Karimunjawa Islands

Posted on January 6, 2018
LocationJepara Regency

In brief …

Crimon Java National Park, also Karimunjava National Park, is a national marine park designated in the Karimun Java archipelago, Jepara Regency, Central Java, Indonesia. It lies 80 km north west of Jepara, Central Java in the Java Sea. The national park was formally declared as Marine Protection Area in 2001. Based on popular local myth, this archipelago was discovered by Sunan Nyamplungan, the nephew of Sunan Kudus who is one of the Wali Sanga.

Karimun Java is also a tourist attraction popular for its white sandy beach, pristine coral reefs, challenging treks through the hills, the pilgrimage to Sunan Nyamplungan Cemetery, and the customs and traditions of the Karimunjava community.


The Crimon Java archipelago lies from 5°49’ – 5°57’ South Latitude and 110°04′ – 110°40′ East Longitude in the Java Sea, north of Java. It is about 120 km from Semarang, the capital of Central Java Province; and about 80 km from the nearest town Jepara. Comprising 27 islands, the Karimunjawa subdistrict is divided into three villages, namely Karimunjawa, Kemujan and Parang.

The archipelago is under the administration of Jepara Regency, Central Java Province.
The geological formation in the archipelago is mostly dominated by quartz sand stone, gravel, mud, and clay. The topography of Karimunjawa Marine National Park is a wave of low land, with elevation ranging from 0–506 meters above sea level. Gajah hill is the Park’s highest point. Temperatures range from 30-31 °C.

The biggest island in the archipelago is Karimunjawa Island. Towns or villages are located in Karimunjava, Kemujan, Nyamuk, Parang, and Genting Island. The other islands are uninhabited.

Serving the Community

The population of Karimunjawa District is 8,842, most of whom are fishermen. Karimunjawa community consists of many ethnic groups such as Javanese, Madurese, Bugis, Mandar, Bajak, and Luwu. The Javanese people are popularly known for their agricultural activity and their production of household utensils.

The Bugis are known for their seafaring activities, and naturally they are associated with fishermen. The Madurese are known for their salted fish production. They live in harmony and have created a new behaviour and tradition.


Ticket Ferry 2018

  • KM Siginjai

    IDR 42.000

    Route/ Shcedule : Jepara - Karimunjawa / Mon, Wed, Fri at 7 AM and Sat 6.30 AM. Duration 5 hours

  • KMC Kartini

    IDR 142.000

    Semarang - Karimunjawa : Thuesday at 8 AM and Saturday at 9 AM. Duration 2 hours

  • KMC Express Bahari

    IDR 200K/225K

    Route/ Shcedule : Jepara - Karimunjawa : Mon, Tue, Fri at 9 AM and Sat 10 AM. Duration 2 hours

  • KMC Express Bahari

    IDR 230K/260K

    Route/ Shcedule : Kendal - Karimunjawa : Fri at 9 AM. Duration 3 hours

Room Rates

  • The Happinezz

    IDR 175K

    24-Hour Front Desk, Restaurant, WiFi. Ph. +62 813-2920-0779. Get Direction: https://goo.gl/maps/wcgvmdXzNBM2

  • Puri Karimun Hotel

    IDR 325K

    24-Hour Front Desk, Restaurant, WiFi. Ph. +62 821-3898-4024. Get Direction: https://goo.gl/maps/dugzDBko1M22

  • Omah Alchy

    IDR 400K

    AC, Parking, 24-Hour FO, Restaurant, WiFi. Ph. +62 813-9240-7391. Maps: https://goo.gl/maps/PNgSA6rUGUT2

  • Escape beach hotel

    IDR 200K

    24-Hour Front Desk, Restaurant, WiFi. Ph. +62 813-2574-8481. Get Direction: https://goo.gl/maps/WHoTbLs58y52


Contact Info


Jepara Tourist Information Center

Jl. Alun-alun no.1 Jepara (Komplek Museum Kartini, Gedung N), Jepara.
Telepon (0291) 591169 – Email : jeparatourism@gmail.com
Website http://www.ticjepara.com/

Dinhubkominfo Provinsi Jawa Tengah

Jl. Menteri Supeno I/2 Semarang – Kota Semarang, Jawa Tengah 50243
Telp: +62 24 8319140 Email: diskominfo@jatengprov.go.
Website http://diskominfo.jatengprov.go.id/

Commonly Info

How to get there

The most convenient and most easy way how to get to Karimunjawa is to travel from Semarang. Use the quicklinks below to jump to the desired section regarding transport in and around Karimunjawa Islands.

Where to sleep ?

All accommodation listed here is on Karimunjawa Island and all offer free WiFi. Booking is essential over weekends and holiday periods, but other times you can easily arrive and find a bed. If you prebook, transfers from the port are often included. It’s also possible to arrange overnight camping trips to uninhabited islands, worth considering as an alternative.

Where to eat and meet ?

Like seafood? You’ll love Karimunjawa, and the best place to sample the freshest seafood is at the stalls around the alun-alun, set up each evening from around 17:00.

Things to see and do

What’s an island trip without a day at the beach? Punctuating Karimunjawa’s surrounding mangrove forests lay slithers of sandy white bays accessed from signposted tracks off the main paved road. Some are well marked, others, well, you’ll just have to keep your eyes peeled ..

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