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Papua Explorers Resort

Papua Explorers Resort is located in the heart of Raja Ampat, close to many of the famous snorkel sites of Raja Ampat. The resort is constructed using traditional Papuan construction methods and local, natural materials. Papua Explorers Resort’s water bungalows are designed to be in perfect harmony with the exotic surrounding, allowing you to feel the breeze from the rainforests, enjoy the songs of the tropical birds and soothe your soul with the flutter of the waves. After a days snorkeling you can relax in paradise at the resort’s Spa. Located on the resort’s jetty, with stunning views of the islands of the Dampier Strait, Papua Explorers Spa offers a variety of spa services.

Papua Explorer Resort’s water bungalows blend traditional Papuan style with the comfort of modern design features. They are built by using local, natural materials collected from the surrounding villages. All bungalows are equipped with en-suite toilet and shower, hot water, ceiling fan, mosquito net, working desk and a comfortable seating area. The spacious veranda with direct access to the sea, allows you to enjoy the sun and sea in your own privacy. Other features include 220 V electricity with European type plugs, in room tea and coffee facilities, drinking water, environmentally friendly and natural soap.

Papua Explorer Resort’s large, over-the-sea restaurant and lounge is designed to offer a relaxing environment to enjoy various international and local dishes freshly prepared in their restaurant and to refresh and relax between your snorkels. You will never miss a sunrise or sunset with the unique, round shape of the restaurant. You can enjoy the beauty of the ocean and rainforest at the same time. You will taste examples of traditional Indonesian cuisine as well as international comfort foods – all freshly prepared by the kitchen team. You can gather energy enjoying the snacks between snorkels and chill out in the seating area after dinner.

Raja Ampat lies in the heart of the Coral Triangle. It holds the prestigious title as the most marine biodiverse place on earth. 1427 reef fishes and over 600 coral species (75% of the world’s coral species can be found here). Not to mention the pelagic life that is abundant in the area. Raja Ampat snorkeling is breathtakingly spectacular, and truly unforgettable. Hard and soft corals compete for space on reefs that are bursting with life and color. Swarms of small fish such as damsels, fusiliers and anthias mill about on the reef flats. Not too far away the large schools of tuna, trevally and mackerel congregate. Batfish, surgeonfish and barracuda aggregate around jetties and reef points. While angel and butterflyfish decorate both the reef flats and jagged coral towers that are home to abundant marine life. Large fish species include napoleon wrasse, bumpheads and giant sweetlips. Being a shark sanctuary, it is also common to spot one of the many species of reef shark in the area. And of course, there are the manta rays. You can encounter reef mantas at nearby cleaning stations and the majestic oceanic manta in open water.

Although Raja Ampat scuba diving is very popular, it is the snorkeling that had put it on the map and made it famous in the first place. Many of the dive sites Papua Explorers visit with their daily boats are also suitable for snorkeling, as they have shallow, colorful reef tops with lots of marine species to see. The resort provides experienced snorkeling guides with you in the water. Surface currents are manageable, and they will drop you with the guide at the right spot, so you don’t miss the underwater attraction, and comfortably drift with the current. Papua Explorers snorkel guides and boat crew will take care of you when you get tired or you want to have another look at the reef.

To book your stay at Papua Explorers Resort email or call +44 (0) 161 439 6016.