Known for its incredible beauty and mind-blowing array of species above and below water Raja Ampat is a dream holiday destination. There are thousands of places to stop and enjoy the scenery but one in particular has caught the attention of photographers, instagrammers and travelers from all over the world. Located in the Fam group, Piaynemo is a small cluster of islands that are the absolute epitome of paradise. (more…)
You might come to Raja Ampat looking for underwater life but you’ll find the nature on land pretty incredible as well. One of the strangest and frightening for those of us with arachnaphobia, is the coconut crab.
Locally known as ketam kenari, they are not only the largest species of crab in the world, but also the largest living arthropods. (more…)
Whales and dolphins may not get much hype when we talk about species in Raja Ampat, but they are in fact abundant in the region. 31 species of whales and dolphins are found in Indonesia and 16 of those are regularly seen in Raja Ampat, sometimes even from your over-water bungalow at Papua Paradise Eco Resort. (more…)
Raja Ampat is a remote region of West Papua and therefore has an amazing selection of endemic species. Over 35 species of fish and up to 40 corals are endemic to this region. Some of these species are very rare, some can be seen often while diving in the region. If you’re diving in Raja Ampat you can definitely hope to tick at least a few of this incredible species off your ‘to see’ list. (more…)