About us...


Ayuhotel is a nice small hotel in a convenient location.

But Ayuhotel is even more !

In fact, our intention is to provide our guests a warm family feeling and the experience we would like to have in a place we visit on our own.

We are Marco from Germany, Eryl from Blora/ Indonesia and our four kids Farell, Keon, Noah and the "little princess" Keyla. We speak Bahasa Indonesia, Bahasa Java, fluent English and German and do our best to make your stay at Ayu Hotel Karimunjawa nice and relaxing.

Ayu Hotel Karimun Jawa was created by ourself with the concept to merge human life and nature in the best possible way. Our Family House is the main object on the 1500 square meter area and is based on the Bauhaus Design principles and inspired by the modern Avantgarde-Architektur from the 1920s.

Also, Ayu Hotel Karimunjawa has a lot of Javanese influence, as you can see at the more than 100 year old “Joglo” building, which is right at the entrance to Ayu Hotel. And you will find lots of wonderful Javanese Art in our location, starting from little sculptors up to old oil paintings from renowned Indonesian artists.


The word "Ayu" is taken from the old Javanese language. And the meaning is something like “natural beauty”. We believe that we created a natural beauty with Ayu Hotel and we would be happy to welcome you and stay with us a couple of days.



We have the pleasure of hosting a majority of western tourists at Ayuhotel. Even though Indonesia is a country with a Muslim majority, this will most likely not have much impact during your holiday in Karimunjawa.


There is also a Mosque nearby, around 250m from us. The call to prayer happens multiple times per day and can also feel loud from time to time. That is simply part of the culture here! In our experience most guests are really happy with their stay at Ayuhotel and do not mind the mosque much. That being said, you should consider to bring some good quality earplugs for your travel all around Indonesia ;-).


Anyway, you can dress the way you like. Not a problem! You can even wear a Bikini on a Karimunjawa Beach. All fine! And last not least, you can buy an ice cold “Bintang- Beer” straight at our neighbour! And someone said it was the cheapest they found in Indonesia.




We are always happy to help you in any way and make your stay as enjoyable as possible.




  • Thank you guests !!!

We are currently No. 1 on TRIPADVISOR and have by far the highest TripAdvisor Traveller Rating of any place in Karimunjawa. See here...




  • From BOOKING.COM we just received another Guest Review Award with an incredible score of 9.4/10 ! They say: "Congratulations! Guests clearly love what you do and have recognised you for providing a best guest experience."


  • ...Jet Set Share (by Gretka Milkovic)
  • ...beachaddicted
  • ...a french entry by lesexploratrices founder Fanny
  • ...Travelfish review
  • ...join our community on google+


The Karimun Jawa Island is a archipelago with 27 islands. It is also a Marine National Park with 110,000 ha and the location is 90 km north east of Jepara in Central Java. The people of Karimunjawa, like most of Indonesia, are happy, gregarious people constantly willing to help travelers. The main island, where we are, has just one road. So it is quite hard to get lost here. Outside the transport ways and small villages there is mangrove forest and massive jungle with amazing trees and lots of animals.

You can find some good beaches around and the next nice sandy beach from Ayu Hotel is about 10min walking distance.

Karimunjawa also has just 12 hours of electricity. So only from 6 in the night until 6 in the morning you are able to use it. There are plans to change this in the near future and we should have 24/7 electric power in 2 or 3 years, maybe.

In the ocean is an amazing variety of around 200 different species of corals and many fish. Sadly over the years the sea turtle almost disappeared. But with some luck, you still can see one on your snorkelling trip. Bear in your mind that you are about to enter a National Marine Park which has several rules that must be followed, to save the environment. Respect the Nature and help save the Karimunjawa National Park.


Weather & Wind

If you are interested in the climate you can find a "climate history" here (CLICK)......and "Wind forecast map" see here (CLICK) ... or here.


...and meet us on google+ with lots of Information and Pictures about Karimunjawa



Karimunjawa, let's go ...

Come and enjoy a perfect time in Karimunjawa. And the Best Thing...

At Ayu Hotel, you are able to get the best deals and special value with "direct booking" !!!!

Copyright @ 2016 Ayuhotel Karimunjawa



Jalan Kapuran, Karimun Jawa


contact: info@ayuhotel.com

WHATSAPP (or phone...)

+ 62 813 274 90 558