Located in the eastern part of Kalimantan, Indonesia lies the Nunukan Resort. Amongst a handful of untouched islands, nestled amongst the palm trees the eco-resort sits wonderfully on an island paradise. The house reef is a beautiful starting point, that stretches along the island for around 4km - loaded with marine life and pristine corals to discover. The resort and its location provide snorkelers with access to some of Indonesia’s finest underwater life.
Nunukan Island Resort - Kalimantan Indonesia
Situated on a small island off Borneo, in the Maratua Atoll, lies the beautiful Nunukan Island Resort. This environmentally conscious resort was built without damaging the natural vegetation, and is run by predominantly solar power and collected rainwater.
The resort comprises of two main areas- the first being the restaurant, bar and dive center, all overlooking the long jetty and an unobstructed view of the horizon. The other is on the opposite side of this small island, where beautiful gardens surround the 22 bungalows beachfront. The spa offers various traditional massages and treatments. The chef prepares fabulous Indonesian and international meals which are served at the seaside restaurant.
The snorkelling from here is fabulous and includes access to the resort’s house reef. Here one can find many rare creatures like leaf fish, pygmy seahorses and more. This 4km stretch of reef is made up of healthy lively coral, teaming with tropical fish, critters and turtles.
Kakaban is also nearby and offers a great opportunity to snorkel with non-stinging jellyfish in a magnificent lake during a surface interval.
Sangalaki, world famous for consistent year-round manta ray encounters and also known as a turtle hatchery, offers superb reefs for snorkellers to enjoy.
Day 1 - 2 // Jakarta
Arrive into Jakarta. Meet with your driver and transfer to the airport hotel for check in and time to relax from your journey. The following morning, check in for your flight to Balikpapan.
Day 2 - 9 // Nunukan Island Resort
Arrive into Balikpapan, connect with your onward charter flight to the Maratua Atoll. Transfer to the Nunukan Island Resort by road and boat. Check-in and relax.
Based out of the island paradise of Nunukan your time will include daily morning and afternoon snorkel sessions at a variety of spectacular sites in the area.
The tranquil sea, white sand beaches and pristine coral reefs will be more than enough to keep you entertained over the next few days. The house reef is an exceptional place to start as it stretches 4km along the island, jam-packed full of corals and exotic marine life.
The island has a range of boats to take you to a variety of exceptional spots all along the Maratua atoll. When you are not busy snorkeling enjoy the range of facilities the resort has to offer from a treatment at the spa to watching the sun sink from your veranda.
Day 10 // Nunukan Island Resort - Home
Check out and transfer to the airport for your flights back to Jakarta, Balikpapan. On arrival connect with your onward international flight back home.
Land price -
US$2,195 per person for 7 Nights
US$2,685 per person for 10 Nights
There are many flight options leaving from the UK to Indonesia's capital airport - Jakarta (CGK), Garuda Airlines now fly directly with other indirect options via Singapore (SIN), Dubai (DXB) or Hong Kong (HKG) with an average travel time of 13 hours direct or 15-17 hours indirect.
From the US flights also route indirectly via Hong Kong (HKG) or Tokyo (HND) with an average travel time of 18-22 hours.
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