Maratua tropical island is the largest island of the Derawan Archipelago along the coast of Kalimantan which is a maritime aquatic reserve with beautiful blue lagoon sea scenery from the white palm beaches. The sea hide many species of rare flora and fauna, as scaled turtles, belimbing turtles and sea cows. The sea and island is occupied by a few nomadic Bajau seamen
Maratua Island is surrounded by an aqua blue turquoise sea heavenly filled with rich coral reefs. The Island itself is a bedrock of the bleached white sand palm beaches and lush forested interior with two Bajau villages.
This atoll of Indonesian Borneo ‘s Kalimantan chunk is surely a glorious find of magnificent coral fringe, for adventurers and solitude seekers, just in front of East Kalimantan’s less populated coast to deter the onslaught Tourism destinations as Bali island in Indonesia.
Scuba Diving or Snorkeling along the Derawan Archipelago islands sheer wall reefs of coral with green Turtles and enormous manta rays.
The Bajau tribal stilted cabanas stretched scenically out over the blue lagoon sea, catering to intrepid travelers by Maratua Islands unique dive and snorkeling anomalies, makes it worth exploring and visiting. The archipelago has no backpacker scene of beach bars or no bikini-clad beauties. The Islands are authentic untouched virgin tropical dream islands in Indonesia, where life is divinely simple and all about the sea. The convoluted travel connections and spine-compressing speedboat rides that deter most foreign tourist from tackling the journey will be a blissful no touts payoff destination as far away from Bali as you could ever hope to get.
From the swirling mass of tropical fish dazzling and turtles the neighboring Kakaban island stingless jellyfish lake, and the Sangalaki Island resort as one of Southeast Asia’s largest nesting populations of endangered green sea turtles, is a rare gem, far from the touristy Indonesian destinations.