Raja Ampat Biodiversity Eco ResortDampier Strait near Sorong, Indonesia
Raja Ampat Biodiversity Eco Resort is a love-at-first-sight kind of place. Located on Gam island in the Central part of Raja Ampat, on a white sandy beach right near the Pacific Ocean and blessed with an extraordinary environment, this eco-resort is perfect for those seeking a close-to-nature diving resort in a calm and pristine place. The resort lies on the soft sand of Kabui Bay, just minutes away from some of the most famous dives sites in Raja Ampat. Apart from diving, you can explore the island and use the resort’s kayaks to head to the east coast where you will be welcomed by enormous cliffs and rock formations spread around a thick and luxurious jungle.
Raja Ampat Biodiversity Eco Resort is an active player in the local community. Most of the employees at the resort are local Papuans, trained in hospitality services, cooking and diving. The owners of the place are professional divers and nature lovers who place a lot of energy in not only preserving the fauna and flora, but also helping the community. All material used in building the place are environmentally friendly and recreate the native Papuan huts. Efforts are made to minimize the plastic consumption and pollution to preserve the luxurious vegetation and richness of the ocean. Truly eco-friendly, the resort uses of 24hrs solar electricity with a full capacity of satisfying needs. The love for nature, environment, culture and diving comes together here under a single roof in a unique way.
The resort has different areas: the restaurant, the reception and the jetty area where most of the fun takes place.
Facilities in common area include:
- Unlimited coffee and tea-making facility available 24 hours
- Drinking water
- Cold beer, juices and soft drinks
- A desk for charging batteries
- A bookshelf for trade or references
- Two seating areas: inside of the restaurant or right in front of the beach
- WiFi access at the Jetty area (the place for briefing before the dive, sunbathing, relaxing, socializing)
- 24 hour solar power
Raja Ampat Biodiversity Eco Resort will also enchant its guests with authentic and tasty food. The restaurant is set right on the beach, facing the blue ocean water. You can spot from here dolphins passing by or playful flying fish jumping from the water while enjoying your meals. If you wonder why the food is so good here, it is because all ingredients come from local sources - either from the ocean or from the nearby villages.
With 7 traditional Papuan hut cottages (2 Budget Cottages, 2 Standard Cottages, and 3 Superior Cottages) all located on the beach with ocean views, Raja Ampat Biodiversity Eco Resort has an alternative to any budget or comfort need.
All cottages have a water dispenser, mosquito net, multiple plugs for electronics, veranda with seats, hammock for relaxation and towels.
Located on the rear side of the beach and facing the ocean, this big, comfortable, Papuan style cottage is divided between two rooms and makes the perfect choice for backpackers or travellers on a budget. The bathroom is shared, with mandi shower and western-style toilet. A mandi is an Indonesian way of showering by using a hand bailer to pour water over yourself.
- Double or twin bed,
- Mosquito net,
- Wood furniture,
- Shared veranda
- 15 sq. m (161 sq. ft.)
From BZ$2,162 per diver for 6 days 5 nights.
From BZ$1,056 per non-diver for 6 days 5 nights.
The Standard Cottage is more spacious and is located at the beach front. Designed as an independent building with one large bedroom and a veranda and connected by a corridor to the other hut, the Standard Cottage is suitable for families or group of friends. The bathroom is shared for the two huts and provides a mandi shower and western-style toilet.
- Double beds,
- Mosquito net,
- Comfortable natural furniture,
- Private veranda,
- Extra face towels
- 20 sq. m (215 sq. ft.)
From BZ$2,414 per diver for 6 days 5 nights.
From BZ$1,308 per non-diver for 6 days 5 nights.
Placed beach front in a private, quiet area and built also in Papuan-Style hut cottage, the Superior Cottage is an independent spacious building with 1 bedroom, veranda, and private bathroom with western-style toilet.
- Mosquito net
- Comfortable natural furniture
- Writing desk and sitting area inside the cottage
- Hammocks and two sun beds
- Extra face towels
- 30 sq. m (323 sq. ft.)
From BZ$2,766 per diver for 6 days 5 nights.
From BZ$1,660 per non-diver for 6 days 5 nights.
See photos of the facilities available at Raja Ampat Biodiversity Eco Resort.
This resort will bring divers to Waigeo Island Area.