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Escape Beach Hotel karimunjawa Reviews
Clean and decent accomodation in Karimunjawa island, Java May 28, 2011
Karimunjawa is a group of island located off the shore of Central Java.
It can be reached by 4 hours fast boat from Semarang/Jepara (Kartini 01 boat) or 6 hours regular boat (KM. Muria) from Jepara.
The area used to be a fishing village, some islands are privately owned by foreigner or Semarang's tycoons. But now, the island is very much growing on tourism business due to the more availability of the transport, and wide publication of the pristine beach and clear water.
Famous activity: beach hoping, snorkelling, diving.
There are not so many hotels around the island...luxury hotels are started to be available, but mostly the form of accomodation is homestay style with the island residence.
Escape beach hotel is one decent hotel located not far from the port and directly on the beach. It is owned by a European, and managed by a local residence (Pak Wono).
The phone number mentioned here is Pak Wono's mobile phone number.
We found that the hotel is pretty good, given the remote location, and the room is clean. I had no issue on sleeping and relaxing after a day spent on boat hoping around the island.
Pak Wono is very friendly and helpful, with his local Javanese accent. He would arrange everything for your staying in Karimunjawa, that includes the guide, ferry ticket/reservation, boat rental, snorkeling/diving gears, meals, and motorbike rental as you like.
The hotel was built in 2007 and looks like it is being well maintained.
The room cost about $30/night, depending of the season it may go up and down a little bit. All rooms come with AC, no hot shower though, but who would need that?! :)
So if you feels like going to Karimunjawa one day, this place is definitely worth considering. Ask for the upstair rooms for a better view!
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