Raja Ampat Islands: A Hidden Paradise Posted on May 2, 2019September 4, 2019 by Pepe De Wee Misool Islands Raja Ampat Papua Are you a traveler? If you are a traveler and you are looking for famous tourist attractions in various parts of the world, you need to visit the Raja Ampat Islands. Yeah! Who does not know Raja Ampat? It is one of the places that you must visit when you visit Indonesia. These islands are in West Papua, Indonesia. This tourism place is known as a hidden paradise. You can see various kinds of natural beauty in this place. You can see the extraordinary underwater scenery. For those of you who like snorkeling, you can snorkel in these islands. It is not wrong if many tourists visit this place, both local and foreign tourists. Even so, the cost to get to Raja Ampat is not so cheap and you may think that you have to spend a lot of money to be able to enjoy this island. What are the Interesting Things in the Raja Ampat Islands? Having geographical conditions in the form of an archipelago, this regency with the capital in Waisai relies on sea and air transportation when the traveler wants to see some of the islands in this region. Raja Ampat is known as a group of islands where this place holds various kinds of natural tourism potential which is very beautiful. Activities that are often done are diving and snorkeling. Not even a few tourists who took the time to vacation here to see the beauty of the sea that is hidden on this island. You will also find a variety of marine life that you rarely find elsewhere. You can find more than 1000 species of fish and 540 species of coral. It’s really interesting, right? Interestingly, it is known that 75% of the world’s coral species are on this island. With a variety of rich marine life, it is not surprising that Raja Ampat is called a hidden paradise on earth. Easy Route to get to Raja Ampat If you want to take a vacation or visit Indonesia, one of them is in the Raja Ampat Islands, then you need to know an easy route to get to this island. Here are the routes you can take when visiting this beautiful island. 1. When you visit Raja Ampat, you must use the air route. However, the air route can only be accessed as far as West Sorong. So you have to transit first. You can choose transit in several major cities in Indonesia such as Jakarta, Denpasar, Surabaya, and Makassar. If you are a foreign tourist, then you will need quite a long time to arrive on this island. But if you want to take the short route, you can first transit in Ujung Pandang. You will need about 5 hours over 15 minutes until you arrive at Sorong. 2. After you arrive at Sorong, you are required to continue the journey using a taxi. You will head to the People’s Port and head to Raja Ampat’s capital, Waisai. After you make it to the People’s Port, you are required to continue the journey by ferry. You can bring food and beverage supplies because the prices of food and drinks at this port are quite expensive. You are required to travel approximately 4 to 5 hours to arrive in the Raja Ampat Islands by ferry. 3 Raja Ampat Travel Destinations You Must Visit Papua is one of the provinces in Indonesia which is rich in natural diversity, one of which is the Raja Ampat Islands. It is not wrong if these Islands have ever-increasing tourist arrivals. When you visit Indonesia, Raja Ampat, you must have a plan for the tourist attractions on this island that you must visit. This is because this island has so many beautiful tourist attractions that you will be confused when you don’t make a list of places you want to visit. Here are the tourist attractions in Raja Ampat that you can visit. 1. Wayag Island Wayang Island is the first island that is considered a paradise of the world. You can see a variety of green island groups that have a clean blue sea color. Not only has the natural beauty of the sea which is extraordinary, but Wayag Island has also even been named as one of the best dive spots in Indonesia. You can see a variety of marine life on this island. Do not be confused to find a place to stay because you will easily find a variety of lodging available around the island. 2. Pianemo Island Who does not know the Pianemo Islands? This island has a shape similar to Wayag Island. But the difference, you have to climb the small island around the Pianemo Islands to be able to see the beauty of this island. When you are interested in visiting here, you can access the speed boat to get here at 6 WIT. You also do not need a long time to arrive on this island. 3. Misool Island Misool Island is divided into four parts namely, East, South, West and North Misool. On this island, you will find a variety of biota and fish that you rarely encounter in other places. Even in South Misool, you can see marine fauna such as whales, dolphins and manta rays. The tourist attractions that you must visit when on this island are the Harfat Peak where you will be able to see the lagoon. Interesting right? Interesting Activities in Raja Ampat When you visit Indonesia like Raja Ampat, you will find a variety of interesting activities that you can do. The first thing you can do is do a variety of activities on this island. Do not miss to do interesting activities on this island. 1. Diving Yeah! the first thing you can do is diving. For those of you who have a passion for diving, it is not wrong if you try diving on this island. You will find a variety of hidden beauty on this island. Even the underwater beauty on this island is already very well known by various foreign tourists. Therefore many tourists who come to dive. 2. Snorkeling For those of you who can’t swim, you can try snorkeling. Even in shallow waters, you can still enjoy the beauty of the sea to see coral reefs and various sea animals. Do not spend a little time to see the various beauties on this island. 3. Hunting Souvenir The thing you shouldn’t miss is souvenir hunting. There are various souvenirs that you can buy, for example, masks, wood carvings, Papua necklaces and many more. For the price range is not too expensive, from 100 thousand to 300 thousand rupiahs.