Location: Menjawakan Island, where Kura Kura is located, is a private tropical paradise, consisting of a large expanse of lush tropical surroundings, exclusive to this resort. The island is situated between Java and Borneo.
History: Kura Kura re-opened after seven months of renovation in 2008, and brought in a new management team. They also made way for a new restaurant, lobby, bar and dive centre in 2009.
Service: The hotel is constantly reinventing itself, creating increasingly improved services for its customers, who revisit often because of its exceptionally warm hospitality and variety of provisions.
Located in the stunning Karimunjawa archipelago, amongst pristine waters and powdery white sand, Kura Kura is alone on its own exclusive island, Menjawakan. The hotel underwent a serious makeover a few years back, and is now even more splendid and fabulous than ever, featuring well-appointed cottages and villas that provide guests with incredible panoramas of the surrounding coastal scene. The restaurant serves up fresh, succulent seafood straight out of the waters that lap onto the tropical shores. Guests who enjoy sunset cruises and snorkeling with vibrant sea life will be in their own personal heaven here.
With Remote Lands you'll travel with people who have made Asia the solitary focus of their own lifelong adventure. As our guest, you'll discover Asia on a journey that is completely, authentically your own, adapted from our own remarkable experiences and adventures over the years.
With Remote Lands you'll travel with people who have made Asia the solitary focus of their own lifelong adventure. As our guest, in the continent that our north American founders Catherine and Jay have adored and explored for decades, you'll discover Asia on a journey that is completely, authentically your own, adapted from our own remarkable experiences and adventures over the years.
There are three different room types to choose from at the Kura Kura Resort, some sporting private pools and the most breathtaking picturesque views imaginable. All rooms come with air conditioning, colonial mosquito net, ceiling fan, king-size bed, shower, mini-bar, hairdryer, safety box.
The Deluxe and Superior Seaview Cottages at the Kura Kura resort provide guests with a beautiful, unobstructed beach view over a crystal lagoon, from their location just steps away from the beach. Deluxe Seaview Cottages provide guests with 114-square-feet of space, while Superior Seaview Cottages, 108-square-feet of space.
The resort’s two family pool villas provide 1,968-square-feet of space, with twin residences on either side of a large private pool, that allow for privacy for groups and families. Equipped with modern conveniences like a mini-bar and CD player, these villas also contain a plush daybed for lounging.
Designed with the concept of traditional Indonesian villas in mind, these spacious villas offer guests stunning views of pristine natural surroundings. Guests will enjoy large private pools, with luxuriously-padded sun beds on a gazebo surrounding the pool. Inside is a king-size bed and floor-to-ceiling windows.
The Kura Kura resort has its very own turtle sanctuary, as well as some watersports equipment available for guests to enjoy the beautiful, tranquil, tropical surroundings.
The resort takes its name from the Indonesian word for turtle, Kura Kura, so-named because of the plethora of sea turtles who populate the island with their eggs. Though the island’s turtles diminished significantly in numbers for a while, under the resort’s new ownership, a special sanctuary was created to welcome them back to a nursery dedicated just to them. The turtles now enjoy a protected habitat where they can grow and thrive before being released back into the sea.
Guests wanting to explore the resort’s natural surroundings can enjoy the complimentary use of kayaks, paddle boats, and snorkel equipment provided just for their use.
The resort provides one main restaurant and bar. The restaurant mainly serves fresh seafood caught daily and brought in by local fishermen daily, and cuisines include Mediterranean and also classic Indonesian dishes to appeal to every palate.
The resort’s elegant restaurant effortlessly blends contemporary style with traditional local elements. Fresh, succulent local seafood is the main fare on offer here, with a chef creating bespoke culinary feasts according to individual tastes, as well as a variety of a la carte options. Guests may choose to dine indoors, or al fresco on the restaurant’s open-air patio, overlooking the hotel’s well-appointed pool.
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