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Papua Paradise Eco Resort

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Papua Paradise Eco Resort, Raja Ampat, Indonesia

Arefi, Birie island, Arefi, Selat Sagawin, Kabupaten Raja Ampat, Papua Bar. 98484 | Full-board + unlimited diving from $367++/ppn

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Papua Paradise Eco Resort is a unique and remote dive resort with 26 over-water bungalows situated along the pristine shoreline of the uninhabited island of Birie in Raja Ampat. The island is teeming with exotic bird life, lush jungle foliage, and a spectacular array of flora and fauna, while the reefs in the surrounding area offer world-class diving.

Papua Paradise Resort is on our list of the 8 Best Raja Ampat Dive Resorts.

 

Quick Information  

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

 

How to Get To papua paradise eco resort

Fly into Sorong Airport (SOQ) via domestic flight from one of Indonesia's major cities such as Denpasar (DPS), Jakarta (CGK), or Makassar (UPG). At Sorong airport, you will be met by representatives from the resort and transferred either to a hotel (for early arrivals to relax and enjoy a meal) or directly to the harbor to board Papua Paradise Eco Resort's private speedboat to the island.

Speedboat departure to the resort is at 14:00 so your flights must arrive in Sorong no later than 12:00 PM for a same-day transfer. Visitors arring later than 12:00 PM must stay overnight in Sorong and transfer to Papua Paradise Eco Resort the following day.

Departing flights must leave later than 10:30 AM, as the speedboat transfer departs the resort for Sorong at 07:00 AM.

Please note: Roundtrip transfer fees are not included in packages and cost $223 per adult and $111 per child.

 

Dive Overview

Papua Paradise Eco Resort boasts unique access to Raja Ampat's spectacular dive sites from its small island in the heart of the Coral Triangle. Dive from the resort on one of the 10 dive boats and enjoy small groups of a 4-to-1 diver-to-guide ratio.

Learn more about scuba diving in Raja Ampat or view Papua Paradise's dive sites. 

Want to try liveaboard diving? Check out our list of Liveaboards in Raja Ampat. 

Bluewater also offers Photo Workshops in Raja Ampat

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papua paradise eco resort Accommodations

Types of Rooms, Amenities and Photos

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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. Rooms are equipped with: 

  • Private bathroom with hot & cold fresh water shower
  • Complimentary coffee/tea making facilities
  • Safe-deposit box
  • Pedestal fan
  • Mosquito net
  • Oceanview 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 sunbeds (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 veranda that gives you a fantastic view of marine creatures swimming by and beautiful sunsets in the evenings. 

  • 70-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 veranda 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 sunbeds
  • Two-tier open large sunset veranda with daybed
  • Mini-Bar 
  • Papuan “Asmat” Artwork
  • Hairdryer
 

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Restaurant & Lounge

 

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

 

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 are available on the island for an additional charge. We recommend you to purchase duty-free and carry with you any wine or spirits of your choice on your holiday.

 

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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papua paradise eco resort Packages & Rates

 

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Diving Packages:  2023

Non-Diver Packages:  2023

Raja Ampat & Manado Combo Packages:  2023

 

DIVING PACKAGES 2023

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. Room taxes are included. The transfer cost is NOT included in the packages.

Valid until 31st October 2023.

Package (Full Board)
SUPERIOR OVER-WATER BUNGALOWDELUXE OVER-WATER BUNGALOW
Single RoomDouble Room
per person
Triple Room
per person
Single RoomDouble Room
per person
Triple Room
per person
7 Nights$3,339.00$2,829.00$2,382.00$4,129.00$3,380.00$2,816.00
8 Nights$3,749.00$3,188.00$2,687.00$4,674.00$3,823.00$3,145.00
9 Nights$4,221.00$3,597.00$3,034.00$5,263.00$4,310.00$3,547.00
10 Nights$4,649.00$3,933.00$3,295.00$5,767.00$4,707.00$3,905.00
11 Nights$5,065.00$4,262.00$3,576.00$6,292.00$5,105.00$4,232.00
12 Nights$5,530.00$4,656.00$3,909.00$6,868.00$5,576.00$4,625.00
13 Nights$5,994.00$5,052.00$4,240.00$7,443.00$6,047.00$5,016.00
14 Nights$6,284.00$5,291.00$4,398.00$7,834.00$6,364.00$5,242.00
15 Nights$6,653.00$5,585.00$4,569.00$8,301.00$6,733.00$5,503.00
16 Nights$7,098.00$5,963.00$4,880.00$8,856.00$7,187.00$5,874.00
17 Nights$7,286.00$6,079.00$4,997.00$9,142.00$7,366.00$6,001.00
18 Nights$7,615.00$6,379.00$5,213.00$9,487.00$7,708.00$6,207.00
19 Nights$7,788.00$6,633.00$5,352.00$9,964.00$8,036.00$6,477.00
20 Nights$8,210.00$6,783.00$5,516.00$10,364.00$8,274.00$6,670.00
Extra Night (per person)
$279.00$211.00$151.00$381.00$282.00$206.00

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Inclusions

  • Meet & Greet at Sorong Airport/Harbor and transfer to the Harbor and vv.; 
  • 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)
  • Scuba tanks, weight belts, guide, beach towel, water & fruits, hot tea
  • NOTE: NITROX Free of Charge for Nitrox certified divers

 

Sorong Arrival

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

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NON-DIVER PACKAGES 2023

The transfer cost is NOT included in the packages. Valid until 31st October 2023.

Package (Full Board)
SUPERIOR OVER-WATER BUNGALOWDELUXE OVER-WATER BUNGALOW
Single RoomDouble Room
per person
Triple Room
per person
Single RoomDouble Room
per person
Triple Room
per person
3 Nights$1,203.00$964.00$771.00$1,545.00$1,203.00$960.00
4 Nights$1,574.00$1,267.00$1,011.00$2,029.00$1,585.00$1,263.00
5 Nights$1,904.00$1,530.00$1,210.00$2,472.00$1,926.00$1,525.00
6 Nights$2,268.00$1,826.00$1,441.00$2,949.00$2,301.00$1,818.00
7 Nights$2,566.00$2,055.00$1,608.00$3,355.00$2,605.00$2,042.00
8 Nights$2,845.00$2,286.00$1,784.00$3,770.00$2,919.00$2,241.00
9 Nights$3,188.00$2,564.00$2,001.00$4,231.00$3,278.00$2,515.00
10 Nights$3,487.00$2,771.00$2,132.00$4,605.00$3,545.00$2,744.00
11 Nights$3,774.00$2,972.00$2,286.00$5,001.00$3,814.00$2,941.00
12 Nights$4,110.00$3,236.00$2,488.00$5,448.00$4,156.00$3,204.00
13 Nights$4,445.00$3,503.00$2,690.00$5,893.00$4,498.00$3,467.00
14 Nights$4,652.00$3,659.00$2,767.00$6,202.00$4,733.00$3,610.00
15 Nights$4,895.00$3,827.00$2,812.00$6,543.00$4,976.00$3,745.00
16 Nights$5,215.00$4,080.00$2,997.00$6,973.00$5,304.00$3,992.00
17 Nights$5,317.00$4,110.00$3,028.00$7,173.00$5,397.00$4,032.00
18 Nights$5,523.00$4,287.00$3,121.00$7,395.00$5,616.00$4,115.00
19 Nights$5,573.00$4,418.00$3,137.00$7,749.00$5,821.00$4,262.00
20 Nights$5,872.00$4,445.00$3,178.00$8,026.00$5,936.00$4,332.00
Extra Night (per person)
$279.00$211.00$151.00$381.00$282.00$206.00

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INCLUSIONS

  • Meet & Greet at Sorong Airport/Harbor and transfer to the Harbor and vv.; 
  • 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

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

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RAJA AMPAT & MANADO COMBO PACKAGES 2023

Diving to Bunaken or Lembeh is subject to an 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 until October 31, 2023.

PackageNON DIVER 5 Nights + 5 Nights (Per Person)DIVER 5 Nights + 5 Nights (Per Person)
6 dives + 6 dives
Single RoomDouble Room
per person
Triple Room
per person
Single RoomDouble Room
per person
Triple Room
per person
Superior Overwater + Superior Minahasa$3,288.00$2,750.00$2,321.33$3,954.00$3,451.00$3,034.00
Deluxe Overwater + Deluxe Minahasa$3,958.00$3,241.00$2,724.33$4,624.00$3,942.00$3,437.00

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Inclusions 

  • Meet & Greet at Sorong and Manado Airport
  • Car transfer to Sorong Harbor and Manado Harbor and vv.
  • Boat Transfer from Sorong Harbor to Papua Paradise Eco Reosrt and vv.
  • Boat Transfer from Manado Harbor to Gangga Island Resort & Spa and vv.
  • Five nights 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 “Traditional Massage” x 1 hour (at Gangga Island Resort & Spa only)
  • For Diver Package: Six Boat Dives at Papua Paradise Eco Resort and Six Boat Dives at Gangga Island Resort & Spa with our “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 Overview 

  • Dive at Papua Paradise Eco Resort to explore some of the most renowned coral reefs on the planet. The Raja Ampat 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 here. 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.

Raja Ampat is on our list of the Best Scuba Diving in the World. 

Click to learn more about diving in Indonesia

For another great coral diving destination, check out diving in Fiji.

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Dive Center Overview

Gangga Divers, the dive center at Papua Paradise Eco Resort, operates according to the best safety and PADI standards, with personalized service and professionally-trained dive guides. Enjoy the maximum diver to guide ratio of 4 divers to 1 dive guide as you explore the underwater world of Raja Ampat. With multiple dive boats and some of the best dive sites in the world nearby, you can make the most of your dive holiday at Papua Paradise Eco Resort.

 

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 (4)

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This is my new favorite hotel in the world! We loved staying above the water in our bungalow and watching the sunset every night. Everyone on the staff remembered our names when they greeted us each day of our 6-day stay. The snorkeling was the best, right in front, or on the backside if it was breezy. We saw Octopus, Cuttlefish, sharks, beautiful coral, and abundant schools of fish, just snorkeling in front of our bungalow! We also enjoyed kayaking and diving. The diving was spectacular—a WWII plane wreck, octopus actually mating, manta rays swooping just above me at a cleaning station, and wobeggong sharks, and that was just in 4 dives! The food was buffet style and had plenty of variety at each meal. We loved having fresh fruit at every meal. This is also great to get away from it all because the internet is intermittent, so plan on being really offline and living in the moment.

Visited on 03/2023 - Submitted on 03/27/2023
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I visited Papua Paradise in May 2024, and it has quickly become one of my favorite resorts in Raja Ampat. I stayed in a Deluxe Bungalow over the water, which was beautiful and spacious. Although there is no AC, the nights were cool enough that I didn't find it necessary.

A major advantage of Papua Paradise is their daily transfer service to the resort, offering flexibility that most other resorts in Raja Ampat do not.

As a macro diver, I loved the local dive sites, discovering numerous critters I hadn't seen before. There is plenty of marine life, but the famous sites of the Dampier Strait are further away. However, the resort can organize day trips there, which include three dives and a lunch on one of the nearby beautiful islands.

The staff are incredibly welcoming, learning and using your name from the moment you arrive. They greet you warmly upon arrival and departure, always with a smile.

The massages are exceptional, offered in a beautiful setting. The food is served buffet style, with western dishes for lunch and local cuisine in the evening.

I wouldn't hesitate to return to Papua Paradise, and I'm already secretly planning my next visit!

Visited on 05/2024 - Submitted on 06/01/2024
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Los Angeles, CA
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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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Raja Ampat is amazing no matter how you get there, but my first experience was divine when I arrived at Papua Paradise. They take care of you the whole way. When I landed in Sorong they took me to a hotel where I could shower, nap and eat that day, and later took me to the wharves to get on a boat to make the crossing to the resort. From here it's boutique diving and amazing service. My room on stilts over the water was serene. All the construction is authentic and you feel like you are in another world. There is no aircon and in the day it doesn't matter, but at night they close off the room from the deck and prepare it with malaria netting and mosquito repellant. There is a fan but it can be a bit hot. Hey, it's Eco. The food was amazing, just icing on the cake. The diving was well organized and the divemasters were top rate at finding you whatever you have a hankering for. Every service is top-notch and when they sing to you as you leave on the boat, it brought tears to my eyes.

Visited on 03/2021 - Submitted on 03/12/2021

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