Papua Paradise Eco Resort

Destination: Indonesia

Arefi, Birie island, Arefi, Selat Sagawin, Kabupaten Raja Ampat, Papua Bar. 98484 | Full-board + unlimited diving from $283++/ppn

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Papua Paradise Eco Resort Quick Pitch

This traditionally built resort highlights the spectacular natural beauty of the area, providing comfort and quality service while maintaining environmentally-friendly practices.

 

Quick Information  

  • No of Rooms: 26
  • Dive Center: On-site
  • Amenities: Ensuite bathrooms, private beach, spa, bird-watching excursions, ensuite camera stations, Nitrox
  • WiFi: Yes
  • Airport shuttle: Yes, surcharge 
 

 

How to Get There

Ideally situated away from the bustle of civilization on the island of Birie. Once guests arrive at Sorong Airport, they can make their way to the marina and take a quick boat ride provided by Papua Paradise to the resort. Boat departure time is 14:00. We strongly advice to schedule flights arriving Sorong no later than 12:00PM. Guest who have a scheduled arrival time after 12:00PM are required to stay overnight in Sorong in order to catch our boat transfer the next day.

Transfers from/to Sorong Airport and vv. by A/C car and by speed boat are available at $200 per adult or $100 per child.

 

Dive Overview

Its amazing location on a small island creates an awesome diving experience with unique access to Raja Ampat's waters. Papua Paradise Divers hosts 7 boats with small groups of a 4 to 1 diver to guide ratio.

[Read More: Raja Ampat Dive Travel Guide]

 

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Accommodations

Types of Rooms, Amenities and Photos

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Papua Paradise Eco Resort Accommodation Overview

The local architecturally inspired water bungalows with essential facilities are built on stilts and made with traditional materials sourced locally. Featuring a total of 26 over-water bungalows (10 Deluxe Rooms & 16 Superior Rooms) with spacious verandas overlooking the turquoise house reef and the Pacific Ocean. Rooms are equipped with: 

  • Private bathroom with hot & cold fresh water shower
  • Complimentary coffee/tea making facilities
  • Safe deposit box
  • Pedestal fan
  • Mosquito net
  • Ocean view desk with emergency light, extra electrical charging socket and mosquito repellents
  • Sunbeds and hammock (Superior room)
  • Two tier open large sunset veranda with daybed (Deluxe room)
  • Sundeck with sun beds (Deluxe room)
  • Indoor cozy corner with couches (Deluxe room)
  • Refrigerator (Deluxe room)
 

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Superior Rooms

Overlooking the ocean with waves lapping gently underneath are the Superior Over-Water Bungalows. These sturdy, traditionally built bungalows are roomy and quaint, with natural ventilation and shade from the locally-sourced, sustainable materials used in constructing these rooms. Every bungalow has a private bathroom as well as a verandah that gives you a fantastic view of marine creatures swimming by and beautiful sunsets in the evenings. 

  • 75-meter square overwater bungalow with ocean/sunset view
  • Solid wood furniture
  • Private En-suite bathroom with hot/cold water shower
  • Large Sunset veranda sunbeds and hammock
  • Queen sized bed with pedestal fan
 

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Deluxe Rooms 

These gorgeously designed and elegantly decorated Over-Water bungalows are airy and spacious, at the same time retaining their traditional charm with natural building materials. With custom-made louvers all around, the ventilation of the rooms can be adjusted to your fancy, and the front glass doors leading out to the generous double-tier verandah give the rooms plenty of natural light, providing you with the luxury of an absolutely panoramic view combined with spectacular sunsets and the addition of various marine life passing by. 

  • 85-meter square overwater bungalow with ocean/sunset view
  • Teak wood furniture
  • Indoor cozy corner with couches 4 poster
  • King sized “King Koil” bed with ceiling fan
  • Private Semi-Open En-suite bathroom with hot/cold water shower
  • Sundeck with sun beds
  • Two tier open large sunset veranda with daybed
  • Mini Bar Papuan “Asmat” Artwork
  • Hair dryer
 

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Resort Facilities

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Restaurant & Lounge

 

Papua Paradise Eco Resort Features 

  • Gangga Divers Diving center
  • Spa in Paradise
  • Restaurant
  • Welcome drink and face towel on arrival
  • Complimentary coffee/tea making facilities
  • Evening turn-down
  • Purified drinking water
  • Internet Access: Free Satellite Wi-Fi in the dive center lounge, adequate for emails and web browsing
  • Concierge & ticketing confirmation service
  • Free laundry service

 

Papua Paradise Eco Resort Food & Drinks

Meals are served buffet style with a wide selection of Indonesian and International dishes as well as fresh tropical fruit.

Soft drinks and local beer is available on the island against a charge. We recommend you to purchase dutyfree and carrying with you any wine or spirits of your choice on your holiday.

 

Papua Paradise Eco Resort Activities 

  • Kayaking
  • Scuba Diving
  • Snorkeling
  • Bird Watching around the resort
  • Wilson’s Bird of Paradise (Bird Watching) Trip
  • Non-diving and snorkeling excursions: Village Tour, Mangrove and Hornbill cruises
  • Red Bird of Paradise (Bird Watching) Trip
  • “Passage & Mushroom Islands Excursion”: A full day trip to Hidden Bay, The Passage and Mushroom Islands
  • “Fam Islands Excursion”: A full day trip that includes 2/3 spots for snorkeling or diving plus a walk up to Fam islands viewpoint
 

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Packages & Rates

Papua Paradise Eco Resort Rates

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2018/2019 Unlimited Diving Packages

Unlimited Diving means 4 dives per day. Rates are on Full Board Basis and include scuba tanks, weights belts, guide, beach towel, water & fruits, hot tea. NITROX free of charge for Nitrox certified divers. Each guest visiting the area of Raja Ampat National Park is subject to pay an Entrance Fee. At the present date, the amount is Rp. 1.000.000 per person. Valid until October 31, 2019.

Package (Full Board)

SUPERIOR OVER-WATER BUNGALOW

DELUXE OVER-WATER BUNGALOW

Single Room

Double Room

per person

Triple Room

per person

Single Room

Double Room

per person

Triple Room

per person

7 Nights

$2,689

$2,248

$1,905

$3,280

$2,685

$2,237

10 Nights

$3,822

$3,193

$2,702

$4,662

$3,809

$3,171

14 Nights

$5,256

$4,375

$3,687

$6,423

$5,229

$4,335

17 Nights

$6,130

$5,061

$4,225

$7,532

$6,084

$4,997

20 Nights

$6,913

$5,654

$4,673

$8,545

$6,841

$5,564

Extra Night (per person)

$369

$307

$258

$453

$368

$304

 

2019/2020 Diving Packages

Each guest visiting the area of Raja Ampat National Park is subject to pay an Entrance Fee. At the present date the amount is Rp. 1.000.000 per person. The transfer cost is NOT included in the packages. Valid from November 1, 2019 to October 31, 2020.

Package (Full Board)

SUPERIOR OVER-WATER BUNGALOW

DELUXE OVER-WATER BUNGALOW

Single Room

Double Room

per person

Triple Room

per person

Single Room

Double Room

per person

Triple Room

per person

7 Nights

$3,036

$2,572

$2,165

$3,753

$3,072

$2,560

8 Nights

$3,408

$2,899

$2,326

$4,249

$3,475

$2,858

9 Nights

$3,837

$3,270

$2,640

$4,785

$3,919

$3,225

10 Nights

$4,226

$3,575

$2,995

$5,242

$4,279

$3,551

11 Nights

$4,605

$3,875

$3,133

$5,720

$4,640

$3,847

12 Nights

$5,027

$4,233

$3,436

$6,243

$5,069

$4,204

13 Nights

$5,637

$4,592

$3,736

$6,766

$5,497

$4,560

14 Nights

$5,712

$4,810

$3,998

$7,122

$5,786

$4,766

15 Nights

$6,048

$5,077

$4,040

$7,546

$6,122

$5,003

16 Nights

$6,453

$5,420

$4,322

$8,050

$6,533

$5,341

17 Nights

$6,624

$5,526

$4,543

$8,311

$6,695

$5,455

18 Nights

$6,923

$5,799

$4,627

$8,624

$7,008

$5,643

19 Nights

$7,080

$6,030

$4,753

$9,058

$7,305

$5,889

20 Nights

$7,464

$6,166

$5,015

$9,422

$7,522

$6,063

Extra Night (per person)

$367

$302

$246

$464

$369

$296

 

Inclusions

  • Accommodation with en suite bathroom with hot/cold shower 
  • Full board basis (Breakfast, Lunch AND Dinner) 
  • Welcome Drink & Face Towel upon arrival 
  • Local Coffee, Tea, Iced Tea & Drinking Water 
  • Snacks plus homemade afternoon cookies/cakes/sweets 
  • WiFi in the Lounge area 
  • Laundry Service 
  • Diving: maximum 4 scheduled boat dives per day (excluding arrival and departure day). Unused dives are non-transferable and non-refundable. Diving to Fam and/or Passage is subject to additional surcharge
  • Scuba tanks, weight belts, guide, beach towel, water & fruits, hot tea 
  • NITROX Free of Charge for Nitrox certified divers 
  • NOTE: NO dusk/night dive on 24th and 31st December 2019

 

Sorong Arrival 2019/2020

  • From 6 to 9 AM: Free “Day-use” room at hotel in Sorong, use of the WiFi, breakfast and/or lunch included. 
  • From 10 AM to 12 PM: Stay in a local hotel lobby, use of the WiFi, breakfast and/or lunch included.

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2018/2019 Non Diver Packages

On full-board basis. Valid until October 31, 2019.

Package (Full Board)

SUPERIOR OVER-WATER BUNGALOW

DELUXE OVER-WATER BUNGALOW

Single Room

Double Room

per person

Triple Room

per person

Single Room

Double Room

per person

Triple Room

per person

3 Nights

$914

$725

$577

$1,170

$915

$722

5 Nights

$1,491

$1,176

$932

$1,917

$1,491

$1,172

7 Nights

$2,035

$1,594

$1,251

$2,627

$2,032

$1,583

10 Nights

$2,794

$2,165

$1,674

$3,634

$2,781

$2,143

14 Nights

$3,753

$2,872

$2,185

$4,920

$3,727

$2,832

17 Nights

$4,300

$3,231

$2,396

$5,702

$4,255

$3,168

20 Nights

$4,757

$3,498

$2,517

$6,389

$4,685

$3,407

Extra Night (per person)

$276

$213

$164

$359

$274

$210

 

2019/2020 Non Diver Packages

The transfer cost is NOT included in the packages. Valid from November 1, 2019 to October 31, 2020.

Package (Full Board)

SUPERIOR OVER-WATER BUNGALOW

DELUXE OVER-WATER BUNGALOW

Single Room

Double Room

per person

Triple Room

per person

Single Room

Double Room

per person

Triple Room

per person

3 Nights

$1,093

$877

$700

$1,404

$1,093

$873

4 Nights

$1,431

$1,152

$920

$1,845

$1,441

$1,148

5 Nights

$1,731

$1,392

$1,101

$2,247

$1,751

$1,386

6 Nights

$2,062

$1,660

$1,310

$2,680

$2,092

$1,652

7 Nights

$2,332

$1,868

$1,461

$3,050

$2,368

$1,856

8 Nights

$2,586

$2,077

$1,622

$3,428

$2,654

$2,037

9 Nights

$2,899

$2,331

$1,819

$3,846

$2,980

$2,287

10 Nights

$3,170

$2,519

$1,939

$4,186

$3,223

$2,495

11 Nights

$3,431

$2,702

$2,077

$4,546

$3,467

$2,674

12 Nights

$3,736

$2,942

$2,262

$4,952

$3,778

$2,913

13 Nights

$4,041

$3,184

$2,445

$5,357

$4,089

$3,151

14 Nights

$4,229

$3,327

$2,515

$5,638

$4,303

$3,282

15 Nights

$4,450

$3,479

$2,556

$5,948

$4,524

$3,405

16 Nights

$4,741

$3,708

$2,724

$6,339

$4,822

$3,629

17 Nights

$4,834

$3,736

$2,753

$6,521

$4,905

$3,665

18 Nights

$5,021

$3,898

$2,837

$6,722

$5,106

$3,741

19 Nights

$5,067

$4,016

$2,852

$7,044

$5,291

$3,875

20 Nights

$5,338

$4,041

$2,890

$7,296

$5,397

$3,938

Extra Night (per person)

$257

$192

$134

$356

$260

$190

 

INCLUSIONS

  • Accommodation with en suite bathroom with hot/cold shower 
  • Full board basis (Breakfast, Lunch AND Dinner) 
  • Welcome Drink & Face Towel upon arrival 
  • Local Coffee, Tea, Iced Tea & Drinking Water 
  • Snacks plus homemade afternoon cookies/cakes/sweets 
  • WiFi in the Lounge area 
  • Laundry Service

 

SORONG ARRIVAL 2019/2020

  • From 6 to 9 AM: Free “Day-use” room at hotel in Sorong, use of the WiFi, breakfast and/or lunch included. 
  • From 10 AM to 12 PM: Stay in a local hotel lobby, use of the WiFi, breakfast and/or lunch included.

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2018/2019 Raja Ampat & Manado Combo Packages

“Combo Packages” cannot be reduced in amount of nights stay and/or dives and/or services. Adding nights and/or dives and/or services are subject to additional charges. Diving to Bunaken or Lembeh is subject to additional surcharge of € 40.00 per person/per time/per destination. Bunaken Marine National Park is subject to an entry fee of Rp. 150,000 per person/per day. Valid until October 31, 2019.

Package

NON DIVER 5 Nights + 5 Nights (Per Person)

DIVER 5 Nights + 5 Nights (Per Person)

6 dives + 6 dives

Single Room

Double Room

per person

Triple Room

per person

Single Room

Double Room

per person

Triple Room

per person

Superior Overwater + Superior Minahasa

$2,830

$2,389

$2,047

$3,484

$3,043

$2,701

Deluxe Overwater + Deluxe Minahasa

$3,365

$2,800

$2,375

$4,019

$3,454

$3,029

 

2019/2020 Raja Ampat & Manado Combo Packages

“Combo Packages” cannot be reduced in amount of nights stay and/or dives and/or services. Adding nights and/or dives and/or services are subject to additional charges. Diving to Bunaken or Lembeh is subject to additional surcharge of € 45.00 per person/per time/per destination. Bunaken Marine National Park is subject to an entry fee of Rp. 150,000 per person/per day. Valid from November 1, 2019 to October 31, 2020.

Package

NON DIVER 5 Nights + 5 Nights (Per Person)

DIVER 5 Nights + 5 Nights (Per Person)

6 dives + 6 dives

Single Room

Double Room

per person

Triple Room

per person

Single Room

Double Room

per person

Triple Room

per person

Superior Overwater + Superior Minahasa

$3,142

$2,668

$2,275

$3,484

$3,043

$2,701

Deluxe Overwater + Deluxe Minahasa

$3,808

$3,334

$2,941

$4,437

$3,794

$3,318

 

Inclusions 

  • Return Transfer from/to Sorong Airport and Manado Airport;
  • Five nights in Superior Overwater Bungalows at Papua Paradise Eco Resort + Five nights at Gangga Island Resort & Spa
  • Full Board basis (breakfast, lunch AND dinner) at Papua Paradise Eco Resort and Gangga Island Resort & Spa;
  • Welcome Drink upon arrival at the Resorts;
  • Afternoon Tea/Coffee & Cakes;
  • One-time guided excursion to the villages in Gangga (at Gangga Island Resort & Spa);
  • One-time “Traditional Massage” x 1 hour (at Gangga Island Resort & Spa only);

 

FOR “DIVER PACKAGE”: 

Includes Six Boat Dives at Papua Paradise Eco Resort and Six Boat Dives at Gangga Island Resort & Spa with “Gangga Divers Diving Center” 5 Star PADI Resort (including: scuba tanks, weight belts, beach towel, water & fruits, hot tea, Nitrox for Nitrox certified divers)

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Important Notes

A minimum stay of 3 NIGHTS is required and all rates are: 

  • Expressed in USD
  • Inclusive of 21% Service & Taxes
  • Per Person, in the indicated room.

 

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Dive Information

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Dive Overview 

The reefs of Raja Ampat have long been feted and extolled. The region is known to be one of the most biodiverse in the world, and at least 75 percent of all coral species in existence can be found in Raja Ampat.

The marine life is equally spectacular, and the range of creatures from schooling manta rays, to minute, recently discovered pipefish and seahorse species, is astonishing.

Schools of fish in the thousands writhe over coral reef slopes that offer sightings of turtles, eels, cuttlefish and sharks, including the famous wobbegongs; and after diving the various sites in the heart of Raja Ampat, a visitors conclusion is invariable – this truly is a magnificent epicenter of marine biodiversity.

 

 

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Dive Center Information

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Papua Paradise Eco Resort Dive Center Overview

The professional diving facility operates according to best safety and PADI standards, with a personalized service and professionally trained dive guides. With this standard, the maximum diver to guide ratio is 4 divers to 1 dive guide, guiding you through the underwater world of Raja Ampat. 

 

Dive Center Features 

  • Library with a choice of marine books, plus flora and fauna books.
  • Classroom for PADI courses equipped with TV
  • Male & Female Toilets
  • Equipment crates, washtubs and drying facilities for dive equipment
  • Locked storage room for dive equipment
  • New or well-maintained rental equipment by Aqualung and Apeks
  • 12 and 15 Liters Aluminum Tanks; Valves and adaptors INT and DIN
  • Nitrox (~32%) is available free of charge for Nitrox-certified divers
  • 4 Well-maintained and well-aerated Coltri Compressors for safe air fills
  • 1 NITROX membrane system and 1 continuous Gas Blending station
  • Air-conditioned camera room with workstations

 

Boat Facilities & Services

All boats are designed and built for safe and comfortable diving

  • 1 Fiberglass boat with sundeck and toilet which can accommodate 8 to 12 divers, powered by 3 silent, 4 stroke 200 HP engines
  • 2 Fiberglass boat which can accommodate 6 to 8 divers, powered by 2 silent, 4 stroke 200 HP engines
  • 1 Fiberglass boat which can accommodate 6 to 8 divers, powered by 2 silent, 4 stroke 150 HP engines
  • 4 Fiberglass boats which can accommodate 1 to 5 divers, each powered by two 2 silent, 4 stroke 50 HP engines
  • 2 Fiberglass boats which can accommodate 1 to 5 divers, each powered by two 2strokes 40HP engines Safety equipment such as VHF marine radios, GPS, life jackets, first aid kit, DAN First-aid Oxygen kits
  • Towels on board
  • Drinking water
  • Hot water, tea and coffee
  • Fruit
  • Homemade snacks
  • Spare diving equipment
  • Binoculars (on request)
  • Camera crate / Fresh water for rinsing camera (on request)

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Practical Information 

  • Electricity: 220 V
  • Time zone: UTC+9
  • Languages: Indonesian & English
  • Accept Credit Cards?: Yes, VISA and MASTERCARD. Please note that a 3% bank surcharge will be added to the original spend.

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Reviews (1)

  • Reviewer
Los Angeles, CA
United States
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5
5

I stayed here in March 2016 and had a lovely time. The bungalows are absolutely gorgeous. The only downside (for some people) is that they don't have AC. However, I never felt like I needed it with the night breeze, and mosquitos didn't seem to be an issue in the room, especially with the mosquito net.

The food was buffet style, tasty, and plentiful.

The dive op was excellent. The only downside is that Papua Paradise is located a bit farther from the best dive sites of the Dampier Strait. The boats can still go there, but you're more likely to dive the sites around Papua Paradise, which are still excellent! And they will go up to the other sites, it's just a longer boat ride.

A huge benefit to staying here is, unlike the other resorts, Papua Paradise offers transfers to and from Sorong every day of the week.

I really enjoyed staying here and wouldn't hesitate to go back.

Visited on 03/2016 - Submitted on 11/02/2016

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