Central Java & Karimunjawa, Indonesia

Central Java & Karimunjawa, Indonesia

Under €1200 all-inclusive for a 3-week trip to a secluded tropical island? Our Central Java & Karimunjawa  travel plan also included a couple of days in Rome and flights with top-rated Qatar Airways. However, things didn’t all go quite to plan… Be sure to first check out our Plan, Maps and Budget for this trip through Java.

 

Indonesia Travel Plan - Central Java & Karimunjawa

Our Karimunjawa Indonesia Travel Plan

Under €1200 all-inclusive for a 3-week trip to a secluded tropical island? Our Karimunjawa Indonesia travel plan also included a ...
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Terravision Turmoil

Terravision Turmoil

Our first experiences with Terravision 2 years ago had been positive (see Thumbs Up for Terravision). Fast-forward to the present, and ...
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Qatar Airways

Qatar Airways Inflight Experience

With their elitist tv commercials and tip-top rating in the World's Best Airlines, we were expecting great things from our ...
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Jakarta Stopover - Central Java & Karimunjawa

Jakarta Stopover

On arrival at Soekarno-Hatta International Airport, we'd decided to take a short Jakarta stopover in a nearby hotel, and then ...
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Lion Air - Central Java & Karimunjawa

Lion Air Inflight Experience

On arrival in the Indonesian capital, Jakarta, we were heading straight out again without delay> We had booked a domestic flight with ...
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Honey, the ATM ate my card - Central Java & Karimunjawa

Honey, the ATM ate my card

What was I to do when an Indonesian ATM ate my card? We had just arrived at Semarang airport on a ...
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Hotel Elim - Central Java & Karimunjawa

Hotel Elim & Minibus to Jepara

There are several options for getting over to Karimunjawa island from the mainland of Central Java. However, the boats run ...
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Jepara gutter - Central Java & Karimunjawa

Jepara ATM woes – down & out in the suburbs

This marked the low-point of my trip to Indonesia. Events had spiralled relentlessly downhill from our arrival at Semarang airport, ...
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Backtracking to Semarang - Central Java & Karimunjawa

Backtracking to Semarang City by Minibus

Following our misfortunes in Jepara, we were heading back to Semarang city to try to rescue our vacation from disaster. With ...
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Budget Hotel Quest Semarang Indonesia - Central Java & Karimunjawa

Hotel Quest Semarang City – Indonesia

After successfully retrieving our credit card from the BTN bank (see Honey, the ATM ate my card), we could finally ...
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Take the Fast Boat

Karimunjawa Fast Boat

We travelled to Jepara from Semarang in order to take the Karimunjawa fast boat north to Karimunjawa island. Since the ...
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Samsara Karimunjawa

Samsara Guesthouse Karimunjawa

Since we arrived 2 days late on the island, we spent only one night in the first of our selected ...
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Karimunjawa Town Wedding

Getting to Know Karimunjawa Town

Although it's quite a small place, it is possible to get temporarily lost in the similar-looking streets of Karimunjawa Town ...
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Karimunjawa Scooter Rental

Karimunjawa Scooter Rental – Getting Around

There are 22 kms of ‘road’  between the main port of Karimunjawa and the furthest point north on the island ...
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Karimunjawa Eating Out

Karimunjawa Eating Out

Since Karimun town is quite a small place, you can't expect to find a great number or variety of eating establishments ...
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Cocohuts Karimunjawa

Cocohuts Karimunjawa

Following our hit-and-miss fortune with guesthouses in Karimunjawa, at well over 3 times the price of a regular homestay, we ...
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Karimunjawa Snorkeling Excursions

Karimunjawa Snorkeling Excursions

No trip to these islands would be complete without trying one of the organized Karimunjawa snorkeling excursions. We made our ...
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Breve Azurine Karimunjawa

Breve Azurine Karimunjawa

The Breve Azurine Karimunjawa was our last accommodation choice on the island. Due to the cost (IDR 1,410,000 per day) ...
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Karimunjawa Island Beaches & Snorkeling Locations

Karimunjawa Island Beaches & Snorkeling

For many travelers, the big attraction of the small tropical islands of Indonesia are the beaches. After travelling through the ...
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Karimunjawa Guesthouse Options

Karimunjawa Guesthouse Options

For such a small island community, there is a surprising number of Karimunjawa guesthouse options. During our stay there, we ...
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Karimunjawa Island Boat Transfer

Karimunjawa Island Boat Transfer

There are variety of Karimunjawa island boat transfer options. Most boats travel to and from Jepara, but depending on the ...
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Jakarta Train from Semarang

Jakarta Train from Semarang

On our return journey to Jakarta, we knew we would have very little time in Semarang to purchase tickets. We ...
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Jakarta Takes Mansion

Jakarta Takes Mansion Hotel

For our short return visit to Jakarta, we opted to stay in the Jakarta Takes Mansion hotel, close to the ...
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Karimunjawa Travel Budget

Our Karimunjawa Travel Budget & Impressions

Our 19-day journey through Indonesia started and ended in Jakarta. From there we took our return Qatar Airways flight back ...
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