Welcome to Derawan
White soft sand
just all over the island
My lovely Teddy at Gusung Island.
About Derawan Island
This island is so tiny till you can easily walk circling it in only about 20 minutes. The land - across all the village - is mostly covered by white soft sand, just like on the beach. Fresh water is also abundant since the locals state that they need only to dig around 1.5m - 2m to get an unlimited supplies of water. This perhaps is another reason why Derawan becomes dense in population.
Just cut the crap!
Tell me how to get there!
The easiest & perhaps the cheapest way to reach Derawan is by going from Tanjung Batu. There is a regular speedboat from both ports which will cost you around 100k for one trip / person with 15 minutes sail distance. More details about how to get here will be provided in the last page of this destination slide.
Actually you can also find that some visitors, especially for them who came in a group, would reach Derawan via Tarakan. Well, basically this option is not feasible for them who do solo traveling since the only way to get here from Tarakan Port is by chartering speedboat. The sail distance is varied around 2 - 3 hours so the price will be much more expensive. This option is made available due to there is a cheaper direct flight from Jakarta - Tarakan & certainly you can afford this economically if you have sufficient persons in your group that will share the cost. Or you may take longer land + river trip from Tarakan to Tanjung Batu via Tanjung Selor if you insist to take that cheap direct flight. This will be explained more on the last page as well :)
Rise Up! - Heading east close to Derawan Resort for getting the best view of sunrise on Derawan Island
This is a typical environment of Derawan Village. White sand all over the place!
Good, Teddy is still there
We can continue on
Going there and around..