Raja Ampat General Info
Raja Ampat Diving Facts
Raja Ampat Diving Resort
Raja Ampat Liveaboard
AMPAT DIVING RESORT
As you might have notice
that the Raja Ampat island group spreads out over a huge area and consists of
over 610 islands, there are two resort for accommodation on the Raja ampat Islands:
Kri Eco Resort and Sorido Bay Resort.
This is the longest established resort consists of
traditional buildings over the water, along a jetty and offers traditional
Papuan accommodation with excellent food and a relaxed, friendly
Sitting on the edge of
mountainous Kri Island the dive resort is shaded by palm trees that run along
a long fine white sand beach. Wild birds awaken our guests each morning at sunrise
so they will be on time for breakfast and the morning dive. We see Eclectis Parrots,
Lorikeets, Kingfishers, Frigate Birds and others during the day.
long jetty built over the large shallow lagoon in front of the eco-resort also
leads to five of the guest houses. As a bonus, since accommodations are over the
water, we often see sharks, rays and schools of fish in our "garden".
Kri Eco Resort currently has 6 over-water guest bungalows.
Most of the buildings contain two rooms and at least one sitting area. Rooms are
divided by partitions with doors and window coverings that can be closed for privacy.
Each room has a mattress, pillow and mosquito net for bedding. Furnishings are
hand-made benches or lounge chairs and tables where guests can relax, work on
camera gear, talk and read.
small over-water bungalow, located just a bit down the beach for a bit more privacy,
contains only one room. Two Western-style flush toilets, are located on the island
near the end of the jetty and are shared by all the guests.
compressor, storage, toilets, baths and staff quarters are located on the island.
Our dining and kitchen house is alongside the beach over the water! You can almost
cool your toes while having dinner at high tide.
the beach are two Indonesian style baths, walled for privacy, one open to a view
of sky and palm fronds, the other with a roof so you won't get wet while bathing!
The well, also located behind the resort's buildings contains a more than
adequate supply of rain water for our needs. It provides guests and staff with
bathing, toilet, camera rinse and cooking water. Water on Kri was hauled from
the well by bucket and carried by hand, but now Kri has a pump and running water
to the kitchen, western style toilets and for filling the bath containers. Drinking
water is obtained from a neighboring island.
Meals are served
in the large over-water kitchen/dining house on long tables sheltered by a palm
frond roof. In the kitchen, coffee, tea and flavored drinks are always available
for our guests.
The kitchen is always busy with our staff
cooking over the gas burners in large woks or stew pots and an oven where Yolanda
bakes fresh bread and occasionally pizza! There are no electrical appliances,
everything is made my hand. In back of the kitchen, the staff slice fresh vegetables
and fruits in the open air under the shade of the trees. Each meal is prepared
fresh. Ice boxes, supplied weekly from Sorong, contain fresh meats and can chill
a beer when required.
The new "Sorido Bay Resort" offers western comforts
in traditional Papuan setting. It is a combination of modern and traditional building
methods to create a balanced and comfortable resort. This resort is built for
the more demanding diver and specially the UW photographer.
has all comforts but is completely integrated in nature and has one of the worlds
richest dive sites as its house reef. The boats used for dining are silent (Honda
4 stroke engines) and all diving is tailor made and personalized.
* There is no dive activities arranged on Saturday. This day is a day of rest.
Breakfast, lunch and dinner are provided, however offer no diving. Guest are invited
to go hiking, kayaking, birding, snorkeling, play badminton a.o. This day to relax
is generally well appreciated, we just state it here so things are clear.
Each Sunday, transfers by boat take place from the airport/coastal city of Sorong
(Papua) to the dive resorts, located on Kri Island. The trip takes about one and
a half hours and covers 75 km. These transfers are free of charge. If you do plan
to arrive in Sorong on a Saturday, we are more than happy to arrange accommodation
for you in Sorong.
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