Maratua Island, Divers' Paradise: Prices, Activities and Lodging

Enjoy diving in the best sea and jellyfish lake in Maratua Island
4 Nov 2022 · By Ivan Zulfikar
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Coral reefs on the island of Maratua,
Coral reefs on the island of Maratua, noahmaratuaresort

Did you know Maratua Island, one of the outermost islands in Indonesia, is located in Berau, East Kalimantan, right on the border with Malaysia? This island has a beautiful panoramic beauty, famous for its marine biodiversity and coral reefs. Maratua Island is one of the islands that has become an international tourist spot in the Derawan islands.

Route to Maratua

The route to this island is relatively easy. To go by sea, you must depart by air with the destination Kalimarau Airport, Tanjung Redeb, Berau. Then continue the journey using a Speedboat for 1 hour to arrive at the destination.

Meanwhile, by air, flights are using Cessna-type aircraft from Samarinda. It is also reported that there will be direct flights to Maratua from Samarinda by commercial flights.

The price of a flight ticket from Jakarta to Berau is around Rp. 2.7 million per person. Speedboat rental from Tanjung Redeb is around 1.3 million rupiahs per cruise.

Activities on Maratua Island

  1. Snorkeling and Diving
Group diving,
Group diving, noahmaratuaresort

Don't miss the opportunity to dive into the best diving hotspot in the world. The Derawan Islands are located in the "Coral Triangle," which is the location with the richest marine biodiversity on earth.

  1. Enjoy a quiet beach, relax and photography
Photo spot on the boat,
Photo spot on the boat, noahmaratuaresort
Photo spot in the beach,
Photo spot in the beach, noahmaratuaresort

There are many exciting photo spots on this island wherever your eyes look. The clear sea, white sand, and blue sky will be an interesting photo for you to hunt.

  1. Halo Tube Cave
Freediving in Halo Tabung Cave,
Freediving in Halo Tabung Cave, derawanadventuretrip

This is an exotic cave with a vertical shape you don't want to miss. Here you can do freediving in the cave.

  1. Snorkeling with jellyfishes
Snorkeling with stingless jellyfishes,
Snorkeling with stingless jellyfishes, macoycoymacoy

Close to Maratua Island, there is Kakaban Island which has a lake with rarely found stingless jellyfish. You can find this jellyfish in 6 other places in Indonesia: Raja Ampat, West Papua, Togean Island, Central Sulawesi, Rote Island, and East Nusa Tenggara.

Hotel and Resort in Maratua, Berau

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