Pelapis Island in Karimata Islands, Indonesia

It is, without a doubt, Karimata Archipelago becomes the main tourist attraction in West Kalimantan Province. It even gives many options of islands for tourists to explore. One of the small islands is called Pelapis and it becomes a nice place to get close to nature without feeling secluded at all. Thanks to villagers. Tourists can get ample facilities and accommodations when exploring the island. Not to mention visitors can do lots of activities including photography, trekking, swimming, etc. The most recommended activity perhaps is to approach villagers and watch their daily routines!

The Nuance
Despite the small size, Pelapis is an inhabited island. It even becomes the home of several villages, so visitors may see the locals during the visit. These people live near to the sea and most of them work as a fisherman too. The rest of them work as a farmer, though. With such various local activities, tourists can watch, take pictures, or even join them! What about the nuance? Most parts of the island are covered by dense trees, so it offers an opportunity for exploration and trekking. It even features several hills!

Exploring Pelapis Island
Once arriving at Pelapis Island, the most recommended thing to do is to approach villagers. This should be done after getting a place to stay, though. So, what about the villagers? The locals are friendly and they often offer free foods to outsiders as well. Not to mention tourists can watch unique activities done by the locals in their daily life. These include farming and fishing, actually. The thing is only a few of people work as farmer due to the fact that Pelapis Island doesn’t feature many fertile soils.

In terms of agriculture, the island is famous for cloves! It is, in fact, one of the most famous spices of the nation and has become the pride of the island. During the visit, tourists can even smell the fragrance of such spice right away. It is because the locals are sunning them in front of their house. What a unique view, no? Have no worries. Tourists are allowed to buy some as souvenirs later.

The next thing to do in Pelapis Island is to explore its beauty. Thanks to the pristine nature. The island features numerous natural attractions including mangroves and palm trees, which look soothing and shady. Later, before going back to North Kayong Regency, tourists should drop by at Penebang Island (which is the part of Pelapis). It is a nice destination for relaxation, for sure. Do not forget to carry extra cash to pay the boat services, though.

Nearby Attractions

  • Penebang Island
  • Karimata Strait
  • Datok Island
  • Serutu Island

How to Get There
The trip starts at Ketapang Port in West Kalimantan Province. Once getting a boat service, tourists can direct head to Karimata Port and find another boat service to reach Pelapis Island.  Here is the fact. The whole trip may take about 8 hours, so tourists should prepare both supplies and stamina before going.

Where to Stay
No hotels are available on this island..

Latest News

A Piece of Heaven Called Temajuk Beach in Sambas

Temajuk marks the point where Indonesia ends and Malaysia starts. Not yet known to many domestic and international travellers, Temajuk Village features a tidal beach with soft, white sands dotted with granite rocks. Underwater sightseeing is made possible as the water is clear. Temajuk beach, actually running at a very long 60 km of coastline, is a tidal coast area featuring soft, white sand and preserved environment. One thing that differs this beach from Balinese beaches is portruding granite rocks distributed evenly throughout the coastal environment. In places, granite rocks…

Sinka Island Park, Singkawang – West Kalimantan

Sinka Island Park Singkawang is a small town in the west Kalimantan, but there are many interesting tourism inside the town. One of popular destinations in Singkawang is Sinka Island Park; there is a zoo which has many kind of animals and a recreational park family vacation and playground for children. Sinka Island Park is located in ” kelurahan sedau”, ” kecamatan Singkawang selatan”, around 9 km from Singkawang center. To reach this park, from Singkawang center you can go to there by bus, motorcycle, and our personal vehicle. In…

Enjoy The Culinary And The Palace On Pontianak

Pontianak Pontianak is officially the capital city of West Kalimantan province, the ethnic of Tionghoa call this city as Khun tien. This city is famous as the City of Equatorial for it passed by the earth zero degrees latitude. The name of Pontianak was belived had something to do with the folk tale about Syarif Abdurrahman which was haunted by the ghost of Kuntilanak when he walked along the 1.1 megameter Kapuas River, which is the longest river in Indonesia. Abdurahman Sharif had fired the cannon to drive away the…

The Indigenous of West Kalimantan

West Kalimantan One of Indonesia provinces, which is located on Borneo Island. The capital of this province is Pontianak that properly located on the equator line. At early begin, Dayak people are the indigenous people on Borneo before 17th Century. After that, The Malay was immigrated to West Kalimantan and build their sultanate. Dayak languages are categorized as part of Austronesian Languages in Asia. They hold Animist religion at first, but most of them are being converted to Christianity and some to Islam at recent time. Nowadays, the local inhabitant…

Hotel Deals of the Day
Interesting Links
Indonesia Map HD
Find Us on :
Find Us on :