Maratua island is one of islands in a group known as Derawan on the east coast of East Kalimantan which total is 31 islnds small and bigger. Within this group of island there are 4 islands already well known of its beach and sea beauties such as Derawan itself, Sangalaki, Kakaban, and the outermost is Maratua island. These 4 islands with others are known as paradise islands for its extreme beuaty. These islands are under the administration of East Kalimantan Province which was formed in 2003, within the adminisitrative area of Kabupaten Berau.
Derawan islands known also as coral triangle as the paradise of under water living, extreme beautiful under sea park with high varieties of fish, colorful coral, green turtles, mantas, and other equatic animals. Land size of all islands around 384,36 sq kms with water area of 3.735,18 sq kms with tropical scenery, mangrove forest grasses and white soft sand beaches.
In the bay of Maratua island there are small islnds creating beautiful panorama such as Sidau, Semut, ndongabu, Sngalan, Bulingisan, Nisakoh, Bakungan, Nunukan and Prabahan islnds. On the shore are 21 sites of scuba diving with best under water life. Maratua island is settled island by the people of Bajo ethnic from south Sulawesi mostly live as fishermen. There are 4 traditional vilages, one of which is the center of lower administrative office of Kecamatan Maratua at the village of Teluk Harapan or known also as Bohebukut village.
Maratua island is the most popular island among them, and today many accommodations are available constructed on the beach or on the water. One of best choice is Martua Paradise Resort as shown by the pictures this resort is really a paradise for travelers. Every bungalows or resort offers sea activity facilities from snorkeling, diving, boating and others.
Below is suggested itinerary to plan holiday on the island
- Day 1: Arrival at Berau Airport, transfer by boat to Maratua Island
- Day 2 - 3: Holiday on Maratua Island
- Day 4: Transfer to Berau by boat and fly to Balikpalan city. Upon arrival drop at hotel for rest.
- Day 5: Early morning visit to SAMBOJA LESTARI to see Orangutang (it’s important for us to see them at feeding time) and Sunbear. Then visit to Tree Top Hanging Bridge. Back at the hotel in Balikpapan
- Day 6: Transfer to airport for return flight
Sepinggan airport Balikpapan airport is an international airport, so any airline can directly ticket the passengers from any place.
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|Rates are subject to change depending on demand. Stay at Maratua resort with full board, and divers facilities, english instructor, 21% tax and service charges. Sightseeing in East Kalimantan start and stop at Balikpapan city with English speaking tour guide and one time dinner. Due to the popularity of the resort to guarantee of getting space, booking is to be planned far in advance.|
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