The waters, isles and coves of Raja Ampat gently captivate the adventurous as an exclusive playground for those seeking an active ocean adventure, filled with authentic experiences and intrepid activities. Go off-grid as you explore Indonesia’s captivating geography, diving, wildlife, culture, that promises to awaken you every step of the way.
Boasting the best waters and most abundant marine life in the South East Asian region and majestically named the ‘Four Kings’, Raja Ampat is renowned for pristine sailing conditions. Described by scientists as a biological hotspot and called the most beautiful island chain in all of South East Asia, Raja Ampat makes an everlasting impression.
Recorded as holding 75% of all known species of ornamental and coral fish in the world, Raja Ampat is a real-life treasure trove for underwater explorers. With the highest level of marine biodiversity on the planet, and thanks to the Indonesian Through-Flow the water is as clear as gin and the diving and snorkelling grounds are some of the best on the planet.
“True wealth is a measure of the quality and depth of your personal life experiences.
Seeing fireflies light up a jungle, whilst paddle boarding in a hidden salt water archipelago, is priceless.
Climbing a mountain just for the view, is living.
Going on an underwater safari to be one with your thoughts, is life-changing.”
Discover an Underwater Wonderland
Raja Ampat’s waters are remote, protected, and biologically productive, making it one of the best places to encounter lush coral walls that gradually drop off from 5 to 900 feet.
The serene turquoise waters surrounding Raja Ampat hide a world of colour just below the surface. Nestled in the heart of the Coral Triangle, one of the most biodiverse and cardinal marine epicentres in the world, Raja Ampat offers an abundance of natural beauty.
With around 75% of the world’s coral species found in Raja Ampat, it is one of the best places to encounter an intricate tapestry of bountiful marine life.
It truly is no surprise that this area is often referred to as the ‘jewel in the crown’ of this region because of the astounding range of fish and coral species found here, with over 3,000 fish species and over 300 coral species on record.
Explore a Pristine Tropical Paradise
The interior of the island is home to a mixture of lush forests that tumble down to meet intricate mangroves and palm fringed coastlines. The East and West are dominated by a maze of limestone pinnacles rising straight out of the ocean and covered in vegetation like something from Avatar’s Pandora.
Spend some time out of the water and trek through the completely untouched forests, packed with unique flora and fauna, which are completely unique to this region of the world. Indonesia does not only have the largest biodiversity of marine species, but is also known for having over an estimated 23% of the world’s mangroves along its coastlines, which is about 3 million hectares of mangrove forest.
Explore the gorgeous beaches under the shade of many tall, lazy swaying palms, or trek to a view point for a breathtaking panorama of the surrounding mushroom-shaped islands. The jungles of Raja Ampat remain unspoiled and is host to a number of ancient cultural sites dating back around 5,000 years, and many a prehistoric petroglyph can be found on the walls of the intricate cave systems of some islands.
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