Set on a small island amidst a 1200 kilometre conservation area that is home to sharks, this dive resort has 14 bungalows located either on the beach or over the water.
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Secret Retreats

Hotel Description

Set on a private island amid pristine ecosystems, this secluded tropical paradise has powder white sand beaches, turquoise lagoons, cockatoos, parrots, baby sharks, and turtles. Surrounded by a 1,200 sq km No-Take Zone (former shark-finning camp), cottages are built on stilts over the water while villas are nestled either on the beach or on the edge of the lagoon.

Room Description

Hotel Facilities & Highlights

Misool Eco Resort highlight
Candle light dinner by the beach with a local and organic fare.
Misool Eco Resort highlight
The House Reef is a shore dive, easily accessed at any time from either the end of the jetty, the Dive Centre, or the steps leading down from your Water Cottage.
Misool Eco Resort highlight
Misool Foundation's mission is to safeguard the the most biodiverse reefs on Earth through the empowerment of local communities, providing a structure by which they are able to reclaim their traditional tenureship of reefs.
Misool Eco Resort highlight
The Foundation maintains a broad approach to conservation, combining environmental, social, and educational elements.

Your Host & The Team

Marit & Andrew Miners“Misool Eco Resort is the refuge we are all seeking when we try to find our way off the beaten path. It's a triumph of dreamers. Once you're here you will feel that it's a love story too, a story about individuals committed to a faraway place so special that no obstacle was insurmountable. Secret Retreats properties are linked by this same dream”

Marit & Andrew Miners


The patrol rangers return. No species has been injured or poached. The manager seems reassured. I am at the edge of the world, nestled deep in an archipelago of uninhabited islands in remote southern Raja Ampat, Indonesia at the Misool Eco Resort. In order to protect the area from overfishing, my host has created a 1,220 square kilometre “No-Take” conservation zone. Today, its marine life’s numbers are increasing.
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We Care

This resort has created population databases for both reef and oceanic mantas present in Raja Ampat. Guests can become involved in the collection and identification of photos, and gain a greater awareness of these creatures and local environmental threats. The project also has an acoustic tagging program to learn more about the local reef mantas, looking at critical habitat use and migratory routes knowing they can travel up to 600 kilometres - potentially far outside of the Shark and Manta Sanctuary. In addition, and with the assistance of WildAid and Seacology, the Misool Eco Resort has built two community projects, one in Fafanlap and one in Usaha Jaya where they built a kindergarten, community centre, a market, and a purifying drinking water system.

Misool Eco Resort is devoted to educating local schools about wildlife preservation. They started a floating library by bringing books on marine conservation to the children. Today, it has evolved into two permanent libraries and a program that supports six full time teachers. Misool Eco Resort, in collaboration with Shark Savers and the support of the Palau, Maldives and Hawaiian government, organised a petition that turned Raja Ampat into a shark and Manta ray sanctuary. Together, their most significant achievement was getting the local village leaders to fine anyone fishing in the area. This eventually led to a regional law being passed that bans shark and manta ray fishing. Based on Mark Allen’s research, a fish expert from Murdoch University, since 2007, fish biomass has tripled in the Misool Eco Resort area. 

Welcome to West Papua

Situated in the southwest Pacific Ocean, on the world’s second largest but highest tropical island, and also known as Western New Guinea, West Papua comprises one of New Guinea’s two official provinces. Whilst Papua New Guinea is its own independent country, West Papua forms part of Indonesia. Previously a Dutch colony, this half of the island is laden with an enormous biodiversity found within its tropical rainforests and wetlands. Southeast Asia’s largest national park Lorentz National Park is home to myriad bird and animal species, and endemic plant life. The tropical glaciers of this listed UNESCO World Heritage site are a highlight. Wasur National Park is also wondrous.

On an island that has over 250 languages, beyond West Papua’s capital Manokwari, inspirational culture and customs can found in Wamena’s surrounding villages. Further afield, the coastal city of Sorong serves as a gateway to travellers seeking to explore the world’s most enriching coral reef biodiversity in the Raja Ampat Islands. The diving there is superb. Stimulating experiences in a land that time forgot—West Papua.

Useful Information

Total number of rooms: 18
Annual closing:
Mid June to early September

Time zone: (GMT+09:00) Tokyo
Currency accepted: IDR, EUR
Credit cards accepted: Visa, Mastercard
Electricity voltage: 220V
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Boat transfers from Sorong Airport to Misool re included.
Nearest Airport: Sorong SOQ (national) - 165 km

Batbitim Island, Raja Ampat, West Papua, Indonesia
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Time & Weather

Current Temperature

30° C

Current Weather

Local Time

6:30 pm