Deserted beach Raja Ampat, Papua, Indonesia
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HIDDEN BOUTIQUE HOMESTAY ON A DESERTED ISLAND, RAJA AMPAT

You don't have to go on a cruise to experience the beauty of Raja Ampat. Taking daily excursions from your accommodation also helps you understand why Raja Ampat is said to be the last paradise on earth. Discover the jewels of the archipelago by staying at a lovely boutique hotel set on a deserted island. A bungalow on stilts above the turquoise water and a pristine tropical beach in the background, this is your home for the next 7 days. Just a few strokes from your bungalow, you swim with manta rays and turtles living in a rich coral garden.

This week in paradise is the perfect combination of rest and adventure. In between free days, you go on a snorkeling trips, discover Batanta Waterfall on a short hike, and navigate the shallow waters of the mystical Kalibiru River.

The bonus of this stay: the owner of the house Brigitte serves delicious menus with French touches. Special mention for the fresh homemade bread at breakfast!

Day 1: Sorong airport - Raja Ampat

Arrival in the Raja Ampat Archipelago

You arrive at Sorong Airport in West Papua on the island of New Guinea. You are picked up by your driver who takes you to the town's harbour where you board the ferry directly to Waisai. After a 2-hour crossing, you arrive in Waisai and meet your boatman at the pier, who takes you to your accommodation by motorboat. After about 50 minutes you have arrived in paradise. On a tiny desert island, the hotel's wooden bungalows are built on stilts directly above the turquoise blue sea. This lovely boutique-hotel is run by a French couple. You settle into your charming bungalow and the rest of the day is free.

10 min drive, 2 h ferry, 50 min motorboat. With English speaking local guide. Accommodation: boutique-hotel in paradise. Meals: lunch and/or dinner depending on arrival time.

Relaxing on the beach Raja Ampat, Papua, Indonesia

7 days - 6 nights

Can be customized according to your wishes. Contact us !

Price per guest based on a shared double room: 

840€

Day 2: Raja Ampat

Snorkeling excursion in Sawandarek

You wake up in paradise. After a superb French breakfast, you jump into a small boat for a snorkeling excursion. You reach the village of Sawandarek in the south of Mansuar Island. Sawandarek is THE best place for snorkeling, offering some of the most beautiful and diverse underwater scenery in Raja Ampat. It is home to colorful corals and fish, reef sharks, barracudas, turtles, and other amazing creatures that you will never forget. Return to your boutique hotel. In the evening, don't miss the beautiful sunset over the quiet bay before dinner is served.

 

Half day excursion. Boat captain and local guide included. Accommodation: Boutique-hotel in paradise. Meals: full board. 

Charming bungalow on stilt Raja Ampat, Indonesia

Your bungalow on stilts

Private bungalow terrace, Raja Ampat, Papua, Indonesia

Jump in the ocean directly from your private terrace

Day 3: Raja Ampat

Free day in paradise

You wake up to the sound of birds singing and the waves. You enjoy your breakfast while admiring the crystal-clear sea. Today is a free day. Relax on the terrace of your bungalow, read, or put on fins, mask, and snorkel for a session of snorkeling in the surrounding bay. Just a few strokes from your bungalow is a wall of colorful, phosphorescent coral that hides hundreds of fish, turtles, and even small black tip sharks! You can also take a walk along the coast to find fresh coconuts. 

 

Accommodation: Boutique-hotel in paradise. Meals: full board.

Day 4: Raja Ampat

Excursion to Batanta Waterfall and snorkeling

Batanta Island is one of the four largest islands in the archipelago. Its waterfalls are breathtaking! A natural paradise not to be missed! You walk for 1 hour in a setting reminiscent of Jurassic Park, surrounded by many birds and tropical butterflies. Swim in the waterfall and enjoy a picnic lunch. On the way back, you stop at a beautiful snorkeling site to enjoy Raja Ampat's underwater treasures once again.

 

Half day excursion. With a local guide. Accommodations: Boutique hotel in paradise. Meals: full board.

Colorful coral garden, diving in Raja Ampat

Colorful coral garden

Manta Ray, snorkeling in Raja Ampat

Mantas swimming just in front of the bungalows

Day 5: Raja Ampat

Free day in paradise

You wake up to the sound of birds singing and the waves. You enjoy your breakfast while admiring the crystal-clear sea. Today is a free day. Relax on the terrace of your bungalow, read, or put on fins, mask, and snorkel for a session of snorkeling in the surrounding bay. Just a few strokes from your bungalow is a wall of colorful, phosphorescent coral that hides hundreds of fish, turtles, and even small black tip sharks! You can also take a walk along the coast to find fresh coconuts. 

 

Accommodation: Boutique-hotel in paradise. Meals: full board.

Day 6: Raja Ampat

Excursion to the enchanting Kalibiru river

Today, you go on an excursion to discover the Kalibiru River. Discover this magical place where the water of the river appears crystal blue. This natural phenomenon is observed when the sun's rays hit the riverbed. The water molecules then automatically absorb the red, then the yellow, the green and the violet of the light spectrum, thus creating this very intense blue color. The scenery along the small channels is enchanting. Enjoy a picnic lunch and return to the hotel in the afternoon.

 

Full day boat tour. Accommodation: Boutique hotel in paradise. Meals: Full board.

The Kalibiru river, Raja Ampat expedition, Papua, Indonesia

Kalibiru river

Swim with harmless black tip sharks in Raja Ampat

Harmless black tip sharks

Day 7: Raja Ampat - Sorong airport

Last day in Raja Ampat

Enjoy your last moments in paradise before you are taken back to Waisai harbour by motorboat. There you take the ferry to Sorong where you then meet your driver who takes you to Sorong Airport for your onward flight. You are accompanied by your guide until entering the airport.

 

10 min drive, 2 h ferry, 50 min motorboat. With English speaking local guide. Meals: breakfast.

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PRICE & CONDITIONS

Price per guest, based on a shared double room:

Single guest
On request

2 guests
1 270€

3 guests 
1 110€

4 guests and more
940€

PRICE INCLUDES

  • 6 nights in a double bungalow

  • Tours as per itinerary

  • Transfers Sorong Airport - Sorong Harbour, and back

  • Ferry tickets Sorong - Waisai - Sorong

  • Transfers Waisai - Hotel - Waisai

  • Excursions with local guide: Sawandarek snorkeling excursion, Kalibiru excursion, Batanta waterfall excursion.

  • Meals: full board
     

  • International & domestic flights

  • Private travel & medical insurances

  • Raja Ampat National Park entrance fee

  • Covid tests

  • Additional drinks and personal expenses

  • Costs for excess luggage

  • Tips

  • Snorkeling equipment

  • Scuba dives

PRICE DOES NOT INCLUDE

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