Location : Pulau Derawan, Kabupaten Berau, Kalimantan Timur, Indonesia.

The Derawan Islands (Indonesian: Kepulauan Derawan) are in the province of East Kalimantan in Indonesia. They consist of 31 islands, most well known among these are the islands of Derawan, Maratua, Sangalaki and Kakaban. They are located in the Sulawesi Sea, the islands are part of the Berau Regency. Here is Indonesia’s largest nesting site of the rare and endangered giant green turtles and hawksbill turtles, where one can daily watch turtles lay their eggs in the sand or swim to sea with the turtles. (Wiki)

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Flew my drone 2hrs too early which is why the sea colour is kind of dark

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Many resorts have sprung up in Derawan. Lovely long wooden jetties mark the beach front now.

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Sunrise view from our room

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Sunrise coffee
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Sunrise cottages
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Nasi bungkus & pau for breakfast waiting outside for guests
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Making new friends with island kids
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Lucky early morning catch

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Lion fish

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Baby crab

Had coffee and local cakes for breakfast and dressed up with the common attire provided for in our goodie bags. This was the day where delegates would be introduced to the nearby three famous islands Kakaban, Maratua, Sangalaki and a sandbar called Gusung Sanggalau.

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The 4 islands as seen on Google. Maratua has a very unique shape

We were supposed to leave early after breakfast but due to low tide we had to delay and changed to another resort with a longer pier so the sea water was deep enough for the boat to berth. Derawan Archipelago, backpackers, Destination, exploration, nature, hidden paradise, snorkelling, Berau, Pariwisata, Tourist attraction, travel guide, Cross Border, Borneo, 印尼东加里曼丹, 达拉湾岛潜水天堂, Kepulauan Derawan, Destination, diving spot, exploration, vacation, snorkelling, Berau, Kalimantan Timur, Sulawesi Sea, wisata alam, Tourism, travel guide, 探索婆罗洲游踪, 印尼东加里曼丹, 达拉湾岛旅游景点, Diving spot, exploration, nature, hidden paradise, holiday, snorkelling, Berau, Wonderful Indonesia, Objek wisata, Tourist attraction, travel guide, Trans Borneo, 穿越婆罗洲游踪, 东加里曼丹达拉湾岛, 潜水天堂旅游景点, Derawan Archipelago, Pulau Derawan, backpackers, hidden paradise, diving spot, exploration, nature, vacation, Berau, East Kalimantan, Indonesia, Objek wisata, Tourism, travel guide, Borneo

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Event organiser Mr Ary

Interestingly, during the delay a group of Dayak Kenyah dancers showed up dressed in their traditional costumes. Upon enquiring, we were surprised to learn they were from a Kenyah village called Kampung Merasa in the mainland.Pulau Derawan, backpackers, Destination, exploration, holiday, vacation, Berau, Kalimantan Timur, Objek wisata, Pariwisata, Tourism, travel guide, Trans Borneo, 跨境婆罗洲游踪, 印尼东加里曼丹

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Group leader Ms Julia

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The Basjaus here are very good businessman. Big change since our last visit. So that’s how they spell lobster
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Underwater camera pouch available cheaply here
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Rental business

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