Kri Eco ResortDampier Strait near Sorong, Indonesia
Kri Eco Resort is a simple and traditional look and feel, but a comfortable choice for guests and divers who want to make the most of their trip and get a taste of the local culture and architecture in the diver’s paradise. Built on the small island of Kri on the Nord-West part of West Papua, the resort lays in one fascinating spot of all Raja Ampat area, offering to its visitor a rich marine life full of animals, countless fish and wide coral reefs. Being built on a pristine lagoon with turquoise water and sparkling white sandy beaches that look almost too good to be true, Kri Eco Resort gets to be the perfect choice for divers, water, and nature lovers or honeymooners. Divers will have their days full of diving spots waiting for them to discover the underwater world. Be aware that this diving area is unique in the world and every year new species of fish and corals are discovered. From diving near big mantas, oceanic sharks or turtles to luxurious coral reefs, every corner here has a unique beauty.
The dive resort is the kind of place that mixes the local elements with its love and care for the environment. That’s why the entire ensemble, from the cottages over-water to the restaurant and dive briefing area, is built using locally sourced, low-impact materials and all furnishings are hand-made to help the local economy and use the local resources. Conservation efforts address not only the land but also the marine life in order to protect and preserve this piece of heaven and the unique species that can be found in the water. The local community is actively involved in protecting the marine life from spear fishing, coral reef destruction and ocean animal slaughter.
Kri Eco Resort has 13 cottages of different categories: 4 Papuan Cottages, 7 Superior Cottages, and 2 Deluxe Cottages.
All cottages have:
- Electric fan (24/7) – no air-conditioning
- Western-style bed and mattress
- Mosquito nets
- 24h electricity
- Fresh drinking water
- Soap, tissues and fresh towels
- Camera table with several sockets
- Free Wi-Fi (250 MB per week)
- Free laundry service
- Free, unguided Kayaks and Stand Up Paddle Boards
The restaurant area is a large, airy and over-water, designed in the same traditional Papuan style as the rest of the resort. The meals are freshly made here and include breakfast, lunch and dinner, while coffee and tea-making facilities are available all day long.
Papuan Cottages are the standard room type and are located alongside the footbridge built over the lagoon. The over-water cottages place their guests closer to where the magic happens so that you may see flying fish, small turtles or even baby sharks (no worries - they are inoffensive).
Papuan Cottages have a shared bathroom with a western-style toilet and mandi shower (a mandi is an Indonesian-style shower where a hand bailer is used to pour water over yourself),
From BZ$3,514 per diver for 8 days 7 nights.
From BZ$1,950 per non-diver for 8 days 7 nights.
The Superior Cottages are located on the white sandy beach facing incredible sunsets and sunrises. Access to the water is made in an idyllic way directly from a natural wood staircase. The bathrooms are shared (4 cabins at maximum) with western-style toilets and a warm shower.
From BZ$3,970 per diver for 8 days 7 nights.
From BZ$2,386 per non-diver for 8 days 7 nights.
Deluxe Cottages provide their guests with both intimacy and comfort. While placed on the beach front and gazing to the turquoise water of the ocean, the two deluxe cottages are the perfect choice for those looking for a more intimate option. The private western-style en-suite bathroom with hot water shower included ensures a maximum comfort level.
From BZ$4,537 per diver for 8 days 7 nights.
From BZ$2,973 per non-diver for 8 days 7 nights.
See photos of the facilities available at Kri Eco Resort.
This resort will bring divers to Waigeo Island Area.