island are found along the East Kalimantan coast which make attractive
dive and leisure destination. Among them are Derawan, Samama,
Sangalaki, Maratua, Nabucco and Panjang. All those island can be
reached from Tanjung Redeb / Berau.
as one of the Islands, is a attractive dive destination as
it is known for the large manta rays that come here to feed
their plankton. The Manta
's show mostly up at the north part of Sangalaki Islands, and come from
all directions. The Manta's are often seen at the surface waterline,
and even when snorkeling the Manta's can be easy seen. Here
you can swim with the elegant moving Manta' s which
have a wing weight of more then two meters. Sangalaki has dive reefs from 4 to
40 meters deep, and a serie of
ridges with sandy bottom. Coral and gorgonian sea fans with
fishes, are part of Sangalaki 's beauty dive side,
near some ship
wreaks. Fishes that can be found near Sangalaki are
several species of
scorpionfishes, jawfishes, mandarin fishes,
frogfishes and ribbon eels.
Sangalaki is famous of it's breeding ground of the
turtles. Sangalaki houses a
Turtle Foundation that ensures to lay their eggs as
safeguard, with your visit you help donate survival and have the
opportunity to learn more about the Turtles and the
For visitors who like to spot the Turtles, at night the
ashore on the beach to lay
their eggs and small baby turtles can be seen regularly, when
west side of East Kalimantan, The Indonesian Part of the
world’s third largest island, called "Borneo", you can find
a clear blue lagoon of paradise. The Nabucco Resort is one of
the exclusive dive resort of "Extra Divers".
Island Resort on about 20,000 square meters has
eight wooden bungalows and one cosy honeymoon
bungalow, all with the facilties of a mini-bar
and air-conditioning, and a balcony overlooking the sea bleu
lagoon from a white palm beach. Each Bungalow lead the door
directly to the beach into the sea for swimming or snorkelling.
Nabucco Resort restaurant’s have a panoramic view
which match with it's culinary delights. Breakfast
choices are made to order served together with freshly baked bread,
fresh fruit and or fruit cocktail. Typical light Asian dishes
are offered for lunch and at dinner times, guests are treated to a five
course dinner that guarantees to satisfy even the healthiest of
Resort Dive Centre can serve you to several dive locations within 30
minutes distance. The closest dive place is Big Fish
Country, that connects the lagoon to the outer reef, where
chevron barracuda, various sharks, spotted eagle rays, big
groupers, bumphead parrotfish and schooling trevallies can be
programs to Sangalaki or Kakaban Islands give you the occasion
to swim with elegant mantas.
around Sangalaki and Kakaban is thrilling with at the
Barracuda Point and the colourful wall of Gorganian Forrest. Kakaban
Island has a saltwater lake inside where jellyfish can be explored.
and wake boarding can be done at Nabucco Island, but for those seeking
ultimate relaxation in the privacy, Asian massages can be arranged
to stimulate Blood circulation as an easing away of stress,
fatigue and anxiety.
Island has to total land surface of 40,000 hectares and is nature
reserve with beautiful scenery and beaches. Several species of rare
flora and fauna are preserved here, such as scaled turtles, belimbing
turtles and sea cows.
This Island is occupied by Bajau people. It's sea gardens are beautiful
. Its coastal forests are inhabited by sea birds, iguanas, and
swallows. There are caves inhabited by various kinds of crabs. The
waters around Derawan are good for swimming, fishing, scuba diving, and
other water sports.
Rabu-rabu Island is near Derawan, and is also called Snake Island.
There are also Tanjung Batu, Panjang, and Kakaban Island, the latter
is beautiful Island with a small lake on it and a bay facing the
Sulawesi sea. There are four village : Teluk Harapan, Teluk Alulu,
Bohebelian, and Payung-payung. This area is very suitable for canoe
races, speedboat racing, water skiing, and scuba diving. Maratua Island
is also called as Sandalwood Island. It is reachable from Tanjung Redep
Samama Island belongs to the some group as that of Derawan Island.
Samama means "mother". It is a nature reserve for turtles.
Bunyu Island lies to the north, and in the past was believed to contain
gold. The Dutch came and opened a mine there, but they never found any
Tour Destination : Indonesia, East Kalimantan,
Culture : Dayak
Main Interest & Things to
Diving and snorkeling the undersea world of Derawan Islands, including
Sangalaki, Kakaban, and Maratua, Relaxing at the Paradise beaches with
white sand and blue
sea under the tropical coconut
trees.Recommended visit time for Derawan Islands is 3 to 6 days
Near Diving or exploring the undersea world, Kayan Mentarang Reserve
could be an optional visit to find some of Borneo's tropical Flora and
Fauna of the Kalimantans jungle and rainforest, recommended visit time
for Kayan Mentarang Reserve is 5 to 8 days
Flora & Fauna
Reefs, Mantas,Jelly Fish, at Derawan Islands, and Low Land Rainforest
with wild life at Kayan Mentarang Reserve
Starting Point :
Balikpapan either Tarakan, East Kalimantan, Indonesia
Transport Possibilities : by Flight
from Balikpapan to Tanjung Redeb, or direct from Jakarta to Tarakan,
continue by speedboat to Derawan Islands, estimated travel by speedboat
is between the 2 and 4 hours to reach Derawan Islands.
Tour Ending Point : Balikpapan
or Tarakan, from Tarakan you can cross the border via Nunukan to the
City Tawau in Malaysia
Distance to enry point : 900 Km
from Balikpapan Airport, 200 km from Tarakan Airport
Duration : Short
Get Through Visit 4 to 6 Days