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Papua Paradise Eco Resort

Hotel category
4 Star
Rooms
26
Wellness/Spa
YES
Internet
FREE
5 star dive center
Onsite
House reef
YES

Resort Highlights

  • Papua Paradise Eco Resort offers overwater bungalows in Raja Ampat
  • 600+ coral varieties, 1,300+ reef fish species
  • Chance to see a dugong or hawksbill turtle
  • Private balconies with sunset views
  • Jungle paths, towering trees, tropical birdsong
  • Open-sided buffet restaurant
  • Turn-down and laundry service
  • Kayaking, snorkeling, hiking and bird watching

Resort Description

Papua Paradise Eco Resort is located in the heart of Raja Ampat, surrounded by world-renowned reefs.

Raja Ampat offers jungle-covered islands and sloping reefs, drift diving and nutrient-rich waters. The unique region is home to more than 600 hard coral varieties and 1,300+ species of reef fish- 75% of the worldwide total. It’s not uncommon to spot dugongs and hawksbill turtles.

Twenty-five overwater bungalows are on offer to guests. On land, jungle paths wind through dense vegetation filled with towering trees and exotic birds. Each bungalow comes with a private balcony with sunset views. 

The resort’s overwater, open-sided restaurant serves European and Indonesian cuisine in the form of daily buffets. Evening turn-down and laundry services are available and unlimited drinking water is provided. 

Kayaking, snorkeling and hiking and bird watching are available. 

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BOOKING

Once we receive your booking, we double check availability with the dive operator and reserve your spot. If there are any issues, we get back to you within 24 hours

CONFIRMATION

If all is good, we send you an E-mail confirming that your booking is final

24H FREE CANCELLATION PERIOD

You then have 24 hours to take care of other travel arrangements. Your credit card will only be charged after that period

Payment terms

  • 25% of the total booking amount is due at the time of booking
  • 75% (balance) is due 75 days prior to arrival

Cancellation fee

  • 0% of the total booking amount will be charged if you cancel more than 97 days prior to arrival
  • 10% will be charged if you cancel between 97 and 67 days prior to arrival
  • 25% will be charged if you cancel between 67 and 52 days prior to arrival
  • 50% will be charged if you cancel between 52 and 37 days prior to arrival
  • 75% will be charged if you cancel between 37 and 22 days prior to arrival
  • 100% will be charged if you cancel less than 22 days prior to arrival

Explore diving around the Papua Paradise Eco Resort

Best dive sites in Raja Ampat

Boo Rock / Boo Windows – One of Raja Ampat’s most iconic and most photographed dive sites, boo rock/windows takes its name from the two swim through holes in the rock. This dive site showcases the biodiversity of the Misool area with schooling fish, incredible corals and stunning underwater topography. Expect to see everything from the smallest of critters to passing pelagics. Cross Wreck – One of Raja Ampat’s most accessible wrecks is this Japanese Navy Patrol boat that sank close to the shore in WWII. The name, Cross Wreck, comes from a large cross on the shore nearby. The wreck lays upright and is now completely encrusted in coral and home to a plethora of marine life. Critters that have made this wreck their home include lionfish, moray eels, Napoleon wrasse, bumphead parrotfish, numerous nudibranch species and so much more. This site is a great introduction to wreck diving. Sardine Reef – This offshore reef is simply teeming with fish including huge schools of surgeonfish, jacks, batfish, fusiliers, rainbow runners, and trevally but surprisingly - no sardines! When you’re not looking at the tightly packed schools this is a great site for macro life including nudibranch, mantis shrimps, pygmy seahorses, octopus and cuttlefish but if that’s not enough, look out for the resting wobbegong sharks under the table corals. Cape Kri – With 374 species of fish being counted in one single dive, this dive site is an actual record breaker! The stunning reef top is a kaleidoscope of colours and healthy, vibrant soft and hard corals create a beautiful garden. Black and white tip sharks pass through, reef fish swarm around and turtles lazily cruise by. If you venture deeper you’ll find schools of sweetlips beside bommies which are literally shrouded in glass fish. This site is one of Raja Ampats most famous and never fails to impress even the most seasoned divers. Magic Mountain – Located in the southern Misool region of Raja Ampat, this impressive seamount and extending ridge is swarming with fish, It’s also a good site for spotting manta rays which come to a cleaning station here. On a good day you’ll see numerous manta rays, Napoleon wrasse, schools of snappers, jacks, trevallies, Spanish mackerel, barracuda and reef sharks all joining in on the action. Raja Ampat is a huge area and home to innumerable dive sites, which offer diverse topographies and marine life. Other notable sites in Raja Ampat include Blue Magic, Melissa’s Garden, Mansuar, Mike’s Point, The Passage, Fiabacet and Mioskon Island.

What to see

Raja Ampat dive sites are all about diversity and abundance. Whether you’re looking to dive with pelagics or critters Raja Ampat will deliver. Highlights include: Large schools of fish, manta rays, reef sharks, wobbegong sharks, walking sharks, turtles, Spanish mackerel, tuna, barracuda, pygmy sea horses, nudibranchs galore, ghost pipefish, cuttlefish, crustaceans and stunning pristine coral reefs.

Dive Center

Highlights

  • Gangga Divers is a dive center in the heart of Raja Ampat
  • International, experienced dive team
  • Fleet of 10 boats designed and built for safe and comfortable diving
  • Fish ID library, air-conditioned camera room, storage facilities
  • Dive boats with safety gear, lifejackets, spare equipment, GPS and satellite phone
  • Four Coltri Compressors, Nitrox membrane system, gas blending station
  • Daily dive trips and recreational PADI training courses
  • Small group sizes (4 divers per guide)

Description

Gangga Divers in Papua Paradise is one of the few PADI dive centers in Raja Ampat. 

Facilities include equipment crates, washtubs, drying facilities, Aqualung rental equipment, free WiFi, air-conditioned camera room, fish ID library and a shop. There are four on-site Coltri Compressors, Nitrox membrane system and one continuous gas blending station. 

Purpose-built dive vessels offer oxygen, first aid kits, lifejackets, spare equipment, a VHF radio, fresh towels, drinking water, warm drinks and snacks. The dive center offers multilingual instructors and boat crews with an intimate knowledge of local seas. 

Daily dive trips depart in the morning, afternoon and night. A full range of recreational PADI courses are offered, including PADI Enriched Air Diver Speciality.

Group sizes are small (max four divers to one guide). Nitrox is available free of charge for Nitrox certified divers. 

DIVING SERVICES

Courses

  • Intro Dives/Discover Scuba
  • Scuba Refresher
  • Open Water Diver
  • Advanced Open Water Diver
  • Rescue Diver Certification
  • Divemaster
  • Nitrox Certification
  • Underwater Photography
  • Deep Diver Certification
  • Night Diver
  • Drift Diving
  • Peak Performance Buoyancy
  • Other Specialties

Equipment

  • Tanks With Int (Yoke) Valves
  • Tanks With Din Valves
  • Din/Int Adapters
  • Nitrox (Free)
  • Rental Equipment ($)
  • Dive Computer ($)
  • Filling Station

Diving Facilities

  • Shop
  • Camera Room
  • Battery Charging Station
  • Beach Front
  • Housereef
  • Fish Id And Diving Books

Safety

  • Emergency Oxygen Kit
  • First Aid Kits
  • Automatic External Defibrillator (Aed)
  • Vhf Radio

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Spanish
  • Indonesian

PADI membership level

  • Padi 5 Star Dive Resort

Distinction

  • Padi 5 Star

Resort Amenities

Wellness

  • Spa Facility
  • Massage Services

Facilities

  • Beach Front
  • Wi-Fi (Free)
  • Garden
  • Power Socket Adapters

Activities

  • Snorkeling
  • Kayaking
  • Hiking

Food and drink

  • Restaurant
  • Buffet
  • Alcohol
  • Vegetarian Food
  • Gluten Free Food

Payments

  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • Cash (Usd)
  • Cash (Eur)
  • Cash (Local Currency)

How to get there

Arrival

  • The closest airport is Dominique Edward Osok (SOQ) in Sorong and s about a 2 hour boat ride from the nearest West Papua port of Sorong
  • Transfer is available for an additional charge from/to Sorong
  • Someone of the staff will meet you at the airport and accompany you to a place to await the transfer
  • Transfer time is at 14:00, please arrange your flights acoordingly (from the jetty)
  •  Early arrivals will be brought to a local hotel lobby where refreshments will be provided
  • The boat transfer takes from 2 hours to 1,5 hour,  weather permitting.

Departure

  • Once you have checked out at reception your transfer will bring you back to the airport
  • From Resort to Sorong: Boat departure time is between 6h00 and 9h00, 9h00, in accordance with earliest guest flight departure time in Sorong. You will be transferred to Sorong one day in advance in case you need to catch a flight earlier then 09:30

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