|Our beloved beach on Karimunjawa|
If you want to get a real Indonesian experience, we can highly recommend you to go to Karimunjawa - an Island group north of Java, paradise for all Indonesians. When Lisa came to Indonesia, she asked her local friends where she absolutely must go. Besides Bunaken, on top of the list they all mentioned Karimunjawa. Local travel agencies offer trips there that take between two and five days.
White beaches, forests, few people, not too touristy yet. But that might change soon. As the tour operators all offer tours from the port in Jepara and organize the accommodation on the island we decided not to book a tour but organize everything ourselves. Because the really difficult part is not the one the agencies offer to do for you: to find a safe and not too time consuming transport to Jepara. We were lucky to have a great host mum who let us use her old Taft, so we decided to drive ourselves to the port by car.