Waiwo Dive Resort, Waiwo Island

Waiwo Dive Resort, Waiwo Island

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Waiwo Dive Resort is set in place by the locals in the call waiwo, located close to the Capital District Waisai as Raja Ampat making it easy to reach either by land or sea ……..,

The resort is built by maintaining the ecological condition of the surrounding lingkungn so that it remains beautiful and cool …. development concept is to keep the ecosystem balance of land and sea …,

Every day you can enjoy bird kecauan or just see the fish that swim freely on the beach or around the jety ….,

You can also see some wild animals such as lizards, maleo, possum etc …….,

Will be get a different atmosphere from other places and new experiences since around the resort is still maintained a cool tropical forest and white sand, warm blue sea ..

6 rooms of wood and 6 rooms with more modern construction ….,

FACILITIES:

A. Dive center …..,
There are 15 sets of diving equipment is ready for rent …, 3 units of boat diving.

2. Restaurant,
honor of the beach, for breakfast, lunch and dinner, there are also soft drinks and alcoholic beverages low levels.

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Yenkoranu Homestay, Kri Island, Papua

Raja Ampat, Resorts, Yenkoranu Homestay, Kri Island, Papua

http://www.rajaampathomestays.com/homestays/yenkoranu-homestay

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Location: North shore of Pulau Kri (Mansuar Kecil)

Accommodation: One four room bungalow

Contact: Miss Grace

Phone: +6282198498519, +6285354320928, +6285254555526, +6281344542000 (SMS text message best)

Email: yenkoranuhomestay@ymail.com

Yenkoranu Homestay is centrally located with the attractions of Koh, Kabui, Mansuar, Gam and Airborek all close by. Yenkoranu launched their own website while we were building this one. Check it out – there’s lots of photos and more information available there.

Prices quoted on Yenkoranu’s site at August 2011 are as follows:

SERVICE PRICE (INDONESIAN RUPIAH)
ACCOMMODATION 400,000 per day per person
FOOD (probably 3 meals per day) 75,000 per day per person
SPEED BOAT HIRE – amory I 500,000 per day
SPEED BOAT HIRE – amory II 1,000,000 per day
DIVING 450,000 per day per person
SNORKELLING 200,000 per day per person

Kri Island, Sorido Bay Resort

Kri Island, Sorido Bay Resort

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Sorido Bay Resort was built in 2004 on remote Kri Island in Raja Ampat, one of the most spectacular diving regions in Indonesia’s Far East, about 2 hours by boat from Sorong airport in West Papua, the former Irian Jaya. Sorido Bay’s picture perfect setting on a deep water lagoon combines luxury Western amenities with relaxed Papuan lifestyle.

Duration of Stay
Sorido Bay Resort offers free boat transfers between Sorong and Kri Island every Sunday, and to avoid very high transfer fees it is best to arrange stays of 7 nights minimum arriving on Sundays. There is also the possibility of returning to Sorong on Wednesdays if divers would like to stay for 10 nights. 10 night packages can also be arranged from Thursday to Sunday, however, a night must then be spent in Sorong because the boat departure to Kri Island on Thursdays is very early in the morning. For a 10 night stay, the best option is from Sunday to Wednesday as no extra nights in Sorong are required and only 1 Saturday is spent without boat diving.

Sorido Bay Resort is operated by one of the pioneers of Papua diving, Max Ammer and his team. They also run KriEco Resort which offers divers on a tighter budget a more rustic place to stay on the other side of Kri Island.

Facilities and accommodation
Sorido Bay Resort has been built for divers with the needs of photographers in mind. There are 7 beachfront bungalows with fantastic view over the lagoon. Each bungalow has ensuite facilities and a private courtyard.

There are two different types off bungalows:
Sentani 65m2 (215 sq ft),
Kaimana 90m2 (300 sq ft)

All interiors are decorated in Papuan style using museum quality artefacts and offer the following luxurious amenities: .Air-conditioning, hot showers, television, in-room refrigerator and a special area for photographers – a spacious table especially set up for camera work with good lighting and 110V & 220V build-in electricity outlets. These camera tables also have built-in sinks and running water.

There are two main buildings completing the resort set up. There is a spacious dining area with splendid views over the bayThe other building consists of lobby, office, kitchen, library, internet lounge, shop and storage rooms.

The house reef
Sorido Bay Resort is surrounded by the most spectacular dive. More than 283 different species of fish during one dive on their house reef, Cape Kri. This made this not only the fish richest dive site known to science, but also the richest house reef anywhere!

The resort is so confident about their common manta encounters that divers who do not see any manta rays in one week do not have to pay their bar bill.
Special land excursions and village visits are planned each Saturday, since there is no diving that day.

Staying Connected
Sorido Bay Resort has stable mobile phone reception. Wireless internet connection is available in common areas. The resort also provides a fixed guest computer in the guest shop.

We think…
Sorido Bay Resort is the ideal destination for divers who enjoy peace and solitude on a deserted island surrounded by luxurious amenities and friendly attentive service. The diving facilities are top of the line. Kri Island is the best place in Raja Ampat to encounter mantas, sharks and pelagics.

Prices Sorido Bay Resort
All prices are per person
DIVE PACKAGES with Papua Diving
01 Jan 2012 – 31 Dec 2012
7 Nights Sentani Villa (twin) with unlimited** dives 3,227.00 AUD
7 Nights Sentani Villa (single) with unlimited** dives 4,137.00 AUD
10 Nights Sentani Villa (twin) with unlimited** dives 4,378.00 AUD
10 Nights Sentani Villa (single) with unlimited** dives 5,678.00 AUD
7 Nights Kaimana Villa (twin) with unlimited** dives 3,448.00 AUD
7 Nights Kaimana Villa (single) with unlimited** dives 4,494.00 AUD
10 Nights Kaimana Villa (twin) with unlimited** dives 4,679.00 AUD
10 Nights Kaimana Villa (single) with unlimited** dives 6,174.00 AUD
INCLUDED: accommodation in Sentani or Kaimana Villa, all meals, unlimited dives, tanks, weights, air fills, FREE Nitrox fills, return boat transfers from/to Sorong (7 night stays: Sunday to Sunday only; 10 night stays: Sunday to Wednesday or Thursday am to Sunday only)
No diving activities from Friday 6pm to Saturday 6pm
**for scheduled dives and unguided house reef dives between 7am and 9pm
Sorong hotel package (dinner, breakfast, airport transfers) – double room 60.00 EUR
Sorong hotel package (dinner, breakfast, airport transfers) – single room 45.00 EUR
EXTRAS payable locally (as of January 2012)
Raja Ampat Marine Park fee 1,000,000.00 Rp
Fuel surcharge for dive trips further than 10km from the resort
All prices are based on current exchange rates and may change at any time.

– Raja Ampat Birding

Raja Ampat Birding

http://www.vacationindonesiatours.com/tours/papua

Birding trip to Raja ampat, Arfak Manokwari, and Biak (16 Days/15 Nights)bird-of-paradisew

Day 1
Arrival in Sorong
Upon arrival in Sorong, meeting service, transfer to Cendrewasih Hotel, you will proceed or Sorong birding as your first introduction birding in Papua. There are 3 major different ites possibly to visit here for productive birding.
Birds recorded: Red-billed Brush-turkey (often heard), Little Pied Cormorant, darter, Sacred Ibis, Black & Forest Bittern, Cinnamon Bittern, Eastern, Reef & Cattle Egret, Little Grebe, Spotted Whistling Duck, White-headed Shelduck, Grey Goshawk, Brahminy Kite, Crested Hawk, White-bellied Sea-Eagle, Osprey, Buff-banded Rail, Purple Swamphen, Eurasian Coot, Lesser Golden Plover, Swinhoe’s Snipe, Wood & Common Sandpiper, Eastern Curlew, Whimbrel, White-winged & Common Black-headed Tern, Emerald Ground-Dove, Brown Cuckoo-Dove, Coronated, Orange-bellied & Orange-fronted Fruit Dove, Purple-tailed, Pinon & Zoe Imperial Pigeon, Black & Western Black-capped Lory, Rainbow Lorikeet, Red Cheeked Parrot, Eclectus Parrot, Sulphur & Palm Cockatoo, Buff-faced Pygmy-Parrot, Large & Double-eyed Fig Parrot, Long-billed Cuckoo, Brush, Shining Bronze & Channel-billed Cuckoo, Lesser & greater Black Coucal, Yellow-billed Myna, Common Paradise & Hook-billed Kingfisher, Rufous-bellied Kookaburra, Rainbow Bee-eater, Blyth’s Hornbill, Lesser & Greater Black Coucal, Papuan Frogmouth, Large-tailed nightjar, Barn & Pacific Swallow, Boyer’s & Golden Cuckoo Shrike, Black-browed Triller, Emperor & White-shoulder Fairy Wren, White-bellied Thicket & Northern Fantail, Willie Wagtail, Yellow Wagtail, and Grey Wagtail.
Richard’s Pipit, Golden & Frilled Monarch, Black-sided Robin, Lowland Peltops, Papuan Flowerpecker, Black & Yellow-bellied Sunbird, Yellow-faced Mynah, Brown Oriole, Metalic Starling, Spangled Drongo, White-breasted Woodswallow, Mimic Meliphaga, Varied Honeyeater, Long-billed & Plain Honeyeater, Helmeted Friarbird, Streak-headed Mannakin, Hooded Butcherbird, Torressian & Grey Crow Glossy-mantled Manucode, Lesser Birds of Paradise.
Overnight in the hotel.

Day 2
Sorong – Wailebed village – Batanta Island (via a boat trip)
During this sea crossing, we hope to see: Bulwer’s Petrel (not common), Brown Booby, Common Tern, Little Tern, Black-naped Tern, Lesser Frigatebird and Red-necked Phalarope were seen during this passage journey. Also we often record Sperm Whale, Spinner Dolphin, Manta-Ray, Marlin and Loggerhead Sea-Turtle. We will camp at Wailebed Village. Our target birds for the rest of the day are: Red Bird of Paradise, Blue-breasted Pitta, Grey-hooded Pitohui, Palm Cockatoo, Papuan Frogmouth, Little Shrike-Trush.
(Life jacket will be provided)

Day 3-4-5
Birding at Batanta – Salawati Island
During the 3 full day of birding, we will focus on the island endemics: Red & Wilson’s Bird of Paradise, Western- Crowned Pigeon, King Bird of Paradise, Pheasant Pigeon and Northern Cassowary. Other birds include: Red-billed Brush-turkey, Little, Intermediate & Great Egret, Grey Goshawk, Crested Hawk, Long-tailed Buzzard, Gurney’s Eagle, Bush-hen, Coronated, White-breasted Waterhen, Wompoo, Pink-spotted, Orange-bellied & Orange-fronted Fruit Dove, Purple-tailed, Zoe, Spice & Pinon Imperial Pigeon, Moluccan & Western Black-capped Lory, Rainbow Lorikeet. Papuan King Parrot, Brown & Dusky Lory, Palm Cockatoo, Buff-faced & Yellow-capped Pygmy-Parrot, Large, Double-eyed & Salvadori’s, Long-billed Cuckoo, Brush, Shining Bronze & Channel-billed Cuckoo, Lesser & greater Black Coucal, Azure Kingfisher, Common Paradise Kingfisher, Blue-black Kingfisher, Hook-billed and Beach Kingfisher, Rufous-bellied Kookaburra, Rainbow Bee-eater, Blyth’s Hornbill, Papua & Marbled Frogmouth, Feline Owlet &
Large-tailed Nightjar, Papuan Spine-tailed Swift, Mustached Tree Swift, Blue & Hooded Pitta, White-bellied, Boyer’s & Golden Cuckoo Shrike, Black-browed Triller, Emperor & White-shoulder Fairy Wren, White-bellied Thicket & Northern Fantail, Golden & Frilled
Monarch, Grey-streaked & Shining Flycatcher, Olive Flyrobin, Black-sided Robin, Common Golden Whistler, Rusty Pitohui, Rusty Mouse-warbler, Green-backed & Yellow-bellied Gerygone, Little Shrike Thrush, Papuan Flowerpecker, Black & Yellow-bellied Sunbird, Red-collared Myzomela, Black Berrypecker, Mimic Meliphaga, Varied,
Long-billed & Plain Honeyeater, Yellow-bellied Longbill, New Guinea Friarbird, Metalic Starling & Moluccan Starling, Golden Myna & Yellow-faced Myna, Brown Oriole, Spangled Drongo, White-breasted Woodswallow, Hooded & Black Butcherbird, Lowland Peltops, Grey & Torressian Crow.

Day 6

For more Details itinerary please contact us.

West Papua Manokwari Mansinam Island Mansinam Beach Resort Hotel

West Papua Manokwari Mansinam Island Mansinam Beach Resort  Hotel

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Discover all that Manokwari has to offer with Mansinam Beach Resort Hotel as a base. The Mansinam Beach Resort Hotel boasts a convenient location with modern amenities in every guestroom and superb service. In-room facilities include balcony/terrace, air conditioning, mini bar. Services and amenities available for guests at this Manokwari accommodation consist of car park, 24hr room service, meeting facilities, coffee shop. Leisure and sports facilities available on the hotel’s property comprise water sports (non-motorized).With elegant facilities and hospitality, guests at this hotel will surely have an impressive stay.

Kri Island, Yenkoranu Homestay

Kri Island, Yenkoranu Homestay

http://www.rajaampathomestays.com/homestays/yenkoranu-homestay 

Location: North shore of Pulau Kri (Mansuar Kecil) Accommodation: One four room bungalow Prices: Read more Contact: Miss Grace Phone: +6282198498519, +6285354320928 , +6285254555526 , +6281344542000 (SMS text message best) Email: yenkoranuhomestay@ymail.com Yenkoranu Homestay is centrally located with the attractions of Koh, Kabui, Mansuar, Gam and Airborek all close by. Yenkoranu launched their own website while we were building this one. Check it out – there’s lots of photos and more information available there. Prices quoted on Yenkoranu’s site at August 2011 are as follows: SERVICE PRICE (INDONESIAN RUPIAH) ACCOMMODATION 400,000 per day per person FOOD (probably 3 meals per day) 75,000 per day per person SPEED BOAT HIRE – amory I 500,000 per day SPEED BOAT HIRE – amory II 1,000,000 per day DIVING 450,000 per day per person SNORKELLING 200,000 per day per person

Airborek Island, Airborek Homestay

Airborek Island, Airborek Homestay

http://www.rajaampathomestays.com/homestays/arborek-homestay 

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Location: Pulau Airborek Accommodation: Bungalow Price: Call Owner: Pak Nomensen Watem Phone: +6281344402542 (SMS text message best) Email: None Airborek is beautiful and the parallel universe that thrives below the jetty there has to be seen to be believed. Close to Mansuar’s Manta Point and with all the amenties of village life, Arborek Homestay is on the beach, a short walk from Airborek Village. It sounds like a great place to stay.

The village of Arborek is fast rising as a pioneer among the 18 beautiful villages in West Papua that have embarked on developing local regulations for community-based marine conservation, For this,  the village of Arborek has gained an outstanding reputation among both the local authority and international community. With the assistance of the national and local government, from research centers, and non-government organizations, the local people have succeeded in formulating local regulations, naming their conservation region the Mambarayup and Indip.

Finding underwater beauty is not so difficult here.  Along the Arborek pier, divers can simply plunge into the water and instantly find a most intriguing illumination of the glittering of a gorgonian fan just below the surface. People in Arborek are hospitable and very industrious, creating exceptional handicrafts from sea pandan leaves to make the most of their time each day. Arborek is fascinating both underwater and in the village.

Known as the Arborek Tourism Village, the community is known for its handicraft in making hats and noken (string bags). Unlike most women in other villages who also give a hand to their husbands as fishermen, nearly all mothers in this village produce handicrafts for a living. Although they are convinced that catching lobsters and work in pearl agro-production are much more profitable, yet they feel that handicraft is more distinguished and more graceful work for women. This is a village worth visiting. Only one and half hours from Waisai, Raja Ampat’s capital, the village of Arborek is awaiting visitors from around the world.

Gam Island, Metos Homestay

Gam Island, Metos Homestay 

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Where: Just west of Sawinggrai village on Pulau Gam’s southern shore Accommodation: One bungalow (almost complete as at August 2011) Price: Call Owner: Metos Phone: +6282199347976 (SMS text message best) Email: methudimara@gmail.com Metos Homestay is a single large bungalow on the water’s edge west of Sawinggrai village on the south shore of Pulau Gam. The homestay lies amid the mangroves that fringe a sheltered cove and on a night time high tide the sound of the ocean lapping below the floor is a gentle lullaby. The tropical forests of Gam that lie inland from here are home to several species of Birds of Paradise and the nocturnal cuscus. The quiet location of Metos’ Homestay means you’ll hear the birds of paradise at the very least, and may well be visited by a fruit hunting cuscus

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Gam Island, Mambefor Homestay

Gam Island, Mambefor Homestay

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Where: Right on the water at Sawinggrai Village, Pulau Gam Accommodation: Six Rooms Price: To be advised Owner: Pak Yesaya Mayor Phone: +6282199056132 (SMS text message best) Email: C/- Robben Sauyai: robbensauyai@yahoo.com Mambefor is the Betew name for the Red Bird of Paradise. Pak Yesaya offers guided trips to see these birds gather at dawn every day to call from a hilltop tree not far from his homestay. He can also organise treks deeper into Gam’s jungled interior if you’re up for an intrepid exploration. Mambefor Homestay is one of the few where you can see a wide range of Raja Ampat’s marine life without even getting wet. Turtles, giant clams, phosphorescent night-time critters, reef sharks and schools of fish so colourful they make flocks of macaws look drab – you’ll see them all from the jetty Mambefor is built on. The homestay has been built right on the edge of the reef’s dropoff – you can sit and watch the tidal race swirling around the pilings while schools of tame fish churn the water, feasting on Pak Yesaya’s regular handouts. There’s an awesome view across the strait to Pulau Mansuar and the more distant Pulau Batanta, where huge thunderheads grow each afternoon to catch the day’s last light before setting the night time horizon aflicker with silent lightning.

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Ransiwor Island, Ransiwor Homestay

Ransiwor Island, Ransiwor Homestay

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Location: Pulau Ransiwor, opposite Pulau Mansuar’s Yenbuba Village Accommodation: Four room bungalow with a second under construction as at July 2011. Price: Call Owner: Hans Sauyai Phone: +6281248410507 (SMS text message best) Email: None Ransiwor Homestay was where we found ourselves after the producers of the French version of the “reality’ TV series Survivor arranged the cancellation of our Mangkur Kodon booking in favour of their own requirements. Like many things in life, this unexpected setback looked really bad at first, but turned out to be the beginning of something really good. Ransiwor Island is a tiny pile of jungle covered, craggy limestone that sits between the islands of Kri and Mansuar. The homestay occupies the only level gound on the island – an area on the western shore opposite Mansuar’s Yenbuba Village. In addition to a four room bungalow, Ransiwor has a couple of outbuildings that provide shelter for cooking and eating, as well as a separate bathroom and toilet shelter. A second large bungalow is under construction. A 12 volt solar powered electrical system provides fluorescent light in the bungalow at night, but isn’t powerful enough to charge batteries or devices. When some fellow travellers arrived to share the accommodation with us, Hans brought over a generator which extended the light to the other buildings and pathways. Maybe there have to be a minimum number of paying guests to cover the cost of the generator or maybe all we had to do was ask… At the time of our visit in April 2011, accommodation cost us Rp350,000 per night, and we found some ladies in Yenbuba willing to supply three meals a day for Rp100,000, making the total cost for two people a little over USD52.00 a day. Ransiwor was a great place to stay. An uninhabited island to explore, the Yenbuba jetty and the channel’s reefs for snorkelling, and on the full moon low tides you could walk to the neighbouring islands, discovering all manner of ocean creatures trapped in pools on the sandflats, waiting for the ocean’s return