the Derawan Islands which is very beautiful and amazing. In Derawan Island Kalimantan 28 dive spots are well known by domestic and foreign tourists. They spent their holidays with diving in the island to see the views of marine life.

Derawan Islands are named for Nautical Tourism Area Marine Park Derawan. Derawan Islands are part of the Sulu Sulawesi-Marine Ecoregions across Indonesia, Malaysia, and the Philippines. Ecoregions are located in the Coral Triangle Region of the world with the highest diversity of coral in the world. The Coral Triangle is also becoming the epicenter of marine life that has a variety of types of marine life. Coral reefs come within these covers 53% of the coral reefs of the world. Even based on research developed, Derawan Islands is one of the most famous Ground Multi Countries Feeding in the world.

Derawan Islands have a panoramic view of the sea with sand white beaches, coconut trees, shadowy and life of local villagers. The island is renowned for its marine tourism, especially diving and snorkeling activities. The waters surrounding the Islands are rich in fish diversity Derawan Archipelago and sea life. Green turtles are also widely found in Derawan Islands. Green turtles are very tame and often show themselves to humans. Wait for the green turtles appears quite fun. The turtles often go to the beach to lay eggs. See the turtle egg-laying directly is an oxymoron.
Green Turttle
Green Turtle (source

Sangalaki Island

Sangalaki Island is the largest habitat for green turtles in Southeast Asia. Sangalaki Island is also a natural area conservation of turtles. Every evening almost 50 turtles toward the beach to lay eggs. With a thick body, the turtles are striving toward the coast for the sake of survival. On this island, there is a WWF (World Wild Foundation) that moves regarding conservation of the turtles. Not allowed to hunt turtles or taking their eggs. There has been a regulation protecting against the turtles from poaching.  

The Sangalaki Island also includes habitat Center Manta Rays in the world. Diving trips in Sangalaki Island are the famous attractions of Manta Rays. About 50 stingrays swim rhythmically as if dancing. The atmosphere on the island is very natural and beautiful. On this island, there is also a Sangalaki Dive Lodge. This resort provides facilities for dive, lodging, accessories store, and restaurant. Sangalaki dive Lodge crowded stunning diving trips and life under its very exotic. Cuttlefish can be found, Blue Ribbon Eels, turtles, manta rays, sharks and dozens of species of Nudibranch, hundreds of species of hard and soft corals that showcase the beauty of the coral reefs and the fish are colorful.

Kakaban Island

Kakaban Island is shaped to resemble the number "9". Part of his the North circular is atolls or coral ring-shaped and has a lagoon. Kakaban Island presents the uniqueness of nature as it is found only on the Islands that are located in the Republic of Palau come within Micronesia, Southeast Pacific Ocean. There is a brackish water lake located in the middle of the Kakaban Island.

Kakaban Lake was designated as a World Natural Heritage Area in 2004 by UNESCO. The island is completely protected from tampering can be done by humans. Tourists and locals are not allowed to stay in the isle. Many researchers came to do research on this Kakaban Lake. There are many new species to be discovered in this stunning, unique Lake.
Kakaban Island
Kakaban Island (source

Mangrove forests adorn the landscape on the island. On the Kakaban Island, there is unique brackish water lake where there are 4 species of jellyfish that does not sting, 8 types of small fish, as well as unique biota-endemic biota. Biota found in the Lake trapped and evolved to adapt. You can do diving to enjoy the beauty of the Lake, watching the Kingdom of jellyfish. Divers have known some of the dive spots around the   Kakaban Island like the Barracuda Point, The Drift, the Cabbage Patch, The Wall, the Blue Light Cave, The Plateau, Rainbow Run, diver's Delight and The North Face. A variation of the various types of these dive sites is desirable for experienced divers.   

Maratua Island

Maratua Island is often known by the name “Tropical Island Paradise ." Because of this atmosphere on the island, Maratuak Beach and it is truly unspoiled led compared to other islands. The dolphins often show up and accompany your ship while heading for the isle of Maratua. Cave adventure performed in caves and swallow bird nest, trekking down the forests are overgrown by trees above the rock. Then climb the Mount Putih (White Mountain) to watch the sunrise and see the Maratua Bay to see the height of the cliff. All of that is a memorable experience in your life.

Derawan Island Accommodation

In Derawan Island there is Derawan Dive Resort, a resort of international standard with adequate facilities. The resort provides on-site cottage for the stay. There are also facilities for diving equipment, snorkeling, banana boat, canoe, Sailboat, restaurant, café, etc. These full services that add satisfaction while on vacation to the Derawan Island. Also, there are also hotels and Inns and homestays in local houses that cost of the rent is cheaper. There are also other supporting facilities, such as restaurants and shops of accessories are also quite complete on this island. Enjoy the panoramic view of the sea, and the beach accompanied by the hospitality of the locals (tribal  Bajau ) is the main attraction of the Derawan Islands.
Derawan Dive Resort
Resorts at Derawan Island 

And on the Maratua Island, there are 2 resorts, namely Maratua Paradise resort and the Nabucco Island Resort. 2 international standard resorts that are ready to provide full facilities and comfort of your holiday. Paradise Resort is located on its own little island, namely the Nabucco Island. Both this island offers cottage to stay, on-site diving equipment, snorkeling, a restaurant, café, etc. On holiday on the island is the right choice for you who expect a lull in the rest.

Best time to visit Derawan

The best time to visit the Derawan Islands is on the March and October because in those months you can enjoy the beach and the beautiful weather and the calm ocean waves.

How to get to Derawan Island

Several options could be considered by tourists to be able to get to the islands of the Derawan archipelago:
Via air transport: For flights heading to the islands of the Derawan archipelago there are many options of flights to Balikpapan, from Balikpapan through two ways, namely via the Berau or passing of Tarakan. Both ways have advantages and disadvantages. The passing of Tarakan advantage is cheaper and choices of flights from Berau through on but for those of you who pass by Tarakan sea-lanes farther to get to Pulau Derawan and not available in the regular speedboat or to the public, so it should hire their own. If you through Tarakan was easier for traveling in groups. Whereas from Berau more comfortable for going alone because there is a lot of car travel toward Tanjung Batu and there is also a public speedboat toward Derawan Island. There are several airlines serving flight Balikpapan towards Berau and vice versa. There is an airline such as Sriwijaya Air, Wings Air, Garuda Indonesia and Kalstar.