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Derawan Archipelago

Jalan Pulau Derawan | Rt 002, East Kalimantan 77381, Indonesia
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this place is stunning, yes it took long journey to go here (3 hours speed boat ride from tarakan... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Ivana H
Derawan Heaven

Derawan Archipelago is a great destination trip! You can go to Maratua, Kakaban, Labuan Cermin... read more

Reviewed April 3, 2018
Johan_Kinoshita
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Jakarta, Indonesia
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“fish” (25 reviews)
“dive resort” (7 reviews)
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Jalan Pulau Derawan | Rt 002, East Kalimantan 77381, Indonesia
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"fish"
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"dive resort"
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"east kalimantan"
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"manta ray"
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"other islands"
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"beautiful island"
in 7 reviews
"small island"
in 4 reviews
"eggs"
in 5 reviews
"clear water"
in 5 reviews
"there are so many"
in 3 reviews
"long journey"
in 3 reviews
"main island"
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"snorkeling spot"
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"sea life"
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"friendly locals"
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"early morning"
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"the main reason"
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

this place is stunning, yes it took long journey to go here (3 hours speed boat ride from tarakan), but this place is still beautiful.

Thank Ivana H
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Reviewed 3 April 2018 via mobile

Derawan Archipelago is a great destination trip! You can go to Maratua, Kakaban, Labuan Cermin, Whale Shark dive & and other activities! The downside is you need 1-2 hours to move from one island to another island! Very recommended for people who love Island Hoping!

1  Thank Johan_Kinoshita
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Reviewed 19 February 2018

Derawan Island offers a great experience. It has beautiful white sand beach, great spot to snorkling or diving, great nature to take picture, yummy culinary, and nice people. I found turtle lied egg at night aproximately at 01 AM in front of my door cottage....More

1  Thank saraswatih2018
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Reviewed 3 February 2018 via mobile

This trip to Derawan Island now, I went with my sister. This island was unforgettable with its white sandy beach and the under water scenery around the islands. Its very recommended to have trip to Derawan Island with the family or friends.

Thank anurulhida
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Reviewed 25 January 2018

I came to Derawan for two weeks to chill out and dive. This charming place is really off the map. Primarily you get Indonesian tourists here rather than tourists from elsewhere. As a westerner I had my photo taken a number of times. The island...More

4  Thank Monkeys_Mum_and_Dad
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Reviewed 29 November 2017

Well I am coming here after 4 years and this place has changed a lot. Its still a good place to dive and snorkel in the blue and green pristine waters though. It has still the old charm of friendly people all around.

Thank futbolmania999
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Reviewed 26 September 2017 via mobile

Went on a 3D2N trip with Be Borneo Tour to this archipelago. Stayed at Reza Cottage in Derawan island. Activities included Boat riding to Maratua, jump off the cliff in Halo Tabung cave, snorkeling with stingless jelly fish in Kakaban island, snorkeling in Coral Garden...More

1  Thank Handojo S
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Reviewed 23 September 2017 via mobile

We spent a day here and it was pretty amazing but my swim at one of the beaches was not pleasant. There is a lot of trash in the water. The houses over the water is very nice but not when there are hundreds of...More

1  Thank Shane E
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Reviewed 6 August 2017 via mobile

beautiful islands, the transport to go there is quite expensive but its worth to get the amazing view and ambience there! there's many island with its own characteristic so its very intresting for your summer escape! really love the healthy air and clear water there!...More

1  Thank Josephine A
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Reviewed 5 August 2017

Derawan archipelago is a group of islands at east borneo. beautiful beaches enjoy everything and get tanned coz it so hot

Thank stefanuswisnu
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Nearby Attractions
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120 reviews
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Kakaban Island
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11.83 km away
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flyingcarrot9
14 March 2018|
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Response from Handojo S | Reviewed this property |
You fly from Jakarta to Balikpapan, transit there, and fly from Balikpapan to Berau. From Berau, if you have not booked any travel company, you can rent a car with a driver to take you to Tanjung Batu port. It is around... More
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Militansina U
24 September 2017|
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Response from stefanuswisnu | Reviewed this property |
Untuk speedboat sekitar 200-300ribu Untuk kamar waktu itu saya dapat 400ribu
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1 April 2015|
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