Talking about hidden paradise, Misool Island cannot be missed at all.
Misool Island is one of the largest islands in the Raja Ampat Islands, West Papua, you don’t need to doubt the panorama and beauty of Misool Island.
Misool Island is a remote, tropical hideaway, one of the four largest islands in the Raja Ampat archipelago, a world-renowned dive destination in the province of West Papua.
What’s more, because Raja Ampat is included in the world’s coral triangle, it is not yet complete if you don’t try snorkeling and diving to see various types of fish, rays, and even whales enjoying swimming.
Located off the west coast of the main island of Papua, directly bordering the Seram Sea, the waters are a veritable traffic lane for many large sea creatures, including whales.
The crystal clear turquoise sea-waters allow spectacular views of Misool’s sub-surface colorful treasures even when still aboard your boat.
The sea gardens of Raja Ampat hold 75 percent of all known species of corals and ornamental fish in the world and boast the highest level of marine biodiversity on the planet.
On land, the wild territory of Misool is one of the most visually breathtaking and captivating sites in Raja Ampat.
The island is heavily forested, and at first, sight reveals nothing but a thick green carpet of dense forests and mangrove swamps. To the east and west of the island, a maze of limestone pinnacles jut sharply out of the blue sea, carved and eroded by the waves and carpeted luxuriantly in vegetation.
How to Get There
To get to Misool Island, first fly to Sorong Airport in West Papua, Indonesia. This is a domestic airport with available flights from Jakarta, Makassar, Surabaya, Manado, Ambon. From Sorong, a private speedboat will take you to the Resort.
Boats depart on a pre-arranged schedule by the resort, usually at 7:30 am on alternating Sunday mornings.
The trip takes between 4-5 hours but will seem like no time at all as you journey through some of the most mesmerizing sceneries you have ever seen or ever will see. Transfer fees from Sorong to Misool are included in the resort’s package price.