Activities in Raja Ampat

About Raja Ampat

Raja Ampat Islands group consists of four major islands, Waigeo, Misool, Salawati, Batanta and other small islands. Not only known as the most beautiful tropical paradise in Indonesia, 75% of the world's marine species found in its waters. Raja Ampat underwater phenomenon presents the best in the world. In Raja Ampat, divers can explore vertical underwater walls magnificent and filled with beautiful coral. With many coral species in Raja Ampat, where in also has many species of reef fish. Additionally you can see a giant manta, dugongs, seahorses, fish barkuda, reef sharks, whale sharks, sea turtles, tuna, and others. The remnants of the second world war can still be found in its waters, for example, the wreckage of war near Wai Island. Overall, the experience to explore the beauty of Raja Ampat is the most spectacular experience that you can get.

Getting Around

Take a six hour flight from Jakarta to Sorong with a stopover in Manado or Makassar. Alternatively, you can fly from Bali. Ferries are available to connect tourist sites in Raja Ampat with other regions. Public buses are also available in Sorong City.

Get to know Raja Ampat

6 Most Spectacular Tourist Attractions in Raja Ampat

Raja Ampat or ‘Four Kings’ offers the world’s best underwater. Divers can explore vertical underwater walls and enjoy the thrill of challenging drift diving.

Wayag Islands

Wayag Islands

Set of hills and mountains that become beautiful green karst formations in the middle of the blue sea. This is the most photographed view in Raja Ampat. You have to climb to the top of the hill which takes 1 hour.

Waiwo Island

Waiwo Island

Waiwo Island in Waisai, with not only beautiful island that you can enjoy, but also the natural underwater beauty like a secret garden. A beautiful and priceless experience that you cannot miss.

Pianemo Hill

Pianemo Hill

A place where you can see the coral islands with various sizes in a wide area. Turquoise clear water and stunning scenery. You can walk around the islands, sailing and snorkeling in the lagoon.

Misool Island

Misool Island

The island offers beautiful beaches and spectacular underwater paradise. You can dive and see variety of coral reefs, various species of fish, turtles, rays, sharks, and other marine animals that inhabit the underwater of Misool Island.

Gam Islands

Gam Islands

Precious pearl in Raja Ampat, with white sand beaches decorated with palm trees. You can snorkel around the coast, which has incredible underwater beauty. This is where you can see exotic bird of paradise (cendrawasih).

Arborek Island

Arborek Island

Another of the island with irresistible beauty, with clear blue water beaches decorated with palm trees. Diving and snorkeling are the must thing to do to enjoy the charming underwater nature.

Tips for Planning Your Holiday to Raja Ampat

When is the best time to visit Raja Ampat?

  • October or November is the best season for diving in Raja Ampat because the ocean is typically flat and perfect for photography.
  • Bring your underwater camera, anti-mosquito repellants, anti-malarial medicines, sunscreens and hats.

What are the things that you can do in Raja Ampat?

  • Diving, snorkeling, sailing, kayaking, exploring the islands by boat
  • Enjoying the Karst islands around Wayag Island
  • Exploring the bat caves
  • Fishing using traditional Papuan technique
  • Trekking to discover waterfalls

What food should you try in Raja Ampat?

  • Fried sea worms, yellow fish soup, worm satay