Sangalaki Island Resort
Several island are found along the East Kalimantan coast which make attractive dive and leisure destination. Among them are Derawan, Samama, Sangalaki, Maratua, Nabucco and Panjang. All those islands can be reached from Tanjung Redeb / Berau.
Sangalaki IslandSangalaki is am attractive beach leisure and dive destination, and known for the huge manta rays that come here to feed themeself with the plankton. The Manta 's are often seen at the surface waterline at the north part of the island, tourist can easy snorkel or swim with these elegant moving huge Manta creatures with the size of up to two meters.
Sangalaki island has rich coral reefs ridges from 4 to 40 meters deep with gorgonian sea fans and reef fishes, as the scorpionfishes, jawfishes, mandarin fishes, frogfishes and ribbon eels.
Sangalaki is famous of it's breeding ground of the green turtles. Sangalaki houses a Turtle Foundation that ensures to lay their eggs as a beach future safeguard, visitors who like to spot the Turtles, are advised to overnight at the Island Resort to spot the dozens of turtles come ashore at night to lay their eggs, and see the small baby turtles find their way from the beach to the sea
Nabucco Island ResortOn the west side of East Kalimantan, The Indonesian Part of the world’s third largest island, called "Borneo", you can find a clear blue lagoon of paradise. The Nabucco Resort is one of the exclusive dive resort of "Extra Divers".
Nabucco Island Resort on about 20,000 square meters has eight wooden bungalows and one cosy honeymoon bungalow, all with the facilties of a mini-bar and air-conditioning, and a balcony overlooking the sea bleu lagoon from a white palm beach. Each Bungalow lead the door directly to the beach into the sea for swimming or snorkelling.
The Nabucco Resort restaurant’s have a panoramic view which match with it's culinary delights. Breakfast choices are made to order served together with freshly baked bread, fresh fruit and or fruit cocktail. Typical light Asian dishes are offered for lunch and at dinner times, guests are treated to a five course dinner that guarantees to satisfy even the healthiest of appetites.
Nabucco’s Resort Dive Centre can serve you to several dive locations within 30 minutes distance. The closest dive place is Big Fish Country, that connects the lagoon to the outer reef, where chevron barracuda, various sharks, spotted eagle rays, big groupers, bumphead parrotfish and schooling trevallies can be found.
Diving programs to Sangalaki or Kakaban Islands give you the occasion to swim with elegant mantas.
Diving around Sangalaki and Kakaban is thrilling with at the Barracuda Point and the colourful wall of Gorganian Forrest. Kakaban Island has a saltwater lake inside where jellyfish can be explored.
Even waterskiing and wake boarding can be done at Nabucco Island, but for those seeking ultimate relaxation in the privacy, Asian massages can be arranged to stimulate Blood circulation as an easing away of stress, fatigue and anxiety.
Derawan IslandDerawan Island has to total land surface of 40,000 hectares and is nature reserve with beautiful scenery and beaches. Several species of rare flora and fauna are preserved here, such as scaled turtles, belimbing turtles and sea cows.
This Island is occupied by Bajau people. It's sea gardens are beautiful . Its coastal forests are inhabited by sea birds, iguanas, and swallows. There are caves inhabited by various kinds of crabs. The waters around Derawan are good for swimming, fishing, scuba diving, and other water sports. Rabu-rabu Island is near Derawan, and is also called Snake Island. There are also Tanjung Batu, Panjang, and Kakaban Island, the latter with lakes.