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Raja Ampat

Raja Ampat

Raja Ampat is an archipelago in West Papua (former Irian Jaya) and consists of 610, mostly uninhabited islands. The four largest islands are Waigeo in the north, Salawati (southwest of Sorong), Batanta (north of Salawati) and Misool in the southwest. The name Raja Ampat is also based on these four islands and literally translated means "the four kings".

Raja Ampat is a relatively unknown area in Indonesia, but this destination is well known among divers. This is due to the wide range of various fish species and fantastic coral reefs, varying from hard to soft coral. But the islands themselves are also impressive. The Raja Ampat Islands have quiet lagoons with crystal white sand and water that varies from bright green to bright blue.

Diving is especially popular in the Dampier Strait. Here you will find numerous dive spots with an incredible amount of coral and fish. Cape Kri, Blue Magic and Manta Point are real eye-catchers.
Misool is also loved for its wide variety of fish and coral.

Raja Ampat is open all year round, but from mid-July to mid-September you are more likely to experience rain and high waves. Misool is closed between mid-June and mid-September.
Raja Ampat has dozens of dive resorts and homestays. The homestays often use local diving schools, such as the Arborek dive shop. The more luxurious diving resorts offer not only more comfort, but also more safety. Sorido Bay resort, Raja Ampat Biodiversity and Papua Explorers are our favorites in the Dampier Strait, Papua Paradise Eco resort off Batanta Island. The Scuba Republic is an excellent middle class resort.

A fast public ferry runs twice a day between Sorong and Waisai on Waigeo Island. Waigeo also has an airport with a daily flight to Sorong.

Liveaboards

Liveaboards usually offer weeklong dive cruises in northern Raja Ampat (Dampier Strait and the northern Wajag karst islands. Longer, often 10-day trips also cover the southern part around Misool. Most liveaboards operate Raja Ampat cruises between September and March April, then dock and sail in the waters around Komodo for the summer season.

Video Raja Ampat snorkel cruise

Accommodaties Accommodations Hébergements

Raja Ampat

Dore Atri is the homestay of pak Martin. The homestay has 3 rooms, divided over 2 cottages. Both cottages are located right on the beach.
The family speak English reasonably well and know a lot about the culture and history.
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Simple guesthouse, directly on the water, on the island Gam near the village Friwen.... meer infomore infoinformations supplémentaires

Very simple guesthouse, directly on the white beach. Pak Kornelis, the owner, is a diving instructor and has some packs of diving equipment.
NB: Not affiliated with PADI!
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Simple guesthouse, directly on the water, on a small island at 5 minutes by boat from Friwen (Pulau Gam).... meer infomore infoinformations supplémentaires

This cosy and very simple guesthouse is located on a white sandy beach, close to Batu Lima, a wonderful coral reef.... meer infomore infoinformations supplémentaires

Very simple guesthouse, directly on the beach of Pulau Gam. With a bit of luck you’ll see turtles laying their eggs there in the evening! ... meer infomore infoinformations supplémentaires

The simple guesthouse Paradise is built above the water. From your terrace you can see the turtles swimming below...
The guesthouse has no beach.
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Kri Eco Resort is located on the edge of the island on a pristine white beach. Nice bird calls will wake you up in the morning, your breakfast is ready and then it’s time for the morning dive. The cottages are built above the water. Facilities such as toilets and washrooms are on shore, but within ... meer infomore infoinformations supplémentaires

Eeenvoudige homestay op het eiland Waigeo, direct aan het strand.
De bamboe huisjes zijn gebouwd op het water. De kamers zijn uiterst eenvoudig: een matras op de grond en een klamboe, gedeelde badkamer/toilet met Indonesia style mandibak (geen douche). Mandos Guesthouse is via de weg berekbaar en d... meer infomore infoinformations supplémentaires

Mawar Homestay lies at the western tip of Pulau Arborek and offers two private and one four-room bungalow on land, and three private beach bungalows which are over water at high tide. All have spectacular sunset views.

Bedding in each room consists of mattresses on the floor with pillows, bolste... meer infomore infoinformations supplémentaires

The Papua Explorers dive resort is located on the south side of the island of Pulau Gam. The resort mainly accommodates divers, but also non-divers will enjoy themselves here with snorkelling, canoeing, birding or just relaxing.

The 12 spacious (72 m2) bungalows are built above the water and have... meer infomore infoinformations supplémentaires

Throughout the year, the Papua Paradise eco resort is a wonderful place to stay for diving in the most beautiful marine gardens in the world.
The cottages are spacious, clean and built above the sea.

New are the Deluxe over-water bungalows. Somewhat larger and more luxurious than the superior bu... meer infomore infoinformations supplémentaires

The beautiful Raja Ampat Biodiversity resort is located on the beach of the island of Pulau Gam, directly on the Dampier Strait. The resort has only 9 cottages, divided between Standard, Superior and Deluxe. All are built in traditional style and are located directly on the beach, have a private ter... meer infomore infoinformations supplémentaires

Raja Ampat dive resort is a 15-minute boat ride or 20-minute drive from Waisai Town on Waigeo Island in Raja Ampat. The resort has 12 bungalows, all equipped with AC, bathroom with hot running water, 24 hours electricity and a private veranda.

The diving center has modern Bauer compressors and mo... meer infomore infoinformations supplémentaires

Mawar Homestay lies at the western tip of Pulau Arborek and offers two private and one four-room bungalow on land, and three private beach bungalows which are over water at high tide. All have spectacular sunset views.

Bedding in each room consists of mattresses on the floor with pillows, bolste... meer infomore infoinformations supplémentaires

The liveaboard is a simple Buginese schooner with a dormitory with 8 reasonably comfortable beds. In some places you can choose to stay in (again) a simple homestay. There are a shared toilet and shower on board.
Stay includes breakfast, lunch and dinner.
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Het eenvoudige Scuba Republic resort telt slechts 7 kamers, 3 double, 2 twin en 2 triple beach bungalows, alle met eigen badkamer, aircon en terras..
Het resort beschikt over een restaurant, laundry service en het belangrijkst: een eigen (SSI) duikcentrum.... meer infomore infoinformations supplémentaires

Het eenvoudige Scuba Republic resort telt slechts 7 kamers, 3 double, 2 twin en 2 triple beach bungalows, alle met eigen badkamer, aircon en terras..
Het resort beschikt over een restaurant, laundry service en het belangrijkst: een eigen (SSI) duikcentrum.... meer infomore infoinformations supplémentaires

Sordio Bay Resort is the place for your ultimate diving holiday. It is built by divers, for divers. It offers you the luxurious Western amenities, combined with the traditional Papuan style of building. You can choose from bungalows of 65m2 or 90m2. In the bungalows you have Western amenities such a... meer infomore infoinformations supplémentaires

Yenkangkanes Homestay has an ocean bungalow with two rooms, each of which sleeps two people on mattresses equipped with covers, pillows, bolsters and mosquito nets. A shared verandah has chairs and tables from which to take in the ocean views across to Gam and Friwen island. A third similarly equipp... meer infomore infoinformations supplémentaires

Private (VIP) bungalows

Yenkoranu’s private (VIP) bungalows have glazed windows and ensuite private bathrooms with showers and western style pedestal toilets. The private bungalows have free standing double beds with covers, pillows, bolsters and mosquito nets and bath towels are supplied.

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Yenros Homestay has four single room, private bungalows located in a cove on a perfect stretch of beach near Yenbeser village on Gam. Bedding in all bungalows are mattresses on the floor with mosquito nets, pillows and bolsters. Power outlets and room light switches are provided. Each bedroom also ... meer infomore infoinformations supplémentaires

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