It might not be exaggerating to say that Raja Ampat is a piece of heaven on earth. Beautiful nature, ecosystem balance, and charming underwater panoramas will make anyone feel calm and relax. But the problem is, the Raja Ampat Islands area is really spacious so that most tourists don’t have enough time to explore. For those of you who don’t have enough vacation time, just visit the resorts there, one of them is the Wai Eco Resort Raja Ampat.
About the Wai Eco Resort Raja Ampat
This resort is located on the beautiful island of Wai. Anyone feel at calm and relax with the Papuan-styled cottage of this resort. Healthy sea coral and white sandy beaches surround the cottage and provide heavenly panoramic views. Of course, you can also enjoy Raja Ampat diving facilities which are certainly provided by the resort. Plus, you will be able to enjoy a variety of superior facilities just like a king and queen.
But to be able to stay in an area of 75 square meters, you really have to move fast because resort only provides six cottages for their lucky guests. Each cottage is spacious and well-furnished and designed with a comfortable traditional Papuan houses style. It is also complete with wooden walls that will provide ethnic vibes in every corner. Everything is placed in a strategic location so that guests will be able to enjoy the beautiful beach views exclusively around it.
Despite the traditional style, you don’t have to worry about important facilities. Ventilation and windows are properly installed and provide fresh air flow throughout the day. There are two soft single beds that will make your sleep comfortable. It doesn’t matter if you come in a group because there is still enough space to add two more beds in the room. In addition to the comfortable sleep, the resort also provides modern bathrooms equipped with hot water facilities.
Do not underestimate the decoration they put on these cottages. In addition to wooden and bamboo walls, you will find various marine reef themed furniture decorating the cottage. Everything has been designed uniquely so you can feel the sensation of being a true ‘beach people’. But because of the traditional theme, the resort deliberately does not equip their cottages with telephone and TV. Thus, you will feel the ‘back to earth’ vibes.
Beautiful Scenery Around the Cottage
Just like any traditional house, there is a terrace that you can use as much as you want. The view directly faces the ocean. No need to worry about the heat while there, because there is a wooden shade that will keep you comfortable despite the hot weather. For those of you who want to relax with the natural vibes, there are hammocks that you can use at any time. In addition to being functional, you can also use this spot to take pictures, either as a memento or just to enrich your Instagram feeds.
Everything you need for having the time of your life is prepared in this cottage. Private beach, pristine nature, direct access to the sea, and you can feel the beauty of being in heaven for a while. Do not forget to put up the mosquito net that has been provided by the resort, to protect you from mosquitoes bite. And if it’s time for you to explore under the sea, immediately arrange your time for diving.
Diving at Wai Eco Resort Raja Ampat
Exploring the underwater world around the resort is an interesting thing to do. Beautiful coral houses, lagoons, and various endemic flora and fauna are things you might not be able to get every day. There are 1400 species of fish, and 600 species of hard coral found here. You will also spot types of tame sharks that sometimes appear and swimming along with the tourists to enjoy the underwater scenery. The types of sharks that can be found here include carpet sharks (wobbegong) and walking sharks (epaulette). There are also various kinds of mollusks, sea horses, turtles, and various other beautiful fauna in them. You can also meet barracuda and manta rays in this area.
Raja Ampat Islands have a comfortable sea condition for aquatic creatures lives. The temperature is around 28-30 degrees Celsius with a depth of 15-30 meters. Under these conditions, corals and aquatic creatures will get enough sunlight so they can live well. No need to worry about waste, the local government is very strict about environmental preservation, so that various forms of destructive actions will be punishable by law. That is the reason why Raja Ampat diving is a very amazing activity.
The Diving Package
At Wai Eco Resort Raja Ampat, you can enjoy diving in package form. Usually, one package will have a week duration, with the opportunity to dive four times a day. The price of the package will depend on the room you ordered. The cheapest, you can get a price of IDR 30.6 million if you book a triple room. If you live in a double room, then the stay and diving package costs IDR 34.6 million, while a single room, costs around IDR 5.6 million a week.
However, with such prices, you can not only enjoy diving many times a day, but also include diving equipment, dive guide, and stay with complete facilities. Diving distance alone is limited to 10 km from the island area. There is additional charge for fuel if you dive beyond the distance limit.
For those of you who come just want to enjoy the beach, you can also take a non-diver package which is definitely pegged at a cheaper price. You will get the opportunity to stay for a week at a price of around Rp. 22 million for a double room. As for the triple room, the tariff is around Rp. 19 million. As for single rooms, will cost you an additional fee of around IDR 2.3 million to IDR 3.5 million for a week.
If you choose a non-diver package, you can still do diving and snorkeling at an additional cost. Each diving package will be charged starting from IDR 600 thousand to IDR 800 thousand per, depending on the number of personnel participating. The more people, the cheaper the cost is borne by everyone.
The experience of staying at Wai Eco Resort Raja Ampat will certainly be an unforgettable moment for many tourists. Indescribable beauty will be priceless gifts with money. But of c,ourse this place is not the only resort you can visit in Raja Ampat. In addition, you can also try Papua Paradise Eco Resort, Misool Eco Resort, and Cove Eco Resort, which has other parts of the Raja Ampat archipelago. All of these resorts certainly offer different beauty for anyone who visits. Welcome to explore!