Raja Ampat Indonesia, Pieces of Paradise Fallen in East

Raja Ampat Indonesia, Pieces of Paradise Fallen in East

Raja Ampat Indonesia is located in West Papua and has become a “must visit” destination in Indonesia. This island has become one of the most popular destinations in Indonesia which offers exotic landscapes. In 2019, the number of foreign tourist visits reached 24.090. Meanwhile, the number of local tourists visiting this destination reached 22.285.

It shows that Raja Ampat becomes one of the destinations in travelers’ wishlist both from local and abroad. There are many reasons why Raja Ampat should be listed in your vacation destination. This Paradise Island offers so many spectacular spots you will never forget. You can find anything you expect to feel and find in your vacation. Beautiful islands, iconic spots for photos, natural forest, underwater view, find endemic flora and fauna and of course getting closer to the local people will be great things to get in Raja Ampat.

Raja Ampat Exotic Landscape

Indonesia is famous as a tropical country that offers natural landscapes and phenomena. One of them can be found in Raja Ampat Island. The islands consist of several islands including Misool Island, Salawati Island, Batanta Island, Waigeo Island and many others. There are also many interesting spots to visit during vacation in Raja Ampat that can provide an unforgettable experience.

The most famous destination is underwater tourism that presents a panorama of Raja Ampat’s amazing marine view. In addition, there are also several beautiful beaches and natural locations that can be visited. In order to feel the best holiday atmosphere in Raja Ampat, it’s good to plan a trip when the weather is good. Well, here are some recommendations of tourism spots in Raja Ampat that should not be missed.

Well, tourists can also enjoy the deeper underwater beauty of Wayang Island by diving. Various underwater life in this location can be revealed and create unforgettable experiences spending vacation in Raja Ampat.

On this island, tourists will also find a river filled with beautiful fishes that will add to the charm of the island. Other marine life can also be enjoyed in waters around the island. Underwater life around the island becomes a perfect spot for snorkeling to enjoy the corals, fishes and other marine lifes.

Pianemo

When visiting Raja Ampat, do not ever forget to take pictures in this spot. The picture taken from Pianemo Viewpoint is always iconic and can say a lot that the place is Raja Ampat. This spot can be reached in two hours using a speed boat from Raja Ampat Capital City. To enjoy Raja Ampat’s iconic view, tourists should climb 30-40 meters to Pianemo peak.

Local government has now built 320 ladders to the top so that tourists will more easily reach it. During the trip to the top, tourists can still enjoy the natural view around as a companion. When reached the top, you will be hypnotized by the spectacular view of clear green water and the rocks. To get the best view, plan your trip when the weather is good.

Local government has now built 320 ladders to the top so that tourists will more easily reach it. During the trip to the top, tourists can still enjoy the natural view around as a companion. When reached the top, you will be hypnotized by the spectacular view of clear green water and the rocks. To get the best view, plan your trip when the weather is good.

Wayag Island

Have you ever seen a picture of an iconic island in Raja Ampat which has three peaks? The Island is Wayag Island and becomes a must visit spot in Raja Ampat. Beside its iconic and beautiful panorama, the peaks are often climbed by the tourists to enjoy it. For most travelers who have an adventurous spirit, this location feels like a spot that should not be missed at all.

In addition, tourists can also feel the sensation of swimming in the clear blue sea in this spot. Well, tourists will not swim alone because in this location there are also coral sharks. They can be found in front of the Wayag Island conservation. The coral sharks do seem tame but the tourists should always keep their distance for safety.

Well, tourists can also enjoy the deeper underwater beauty of Wayang Island by diving. Various underwater life in this location can be revealed and create unforgettable experiences spending vacation in Raja Ampat.

Pasir Timbul

This spot is very special among others. Pasir Timbul is a beach that only appears at certain times, no longer than an hour. You will be so lucky to find the beach appearing. This beach is located between Kri Island and Koh Island. The beach will appear when the tide is low then disappear when the tide is high. It probably appears at 6 AM, 11 AM, or 3 PM. If you are lucky, you can set foot on it and take spectacular photos for your instagram. Pasir Timbul has clear water so that it will also be suitable for diving and snorkeling to enjoy underwater view.

Salawati Island

Nature is never enough to explore. Salawati Island is one of places in Raja Ampat Indonesia which has natural landscapes that should not be missed. It is one of the main islands in Raja Ampat that has a tropical forest. In the forest, tourists can find endemic plants such as Sago tree and feel natural fresh air during vacation.

On this island, tourists will also find a river filled with beautiful fishes that will add to the charm of the island. Other marine life can also be enjoyed in waters around the island. Underwater life around the island becomes a perfect spot for snorkeling to enjoy the corals, fishes and other marine lifes.

Sawinggrai Village

What else can be done when visiting Raja Ampat? Explore nature and its marine life, then spot the beautiful creature of Raja Ampat’s bird of paradise. It is locally known as Cendrawasih which is the iconid symbol of Papua. The birds actually can be found in Batanta, Gam and Waigeo Island. Well, one of the perfect locations to find birds of paradise is in Sawinggrai Village.

If you are lucky, you can spot these red beautiful birds doing their mating dance as well. Beside this main attraction, most tourists also visit the village to enjoy both sunrise and sunset. Do not worry, the village is accommodated with several homestays so you can stay in this village for a few days.

Raja Ampat is home to beautiful islands. You can still find its nature pure and get closer to nature with amazing flora and fauna. It suits with the name of Paradise Island given to Raja Ampat. If you plan for a vacation where you can get peace and an unforgettable experience, Paradise Island should be on your list.

It is easy to get to the islands. The journey can be taken from Sorong, Papua then take the Express Ferry to Waige Island for about 2 hours. You can stay in Raja Ampat Indonesia for a few days with great accommodation available to enjoy nature.

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