Kura Kura Resort - Between heaven and earth
The two main islands in the chain are Karimunjawa and Kemujan, the former being the larger and more populous of the two, with a hilly landscape that has peaks as high as 1,083 feet. Kemujan island is known as Karimunjawa's twin, with a short bridge connecting the two islands. Kemujan island has its own sealed airstrip, just under 3,000 feet.
Menjawakan island is another of the islands in the archipelago, which contains one of the largest lagoons in the area. This green, private, tropical paradise is home to only one hotel: Kura Kura Resort. The beaches in this archipelago are immaculate, with fine, white, powdery sand, and many are fringed with vibrant coral reefs. Turtles, sharks, and fish are common sites in the areaï¿½s pristine waters as well, while friendly birds and deer make up much of the islandsï¿½ wildlife, roaming amongst the plethora of majestic coconut trees growing on the islands.
Located in the midst of Karimunjawa Archipelago and offering one of the largest lagoons of the area, Menjawakan is a very green, private tropical island 22 hectars large, of extroardinary beauty which is exclusively occupied by Kura Kura Resort.
Situated between Java and Borneo, and still unknown to mass tourism, Karimunjawa Archipelago is a National Marine Park composed of 27 islands which still offers the feeling of a natural and remote beauty. The exceptional location of Kura Kura Island places our guests in the midst of the Archipelago, giving them the opportunity to visit and enjoy the rare beauty of the surrounding islands with their pristine white, unspoiled beaches fringed with palm trees, and the amazing colours of the sea while staying in rare comfort.
Kura Kura Resort has re-opened its doors on Jun 2008 with a new ownership team and new management after long renovation works that have upgraded the property by enhancing the natural beauty of the island, with a passion for authenticity and attention to the smallest details. Kura Kura Resort offers now 20 spacious and luxurious Pool Villas (320 sq mt) including 2 family Pool Villas (600 sq mt) settled among the beautiful Royal palm trees, and 15 Cottages.
Pool Villas has been designed with full respect for nature, embracing the influence of an Indonesian Villa concept, together with the blend of contemporary and elegant style. Each Pool Villa has not only been designed and built with the utmost attention to detail, but are also environmentally-friendly, maintaining the beautiful Royal palm trees inside the Pool Villa garden.
Cottages are divided in Deluxe and Superior, all of them renovated with a blend of Asian/contemporary taste, and offering a gorgeous view over the beautiful lagoon.
Resort facilities have also been upgraded: such as new speed boats with 2 engines for transportation and excursions, plus the charming and elegant 'Elisabeth' Grand Banks boat are now at our guests' disposal, new dining menu which provide local food and seafood with Mediterranean style, new landsacping and new water purification treatment system.
Recent adding includes; the Sunset Lounge and new Blue Bar on the Eastern Beach , besides the unique and exclusive Krakal Extension (please find more info about Krakal Extension on the 'Castaway section'). The great news for Season 2017 is that there will also be a brand new Gym Club at our Guests disposal.
Kura Kura Resort remains open from Apr 1st until Nov 12 in Summer 2017: from May 1st until Oct 31st we provide regularly scheduled flights and speed boat transfers, during the month of April and November the Resort can only be reached by public ferries.
Kura Kura Resort offers the discerning traveler the opportunity to discover this still-hidden gem in Southeast Asia with its unique comfort.