A trip to Raja Ampat is an experience you will never forget in a lifetime. Far away from view blocking skyscrapers, concrete jungles, congested traffic, non-stop flickering lights and all the noises from a busy modern city you will find a pristine paradise where Mother Nature and warm inviting people welcome you to all the wonders of Raja Ampat. Before organizing your trip to raja ampat imagine waking up in a beach cottage, seeing the sea and the jungle a few meters from your accommodation and starting one of the best places to dive in Indonesia and enjoying the beautiful nature that surrounds us… you will be in the paradise
1. We start with the trip to Raja Ampat: where is this paradise?
If you are going to organize a trip to Raja Ampat and want to make the most of it, this information is very important.Situated off the northwest tip of the Bird’s Head Peninsula, the most eastern island of the Indonesian Archipelago, Raja Ampat is an archipelago comprising over 1,500 small islands, cays, and shoals surrounding the four main islands of Waigeo, Batanta, Salawati, and Misool.
The name Raja Ampat itself is believed to derive from a legend where a woman found seven eggs, with four of them hatch and become the kings of the four main islands, while the other three became a woman, a ghost, and a stone.
2. For the underwater enthusiasts (Diving and Snorkeling Raja Ampat)
Our resort is specialized in accommodating guests looking for a trip to raja ampat to enjoy a unique place to dive in Indonesia The islands of Raja Ampat cover 9.8 million acres of land and sea and are home to 540 types of corals, more than 100 types of coral fish and 700 types of mollusks. This makes it the most diverse living library for the worlds coral reefs and underwater animal and plant life.
According to a report developed by The Nature Conservancy and Conservation International, around 75% of the world’s species live here. Raja Ampat’s huge diversity of marine life and its pristine coral reef systems are a scuba dream come true as well as a fantastic spot for snorkelers!
3. The Marine Life
The phrase “attention to detail” has a whole new meaning when you discover the pigmy seahorses well camouflaged among the corals, or the Mantis Shrimp with his impressive “Punch”. Mantas, turtles and Wobbegong sharks are just a few of the bigger marine animals you can spot. Schools of tuna, giant trevallies, snappers, batfish and even barracudas will brace your presence when the currents show up. All of these magical moments offer a very close encounter which will awaken all your senses!
There are many diving and snorkeling spots, but the best are in the Dampier Straight where Biodiversity Nature Resort it situated. All of the top sites you will find with in a maximum 30 minute boat ride from the Resort. We are small and personalized which means you have the freedom to experience all these in small groups.
4. Raja Ampat’s Skyscrapers
Get ready to see some unique landscapes during your trip to Raja Ampat. While the underwater splendors are beyond exceptional, the landscape above the surface is equally breathtaking. The rock islets amidst the clam clear blue waters are all around this beautiful place. Mother Nature’s way of painting a true paradise. Biodiversity is located in these natural surroundings, in front of the sea and just behind the virgin jungle, with beautiful enclaves that offer guests an escape from urban stress and allow you to immerse yourself in some of the most spectacular sceneries on the face of the earth.
The beauty of Biodiversity Nature resort is that we bring the incredible wildlife to you. Because all our bungalows are structured around nature, so as to have the least impact on the environment, we allow the wildlife the freedom to move around undisturbed. There are often sittings of the Waigeou Cuscus or Spotted Cuscus, which is endemic to the area, many species of butterfly’s and insects with the most amazing colour variations and of course the many bird species that you can see in and around the resort.
5. The local Ambience
Aside from its endless fascinating places to explore the hospitality of the Papuan people is warm and welcoming. At Biodiversity you can mingle with the locals whilst observing their daily life and unique traditions on one of our afternoon village trips or full day excursions. Some of our surface intervals between dives/snorkels are at the villages around the Dampier strait, where you can walk around and observe the true essence of Raja Ampat – the local Papuan people with their humble smiles.
These are just a few quick facts about this last paradise on earth, so whether you are an avid diver, adventurous snorkeler or just someone who appreciates the beauty in every sense, then you are rarely going to find anywhere else on earth like Raja Ampat. It truly offers the ultimate experience one can only dream of. Biodiversity Nature Resort is here to give you the full tour so come visit us in Indonesia!
6. Become an “Eco Tourist”: Enjoy your trip to Raja Ampat to the fullest while respecting the environment
From Raja Ampat Bioversity Resort we suggest you dive in one of the most magical places in Indonesia and enjoy being in contact with wild nature. This could not be the case if the rest of the travelers did not take care of the environment, so we suggest you become an “Eco-Tourist” during your trip in Raja Ampat.
On our website you will find all the information about our commitment to respect the care of the environment