A long awaited holiday in Derawan finally came. I was so excited for this trip because I believed that I would face a lot of new adventures. On this trip, I will visited a lot of islands, but I stayed in Derawan and just did the island hopping from there. Ok, no more talking, let’s pack the bag and begin this 4D3N island life!
I took the route Jakarta – Balikpapan – Berau by plane. After arriving in Berau, I had to do a 2.5 hour road trip and continued with half an hour trip by boat to reach Derawan. Soon after I reached the water villa, my home for the next 4 days, I was mesmerised by the beautiful view and how clear the water was around my cottage. Clear pristine water, blue sky, and cotton candy clouds… I couldn’t ask for more.
Let’s explore the island
The first activity I did was exploring the island by bike. I was quite nervous to ride a bike since the last time I rode was 10 years ago. Haha. Fortunately, I still remembered how to do it and at the end of the cycling trip I was super happy and really enjoyed my ride (though I bumped into some pavements several times and got some bruises here and there due to my poor stability).
The cycling trip ended in a dock where people could enjoy the sunset. From the dock, I could spot easily a lot of small fishes swimming around. You can imagine how clear the water was, right?
The day was closed by cycling back to the local restaurant to have dinner. After finishing the meal I went back to the water villa to rest. The real adventure started on the second day of this trip.