Raja Ampat, Indonesia

The paradise on the earth and the pride of Indonesia, Raja Ampat

Raja Ampat (English literally ‘The Four Kings’) where has the richest coral reef on the earth and the pride of Indonesia.

The paradise for the divers, home for over ten times the number of hard coral species found in the Caribbean.

Based on the scientific survey in 2001 found nearly 1,000 tropical fish species—many of the species discovered had been previously unknown.

Powerful deep-sea currents funnel nutrients into Raja Ampat’s delicate fringing coral reefs, blue water drop-offs, mangrove flats, and seagrass beds to form the foundation of the food chain which feeds a spectacular diversity of marine life.

This pristine island is the dream destinations for the marine life enthusiast, offering most diverse living library for world’s coral reef and underwater biota, home for 540 the corals types, over 1,000 coral fish types and 700 types of mollusks.

Based on The Nature Conservancy and Conservation International report, about 75% of the world’s species live here in this paradise!

Therefore it is obvious that this island has spectacular diving and snorkeling spots, some of them are Waigeo, Gam Island, Arborek Island’s Dock, Sawandarek, Yenbuba, Friwen Wall, and so much more.

Not only the place where you can have amazing under water’s life experience but also the hospitality of the Papuan with their unique traditions.

And not to mentions its spectaculars landscape views, the lush jungles within the islands the home for various bird species including the super Cendrawasih (or the bird of Paradise) and more!

Where is Raja Ampat?

This pristine island is located in Papua Province on the northwest of Indonesia and is part of the Coral Triangle. It has 40,000 km² of land and sea and including a group of over than 1,500 islands surrounded by the main islands of Misool, Salawati, Batanta and Waigeo.

Since it is situated at the intersection of the Indian Ocean and the Pacific Ocean, this paradise on the earth has been described as a ‘species factory’.

Raja Ampat Map

Raja Ampat in Indonesia Map
Raja Ampat in Indonesia Map

Find out how to get to Raja Ampat here.