Back on 2011, I was visiting the lovely hidden beach. Really it was not too popular. I went there with my friend, Dinni, just with group arranged by local tour and travel. It was cheap. With 400k IDR only. But yes, you won’t go to the private tour and fancy hotels with that number.
The local tour group meet us in Pelabuhan Jepara, near Pantai Kartini. We should be there at 7 am. We were coming from Jakarta. Took a bus to Jepara, in Terminal Rawamangun-small bus station in East Jakarta. From Terminal Rawamangun we took the bus which much convenient, with toilet. The ticket around 130k. We were stopped twice to eat and toileting. We went from the Terminal around 9 pm, and a touchdown the beach around 7 am. But we were too adventurous, we stopped in the middle of the way to Pelabuhan Jepara.
All in sudden, we dropped in nowhere land and caught the old bus to Jepara.We reach the Terminal Bis Jepara by taking a different route, which went more bumpy road and meat Javanese speaking locally. Not to mention had perfect “lovely” smell and stressed guy talk grumpy behind us. LOL. It was a mistake stopped the bus and transit to others. Because we were scared we took the wrong bus since travel from Jakarta a few hours back, we did it Until we seeing near the bus terminal , and passed other bus from Jakarta to Jepara , heading with same direction with us. One Direction: Terminal Bis Jepara. We were laughing at our self for silly shortcut we took.
Touchdown in Terminal Jepara, asked for the becak or pedicab guy to take us to Pelabuhan.We paid them about 20K. Around 30 minutes we in the harbor. Yes! So excited waiting. Alert The harbor is got no sufficient of toilets. I mean the proper clean – smells good toilet- one. So prepare to take the natural look toilet ;p Take your hand sanitizer or tissue.
After we meet up the tour guy, we waited for around 30′. After the long waiting, we finally saw the boat. It is a ferry. Not to the big ferry as Titanic, hihi. What big was we could not get into the boat after hours sitting in a bus. Because our tour guy said we lack out of the ticket. Say what!? We were still hoping can get in the ferry boat. After claimed and got more satisfied answered that the tour will be reduced to our money, we try to spend one night in a cheap hotel.
Semarang all in sudden become our destination. So we took a bus there. Explore many places with my friends’ cousin. Yay! Free driving haha. We visited the masjid, the church that builder on 1800 also the famous Monument Tugu Semarang just in front of the creepy historical Lawang Sewu.
Next day we reached the harbor again. Only took becak from our hostel to harbor. This time we could go in to the ferry. Happily sitting for the long journey. We got in at 9 am then arrived in 15 pm on the Karimun Jawa Island. During the ferry ride, we saw nothing but sea and ocean. We picked up by old mini van. All group packed in that old transportation. Also me the girl with hurt ankle because I was tripped down on the boat stair. Phewwww pain full level was terrible. But Karimun Jawa view and surrounding just being the best medicine for me.
We went to 4 islands after scheduled for 6 islands . The island hoping start from the smallest island and ended in shark pools. All scenes just too pretty to described. Enjoy each pictures I had. Have fun in lovely beaches❤️