Misool Eco Resort Raja Ampat

 

 

 

 

Destination: Indonesia

Misool, Raja Ampat 98483, Indonesia | Full-board + 2 dives from $413/ppn

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Misool Eco Resort Quick Pitch

Nestled deep in an archipelago of uninhabited islands, Misool Eco Resort is situated amongst a 465 square mile protected marine reserve. Its remote location lends itself to a wonderfully healthy and diverse marine ecosystem, right off the dock of your cottage. The resort is surrounded by the richest reefs in the world, at the very heart of marine biodiversity and is inside the aja Ampat Shark and Manta Sanctuary.

Quick Information 

  • No of Rooms: 20
  • Dive Center: On-site
  • Amenities: AC, private open-air bathrooms, private sundecks, camera workstation, spa, land excursions
  • Nearest Airport: Domine Eduard Osok Airport (Sorong Airport)
  • Airport shuttle: Yes
 

 

How to Get There

The resort offers airport transfers for the guests. It is best to take an early flight from Jakarta to Sorong where guests are met at the airport and then brought to the harbor and onto a private speedboat, scheduled to depart at 09:00 am. All guests are advised to arrive in Sorong by 8 am on the departure date. We recommend all guests transit through Jakarta, arriving the day before the start of your stay at Misool Eco Resort.

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Dive Overview

Full of rich sea life, you can expect to dive a variety of sites including colorful soft corals, expansive hard coral gardens, massive gorgonian sea fans, a manta cleaning station, swim throughs, seamounts, drift dives, placid lagoons and more.

 

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Accommodations

Types of Rooms, Amenities and Photos

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Misool Eco Resort Room Overview

Misool Eco Resort was built entirely of reclaimed tropical hardwoods, milled on site with our own portable sawmill. The accommodations have been meticulously designed for comfort, privacy, and sustainability. All of their accommodations feature Balinese-style open-air bathrooms, air-conditioning, fresh hot and cold showers, mini-bars, in-room safes, and handcrafted furniture and fittings. The resort has 8 Water Cottages and for those seeking a bit more space and seclusion, there are North Lagoon Villas (Tabisasu, Nasnoos, Wakachom, and Utara) or South Beach Villas(Santai, Tenang, Kalanme, Moro Laiyn, Waya Biru).

 

Water Cottage

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  • The eight rustically luxurious Water Cottages are located in the North Lagoon, just steps from the Dive Centre and restaurant. The Water Cottages are built on stilts over the water. For lazy afternoons with a good book, there is a hammock built right into the veranda. The view from your veranda is framed by a traditional grass roof, offering a high degree of privacy as well as shade. Stairs lead down from your veranda to the North Lagoon, and the House Reef is just a few fin kicks away.

 

Villa Utara

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  • Also built on stilts on the western edge of the North Lagoon, overlooks the House Reef and the spectacular dive sites of Fiabacet beyond. This Villa features two en-suite bedrooms, a shared common area with a half bath, a loft, and a massive veranda. We especially recommend this Villa for families or groups of friends.

 

Villa Nasnoos and Villa Wakachom

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  • These villas are also constructed on stilts over the North              Lagoon. Each of these Villas features an en-suite bedroom          with an adjoining living space that could be used for a                  third person.

 

 

 

Villa Tabisasu

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  • It is located on the eastern edge of the North Lagoon. This Villa, named after the local word for 'orchid,' features an en-suite bedroom and conjoining living area. The outdoor living-area face east and enjoys glorious sunrise views, all your own. This Villa is perfect for couples who appreciate a bit more space.

 

Villa Kalanme

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  • It is located on the secluded South Beach. This Villa, named after one of our island's most important spirits, is a complex of three separate en-suite bedroom units, with a shared round-roofed living area and huge outdoor living space. This Villa is particularly well-suited to those who enjoy greater privacy and gorgeous white-sand beaches. Access to this Villa is either by water taxi (on call and reachable by radio), or by a scenic but steep paved path.

 

Villa Santai and Villa Tenang

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  • They are located at the far end of the South Beach. Two stunning en-suite bedroom units are built under the shady coconut palms, with expansive views over the Southern horizon from the huge terraces. Access to Villa Santai and Villa Tenang is either by water taxi (on call and reachable by radio), or by a scenic but steep paved path.

 

Villa Moro Laiyn and Villa Waya Biru 

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  • Villa Waya Biru features unrivaled views over the far southern horizon, with the powder-white South Beach just a stone's through away. This octagonal shaped room has a separate 'pod,' which you may like to use for meditation, yoga, writing, spa treatments, or simply snoozing. The bathroom is built into the surrounding rocks, with a view from the shower that cannot be beaten. Like it's neighbor Waya Biru, Villa Moro Laiyn is surrounded by trees and jungle sound. From the octagonal-shaped bedroom, you'll be able to see baby sharks cruising along in the shallows of the South Beach. This Villa also features an extra octagonal shaped 'pod.'
 

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Resort Facilities

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Misool Eco Resort Features

  • Beachfront
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Dive Center
  • Spa services
  • Free Breakfast
  • Laundry Service
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Kid / Family Friendly
  • Airport Transportation
  • Babysitting

 

Misool Eco Resort Food & Drinks

  • A broad range of Asian and Western cuisine, with a focus on fresh, local, and organic fare
  • Snacks and drinks are available throughout the day
  • Can accommodate vegetarians, vegans, and other dietary needs and restrictions
  • A selection of wine available

 

Misool Eco Resort Activities

  • Diving
  • Snorkeling
  • Various excursion packages
 

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Schedule & Rates

Misool Eco Resort Accommodation & Diving Rates

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Fullboard Accommodation Peak Season Rates

Prices are per person and based on double occupancy. Rates in USD.

Option

Water Cottages

South Beach Villas

North Beach Villas

Availability

7+1 nights:

$2,825

$2,825

$3,380

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9+1 nights:

$3,580

$3,580

$4,310

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12+1 nights:

$4,735

$4,735

$5,725

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single occupancy surcharge, per night

$160

$160

$185

 

Off-peak season accommodation rates: 15% discount

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PEAK SEASON Dive Packages

Dive Package

Peak Season

Off-peak Season

Single Dive

$64

$54

5 Dives

$320

$272

9 Dives + 1 Free Dive

$575

$489

12 Dives + 3 Free Dives

$770

$655

16 Dives + 4 Free Dives

$1,025

$870

7 Nights Unlimited Diving

$1,045

$888

9 Nights Unlimited Diving

$1,295

$1,100

12 Nights Unlimited Diving

$1,725

$1,466

Off-peak season dive rates: 15% discount 

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Equipment Rentals & PADI Dive Courses

Type

Rate

BCD + Regulator, per day

$30

Computer, per day

$14

TORCH, per day

$10

Extra Large Tank, per day

$15

Private Dive Guide, per day

$130

Open water Course

$775

Open water Referral Course

$450

Advanced Open water Course

$450

Nitrox Course

$160

Discover Scuba Diving Taster Course

$160

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Fullboard Accommodation Rates Inclusions

  • Four meals per day plus afternoon tea time
  • Most non-alcoholic beverages
  • Free local use of kayaks and Stand Up Paddle Boards
  • Free 15-minute massage after first dive
  • Snorkeling on the House Reef and with baby sharks in the North Lagoon
  • A series of evening educational lectures in the Dive Centre
  • Sorong Airport pick-up and porter service
  • Hotel accommodation and breakfast in Sorong for one night following your stay at Misool Eco Resort on scheduled transfer dates
  • 15% tax and service charge

 

Dive Packages Inclusions

  • Tanks
  • Weights
  • Expert guides
  • Fuel charges
  • Free Nitrox for certified divers
  • Tax/service charge

 

Exclusions

  • Speedboat transfer from Sorong to the resort island. The cost is 335 USD per return trip on scheduled departure dates
  • Equipment rental
  • Each guest (whether diving or not) must purchase a Raja Ampat Marine Park Entry Permit. This is available for 1,000,000 IDR
  • Most other excursions, like visits to the petroglyphs, kayaking tours, private beach picnics, etc. Some are free of charge for guests booking unlimited dive packages
  • Spa services
  • Laundry
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Dinner in Sorong following your stay with them. Breakfast is included at the hotel
  • Internet usage

 

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Dive Information & Itineraries

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Raja Ampat Dive Overview

Raja Ampat, Indonesia, is home to the world's richest reefs and dive sites. Located at the heart of the Coral Triangle, the region sprawls over 4.6 million hectares (17,000 sq miles) and boasts the majority of the world's reef-building corals. In an area the size of two football fields, scientists discovered more than six times as many coral species as live in the entire Caribbean Sea. Raja Ampat's reefs are home to over 700 species of mollusks and over 1,400 species of fish. Counted among those is the newly discovered 'walking' epaulette shark, commonly seen on night dives on our House Reef.

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Misool Eco Resort Dive Sites

Their local dive sites are protected by their own 1,220 sq km (465 sq mi) Marine Protected Area and an 828 sq km No-Take Zone and that means that an area twice the of Singapore is a dedicated conservation area, and free from all fishing. Here are just a few of the most famous sites:

  • Nudi Rock - a small island in the Fiabacet chain, which looks an awful lot like a nudibranch from a distance. Just a quick 5-minute speedboat ride from the jetty, this site is a must for critter enthusiasts and macro photographers. True to its name, you'll find a wide range of flamboyant nudibranchs lurking among the abundant soft corals. The sea fans are well populated with pygmy seahorses and cowries. Be sure to inspect the abundant crinoids for their color-coordinated arrowhead shrimp and clingfish. When currents allow, this site is also popular for its pinnacles crowded with larger pelagics like Barracuda, Big Eyed Travelly, and the odd mature Grey Reef Shark. The sloping shallows of Nudi Rock are stunning for wide angle shots with exquisite colors and hard coral gardens.
  • Boo Windows - One of the most famous dive sites, named for its unique topography. The site is a small island about 15 minutes from the resort, with 2 swim-through 'windows' carved into it. The South West face of this site is quite steep and exposed to current, so you are likely to see patrolling sharks as well as the elusive Wobbegong Shark - be sure to look under the massive table corals! When the currents are right, we'll move off towards a large pinnacle in the blue. The pinnacle is often surrounded by pulsating schools of fusiliers and gangs of plate-sized Batfish. Heading back towards the Windows, notice how the sunlight filters through - it's like nothing else on earth! We'll follow the plateau of hard plate corals and look for Sweetlips hiding 
  • underneath. Be sure to investigate the huge Barrel Sponges - their crevices often conceal Hairy Squat Lobsters.
  • Magic Mountain - This seamount is located about 20 minutes from the resort, and is a busy Manta ray cleaning station. The submerged pinnacle reaches up to about 7 meters, and you have a very good chance of seeing not one by TWO species of manta rays here - both the giant Oceanic birostris as well as the smaller reef manta, alfredi. Magic Mountain is also a nursery for White Tip Reef Sharks and a love nest for Napoleon Wrasse. Because this site is completely exposed to oceanic currents, you can expect to see large schools of pelagics in the blue.
  • Yillet - The huge island of Yillet stretches east to west about 15 minutes north of our resort island. This island used to be home to an itinerant shark finning camp, and we are pleased by the stunning resurgence of life on its surrounding reefs, including sharks. One of Yillet's tiny satellite islands is particularly rich and topographically weird. The tiny island has been undercut by untold millennia of wave action, forming an umbrella over a sloping underwater plateau with numerous spooky overhangs and cavelets. Diving with a torch is highly recommended for this site - you'll want to illuminate the dark corners of this site to see all the critters, as well as the wild colors. Barramundi cod and Hawksbill Turtles frequent this site. We also suggest you keep a sharp eye on the blue, as huge schools of barracuda hover in formation. 
  • Shore Diving - Misool Eco Resort's House Reef is a shore dive, easily accessed at any time from either the end of the jetty, the Dive Centre, or the steps leading down from guests' Water Cottage accommodation. On a rising tide, jump off the end of the jetty and enjoy an easy drift North through the channel, which is exposed to variable current. Schooling horse-eyed jacks congregate under the pier, joined by massive schools of fusiliers and shoals of passing anchovies. Several very large groupers make their home in the depths under the jetty, and they often appear to inspect visitors to their reef. We regularly see large black tip reef sharks patrolling the deeper areas, as well as the occasional grey reef shark. 

 

[Read More: Raja Ampat Dive Travel Guide]

 

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Dive Center Information

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Misool Eco Resort Dive Center Overview

Misool Eco Resort's Dive Centre is located in the North Lagoon, built on stilts overlooking the turquoise water. The Dive Centre is spacious and airy, and well-suited to professional photographers and videographers. You can expect to dive a wide variety of sites during your stay at Misool Eco Resort. Their corner of southern Raja Ampat is particularly famous for its untouched reefs festooned with wildly colorful soft corals, expansive hard coral gardens, massive gorgonian sea fans, and rich reef life.

 

Diving Facilities & Services

  • 50 sq meter wet area equipped with a massive workstation
  • Adjacent dry area furnished with comfortable lounge chairs, a small library, and a monitor for reviewing the day's images
  • 120 sq meter veranda outside
  • 4 dive boats
  • 3 guided boat dives per day, as well as either a dusk dive or a night dive
  • variety of different dive packages
  • Free Nitrox to qualified divers
 
 

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Practical Information

  • Electricity: 220 volts; 110 V transformers available in the Dive Centre.
  • Time zone: UTC+09:00
  • Payment methods: Visa, Mastercard, or cash (Rupiah, USD, or Euros)
 

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