Welcome To Paradise Derawan Island, East Borneo Indonesia
Derawan is a little, sandy, teardrop shaped island. There are plenty of coconut palms, picturesque village with exceptional nice inhabitants. Sandybottom at island’s edge, shallow water and shells which nobody picks up – it is a paradise for not only backpackers but everybody! Nearby there are three other islands: Sangalaki Island, Kakaban Island and Maratua Island. There is one of Family has built a nice and cosy homestay with six (6) rooms on a bridge at the Derawan beach.
Under the bridge, in an edge water, there are big, green turtles resting. Those are with no doupt a big atraction for everybody visiting this place. You don’t have to be diver to admire the underwater world. It is enough with mask, snorkel and flippers to approach the turtles on arm distance. On the bridge there are also a restourant with beautiful sea view.
Nearest located to Derawan is Sangalaki, sometimes called by the divers “The Kingdom of Mantas”. The distance is only 25 kilometers. Snorkeling among enrmous, but very with very gracy budge mantas is an unforgettable experienc for everybody. Those giants, with wing lenght of up to five (5) meters, are coming to the beach each day.
HOW TO GET TO DERAWAN ISLAND?
JAKARTA – PANGKALAN BUN – BANJARMASIN – BALIKPAPAN – KALIMARAU AIRPORT, BERAU – DESA TANJUNG BATU – DERAWAN ISLAND
From Jakarta you can reach Kalimarau Airport and Derawan Island very easily. From outside of Indonesia archipelago, you can reach Jakarta (CGK) and if you want to go to Pangkalan bun is better to you to take Trigana Air flight/ no IL-708 / (CGK) Dept : 09h10am wib – (PKN) Arr : 10h20 wib. They will serve you Daily and also they will bring you direct to Pangkalan bun.
From Jakarta you can catch also Trigana Air and other flight from Jakarta (CGK) Dept : 15h15 wib – (PKN) Arr : 16h15 wib in Pangkalan bun Airport Iskandar. So, if you want going to Derawan Island it is better to you to get Trigana Airport flight, from Pangkalan bun Airport iskandar (PKN) Dept : 8h25 wib and one time transit in Banjarmasin ( BJM ) Arr : 10h43 wib.
And then if you want to catch the same Trigana Air/Sriwijawa Air and other flight to Kalimarau Airport and you have to wait next day and also you can catch different a flight’s from Banjarmasin (BJM) Dept : 9h10 wita – Balikpapan (BPN) Arr : 09h59 wita and then you can catch the same Trigana Air/Sriwijaya Air and other a flight and also you can catch anothers flight’s from Balikpapan (BPN) and then take Trigana Air/Sriwijaya Air flight they are had Two flights Dept :11h10 wita and then 16h45 wita – Arr : 12h00 wita and then 17h45 wita.
Other Way To Get To Derawan Island :
From Singapore / Jakarta you can reach Balikpapan very easily.
From Jakarta it is better to take morning flight between 06h00am – 08h00 wita Jakarta time with Sriwijaya Air, Lion Air, Batik Air, Air Asia, and Garuda Indonesia, so you can connect nicely with Wings Air and Sriwijaya Balikpapan – Berau.
Silk Air, Singapore Airlines has daily flight to Balikpapan. At the mean time taking Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday Singapore – Balikpapan 07h55 wita – 10h15 wita is the best so you can connect with flight Balikpapan to Berau by Wings Air, Sriwijaya and Trigana Air at the same day.
From Kalimarau Airport taxi to Tanjung Batu village and take a Speedboat to the Derawan Island.
Or directly a fast boat from Berau City to Homestay Derawan Island approx. 2.5 hours.
When you arrive at homestay, our guide will bring you to check in homestay.
Another alternative way to get there is through Malaysia :
Kuala Lumpur-Tawau (flight) from Tawau hydrofoil to Tarakan
Tarakan-Berau flight or Tarakan-Derawan boat
Private Speedboat Derawan Island, East Borneo Indonesia !
Following our provide Private package price to the Private vacation to Derawan island 3days 2nights and 4days 3nights, either via Tarakan and via Berau. We deliberately serve Private package price in because numerous requests from some of the guests going on a vacation to the Derawan.
Start/Meeting Point : Kalimarau Airport – Tanjung Batu – Derawan Island
End : Derawan Island – Tanjung Batu – Kalimarau Airport
Duration : 4Days/3Nights
Accomandation : Derawan Homestay
Transport : Land/Speedboat
Tour Itinerary 4d/3n
DAY. 01 KALIMARAU AIRPORT, BERAU – TANJUNG BATU – DERAWAN HOMESTAY (D).
Our Guide Pick up you Kalimarau Airport to Derawan Homestay. Free Time.
DAY.02 DERAWAN HOMESTAY – MARATUA – KAKABAN – SANGGALAKI (B,L,D).
Derawan Homestay – Maratua – Kakaban – Sanggalaki – Derawan Homestay. free Time.
DAY. 03. DERAWAN HOMESTAY – WHALESHARKS DERAWAN ISLAND AREA – GUSUNG AROUND – DERAWAN HOMESTAY (B,L,D).
Derawan Homestay – Whale Sharks Area – Gusung Around – Derawan Homestay. Free Time.
DAY.04. DERAWAN HOMESTAY – TANJUNG BATU HARBOR – KALIMARAU AIRPORT, BERAU (B)
Our Guide take you to the Kalimarau Airport and say good bye…
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Note : You can take a flight from Jakarta Airport in the morning at 8h00 wita/9h00 wita/10h00 wita – Transit, Balikpapan Airport and you can take a lunch at Balikpapan Airport before going to – Kalimarau Airport, Berau City and our guide will pick up you car direct to Tanjung Batu Harbour in Subdistrict and our guide will bring you by speedboat, approx 25 minute direct to Derawan Island Homestay in the afternoon. And you can enjoying the Derawan Island Area and Free Time.
FACILITIES AVAILABLE IN PACKAGE INCLUDE :
The cost of transportation from the airport to the port,return-speed boat from the harbour towards (PP) The Derawan Island return-speed boat to the Tanjung Batu port / Tarakan City (PP).
* Homestay on the Sea (4D/3N)
* Transport sea Speedboat (Return)
* Transport Kalimarau Airport ( Return )
* Mineral Water for Breakfast & Dinner, Lunch box
* Pick up Local guide at Airport and return to Airport (PP)
* Foods. ( Breakfast Homestay. Lunch Box. Dinner Homestay)
* Hopping Island + Entrance ticket to location
+ Aquitment Snorkeling 1 Day
* Searching the WhaleSharks, Derawan Island Area
* Derawan Island > Maratua Island – Sanggalaki Island and Kakaban Island – Gusung.
* Flight Ticket
* Travel Insurance
* Documentasi Camera
* Alcoholic,wisky and beer
* Personal needed and when you hangout you have to pay your Mineral Waters ACCESSORIES THAT ARE GOOD TO BRING :
- Blanket to sleep on the , just in case
- Malaria pills (via prescription) Just in case
- Mosquito repellent, long sleeves shirts and long pants (to protect from mosquitoes)
- Protection from the sun (hat, sunglasses, sunblock)
- Small towel for humid or hot days on the beach
- Socks, justin case
- Towel for the shower on the homestay, just in case
ISLAND TO BE VISITED NAMELY DERAWAN ISLAND :
- Derawan Island
- Kakaban Island
- Sangalaki Island
- Maratua Island
- Gusung Island
OTHER PROVISIONS :
- 1. do not dispose of garbage in an arbitrary place
- 2. Does not damage existing reefs and do not carry marine life found in the location of destination either dead or alive
- 3. Always wear a life vest when the snorkel/swim in the sea.
- 4. adhere to the Tour Guide.
- 5. be friendly and polite towards your fellow participant Derawan Paradise Lodging standard package