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- The fantasy of the naturalist - I have dreamed of the island of New Guinea since I was school age, finally my dream came true this year. So good I will be back in one month. Exactly here in Raja Ampat Regency. With my flex time job I will enjoy other two full months here this Winter, and probably will come back for more. If you fancy the idea of a tropical paradise, but without the crowds, and without other humans ruining your intimate experience with Mother Nature, well this is unfortunately one of the few last places left on the planet where you can experience tropical paradise in isolation. Only far away, remote, and uninhabited pacific islands can be equivalent, or superior, to Raja Ampat Islands in that regards. Unless you go to Henderson island or far away South Pacific atolls, this is the most accessible part of the world where you can experience paradise. The natural state of Raja Ampat is excellent, very well preserved, the Ocean is pristine and even better than what you can dream to expect. You can swim like in a huge aquarium, one to one with nature and can have intimate encounters with manta rays, reef sharks, big turtles, tons of colourful fish, jellyfish, sea snakes, endless underwater seascapes as far as the eye can see. All this surrounded by islands as pristine as you can get here on Earth, covered with lush, tropical jungle, completely untouched, unclogged, and not the destroyed by human settlements. Pleasant change not to see coastlines of asphalt and noise, coastlines filled with skyscrapers, dirt and noise, and all the destruction we bring to nature. Absolutely pleasant change not to see that. Very pleasant change to my eye. I hope it will stay long this way, not only the ecology but also the valuable culture and way of life of the islands. This is a way of life that is quickly disappearing. I won’t share the name of the village I have been visiting, very remote, because I don’t wanna contribute to the destruction of these islands by tourism. I believe this place will unfortunately be destroyed just like all the others by mass tourism. There are signs everywhere that the islands are soon gonna be the next mass tourism ecocide of South East Asia. There signs of construction everywhere going on, Homestays being constantly extended, the ocean being put under pressure by relatively large amounts of live aboard from Sorong. Word is getting out there about the last paradise. Too bad, next ones will be Triton Bay after Raja Ampat I believe. But despite of this, as of today, Raja Ampat remains in a pristine state, a surreal experience and fetish of the naturalist who wants to be one to one with nature. You can dive, snorkel, trek through Waigeo, spot birds of paradise, kayak through desert islands and isolated bays with empty beaches all to yourself. If you know where to find your places, this is as far as you can get from civilization, as of today, the true definition of “off the beaten track”. There is a reason why it’s called “The Amazon of the Ocean”. To contribute to the preservation of culture and nature, use common sense, don’t bring inorganic trash, step on corals or such. And choose locally owned Papuan homestays instead of foreign resorts, to strengthen Papuan ownership of their land. In fact I only choose local homestays, to empower local communities. Full stop.Written 2 October 2023This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- My girlfriend and I have spent 4 days right by Sewinggrai village at Methos Homestay and we had a great time. The water and the sealife around there was great and also the local people were extremely friendly and we had an amazing snorkle around the area. I would certainly recommend to stay at Methos Homestay which is only walking distance from Sewinggrai - we had a great spacious bungalow (the best bungalow that we had in Raja Ampat) with an hammock and sunlongers and it was right on the water with open views of Gam, Mansuar, Arborek and Pianemo in the distance. Methos and his family were very welcoming, Methos himself was very knowledgable and the food that we had was delicious.Written 7 August 2019This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- The Pagoda is a nice stop if you have a day in sorong. Walking around the grounds takes about fifteen to twenty minutes. The road to the Pagoda is steep and rocky. I would not recommend walking there from town.Written 31 January 2020This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- I was there to spend my spare time with my friends,sometimes when we finished playing football we went to the beach too.
Tanjung kasuari beach has become one of the destination to all people who lives in this city.Written 15 October 2020
- don't be afraid to Try their traditional food, and seafood. on May 2017, the beach is under renovation for reclamation, but the restaurant is still openWritten 23 May 2017
- Poor maintenance. Only a few papuan birds. Most of the cages aren't labelled. Charges foreigners four times the local's price.Written 22 December 2019
- It was one of the best experiences of my life!
The Wisesa boat is lovely and Dylan is the most competent and fun director ever. The whole team, from the captain to the room boy, are fantastic and super professional, conveying a sense of relaxation and security at all times. I'd always like to say a special word of thanks to the extraordinary snorkelling guide Paskal who, always cheerful and fun, showed us wonderful scenery in what is undoubtedly the most beautiful place with the greatest marine biodiversity on the planet, Raja Ampat.
Myself and all the other guests, gathered around the delicious meals prepared by the Chef or watching the fabulous sunsets, created a friendly relationship that I'm convinced will last forever.
Thank you very much, Wisesa Liveabord...Written 17 November 2023
- I paddled in Iceland, New Zealand, Canada, Alaska, Italy, Seychelles and Maldives – but Misool is hands down the best destination for a seakayak-adventure worldwide. The way to paradise is a long one but worth every mile. Guiding, equipment, food and scenery is beyond expectations ... I will be back for sure.Written 23 November 2023
- The Boat, The Crew, The Food!
First of all Fenides boat is so beautiful. It looks more like a Luxury Bali Villa than a liveaboard for diving. I’ve been on a few dive liveaboard boats from the Maldives to the Galapagos and don’t have an experience like this before. Not even close. It’s very instagrammable !
The crew is the best there is. Not only they are friendly and nice, they are also very able! Their
hospitality is more like being in a luxury 5 star resort than in a dive boat. They are instinctive to everyone’s need even if we don’t ask for it. From the boatmen, dive guides, housekeeping, bartenders, etc. They are the epitome of Service Deluxe. Our cabins are cleaned 2x a day and we never see him inside of the room. It’s magic !
Fooood is amazing and beautiful. Everyday is a feast! We get minimum 10 varieties on the table for lunch and dinner. We get tailored breakfast daily. Really whatever you feel. Pancake is a given , but do u want granola & yogurt? mi goreng? friend rice? congee? mi soup? We get pre bfast, bfast, lunch, meryenda (afternoon snack), dinner. And we get table setting… I mean really?! we feel like we need to dress up for the meals. EXTRA! is what Fenides is
My friends and I were in diving Banda Sea in Oct. Even on days when diving is not great, you forget it once you come back the boat with welcome drinks, every dive, different !!!
The dive boat is equipped with new gears for rentals, all size and all brand new. What do you need? They’re there at your service. And everyone is respectful and professional.
It’s out first divetheworldclub trip post pandemic. It is perfect!!
If you can afford it, you must book it!Written 2 December 2022
- We had an Blast on this Trip with so many Impressions we will never 4get.
If you dont mind to sleep in fairly basic Conditions and be together with 12 Ppl and 6 Crew for some Nights this is the Trip 4 You.
The Pricing is absolutely correct and you won't find anything comparable in Sorong.
The Crew and the Guides are ALL good hearted and fine People and the Boss Deni cares a lot about his Crew.
We had an excellent Cook on Board who's Name was Marvil and we enjoyed every Meal.
The Tourleader Roli is such an great Guy and his daily Briefings are legendary.He is also one of the best underwater Photographers i ve seen.
We did an 10D10N Trip to Misool and the Speedboat was operated by Roja and Ciko the two Guys who kept us safe during every Snorkeltrip and Trekking to Caves and Mountains and showed us an incredible and intact Eco System above and under Water.
We highly recommend to book your Trip with this Guys..you wont find anything better in this PriceclassWritten 14 January 2023
- I have done several trips with Expedition Engineering now and have found Matt and Angela to be very professional and considerate in the planning and execution of their expeditions.
Prior to Covid, I had the pleasure of joining them on three exploratory trips, one each to Raja Ampat, Kamchatka Peninsula, and Alaska. Being self-supporting camping based exploratory trips, both Matt and Angela went to extraordinary lengths to research these new areas, access local equipment and knowledge, engage professional local guides, provide nutritious and tasty meals, and ensure participant safety was always at the forefront of everything they did. With these trips being exploratory in nature, there were always unknowns and not everything went to plan, but Matt and Angela’s experience came through every time with their extensive preparation and knowledge providing effective solutions to keep the journeys on track, and all participants safe and engaged.
While sadly I have not had the good fortune of joining them on any expeditions recently, I look forward to being part of their adventures in the near future when the cost of flights drop to a level that makes long distance travel affordable again. I cannot recommend Expedition Engineering enough if you are looking for an adventurous journey in some of the most spectacular and remote parts of the world.Written 10 April 2023
- There were 3 of us on a week long diveaboard with wicked diving. We spent this time in the beautiful and remote Komodo national park The diving was out of this world.! We saw so much, every dive! The coral reefs are fantastic and the "wildlife" like none other. We had 4 different manta encounters and even saw mantas competing for a female in a courting dance. Simply amazing! The staff on board were so so good! Food was highly satisfactory and plenty of it. The crew was so helpful and all skilled in knowing the dive spots which as mentioned were superb. I highly recommend this wicked diving but also must mention that these currents in komodo are swift and can unpredictable but quite honestly, that was half the fun. Special shout out to our friend Clement , dive instructor extraordinaire, our dive gudies Agee, Jorgan and Engle. The rest of the staff was great too. We will be returning!!!Written 28 May 2019
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