Misool is the second largest island and is located just off the coast of Papua, bordering the Seram Sea. Many of the marine animals that thrive in the Pacific swim through these waters turning Misool into another paradise pocket for divers and snorkelers. Moreover, the waters are a well-swum route for larger sea creatures, including whales.
Even if you are not a keen diver, the crystal clear waters allow outstanding views of Misool’s sub-surface world while still on a liveaboard, tender or kayak. Marine biologists estimate the sea gardens of the Raja Ampat region hold 75% of all known species of corals and sea creatures on Earth, therefore boasting the highest level of marine biodiversity on the planet.
Back on terra firma, Misool is equally as impressive. The island is wild and jungly harbouring diverse ecosystems amongst its luxurious vegetation and mangrove swamps. To both east and west, the island has a maze of limestone pinnacles jutting abruptly out of the perfectly turquoise sea, eroded by the endless lapping of the ocean and carpeted abundantly with thick greenery.
There are also a few beaches with idyllic white sand beaches fringed by coconut palms fading gently into a glittering aquamarine sea. It is also worth noting that Misool has a number of petroglyphs, found on walls of caves which date back around 5,000 years.