If you are planning a trip to Indonesia, why not get out of the congested capital that is Jakarta and make your way over to Derawan Island that is in Kalimantan? You see, Indonesia is not just one big land mass but it is in fact the largest archipelago in the world. Everyone knows that archipelagos mean lots of islands, and that lots of islands also mean that there are tons of beaches. Indeed, Derawan island paradise is one of the best that Indonesia has to offer.
If want to enjoy the beaches rather than make your way to the mountains and the jungles then this island has the activities that you want. Even if you do decide that you do want to go to the jungles and the national parks then you can easily go to these places as well. By choosing to go to Derawan Island or Pulau Derawan as the locals call it, you can enjoy the best of both worlds. However, people who are really into water sports will enjoy the most when they go to this island for vacation.
When you reach Pulau Derawan the first thing that you will notice is that the waters are as clear as crystal and as blue as the sky. But if you think that the water is something to marvel at, wait until you see what is under those crystal blue waters and you will be in awe for sure. People who love scuba diving and even just snorkelling will spend hours just looking at the many magnificent corals and sea creatures that make the waters of Derawan Island their home.
If you prefer to keep your head above the water, there are glass bottomed boats that you can rent so you can check out what is under the sea. There are also other water sports that you can enjoy in the island. There are some resorts that offer tours of the caves and also rent out jet-skis and kayaks so you can have some fun above the waves. If you want to relax and just sit back to enjoy the sights and sounds of Derawan, there are plenty of cafes and restaurants where you can grab some food and refreshments from. People who go to Derawan Island can tell you that this place is paradise, and once you go for a visit, you will surely want to come back.