5 Reasons of why you need to go Derawan Islands

1) Island Life , Beach Life in the Paradise

Get ready for your wet suits every morning, anytime!

All the resorts built in the water, even if you wanna have a lazy day, there is no need to go anywhere just stay in your resort.
When you want to jump can be.

2) Sea Turtles everywhere

In Derawan and Sangalaki, they call Turtle Island.

The largest Giant Green Turtles nest on the beach lay their eggs in whole year at night.

That’s why you always can see turtles breathe on the surface. Even under your room in the morning, or you just look at the sea view in a daze.The rare Hawkbill turtle and Leatherback Turtle can also be found here as well.

Every night, there have “watching men” to find the Green Turtles land on the beach. You can talk to your resort want to visit this amazing moment then they will contact you what time is the best.

3) Coral Triangle of earth

Derawan islands is a part of Coral Triangle, which contains one of the richest marine biodiversity on earth. Located in a biodiversity hotspot, the Derawan Islands feature 872 species of reef fishes, 507 species of coral, and invertebrates, including protected species (5 giants clam species, 2 sea turtles, coconut crab, etc.). There’re also the famous hot dive, whether you want to snorkel or scuba dive can be.

As long as you stay in the water you really do not want to leave, the whole picture is incredibly stunning.

4) Start your snorkel adventure Tours

Sangalaki Island—-Manta Rays home 

In the waters around Sangalaki there are numerous manta cleaning stations. You’ll find yourself eye-to-eye with the mantas as they are generally inquisitive and quite friendly by nature and will probably approach you.We went there 2days!:)


Kakaban Island—-Jellyfish Lake

Where you can swim with millions of jellyfish in the brackish water in the lake , surrounded by mangrove forest. Lucky, they are harmless. Without predators, they have evolved to become stingless.

5) Swimming with Whale Sharks 

Where to go, this is the most important reason. You need wake up early, start at 4am getting the speedboat arrive at one of the floating fishing islands for 2 hrs. The fishmen will be on time at 6am feeding the whale sharks. Sometimes they have two to three surrounded people body. If lucky maybe more! You just prepare your fins ,wet suits and mask for snorkel or free dive!It is really excited expensive, stunning and amazing moment ever!

Must to go there!

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