Kura Kura Resort is simply jaw-dropping. It's the kind of place that gets the superlatives flowing, and fully lives up to those expectations; a proper honeymooners’ haven. With a selection of cloistered cottages and villas hidden amongst swaying palms and wild gardens, all within 15 metres of the sandy beach and warm calm waters, Kura Kura is all about understated tropical luxury. The villas boast private pools and spacious open-air living areas. The relaxed restaurant specialises in freshly-caught seafood, and the expert chefs can tailor dishes to your personal specifications.
The dive centre offers courses for kids and beginners, as well as refresher classes and open water training for experienced divers keen to make the most of the nearby reefs and wrecks. Kayaks and snorkelling equipment are complimentary, and the resort’s boat can take you to spend the day on a nearby deserted island, on jaunts around the coast (often accompanied by dolphins) and on romantic sunset cruises. If you're looking for the maximum castaway experience, take a boat to Krakal Island to channel your inner Robinson Crusoe for a night in a simple cottage on pristine white sands.
On a private island in the Karimunjawa Archipelago, a National Marine Park composed of 27 islands between Java and Bali, Kura Kura is as far from the urban rush as its possible to get. Total island perfection.
Private island resort
Island-hopping boat trips
Diving & snorkelling
It was a dream come true to stay on a private island like this; a complete paradise.
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There’s secluded luxury, and then there’s this beautifully pristine private island; it’s another level. Laying back in a sheltered beach cabana, cocktail in hand, watching the undisturbed sunset sky turn from blue to pink is nothing short of blissful. We’re always going to be drawn to exploring vibrant culture and unspoilt landscapes before anything else, but when we crave a bit of coastal chillout time, it's places like this that we head for.
Kick back on the beach, in a cabana, on your terrace or by your private pool. Take boat trips around the archipelago, learn to dive with full PADI instruction and take those skills out to explore the phenomenal reefs and wrecks. Relax at the spa, feast on fresher-than-fresh, locally caught lobster, prawns and fish, and find the ultimate seclusion with a night in a cosy villa on a tiny deserted island.
Care has been taken to leave the island as pristine as possible, using local building materials and causing minimal disruption to the landscape. Permanent mooring points for the resort's boats and local fishing vessels mean that they don’t have to drop anchor, protecting the reef from damage.
From cruising the jungle waterways of Kalimantan’s rainforest and spotting orangutans, to soaking in the culture in Java to a few days relaxing on Bali and Komodo island - this is a trip full of beautiful contrasts in Java, Kalimantan, Bali and Komodo.