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one of package island hopping when you're visiting derawan

This island is not livable by resident. Just guarded by some resident who stay around the island... read more

Reviewed 18 July 2017
Eera H
The Jelly Fish Fiesta

Kakaban Island is a must visit destination in the Derawan Island Trip. To go there from Derawan... read more

Reviewed 20 June 2017
Adrianus D
Sengata, Indonesia
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Berau, Indonesia
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Reviewed 18 July 2017

This island is not livable by resident. Just guarded by some resident who stay around the island probably came from maratua island as the closest island to kakaban. This virgin island is empty and at that time we are the only one group who visited...More

Thank Eera H
Reviewed 20 June 2017 via mobile

Kakaban Island is a must visit destination in the Derawan Island Trip. To go there from Derawan island we can hire a speed boat and ride for about 50 minutes. There are two interesting activities here. First we swim with the stingless jelly fish, red...More

Thank Adrianus D
Reviewed 8 April 2017 via mobile

My first experience swimming with stingless Jellyfish. Actually jellyfish is in the lake in Kakaban Island. There are only 2 places where stingless jellyfish available, Kakaban Island and Palau in Philiphines. What makes Kabanan special is there are 4 kinds of jellyfish however Palau has...More

Thank distyDistydisty
Reviewed 18 January 2017

When the tour guide told me that we can touch the fish and not to worry about the sting, I was surprised because as I knew we can touch them otherwise our skin will be burnt. I arrived this island on 12 noon, so then...More

Thank Alayn1807
Reviewed 18 December 2016

First time experience swimming with jelly fish, you can touch it. It's good that we arrive early as it was not crowded and the water was still clear and jelly fish can be seen from the deck. As it gets to afternoon, lots of crowd...More

Thank Mama2010
Reviewed 2 May 2016

The best vacation I ever had!! Love this island very much. I swim in a lake filled with jellyfish. You can touch it, take a pic with them, playwith them, OMG so much fuuun :)) Can't wait to come back!!!!

Thank gita n
Reviewed 2 March 2016

This is coral that got tectonic impact or something that make such "a lake" in the center of the island is isolated from sea. As the consequence some of animal inside evolute according to environment, such as stingless jellyfish. At this lake, there are 5...More

Thank Henry H
Reviewed 19 January 2016

Jellyfish lake is the highlight and the lake is amazing! Swim with the jellyfish which do not sting for a fee of 25,000 IDR. There is also a lagoon for swimming on the other side of the island - you have to ask operators to...More

Thank DianShan
Reviewed 30 September 2015 via mobile

I visited kakaban island during my 4 days trip in Derawan paradise. Kakaban island has lake containing stingless jellyfish. There are 2 colors, the brown and transparent one. We can snorkel and swim in the lake with these stingless jellyfish. It's a very pleasant experience...More

Thank Winda L
Reviewed 6 April 2015

I was'nt actually expecting to be so mesmerized. Yet there I was swimming with all the many jellyfish around me! My gopro pic resulted awesomeeee...! It must be the highlight of my visit in Derawan Islands. Apart from the beautiful corals. But jellfish colony? Rare...More

Thank Sisy T
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16 August 2017|
Response from Eera H | Reviewed this property |
There is no direct flight to berau. You have to transit balikpapan
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26 May 2016|
Response from gita n | Reviewed this property |
you can find those jellyfish anytime, all year round :))
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