Raja Ampat, the diving mecca of the world. “Raja Ampat” translated means “The four Kings” based on an Indonesian legend. The legend says that a women came across seven eggs out of which four hatched and became the kings of the four main Islands of the Archipelago. The other three became a ghost, women, and a stone. (more…)
Raja Ampat is on the to-do list of every passionate diver. With its many diving spots, it offers a true candy box of the underwater world to explore.
Maybe not everyone you are traveling with is a diver, but don’t worry, the Islands that make up Raja Ampat have a lot more to offer for non-divers! Here we have compiled the top activities and must-see localities while you are staying with us at Papua Paradise:
Located in the Coral Triangle, Raja Ampat is known as the treasure of the Bird’s Head Seascape or often referred to, as the world’s richest coral biodiversity site. So simply put, it’s the jim-dandy of diving hot spots!
This epicenter of tropical marine life is home to the largest marine national park in Indonesia and considered to be among the most stunning aquatic environments on earth.
Being the birthplace of an astounding 1,427 species of fish and more than 550 species of coral makes marine conservation in Raja Ampat crucial. It is Indonesia’s first network of Marine Protected Areas (MPAs), spanning across an area of 4,500 square miles. What happens in Raja Ampat has a direct impact on the world’s marine ecosystem. It is vital we understand, spread awareness and protect it. (more…)
Raja Ampat has an abundant richness of natural capital and cultural heritage. What not many know is that it was once a nickel mining area.
Seeing the sustainability of nickel mining as difficult to maintain and grow the local welfare in the long term, local authorities decided to change direction. Nowadays the retention of natural resources has been widely recognized as a fundamental for development. Associations and projects have been created to help revitalize, maintain and safeguard the biodiversity of Raja Ampat. These associations include: (more…)
Escape the hustle and bustle of your busy daily lives. Enjoy complete serenity, tranquility, and surreal sceneries. Apart from the diving, bird watching tours and complimentary kayaking awaits you at our beach front Eco Resort in Raja Ampat.
Find yourself in the middle of nowhere on the outskirts of the Indonesian Archipelago, but with all the comfort and security of a luxury resort. Our spacious and luminous rooms are built on stilts and overlook the ocean. All elements of the rooms are designed to give a harmoniously balanced flare. Sit on your private veranda and enjoy the sounds of nature and a spectacular view over the turquoise waters of Raja Ampat. (more…)