all-inclusive for a 3-week trip to a secluded tropical island? Our Central Java & €1200 travel plan also included a couple of days in Karimunjawa and flights with top-rated Rome . However, things didn’t all go quite to plan… Be sure to first check out our Qatar Airways for this trip through Java. Plan, Maps and Budget
Guesthouses in Karimunjawa 🏝️ Indonesia
For such a small Indonesian island community, there is a surprising number of Karimunjawa Guesthouses. Which ones are worth booking?
Karimunjawa Eating Out 🍤
Low tables are arranged nearby on sheets of tarpaulin. Just assume the lotus position and enjoy your Karimunjawa culinary extravaganza.
Semarang City by Minibus
From Jepara we took a minibus back to Semarang city to try to rescue our vacation from disaster. We had just one more roll of the dice...
Budget Asian Airlines
Although not scoring high in airline ratings, our Lion Air inflight experience was a positive one. Comfortable & on time, with ample legroom
SandSpice Zipper Pouch
Your rugged little personal valet: carry your makeup, pencils, phone, cards, anything.
Available in three sizes: check the size chart to find the right one for you
Jepara 🤕 Down & out in Indonesia
Lying dazed in a gutter in the backstreets of Jepara, with blood oozing from slices in my arm, marked the low-point of my trip to Indonesia.
Hotel Samudra, Jepara 🐢 Central Java
Though the Hotel Samudra is close to the port for boats to Karimunjawa, there are better & cheaper options elsewhere in Jepara.
Karimunjawa Fast Boat from Jepara
Apart from flying, the Karimunjawa fast boat is the quickest transport to the island. Choose your dates carefully: They don't run every day.
Karimunjawa Beaches & Snorkeling
For many the attraction of the small tropical islands of Indonesia are the beaches. So what do the Karimunjawa island beaches have to offer?
Karimunjawa Snorkeling Excursions 🤿
The highlight of any trip to these islands has to be the Karimunjawa snorkeling excursions: Turquoise waters, white sand and coral reefs...
Honey, the ATM ate my card
What do you do when an Indonesian ATM swallows your credit card? When this ATM ate my card, the bank's policy was to destroy it.
Off the grid in Karimunjawa, Indonesia
Although it's a small place you can get temporarily lost in Karimunjawa Town. Most facilities are spread around & not always easy to locate
What to expect in Economy class
With their elitist TV commercials & top rating in the World's Best Airlines, does the Qatar Airways economy experience live up to the hype?
Breve Azurine Karimunjawa
Gateway to some pleasant jungle trekking …but despite the nice bungalows & location, 2 nights were enough at the over-staffed and over-priced Breve Azurine.
Takes Mansion - Comfortable & Inexpensive
Close to Gambir train station, the Jakarta Takes Mansion is one of the few hotels in this price range that features a rooftop swimming pool.
Minibus to Jepara & pre-ferry sleepover
Hotel Elim is inexpensive, clean and comfortable. However, there are other reasonably-priced hotels much closer to Jepara port.
A Karimunjawa Travel Budget
Did our Karimunjawa travel budget cover our costs? and was it all that we were expecting? How much do you really need to budget for when travelling through Indonesia.
Karimunjawa -Taste the tropics in winter
€1200 all-inclusive for 3-weeks to a tropical island? This Indonesia travel budget even included 2 days in Rome & Qatar Airways flights
Doha Airport Lounges
What should you expect from a 10-hour Doha Airport Layover? At $55 per person, are the pay-for-entry lounges worth the cost?
Central Java & Karimunjawa, Indonesia
Just a short plane hop from Jakarta, central Java & Karimunjawa are well worth adding to your Indonesian travel itinerary. Just give yourself enough time to allow for the boat schedules.
Karimunjawa Scooter Rental, Indonesia
With 22 kms of ‘road’ between the main port and the north, the best way of discovering the island is with a scooter rental 🛵
Hotel Quest Semarang City 🍛 Indonesia
You don't have to walk far from the Hotel Quest Semarang to find a small Indonesian kitchen and order a complete meal for two for just €3.
Central Java & Karimunjawa, Indonesia
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