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Maratua island

Maratua Island is a U-shaped island in Maratua District, Berau Regency, East Kalimantan, Indonesia, where travelers watch lion fish, white stingrays and others swim in clear water and white sand surfaces, while turtles like to appear in morning or late afternoon to play in shallow water.

A perfect paradise for divers who admire the sea world where morning and dusk bring a tranquil atmosphere, while the waves and sea fishes play under the dock. Maratua is a small island inhabited and has a land area of 384 square kilometers and 3,735 square kilometers of water.

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Cottage-cottages standing on the water to be able to bring sight to the underwater beauty directly from the bedroom. The island's rich biodiversity includes coral reefs, mangroves, seagrass beds, fishes in beautiful coral clusters and vast expanses of white sand.

Maratua Island is U-shaped where the bay extends and collects small islands including Sidau, Semut, Andongabu, Sangalan, Bulingisan, Nusa Kokok, Bakungan, Nunukan and Pabahanan. The waters are very calm and the sea level is sloping for swimming and diving among the islands.

The mangrove and coastal ecosystems have an area of 369 hectares and 16 species including Acanthus ilcifolius, Acrosthicum aureum, Aegiceras floridum, Bruguiera cylindrical, Bruguiera gimnorrhiza, Derris trifoliate, Excoecaria agallocha, Heritiera littolaris, Nypa fruticans, Pongamia pinnata, Rhizpora mucronata, Rhizophora apiculta, Rhyzophora stylosa, Scyphiphora hydrophyllacea, Sonneratia alba and Terminalia catapa.

The seagrass ecosystem has an area of 1,549 hectares as Halodule univervis, Halodule pinifolia, Cyamodocea rotundata, Syringodium isoetifolium, Enhalus acoroides, Thallassia hemrichii, Halophila ovata and Halophila ovalis in sandy tidal land.

Reef fish are generally small and very beautiful colors include Amphiprion (A. accoelaris, A, clarki), Abudefduf (A. bengalensis, A. lorentzi, A. septemfasciatus, A, sexatilis, A, sexfasciatus), Chromis (C. Cinerascens, C, viridis, C, weberi), Scarus ghobban, Bodianus mesothorax, Rhinechantus verrucosus, Arothron immaculatus, Pomacanthus anularis, Chaetodon, Adiergatos, Cheilmon rostrarus and Heniochus acuminatus.

Travelers can also fish for consumption including groupers (Chomileptes altivelis and Ephinephelus fuscoguttatus), snapper (Luiyanus decussatus), baronang (Siganus coralinus and S. dolainus), yellow tail (Caesio kuning), signs (Luiyanus fulvilamma), blue-spotted rays (Halichoeris centriquadrus), gitaran (Rhynchobatus djiddesis), ray (Rhinotera javanica) and others.

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Location: Maratua Island, Maratua District, Berau Regency, East Kalimantan.

Routes and public transport: All flights to Kalimarau Airport in Tanjung Redeb, then to the port to use the speed boat to Maratua Island for 3-4 hours.

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