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Prisoners of the Island Karimunjawa

How do you feel, if you only have a little contact with the outside world?

How do you feel, if all access to get something that you desire just being cut?

How do you feel, if once in your life, you think about how to break the prison?

How do you feel, if once in your life, you look at the sky and wonder  about another world?

There are no walls around the island, but there are 6 meters waves on the sea. And here we are, trap inside.  No access to get out, no access to get in, and no access to get what I’m craving for. We are in the prison. Island prisoners of Karimunjawa.

It´s been a week since the sea patrol announced a warning that no boats may across the sea. Around 150 tourist, who had new year vacation, trapped on the island. Last Monday, Express Bahari speed boat insisted to go back to the mainland, although it was wavy and windy. Almost all the tourist luckily went back home, few of them are still here.

What is happening here now? People call the season like this as Baratan/Angin barat. It´s a west wind season. The winds blows wildly from the west. It could cause 6 meters wave (hope not higher than that). It could cause some trees falling down. And the worst it could cause no more food delivery to the island.

You are wrong, If you think that all day we need to stay in the house because of hard wind and rain. Today´s weather is sunny 31,8° and my husband just sunbathing in the garden. The sun is still shining, but the wind is going crazy. However we can´t play with the weather. A sunny day could turn into a stormy day within a second.

Even Karimunjawa is about 6 hours away (with ferry) from the main island Java, no chance to get food delivery!! That´s a normal life for every island prisoners. So this supposed to be our normal life too.

Today when I look at the wavy ocean, I just wonder, if I still live in the big city would I still be thankful for all the easy access and for all the food that I could easily get?? This season teach me to be more grateful for just every little thing.





Wage Dich alleine auf eine einsame Insel,

3leg Dich alleine an den Strand

Feuergenieße bei einem Lagerfeuer

7den Sonnenuntergang

Zeltwache morgens mit der Sonne wieder auf und nimm

0dein Morgenbad direkt vor dem Zelt im Meer.

Fühle Dich wie Robinson Crusoe.

Wir bringen Dich auf eine Insel und rüsten Dich aus.


Dare yourself to stay alone on the island, lay alone on the beach, make a fire and enjoy the sunset, wake up with the sun and take your morning bath on the sea directly from your tent. Feel yourself like Robinson Crusoe.

 We send you to No-Man Island and equip you with all what you need.

Homestay Pondok Bintang

Homestay Karimunjawa

We named our House „Pondok Bintang“, it means „Star House“. Because at night we love to sit in our garden under thousand Stars.


Karimunjawa Map

Homestay Pondok Bintang located round 7min from Airport Karimunjawa (Dewadaru Airport) and 15km away from main village Karimunjawa. On the neighbour “Kemujan” Island, which is reachable with Scooter or car.

Stay in” Pondok Bintang” and experience  the real “Island Life”. Explore with us the “secret” of the Island and the under water world of Karimunjawa Archipelago.

 Be insider and not only a Tourist!!


 Schaukel  Zaun  Sonnenliege

Wir nennen unser Haus „Pondok Bintang“, das heißt „Stern Haus“. Denn am Abend sitzen wir gerne im Garten unter den tausenden Sterne.

Homestay Pondok Bintang  liegt etwa 7min vom Airport Karimunjawa (Dewadaru Airport) und etwa 15km außerhalb vom Hauptdorf Karimunjawa. Auf der Nachbar Insel „Kemujan“, welche mit dem Motorroller oder Auto erreichbar ist.

Übernachte bei „Pondok Bintang“ und erlebe das wirkliche „Leben auf der Insel“. Entdecke mit uns die wahren „Geheimnisse“ der Insel und der Unterwasserwelt in Karimunjawa Archipel.

Sei mitten drin statt nur ein Tourist!!