Misool Eco Resort

 

Misool Eco Resort, Raja Ampat, Indonesia

Misool, Raja Ampat 98483, Indonesia | Full-board + 2 dives from $443/ppn

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Misool Eco Resort Quick Pitch

Misool Eco Resort is an exclusive dive resort located on a remote private island with white sand beaches and pristine coral reefs in southern Raja Ampat. 

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 Raja 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 in Sorong (SOQ)
  • Airport shuttle: Yes
 

 

How to Get there

Misool Eco Resort offers airport transfers for the guests. It is best to take an early flight from Jakarta (CGK) to Sorong (SOQ) 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. Contact us for assistance to book your flights and hotel stays.

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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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Room Information

Types, Amenities, and Photos of the Room at Misool Eco Resort

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Misool Eco Resort ROOMS

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 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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  • Villa Utara overlooks the House Reef and the spectacular dive sites of Fiabacet beyond. Steps down into the sea give easy access to the House Reef.  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 4-6 friends. Private dinners can be arranged on your veranda.

 

 

Villa Nasnoos and Villa Wakachom

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  • These two neighbouring villas are built on stilts over the House Reef. They feature a hammock built into the verandas. This is the ideal spot for early evening shark-gazing while the sun goes down.  Villas Nasnoos and Wakachom each feature a master bedroom and an indoor living area with sofa.  The sofa can be converted into another twin or double bed, and there is a partition to add privacy to the master bedroom.  These Villas also have lounge seating sunken into the veranda as well as steps down into the sea.  Perfect for 2-3 guests.

 

 

Villa Tabisasu

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  • Villa Tabisasu 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 adjoining 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 waya biru

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  • Villa Waya Biru is tucked into the jungle under a wild almond tree, this Villa features unrivalled 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 beat.  Hence the name Waya Biru, which means 'Blue Water' in the Misool tribal language. This Villa also features an extra octagonal shaped 'pod,' perfect for meditation or yoga.



VILLA MORO LAIYN

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  • Villa Moro Laiyn is named after the Misool language word for 'South Breeze.' This villa has a decidedly tree house feel to it.  Like its neighbor Waya Biru, this Villa 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,' perfect for meditation or yoga.



Villa Kalanme

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  • Named after one of our island's most important spirits, Villa Kalanme is a complex of three separate en suite bedroom units, with a shared octagonal-shaped lounge area and huge outdoor living space. This Villa is particularly well-suited to those who enjoy greater privacy and gorgeous white-sand beaches.  Private dinners may be arranged in the shared lounge area.  Recommended for groups of 4-6 guests or families with small children.

 

 

Villa Santai

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  • Villa Santai is located towards the end of the South Beach, tucked under the coconut palms. This stunning en suite bedroom features expansive views over the Southern horizon from its huge terrace. Outdoor showers are the perfect place to admire cockatoos and hornbills flying overhead.  

 

 

VILLA TENANG

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  • Villa Tenang is the last accommodation at the end of the South Beach.  Enjoy the sounds of the jungle, with the sea right at your doorstep.


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Map of Villas at Misool Eco Resort

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Resort Facilities

Misool Eco Resort Amenities 

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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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2020 Full board Accommodation Peak Season Rates

Rates valid for bookings made from January 1, 2020 to December 31, 2020. Prices are per person and based on double occupancy. Rates in USD.

South Beach Villas: Villas Tenang, Santai, Moro Laiyn, Waya Biru, and Kalanme A/B/C

North Lagoon Villas: Villas Tabisasu, Nasnoos, Wakachom, and Utara**

Option

Water Cottages

South Beach Villas

North Beach Villas

Availability

7+1 nights

$3,100

$3,100

$3,720

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9+1 nights

$3,950

$3,950

$4,750

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12+1 nights

$5,200

$5,200

$6,300

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single occupancy surcharge, per night

$175

$175

$205

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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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snorkel packages

Type

Rate

Single Snorkel Excursion

$30

5 Snorkel Excursions

$150

9 + 1 Free Snorkel Excursions

$270

12 + 3 Free Snorkel Excursions

$360

16 + 4 Free Snorkel Excursions

$480

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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

Scooter Hire (diving or snorkeling)

$49

Open water Course

$775

Open water Referral Course

$450

Advanced Open water Course

$575

Nitrox Course

$190

Discover Scuba Diving Taster Course

$160

Bubble Maker Course

$160

Instructor Guided Dive

$40

Refresher Course

$160

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Full board 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 the 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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Diving at Misool Eco Resort, Raja Ampat in a nutshell

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 Misool Eco Resor's 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 Trevally, 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 our Dive Travel Guide: Raja Ampat Diving 

 

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Dive Center Information

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Misool Eco Resort Dive Center Overview

Misool Eco Resort's dive center is located in the North Lagoon, built on stilts overlooking the turquoise water. The dive center 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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Reviews (1)

Ventura, CA
United States
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Misool Eco Resort is a paradise for scuba divers and is my favorite dive resort I've ever been to! The accommodation is amazing, you stay on water villas right in front of the house reef and wake up to turtles and blacktip reef sharks swimming just under your porch. The villas are great, they are stunningly beautiful, with comfortable beds and AC and you have steps from your porch leading down to the house reef so you can snorkel anytime.

The dive resort has lots of other activities to join in on, in addition to scuba diving, you can go to a jellyfish lake, do a hike in the rainforest, visit secluded island beaches for lunch, etc. The food is top notch and the service is impeccable- they are very attentive. They gave informative talks each night about the marine life and about the resort. You can go on a ride along with the marine rangers there to learn how they protect the marine protected area, as well.

And of course, the diving was incredible! They limit the amount of people on each boat/dive site so you are usually there either alone with your DM or with only a couple other people. Saw wobbegong sharks, lots of mantas, turtles, reef sharks and fish, the list could go on forever, but suffice it to say Misool was a diver's dream come true and I highly recommend it!

Visited on 03/2020 - Submitted on 05/07/2020

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