Sustainable tourism is a joint effort between government, communities, hotel owners and tour providers, and of course the tourists themselves. This can be a lot to manage and control but is incredibly important, especially in a place of huge environmental importance like Raja Ampat. Luckily, there is consistent action being taken by all parties in Raja Ampat to keep tourism sustainable. Here are some of the positive ways tourism is moving forward sustainably. (more…)
Raja Ampat is a very unique part of the world for many reasons, its geographical location being the biggest influence on its history and culture. Because of the remoteness of the region and the distance between islands, there are many tribes that make up the people of the archipelago. This has also led to many dialects of the main language Biak developing between islands. In fact, there are no less than 10 dialects spoken in Raja Ampat so if you want to communicate it is best to learn a little Bahasa Indonesia. (more…)
Raja Ampat’s main draw might be its incredible diving, but on land there are some pretty amazing creatures as well. For centuries birds of paradise have been revered as some of the most beautiful and unique birds in the world. Thankfully, there are still a number of species in Raja Ampat that you can see on guided treks to witness them in their own habitat. To learn a bit more about birds of paradise, read our 5 facts about them. (more…)
If you looked at a map of the world, would you know where Raja Ampat is? Many people wouldn’t because outside the scuba diving community and Indonesian residents Raja Ampat is pretty much unknown.
Located off the northwest tip of Bird’s Head Peninsula on the island of New Guinea, Raja Ampat is just about as far to the east as you can go in the Indonesian (more…)
Diving may be the number one priority on a trip to Raja Ampat but that doesn’t mean there won’t be time off. Whether it’s the day before you fly out or in between dive trips, you may want to plan some other activities while you are in the region. Here are our top 5 things to do on a day off from diving in Raja Ampat. (more…)