Transportation

Built on an idyllic tropical island, surrounded with pristine reefs and unspoiled flora and fauna, Papua Paradise Eco Resort - situated in the heart of Raja Ampat - brings you closer to Mother Nature at her best, with all essential standards of service and comfort, making it an unforgettable holiday for divers, snorkelers, bird watchers and nature enthusiasts.

Transportation

From Time By
Sorong Domestic Airport 15 + 120 minutes Car + Resort Boat

Transfer Arrangement:

  • From Sorong to Resort: Boat departure time is 14h00. On occasion, the boat may depart slightly later due to guest flight delays. For morning arrival, the guests will be transferred to a comfortable hotel lobby where complimentary breakfast buffet and/or lunch are provided.
  • From Resort to Sorong: Boat departure time is between 6h00 and 9h00, in accordance with earliest guest flight departure time in Sorong. Earliest departure from the resort is 06h00 in order to catch a 09h30 flight. You will be transferred to Sorong one day in advance in case you need to catch a flight earlier than 09h30.

Services & Accomodation

papua restaurant

Services & Facilities

  • Welcome drink and face towel on arrival
  • Complimentary coffee/tea making facilities
  • Emergency light + extra electrical charging sockets
  • 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

Accommodation

  • 10 Deluxe Bungalows
  • 16 Superior Bungalows
  • 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)
Slider Deluxe Room

Resort

PADI dive center

Dive Center

enjoy your meal at our restaurant

Restaurant

Services & Facilities

  • Kayaking
  • Scuba Diving
  • Snorkeling
  • Bird Watching around the resort
  • Wilson’s Bird of Paradise (Bird Watching) Trip
  • Red Bird of Paradise (Bird Watching) Trip
  • Non-diving and snorkeling excursions: Village Tour, Mangrove and Hornbill cruises
  • “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

Facilities & Services

The Restaurant
Our ocean sunset view restaurant has been completely refurbished and re-opened its doors since September 2015. Meals are served buffet style with a wide selection of Indonesian and International dishes as well as fresh tropical fruit.
Beverages: Soft drinks and local beer is available on the island against a charge. We recommend you purchase duty-free and carrying with you any wine or spirits of your choice on your holiday

Visitor Information

  • Climate: Tropical between 28o – 30 oC (82o – 86 oF),
  • Voltage: 220, transformers available
  • Currency: Indonesian Rupiah (IDR)

Foreign Currencies & Credit Card Acceptance

Cash US Dollars and Euro are accepted. By regulation of the National Bank of Indonesia we are not allowed to accept payments from abroad by Credit Card. However, we accept payments by VISA and MASTERCARD at the resort to pay the extras. Please note that a 3% bank surcharge will be added to the original spend.

Location

The resort (S 0° 46' 238", E 130° 44' 737") is on the north-eastern peninsula of jungle-covered Birie Island. Located just behind the larger island of Batanta (one of the four Rajas), and is about a 2-hour boat ride from the nearest West Papua port of Sorong.

Gangga Divers

Our 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. With over 1300 fish species and 540 coral species, Raja Ampat is considered the richest coral reef ecosystem in the world with its splendid marine biodiversity.

Diving Center & Facilities

  • 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
  • 6, 8, 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

Boats

  • 1 Fiberglass boat with sundeck and toilet which can accommodate 8 to 12 divers, powered by 3 silent, 4 stroke 200 HP engines
  • 1 Fiberglass boat which can accommodate 6 to 8 divers, powered by 2 silent, 4 stroke 200 HP engines
  • 2 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

Facilities and Services

  • Fresh towels on board
  • Drinking water
  • Binoculars (on request)
  • Hot water, tea and coffee
  • Fruit
  • Camera crate / Fresh water for rinsing camera (upon request)
  • Homemade snacks
  • Spare diving equipment

Gangga Divers Diving Centers are located at:

Gangga Island Resort & SPA (Manado, North Sulawesi), Lotus Bungalows (Candidasa, Bali), Villa Almarik (Gili Trawangan, Lombok), Papua Paradise (Birie Island, Raja Ampat) & Sampaguita Resort (Moalboal,Cebu-Philippines)

The Villa Almarik staff will do everything possible to ensure your stay is enjoyable and memorable.
We understand that the little touches matter.