Best hotels and hostels in Karimunjawa Islands

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    Breve Azurine

    With a private beach, this gorgeous hillside resort offers a genuine island welcome. Rustic cottages with open-air bathrooms have magnificent sea views or there's a main lodge with a hardwood verandah that serves as the common area. The restaurant is nested above a tropical garden and candlelit suppers can be arranged under the rustling palms.

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    Kura Kura Resort

    A luxury tropical island escape situated on its own private island, with sea-view villas and some with private pools. The beach stretches for nearly 1km and water-sports facilities are available. Most guests arrive by the resort's plane (US$225 each way from Semarang) and by private speedboat from Pulau Karimunjawa (free); supplements may be charged if planes are not full.

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    Samsara Homestay

    This super-friendly budget homestay works a kind of magic on guests: those who check in for a night invariably end up staying two or more. The friendly, younger crowd gathers round a wooden boat that doubles as a bar in the evening – a typical travellers' watering hole.

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    Coco Huts

    Owned by a well-known German footballer-turned-commentator and his brother, who were born in Indonesia, this hotel comprises a series of wooden cottages with traditional tiled roofs on a steep inland hillside. It's quite a climb to their Best View Resto, but the effort is rewarded with an expansive view of the east coast's wild ocean and its racing white horses.

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    Hotel Escape

    A five-minute walk from the ferry terminal, this two-storey brick lodge is right by the sea. There's no beach as such, but a wide lawn shaded by coconut palms gives a pleasant sense of space. Rooms are no-nonsense, and modern and simple fare is available in the restaurant. The ugly concrete access road is unfortunate. Trips and bike rental available.

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    Puri Karimun

    Distinctive for its bright red paintwork, this hotel has around 30 rooms, each similarly brightly painted, with en-suite bathrooms. Tables and chairs under thatched awnings give the garden courtyard a certain flourish. There's a restaurant or the night market is a short stroll away.

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    Bodhi Tree Hostel

    This tastefully decorated guesthouse caters largely for budget travellers in eight-person dorms, but has some attractive rooms with air-con too. In the heart of town, guests can either eat in or stroll out for warung fare in the nearby alun-alun.

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    Ayu Hotel

    On the beach side of the main island road, rooms are set in hexagonal wooden cottages or there's a cozy stone lodge. Snorkelling tours can be arranged (200,000Rp) and scooter rental is available (75,000Rp).

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    Karimunjannah House

    On the inland side of the main road, some distance from Karimunjawa town, this hillside guesthouse has a pleasant open-air restaurant and bar, albeit somewhat overshadowed by the new-build beyond. Rooms are spacious, with mosaic bathrooms, high ceilings, flat-screen TVs and wood furnishings. The Welsh owner, an island veteran, reputedly offers friendly hospitality.

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    Coconut House

    Popular with backpackers, this village homestay has lots of personality with doors made of reclaimed wood, a Ganesha mural in the corridor and tiled rooms with canopied beds. Bathrooms are shared and there's a fun sense of communal living, with beanbags and a hammock swing on the porch.