The rain forest clad Raja Ampat islands are surrounded by luminous turquoise waters and form one of the most remote and untouched paradise destinations left on earth and are regarded as the best diving in Indonesia.
The Raja Ampat Indonesia archipelago, off the northwest tip of Bird’s Head Peninsula on the island of New Guinea in West Papua, comprises of 1500 jungle-covered islands, cays, and shoals surrounding the four main islands of Misool, Salawati, Batanta, Waigeo and is renowned for its beaches and coral reefs rich with marine life. Ancient rock paintings and caves are on Misool Island, while the crimson bird of paradise lives on Waigeo Island. Raja Ampat translates as the ‘Four Kings’. The region is tucked away in the heart of the Coral Triangle and has over ten times the amount of hard coral species found in the Caribbean. It is hardly surprising that scientists have nicknamed it the ‘species factory’ and Raja Ampat diving and snorkelling is some of the best on earth.
Drop anchor and roam the limestone peaks of Wayag, the poster child of this region, trying to spot rare birds of paradise. Kayak cays and shoals with rain forest islets above and observe nature in awe. Experience the best diving in Indonesia amongst the Raja Ampat islands meeting Manta Rays and another world spectacular and full of life beneath the surface. Later, dine in style roaring-bonfire-side on perfect white sandy beaches while billions of stars light up the sky. Paradise found with Prana by Atzaró.