Karimunjawa National Park and Resorts

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Karimunjawa National Park and Resorts

Introduction

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Karimunjawa National Park, which forms a chain of 27 islands, represents several ecosystem types including lowland rain forest, seagrass and algae fields, coastal forests, mangrove forests, and coral reefs.
A characteristic plant of the Park is dewodaru (Crystocalyx macrophyla) which grows in lowland rain forest. The plants growing in the seagrass and algae fields can be classified into three divisions, namely Chlorophyta, Phaeophyta and Rhodophyta. The coastal and mangrove forests are characterized by ketapang (Terminalia cattapa), cemara laut (Casuarina equisetifolia), jati pasir (Scaerota frustescens), setigi (Strebus asper), waru laut (Hibiscus tiliaceus), and mangrove (Rhizophora mucronata).Karimunjawa National Park’s coral reefs are made up of fringing reefs, barrier reefs and several patch reefs. They have an incredible wealth of species: 51 genera with more than 90 species of coral biota and 242 species of ornamental fish. Two protected biota species, black coral (Antiphates sp.) and organ pipe coral (Tubipora musica), can be found here.
Other protected sea biota include the hornet helmet (Cassis cornuta), triton trumpet (Charonia tritonis), pearly-chambered nautili (Nautilus pompillius), green shell (Turbo marmoratus), and six species of clam.
The diversity of terrestrial animals of this Park is not as high in terms of numbers as that of the aquatic animals. However, it is still possible to see deer (Cervus timorensis subspec), pangolin (Manis javanica), 40 different bird species such as the green imperial pigeon (Ducula aenea), white-bellied sea eagle (Haliaeetus leucogaster), yellow-vented bulbul (Pycnonotus goiavier), red-breasted parakeet (Psittacula alexandri), etc., as well as hawksbill turtle (Eretmochelys imbricata), common green turtle (Chelonia mydas), and edhor snake. The white-bellied sea eagle is listed as an endangered species.
Around Kemujan island, the wreck of the Panamanian ship “Indono”, which sank to the sea bed in 1955, is now a habitat of coral fish and is a popular site for wreck diving.
Only five of the 27 islands are inhabited: Karimunjawa, Kemujan, Karang, Nyamuk and Genting. Karimunjawa Island is the centre of this sub-district, which is located 83 km from Jepara (a city famous in Indonesia for its woodcarving industry ).
Interesting locations/attractions:
Menjangan Kecil, Menjangan Besar, Tanjung Gelam, Legon Lele, Genting, Kembar, Parang, Cemara and Krakal Islands: marine tourism (sailing, surfing, water skiing, swimming, sunbathing on white sand beaches, diving/snorkelling), camping, cultural visits, deer and bird observation.
Bengkoang and Kemujan Islands: camping and wreck diving.
Bukit Bendera, Bukit Gajah and Legon Goprak: tracking and marine tours.
Travel bureaus in Semarang and Jepara offer package tours lasting from between one and seven days.
Best time of year to visit: April to October.
How to reach the Park: Semarang-Jepara, about 1.5 hour by car (100 km), then Jepara (Kartini Harbour)-Karimunjawa, about 5 hours by ferry (twice a week), or Semarang (Achmad Yani Airport)-Kemujan Island by plane (once a week).
a total area of 110,117.3 hectares
Location : Regency; of Jepara (Province of Central Java)

List of Birds (17 species)

Species Red Data Book Cites
Actitis hypoleucos
Anous stolidus
Ardeola speciosa
Capella stenura
Egretta sacra
Esacus magnirostris
Glareola maldivarum
Halcyon chloris
Halcyon sancta
Ixobrychus eurhythmus Lower Risk
Ixobrychus sinensis
Numenius phaeopus
Pandion haliaetus App II
Phalacrocorax niger
Psittacula alexandri App II
Sterna bergii
Tringa ochropus

List of Mammals (4 species)

Species Red Data Book Cites
Cervus timorensis
Felis bengalensis App I
Manis javanica Lower Risk App II
Muntiacus muntjak

List of Mollusks (11 species)

Species Red Data Book Cites
Charonia tritonis Rare
Hippopus hippopus Lower Risk App II
Nautilus pompilius
Tridacna crocea Insufficiently Know App II
Tridacna derasa Vulnerable App.II
Tridacna gigas Vulnerable App II
Tridacna maxima Lower Risk App II
Tridacna sp.
Tridacna squamosa Lower Risk App II
Trochus niloticus
Turbo marmoratus Comercially Threatened

List of Amphibians (0 species)

Species Red Data Book Cites

List of Reptiles (4 species)

Species Red Data Book Cites
Chelonia mydas Endengered App I
Eretmochelys imbricata Critically Endengered App I
Python sp.
Varanus salvator App II

List of Vegetations (2 species)

Species Red Data Book Cites
Aegiceras sp.
Excoecaria sp.

Karimunjawa Resort

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Karimunjawa National Park, which forms a chain of 27 islands, represents several ecosystem types including lowland rain forest, seagrass and algae fields, coastal forests, mangrove forests, and coral reefs.
A characteristic plant of the Park is dewodaru (Crystocalyx macrophyla) which grows in lowland rain forest. The plants growing in the seagrass and algae fields can be classified into three divisions, namely Chlorophyta, Phaeophyta and Rhodophyta. The coastal and mangrove forests are characterized by ketapang (Terminalia cattapa), cemara laut (Casuarina equisetifolia), jati pasir (Scaerota frustescens), setigi (Strebus asper), waru laut (Hibiscus tiliaceus), and mangrove (Rhizophora mucronata).Karimunjawa National Park’s coral reefs are made up of fringing reefs, barrier reefs and several patch reefs. They have an incredible wealth of species: 51 genera with more than 90 species of coral biota and 242 species of ornamental fish. Two protected biota species, black coral (Antiphates sp.) and organ pipe coral (Tubipora musica), can be found here.
Other protected sea biota include the hornet helmet (Cassis cornuta), triton trumpet (Charonia tritonis), pearly-chambered nautili (Nautilus pompillius), green shell (Turbo marmoratus), and six species of clam.
The diversity of terrestrial animals of this Park is not as high in terms of numbers as that of the aquatic animals. However, it is still possible to see deer (Cervus timorensis subspec), pangolin (Manis javanica), 40 different bird species such as the green imperial pigeon (Ducula aenea), white-bellied sea eagle (Haliaeetus leucogaster), yellow-vented bulbul (Pycnonotus goiavier), red-breasted parakeet (Psittacula alexandri), etc., as well as hawksbill turtle (Eretmochelys imbricata), common green turtle (Chelonia mydas), and edhor snake. The white-bellied sea eagle is listed as an endangered species.
Around Kemujan island, the wreck of the Panamanian ship “Indono”, which sank to the sea bed in 1955, is now a habitat of coral fish and is a popular site for wreck diving.
Only five of the 27 islands are inhabited: Karimunjawa, Kemujan, Karang, Nyamuk and Genting. Karimunjawa Island is the centre of this sub-district, which is located 83 km from Jepara (a city famous in Indonesia for its woodcarving industry ).
Interesting locations/attractions:
Menjangan Kecil, Menjangan Besar, Tanjung Gelam, Legon Lele, Genting, Kembar, Parang, Cemara and Krakal Islands: marine tourism (sailing, surfing, water skiing, swimming, sunbathing on white sand beaches, diving/snorkelling), camping, cultural visits, deer and bird observation.
Bengkoang and Kemujan Islands: camping and wreck diving.
Bukit Bendera, Bukit Gajah and Legon Goprak: tracking and marine tours.
Travel bureaus in Semarang and Jepara offer package tours lasting from between one and seven days.
Best time of year to visit: April to October.
How to reach the Park: Semarang-Jepara, about 1.5 hour by car (100 km), then Jepara (Kartini Harbour)-Karimunjawa, about 5 hours by ferry (twice a week), or Semarang (Achmad Yani Airport)-Kemujan Island by plane (once a week).
a total area of 110,117.3 hectares
Location : Regency; of Jepara (Province of Central Java)

Kura Kura Resort
http://www.kurakuraresort.com/?kkr=resort 

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. 

Nirwana Laut Resort and Lodge

http://www.karimun-jawa.com/

Welcome to the new home of the Nirvana Laut Private Tropical Resort located in beautiful Karimunjawa Ocean Marine Park Indonesia.. The virgin beaches along the 27 islands in the group are home to 64 different types of coral reef, 290 species of coral fish, 7 species of kima (giant clam), 3 species of turtles and other marine biota, including sponges, soft coral, and anemone. Making this one of Indonesia’s most pristine diving destinations. Nirwana is SAFE ! Here on Karimujawa we are Malaria and Denghy Fever free area. Our beaches are quiet waters and safe for young children and non swimmers. There is no crime on Karimunjawa ! Right down to the ice you drink and water we cook in, is all from safe bottled drinking water. The moment you set foot on Nirvana Laut Private Island Resort and survey the lush green rainforest overhanging the wide open beaches, you’ll wonder why it took you so long to find this place. Nowhere else in Indonesia can you find such harmony with nature. Unlike Bali and other destinations, Karimunjawa offers you the perfect mix of nature with luxury. Our staff here specialize in giving you that personal touch that other commercial resorts can not. Facilities and Activities Large choice of accommodation packages including self catering and a choice of rooms such as our cosey Joglo rooms or ocean view Suites or the Superior Master Suite with 180º ocean views from your bed. * Well decorated rooms with European toilet and bathroom facilities with hot water. * Banquet/Function Facilities in our massive lobby living area. * Refreshments including coconuts grown on site prepared into delicious cocktails. * Internet is available by renting USB modem.(Telkom Flash) * Mobile Phone Reception with most carriers has a strong signal. * Self catering or full Asian or European catering available. * DVD available in Suite Rooms and Mini Bar. * Satellite TV coming soon. * Local restaurant’s are a short distance away. * Souvenir/Gift Shops directly from the artists a short walk away. * Our staff are happy to arrange freshlive lobster and fish for your private barbeque at the lodge or on the beach. Services: * Arrival/departure point transfers on Karimunjawa. * Daily Housekeeping * Safe at reception * Laundry Service available * Our friendly reception staff are able to help organize all your daily activities. Recreation: * Board/Leisure Games * Bushwalking/Hiking/Trekking * Canoeing/Jet skiing and Banana Boat Rides. * Cultural Entertainment * Cultural Visits/Tours including the * Fishing/Crabbing/etc. * Boating trips and island hopping including swimming with the turtles or with the black reef sharks ! * Jogging/Walking/Kayaking/Swimming * Massage available on the beach or in your suite. * Scuba Diving tours with equipment rental and bottle refilling. * Snorkeling just 20 meters right in front of your room or along our 500 meter long beach ! * Special packages are available for seminars, schools and private organizations and sporting clubs, reunions, weddings and all sorts of PARTIES. Languages Spoken: * Indonesian and some basic English. Please note that our staff are all local Karimunjawa born and raised and don’t have formal training or experience; giving you a much more personal experience mixing with the locals. Rooms and Rates Joglo Room Self contained cottage with 4 rooms (2 with ensuite) Rp. 900.000/night including breakfast and taxes Suite Room with Sea Views Beautifully furnished with TVDVD and mini bar. Rp. 1.200.000/night including breakfast and taxes The MASTER Suite The master of all suites. This luxury room is perfect for your honeymoon or just spoiling yourself. * All rooms are air conditioned. * Towels and soap are supplied daily. Rp. 3.000.000/night including breakfast and taxes Extra Bed Rp250,000/night (Prices inclusive Karimunjawa harbor pickup drop off) All room have Single Queen Size Bed, AC, Hot and Cold running water Shower.

Menjangan Kecil Island Resort

http://www.menjanganresortkarimunjawa.com/about%20us1.html

Menjangan kecil island karimunjawa have become a popular tourist destination with 46ha lowland area, surrounded by the beautiful panorama of sea, palm trees and beautiful umbrella pine tree, with white sand that is so captivating, more complete the beauty of this resort. is promises a pleasure and satisfaction for you. Menjangan resort karimunjawa is one of the resort that you should visit and admire. with distance 14 miles from karimunjawa island, just 15 minutes by speeboat to reach this resort. Of the 27 island in the Karimunjawa archipelago, around the coast of this island has beautiful coral reef, many species of marine life and diversity of marine fish, the brightness of the ocean depths between 5-7 meters can spoil your eyes to enjoy the beautiful sea scenery. the diversity of fauna can also be found in this place. With exceptional charm, we invite your family to visit menjangan resort karimunjawa, you will not feel disappointed, because we will realize your dream in the paradise island. Menjangan resort karimunjawa is the best choice for you who want to get a great sensation and unforgettable memory for you to enjoy a family vacation in menjangan kecil island karimunjawa, beside that the atmosphere will feel the contrast, and far from urban noise, you will be completely spoiled by the charming and beautiful charm of nautical. Menjangan Kecil Island (Menjangan Resort) is the most beautiful tourist destination among of 27 island in Karimunjawa archipelago offer a very fantastic nautical charm and diverse uniqueness contained therein. The waves are calm, costal breeze, the gorgeous with sand, crystal clear sea water, various kind of coral reefs and the most interesting you should try, especially for those who undergo the fatigue of daily activities, so that feels tense or nervous you are suffering form disease associated with nerves is a “sea water therapy” for the right solution for you which of course you can not enjoy in other islands. Bungalows: Bungalow is made of solid wood, with full facilities for touring and rest requirements. Ethnic and traditional buildings, blends of natural ambience and luxury. these are the views of our bungalows and the facilities. enjoy it..! Room Rates: Standard Bungalow : Rp. 550.000/night/single or double Superior Bungalow : Rp. 750.000/night/single or double Deluxe Bungalow : Rp. 850.000/night/single or double All room rates including continental/American or indonesian breakfast and taxes High and peak season surcharge : Rp. 150.000/night/room Facilities: We Offer a bedroom bungalows for 2 people which is very converien for your break, with facilities : Television, bathroom with crystal clear fresh water and gazebo to enjoy a meal or just to relax enjoy the comfortable weather in Menjangan Resort. Best Time To Visit: Best time to visit Karimunjawa islands is between April to October (the dry season) when the sky is clear without windy raining and no high waves. So this time is the best time to do water activities and most of all… sunbathing. If you plan to visit this area in rainy season which is start in November to March, you probably might have to experience stronger wind which caused bigger waves and of course with rain. In this case, sometimes any transportations to the islands will not be allowed in reason of bad weather. So again, it is advised to arrange well your schedule of visit with your travel agency to avoid the unexpectables. Snorkeling: Snorkeling is the practice of swimming on or through a body of water while equipped with a diving mask, a shaped tube called a snorkel, and usually swimfins. In cooler waters, a wetsuit may also be worn. Use of this equipment allows the snorkeler to observe underwater attractions for extended periods of time with relatively little effort. Snorkeling is a popular recreational activity, particularly at tropical resort and scuba diving locations. The primary appeal is the opportunity to observe underwater life in a natural setting without the complicated equipment and training required for scuba diving, and without the exhaled bubbles of scuba-diving equipment. Snorkeling is possible in almost any body of water, but snorkelers are most likely to be found in locations where there are minimal waves, warm water, and something particularly interesting to see near the surface. Generally shallow reefs ranging from sea level to 1 to 4 meters (3 to 12 feet) are favored by snorkelers. Deeper reefs are also good, but repeated breath holding to dive to those depths limit the number of practitioners and raises the bar on fitness and skill level.

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