Enjoying the Beauty of Raja Ampat Islands

Raja Ampat islands become one of the dream destinations for a great holiday for so many people all over the world. Of course, if you like enjoying the beautiful nature which is still pure and totally natural, Raja Ampat can be your right destination to go. That is especially if you are interested in having such a good time in a tropical place as like Indonesia. That is located in Papua, Indonesia. Since the year of 2003, Raja Ampat is actually the fraction of Sorong district. The area of Raja Ampat is quite large. It is about 46,000 km². However, the land is only about six thousand kilometers square, while the rest is ocean. There are more than six hundred islands there. Thirty five islands of them are inhabited while the rest are not. The most interesting part about this place is about its nature. There are so many fascinating natural spots which are unspoiled. Besides its adorable nature of the islands, the sea and beach are also really wonderful since once again they are still natural and beautiful. The underwater life becomes another great thing which you might be really wanted because they are still green and not damaged. Raja Ampat becomes the largest underwater expedition and has a lot of types of coral reefs and beautiful sea creatures. That becomes the reasons why a lot of people are interested in visiting this place. In addition, Raja Ampat is also said to be one of the best diving sites in the world. Perhaps, it is rated the first for its complete and various undersea flora and fauna. You can imagine how beautiful the Raja Ampat islands are. Besides of that, Raja Ampat is not only a heaven for the diving and snorkeling lovers but also it becomes the favorite destination for couples to have a romantic honeymoon. That is because it is still serene, peaceful, yet romantic in the midst of natural beauty of Raja Ampat.

How to Reach Raja Ampat

If you are going to visit Raja Ampat islands, of course, you need to know much about the place and how to reach it because it can be your consideration to choose that place to visit or not. Reaching Raja Ampat is actually not really difficult but also not that easy since that is not a big city and can be said to be located in the remote area. So, you need to have a greater effort to reach it. If you are going to visit the place by air, you can reach Sorong which is the nearest one. However, the airline which is reached the airport in Sorong is really limited. There are some alternatives that you can try. One of them is by reaching Bali first and you can join in the diving tour from Bali and then go to Raja Ampat from Bali so that you can enjoy Bali and also Raja Ampat at the same time. If you have reached Sorong, you can still find anything you need in that place even though that will be a bit pricey. Then, from Sorong, you can go toward Wasai, which is the capital of Raja Ampat. Wasai is located in Waigeo Island, which is one of the main islands in Raja Ampat besides Batanta, Salawati, and Misool Island. Besides the transportation, you also need to prepare about where to stay there. Even though it is a remote area, you will find a lot of choices of places to stay while in Raja Ampat. There are so many choices of hotels, resorts, and also guest houses with the various facilities. Most of them are located in the main islands of Raja Ampat. (read also Holiday and Travel in Raja Ampat Through Sorong City)

The Fun Activities in Raja Ampat

Visiting Raja Ampat is such a fun thing for you. You can have a bunch of great thing to do there. For sure, besides enjoying the beautiful beaches with the fascinating view there, you have to try snorkeling and diving. Those are the must try fun activities there. You can see the beautiful underwater view and life there since it becomes one of the best spots for its underwater beauty. Besides of that, you can still enjoy the culture and tradition of the natives there since they have the unique culture and tradition. Then, another recommended fun activity in Raja Ampat is enjoying the wave of Raja Ampat by having a fun surfing. That is such a good idea for you who have a hobby in surfing to enjoy the waves in Raja Ampat islands.

The Favorite Islands in Raja Ampat

As we have said before, Raja Ampat has some islands which are really great to visit. However, since there are so many islands there, you often get confused on choosing where to visit first. However, you can simply visit the favorite islands there. Here are some favorite islands in Raja Ampat which you can visit. The first is Wayag Island which is so unique and becomes the must visit island. There is a coral island on which that is also overgrown with the adorable lush trees. The clear water there enables you seeing the marine life directly. The next favorite island is Waiwo Island which is also really beautiful with its clear sea water. You can enjoy swimming, snorkeling, and diving there. You also can get relaxed enjoying the beautiful view because the island is full of lush trees which give you the comfort having a seat there. Then, if you like challenge, you have to visit Karang Island and you need to try climbing the coral. You will need to pass the steep route which is even until ninety degree of the tilt. That is really challenging but you will feel satisfied if you can reach the peak because you will see all the green islands there which are interspersed with the clear beautiful blue water. The next favorite island is Gam Island. In that island, you can see and enjoy the unique Papua fauna, which is Cendrawasih bird or it is also called as birds of paradise. There are four types of Cendrawasih birds there. They are red cendrawasih, big cendrawasih, small cendrawasih, and also split rattan cendrawasih. The performance of dancing cendrawasih can also be enjoyed in this island. To enjoy the performance, you need to be there in the morning during seven until nine a.m. and in the afternoon from four until five p.m. the next favorite island is Arborek Island which is a good place to visit for shopping and hunting a lot of Papua typical souvenirs. They can be as the typical souvenirs from Raja Ampat islands.

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