Misool Eco Resort

Five-star resort on its own private island in the remote Rajah Ampat Archipelago

Misool Eco Resort

The five-star Misool Eco Resort occupies its own private island in the remote Rajah Ampat Archipelago in West Papua, Indonesia’s most easterly province and the Indonesian half of New Guinea island. The island is 20km from the nearest village, and features white sand beaches, pristine reefs and several lagoons.

The spacious and well-designed water cottages are built on stilts and have hammocks over the water and access to the reef just off your doorstep. The villas are very private and well appointed, with either two or three bedrooms each.

Misool is surrounded by its own 1220 sq km “no take zone” so there is an abundance of fish everywhere. Both snorkellers and divers are well catered for with a fine house reef as well as over 25 dive sites within 15 minutes’ boat ride. The diving is truly world class: many wildlife documentaries have been filmed here. Famous dive sites include Nudi Rock, Magic Mountain, Yillet and Boo Windows.

Facilities

8 water cottages; 4 villas of two and three bedrooms, spa, on-site dive centre, beach restaurant. All the wooden cottages and villas feature air-conditioning, mini bar, safe and open air bathrooms.

Local Wildlife

Barracuda, white tip reef sharks, grey reef sharks, pygmy seahorses, cowries, big eyed travelly, manta rays – Oceanic birostris and alfredi. barramundi, hawksbill turtles, wobbegong sharks, batfish, hairy squat lobsters, cling fish, crinoid scrimp, arrowhead crabs, Mandarin fish, blue-ringed octopus, flasher wrasse, epaulette shark.

Number of rooms

20

Air Conditioning

Yes

Swimming Pool

No

Jonathan Morris
Area Specialist

See the Mandarin fish just before sunset and if lucky catch them displaying their courtship ritual.

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We are back and all I can say is what a fantastic tour! Thank you so much for organising, we have both fallen in love with Indonesia and cannot wait to go back to see other things. Sulawesi was fabulous –the diving was so good it was like being in an aquarium. The tarsiers were all that I expected but the black macaques were so much more!

The first evening walk to see the Tarsiers, on the way we saw two Cuscus hanging about in the trees. We saw a couple of Macaques but the main event was the Tarsiers. We saw six in one tree and they are more cute/ugly as their photos. I could have stayed there all night watching them.

The next day we travelled back to see the Macaques, we were a little late and thought we had missed them as a we got to a group of people who had been watching them the macaques turned away into the bush. We carried on walking to look for kingfishers when we found ourselves in the middle of a monkey gang fight. Rambo 1 and Rambo 2 troops had travelled onto each other’s territory and  all hell broke loose! They didn’t care that we were there they just rushed back and forth hollering at each other, it was so exciting watching it.

Once all the testosterone subsided Rambo 2 relaxed and groomed each other we just stood in the middle of them watching them for ages. One  climbed a tree to communicate with me by sticking his tongue out and showing me some very strange facial expressions – Stewart thought he was asking me to be his 3rd wife!  As we stood watching them relaxing, one came to play with my shoelaces and then another liked my trousers, then a brave one climb up me and started grooming my hair! He didn’t give up easily, sticking his fingers in my eyes and kept looking at me seeing how I was reacting– it was a fantastic experience all round.

All  that is left to say is thank you again for giving us the wide variety of what we can see in Indonesia, it has whetted our appetite to see more!  Now to plan for next year –we will be in touch soon!

Mrs VW - Blackheath