If you’re a diver, you are most likely to already know that Raja Ampat will be as close as you’ll ever get to visiting heaven on Earth.
Raja Ampat’s marine environment has a lot to offer, and so does the island. It’s rare, rich and accessible, so you don’t need to be a diver to become enthralled from the ever-changing kaleidoscope of form and color under the region’s waves.
There’s an enormous choice of ocean life to be explored on one lungful of air. Even pelagic species like manta rays could be found near shore in waters shallow enough they can be seen simply by donning a mask and floating upon the surface; though there’s nothing quite like getting down amongst them!
Even though you can’t swim in the least, Raja Ampat tides make it possible to discover an amazing choice of marine animals. For a couple of hours daily, coral reefs and sand flats emerge from the ocean, allowing you to explore with ease. Coral, fish, rays, octopuses, squid, snakes, jelly and starfish – the shallows and pools created from the outgoing tides are almost as rich as the open ocean. Spend a moment looking down from Papua Paradise’s resort and you’ll be amazed.
Above the waterline, the myriad islands from the archipelago present ornate landscapes conjured by wind, waves, and rainfall. Draped in the dense tropical forest and fringed by mangroves, the island’s baroque topography creates ecological niches every bit as diverse and plentiful as those under the waves.
Resounding with bird and insect calls, sheltering birds of paradise, cuscus and countless other kinds of terrestrial life, the jungles of Raja Ampat abound in trekking opportunities but still offer the prospect of encountering creatures and plants yet to be discovered.
Raja Ampat’s cultural heritage is worth exploring as well. From Neolithic shell middens and prehistoric cave paintings, through to relics coming from the era of the Four Kings who once ruled here and gave the region its name. There are also remnants of more recent history, such as the Second World War with the cave bunkers and seabed wreckage still remaining.
There’s plenty to discover and do in Raja Ampat, but you couldn’t pick a far better accommodation like Papua Paradise to see it all. Involving the jungle’s dawn bird chorus and also the ocean’s reflected sunset glow there’s nothing, however, the calm passing of another day lost inside a tropical island utopia that we are proud of providing.
Contact us for more details regarding things to do in Raja Ampat. Papua Paradise Eco Resort will do everything we can to ensure your stay is enjoyable and memorable.