Explore some of the richest and most diverse marine habitats on the planet with a stay at Misool Eco Resort. Located on an idyllic island in the far fringes of Indonesia, Misool is a paradise brimming with pristine coral reefs and more exotic marine life then you can shake a stick at. The resort is exceptionally comfortable meaning you can relax and snorkel until your heart is content.
Misool Eco Resort, Raja Ampat
Welcome to one of the world’s most remote dive resorts – Misool Eco Resort, neatly located on its own private island it’s also perched inside the world’s centre for marine biodiversity, Raja Ampat. No other place on earth boasts such a wealth and range of marine species and from Misool Eco Resort you’ll be completely surrounded by it. The Water Cottages rise on stilts over a tranquil lagoon, shaded by limestone cliffs – each one with a set of steps that lead you into the water and the house reef which is just a few fin strokes away. At the end of a days diving, you can kick back in the built-in hammock for sunset and star gazing. The restaurant is set back from a white sand beach and serves up a variety of western and Indonesian treats throughout the day.
With over 60 dive sites within easy range of Misool Eco Resort, each day of diving throws up something special and different. Topography varies from fringing reefs, coral plateaus, walls, lagoons and the current swept pinnacles, the magnitude of marine life on offer often leaves even the most experienced divers in awe. There’s also an impressive house reef which is an ideal location for photographers looking to hone their skills and a manta cleaning station easily accessible.
Day 1 - 2 // Jakarta
Arrive into Jakarta. Meet with your driver and transfer to the airport hotel for check in and time to relax from your journey. The following morning, check in for your flight to Sorong.
Day 2 - 9 // Misool Eco Resort
Arrive into Sorong and transfer to Misool Eco Resort by road and boat. Check-in and relax.
Based on the outstanding Misool your time will include daily morning and afternoon snorkel sessions at a variety of spectacular sites in the area.
The pristine conditions of the sea surrounding Misool have some of the healthiest reefs on the planet, growing right up to the surface of the water, which makes it a perfect environment to snorkel among. The House Reef has regular sightings of schooling horse-eyed jacks, green turtles, hunting octopus, and large schools of bumphead parrotfish. There is also a good chance of spotting the newly discovered 'walking' Epaulette Shark.
Misool's snorkeling boats head out each day to a variety of different locations, including the protected North Lagoon where it is possible to see many baby black tip reef sharks in the shallows.
Relaxing back on the surface you can kick back in the built-in hammocks for sunset and star gazing.
Day 10 // Misool - Home
Check out and transfer to the airport for your domestic flight back to Jakarta, connecting on arrival with your onward international flight back home.
Land price - US$4,400 per person
There are many flight options leaving from the UK to Indonesia's capital airport - Jakarta (CGK), Garuda Airlines now fly directly with other indirect options via Singapore (SIN), Dubai (DXB) or Hong Kong (HKG) with an average travel time of 13 hours direct or 15-17 hours.
From the US flights also route indirectly via Hong Kong (HKG) or Tokyo (HND) with an average travel time of 18-22 hours.
Enquiry for Raja Ampat – Misool Eco Resort
Phone: 0117 369 0443
4.6 Paintworks, Bath Road, Bristol, BS4 3EH