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Papua Explorers Resort is located in the islands of Raja Ampat, which is on the northwest tip of the Bird’s Head Peninsula of West Papua. Raja Ampat translates into English as Four Kings and gets its name from a local mythology about four kings that occupy the four big islands; Salawati, Batanta, Waigeo and Misool. It’s a stunning archipelago comprising over 1,500 small islands, hosting thousands of species some of which are endemic to the region.
Papua Explorers Resort is constructed using traditional Papuan construction methods and local, natural materials. Our water bungalows are designed to be in perfect harmony with the exotic surrounding, allowing the guests to feel the breeze from the rainforests, enjoy the songs of the tropical birds and soothe their souls with the flutter of the waves. Our 300m2, over-the-sea restaurant and lounge is designed to offer a relaxing environment to enjoy various international and local dishes from our restaurant and to refresh and relax between the dives.
Dive Package (Deluxe Water Cottage Accommodation)
Nights Double/Twin Triple Single 8D/7N €1615 €1418 €1998 11D/10N €2298 €1995 €2810 15D/14N €2995 €2648 €3690 18D/17N €3750 €3245 €4500 22D/21N €4325 €3745 €4650
Maximum 4 dives per day at various famous dive sites (Cape Kri, Mike’s Point, Manta Point, Sardine Reef, Mioskon etc, subject to weather condition.
- Deluxe Water Cottage Accommodation
- 21% service & taxes
- On full board basis (international buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner
- Transfers from/to Sorong, airport pick up and speedboat transfer on Sundays and Wednesdays
- Afternoon tea/ coffee and cakes
- Welcome drink upon arrival
- Internet service & WiFi
- Laundry service
- Free of charge for max. 2 children <10 years old in parent’s room
- Raja Ampat National Park entrance fee: Rp 500,000 per person (Valid for 1 calendar year) Fee is established by Raja Ampat Government and is subject to change without prior notice.
- Additional Diving Excursions
- Soft Drink & Alcohol Beverages
- All other consumptions besides served during standard meals
Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for group booking of 10 pax and above and non divers package.
Dive Equipment Per Day Per Pax Full Set €30 BCD and Regulator €20 Mask & Snorkel & Fins €15 Diving Computer €10 Diving Torch €9
1. Scheduled Transfer: (Free of Charge) – Only available on Sundays and Wednesdays
From/to Sorong airport, by A/C car & Speedboat.Departure from Sorong to the resort latest at 12:00pm noon. Departure from resort to Sorong at 6:00am and flights after 10:30am can be used on the day of transfer. Transfers from/to any other resort/location are subject to surcharge.
Only applies for guest staying a minimum of 7 nights.
2. Non Scheduled Transfer: €95 per adult (Free of Charge for children)
From/to Airport/ Waisai by Car, Ferry, speedboat per person / per way. (Includes VIP ferry ticket)
Ferry does not operate on Indonesian Public Holidays.
Reserve Your Space with Only a 30% Deposit and Pay the Balance 60 Days Prior to Departure. Above rates valid till 31 March 2015.
Papua Explorers Resort is constructed using local architectural techniques and natural materials. Walls are made from Daun Bobo, roofs are made from Daun Nipa, floors and window and doorframes are made from teak wood. These are the typical materials used for traditional Papuan houses. Our water bungalows are very specious with their 72m2 total area, which includes a 40m2 room, WC, shower and hot water, and a 20m2 veranda. There are single or double rooms upon request. Each standard room has a bed with mosquito net, ceiling fan, desk and chair, a seating area consisting of a two seater sofa and a coffee table. There are two sun loungers on each veranda as well as a hammock to enjoy the breath taking Raja Ampat sunsets. There is a stairway straight to the ocean on the veranda. Towels, shampoo, shower gel and soap are provided.
Our restaurant serves a selection of Indonesian and Western dishes. If you have special dietary requirements, please inform us at least 60 days before your arrival to allow us enough time to make necessary arrangements.
Transfers to the island
Papua Explorers Resort has scheduled transfers to the island from Sorong every Sunday and Thursday with our own boat. Transfer from the resort to Sorong is on Sundays and Wednesdays. Our boat leaves Sorong latest at 12:00 noon and we strongly recommend our guests to arrange their flights to arrive earlier than this. In case the guests cannot catch these transfers, we can provide special transfers at an extra cost. Although we do our best to be accommodating for late arrivals due to flight delays, we may not be able to wait for long if there are other guests in the boat. In these cases, special transfers will need to be arranged for the guests that arrive late. Transfers from the resort to Sorong leave between 5:30 to 9:00 depending on the earliest flight of our guests.
Papua Explorers Dive Resort offers 3 boat dives and unlimited shore dives each day. Our boats leave at 08:00 usually for 2 dives (depending on dive sites to be visited) and 14:30 in the evening. All famous dive sites are included in our daily dive plans. Here are some of these world renowned dive sites and our distance to them:
Manta Point: 20 min Mike’s Point: 10 min
Cape Kri: 15min Sardine Reef 25 min
Mioskon: 25 min Blue Magic: 25 min
Odlima: 5 min Chicken Reef: 20 min
Passage: 45 min Hidden Bay: 30 min
Raja Ampat waters are highly rich in nutrients the Dampier Strait is especially nutrient-rich due its fast moving currents. These currents attract a wide variety of species including migrating mammals and pelagic species. However, nutrient-rich means low visibility and the saying goes “no current, no fish”. All divers are required to bring their safety buoys and whistles with them when coming to our resort. It is mandatory for all divers to have an insurance that covers diving, to be able to dive with Papua Explorers. Waisai (45 Min from our location by boat) has a new Hyperbaric Chamber now, however costs for treatment and further transportation can be extremely high in case of an emergency. Therefore, all dives are planned and executed without deco stops and it is mandatory for all divers to use a dive computer. We don’t have a huge stock of rental equipment because most divers prefer to bring their own equipment here. So if you’d like to rent any equipment from our dive center, please book them 60 days in advance.
Optional Tours (Minimum 2 pax)
Red Bird of Paradise Yenwaupnor € 15 per person
Red Bird of Paradise Sawingrai € 20 per person
Full day tour to Raja Ampat icon, Wayag (Min 4 Pax) € 160 per person
Full day tour to Fam islands € 65 per person
Waterfall Trip to Batanta Island € 75 per person
Wilsons Bird of Paradise Trip to Batanta Island Price On Request
Kabui Bay Trip , Mushroom Islands and village visit for non divers € 75 per person
Arborek Tourism Village visit € 30 per person
Mayalibit Bay excursion with 2 dives (Min 4 dives) € 160 per person