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Maratua Island, one of the outermost islands are so exotic Indonesia. The island is located in East Kalimantan and directly adjacent to Malaysia (Sabah) and the Philippines have atolls and coral were so beautiful and unspoiled. The tourists who visit it gave the nickname for Maratua as Paradise Island or paradise. What is interesting in Maratua Island?

To the island Maratua
Maratua located in the Celebes Sea, precisely located in the southern part of the town of Tarakan, East Kalimantan. To go to this place, you have to go first to Juwutan Airports in Tarakan. Now there are several flights to Tarakan.
From Tarakan, you can use the plane to Cape Redeb Airports in Berau. From Cape Redeb, you can use seater speed boat or ship to the island Maratua. With a speed boat will take about 3 hours to the island of Cape Redeb Maratua.
Given the number of tourists want to visit the island Maratua, then in 2015, there Maratua Island Maratua Airport. So you can go straight to Maratua by using aircraft with a shorter time than using a speed boat.

Derawan Islands
By speed boat, you can visit several islands in the Derawan Islands Maratua apart. Maratua is one of 31 islands in the Derawan Islands, which entered the district of Berau, East Kalimantan. The famous island Derawan Islands Maratua is in addition to Derawan Island, Island Samama, Charitable Island and Kakaban.

Generally the other islands in the Derawan Islands are uninhabited. Maratua island has a population of about 3000 inhabitants and there are four villages with the Bajo natives who worked as fishermen. The four villages is Hope Bay Village, Village Payungpayung, village and village Bohesilian Alolo Gulf.

Derawan Islands, you can find a saltwater lake which includes one of the largest in the world. The archipelago is also home to the world’s largest nesting of green turtles.

Green turtle
Maratua Island along the coast is famous as the largest nesting site for green turtles. Hundreds of turtles nesting on the island each year. Maybe it could be said this place was the capital for green turtles because so many green turtles visit the island Maratua.

Derawan Islands Maratua be particularly snorkeling and diving location is so beautiful. You can see a variety of diverse coral reefs. The colors are so beautiful coral reefs can be found in the seas around the island Maratua.
At least there are 21 diving points that you can try here. Each point dive has its own exoticism. If you are lucky, you can see directly the green turtle and the giant stingray while diving at this place.

Life Bajo
In addition to enjoying the beauty of the underwater world, you can also interact with the locals on the island Maratua. You can visit four villages located here were inhabited by the natives Bajo.

Unique wooden houses of local people who make their livelihood as fishermen This can increase their own impression when visiting the island Maratua. The whole house in this village is the home stage and connected by wooden bridges over the coral reefs and rocks in the middle of the high seas.

Accommodation in Maratua
In addition to underwater tourism and cultural tourism, you can also enjoy the beauty of the beach and the sea on the island Maratua. If you want to stay longer, you can choose to stay at home or at the local population contained in Maratua Island. One of the famous resort is Maratua Paradise Resort Maratua which has some class resort amenities such as air conditioned rooms, restaurants, diving gear, and boat rentals.

Other lodging nearby locations which are Derawan Island Derawan Dive Resort with sea views are so beautiful. The resort also has the same facilities.

But there is also a homestay accommodation is staying in rooms rented by locals. Surely the cost of staying is cheaper and you can get to know interesting life of locals.

Similarly, information about the tourism Maratua, exoticism of Indonesia in Borneo, I hope this information is useful for you and your holiday could be a reference.


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