Kri Eco Resort, Raja Ampat
Kri Eco Resort opened in 1994 and is shaded by palm trees along a fine white sand beach. Guests enjoy traditional style accommodations in the Papuan houses built over the water. Built with nature in mind nature guests enjoy the sound of the sea and the exotic calls of the jungle birds from the comfort of their rooms. Often if you look out of your window you will be rewarded with a glimpse of a shark, rays or schools of fish swimming just below your house.
The traditional houses use local materials from the jungle and each contains two rooms and a sitting area, with sliding door for privacy. Rooms are equipped with basic but comfortable bedding, mattress, pillow, fan and mosquito net. There are also handmade benches or lounge chairs and tables for guests to relax or work on their cameras, 220V power outlets are there as well. At Kri Eco Resort guests share Indonesian-style bathrooms which are located on the beach, thereby reducing the chance of pollution and contamination.
Meals and drinks are served in the restaurant, which is a large over-water dining and kitchen house. You can see how the staff cook and prepare your meals with no electrical appliances, everything is manual! As vegetables, fruits and fish are bought daily from the local villagers this guarantees that all meals are truly fresh.
Kri Eco Resort is a simple, informal, but very comfortable dive resort in a very pristine natural setting. Great food and a relaxed friendly atmosphere in a peaceful location, this is a perfect getaway place for all those that enjoy natural surroundings and tropical island beauty.
About Papua Diving
Papua Diving is a Dutch owned and managed company, pioneering scuba diving in Raja Ampat since 1990. With almost 20 years of diving experience, no operator knows the area as well as Papua Diving, thanks to their all indigenous Papuan dive staff, all born and raised in the area.
Their operation is based on Kri Island, about 75 km northwest of Sorong at the tip of the bird's-head-like peninsula in Papua. Papua Diving is now operating two resorts on the island, Kri Eco Resort and Sorido Bay Resort. Guests reach the resorts by flying to Sorong, and then taking the 2 hour boat ride provided by the resort. The resorts offer comfortable accommodation in truly unspoiled nature, with spectacular topside scenery and incredible diving and snorkeling at the world's richest reefs.
Papua Diving offers unlimited diving with a maximum of 6 divers in each boat, and strives to have one guide for every 2 divers, thus all diving is tailor made and personalized. Guides are experienced and the diving reflects that. Divers utilize custom made fiberglass dive boats and are equipped with first aid kits, oxygen, compass, GPS navigation and communication equipement.
Each day's diving is different and may include from 3 to 5 dives (3 day dives + 1 night dive being the average), depending on the divers' desires. The unlimited dives offered are for dive sites within a 10km radius of the resorts. Guests generally will not find it necessary to go outside of the 10km radius, as there are many beautiful dive sites in the area.
Diving is not offered between 6PM Friday and 6PM on Saturday, but night diving is possible on Saturday after 6PM.
Raja Ampat is not only stunning underwater and as Papua Diving does not offer diving between Friday and Saturday, dusk to dusk, Saturdays are the perfect times for rest and relaxation, to explore the island, swim, snorkel, kayak, and enjoy some time off from diving. The area is far off the beaten track and is rarely visited by foreigners. It's dense jungle interior is known for its many orchids and the Bird's of Paradise. Free transport is provided to see the Red Bird of Paradise on nearby Gam Island early on Saturday mornings.
7 nights unlimited dives package € 1,604.00 per person.
Includes: full-board, accommodation (Papuan Water Cottage), Sunday-to-Sunday transfers with airport pick-up and porter services, government taxes, unlimited dives (5 days from Monday-Friday) with 3 guided boat dives + 1 guided dusk dive OR 1 night dive per day within 10 km radius around the resort) and unlimited unguided house reef dives between 07:00-21:00 within 10 km radius of the resort, FREE NITROX, tax & service.