The Karimata Islands are a chain of small islands off the west coast of Indonesian Borneo, the largest of which is (Pulau) Karimata, being about 20 km across (east-west). Karimata has a wide range of ecosystems, from mangroves and tropical rain forest in the lowlands to montane shrubland on the summit of the c.1000 metre mountain (a spectacular example of the Massenerhebung effect).
A number of small villages are situated on the coast, the largest of which is Padang, on the eastern tip of the island.
Cruise Season - Jan - Dec
Currency - Rupiah (IDR)
Language - Indonesian
Electricity - 2 round pins European style
Time - GMT plus hours seven hours
International Country Telephone Code - +62