The last paradise
Sometimes referred to as the Last Paradise, with pristine beaches, rainforest-covered mountains, incredibly healthy reefs with amazing diving; you can be sure to fall in love with this distant region of Indonesia while on a cruise to Raja Ampat
A secluded yet accessible island
Traveling to Raja Ampat is best accessed by the major city of Sorong. You may go by flight via Jakarta or Surabaya. You can then make your way to the port and transfer from Sorong Harbour by Ferry to Waisai, the main city on the island of Waigeo.
This is the gateway for you to enter the islands of Raja Ampat. The remote location makes it even more beautiful than you could imagine. In addition, The only true way to explore Raja Ampat is by boat.
Rediscover the ocean
Firstly, Raja Ampat is consists of around 1500 small islands and is a place where you can get lost in nature. Most notably, It is one of the most impressive scuba diving locations. Consequently, diving here is a unique experience due to how untouched the island is. The opportunities for scuba diving here are endless. That is to say, there are always new spots to discover.
Get in touch with nature
Raja Ampat remains one of the least visited tourist destinations in Indonesia.
Most importantly, the highlight of Raja Ampat is of course – mother nature! You can marvel at the landscape, the fresh air, and the clear waters. It is difficult to explain just how vast the islands really are; exceeding 9.8 million hectares of land.
Experience the true island life
The culture of Raja Ampat is diverse, like most of Indonesia. A fusion of ethnic groups, religious beliefs, languages, and amazing cuisine. The English language is not yet widely spoken across this region. Hence they communicate in their native language which is a blend of Papua and Bahasa Indonesian.
However, it is important that you are sensitive to the local people when walking around the island and in the villages. Tourists should be comfortable covering up their knees and shoulders. For example, you may do this by using a beautiful authentic sarong to cover swimwear.
Furthermore, it’s rich with impeccable courtesy, and visitors are often met with a traditional dance.
Cruise to Raja Ampat for a once in a lifetime experience
In short, to cruise Raja Ampat is unique. It is a special expedition for anyone who journeys through there. A friendly paradise that will have you never wanting to leave!