“We traveled all over Indonesia for 9 weeks, and we absolutely LOVED Misool. Here’s the scoop:

1. Accommodations – There is nice variety of room types, and every room has a fantastic view. In my estimation the resort’s website accurately portrays the cottages and villas. They are all tastefully appointed, very clean, and well maintained. Stunning views right over the “”house reef”” (a large beautiful reef right out in front of the resort that is teeming with wildlife – sharks, turtles, and a huge variety of sea life. We stayed in one of the largest villas – Villa Utara – HIGHLY recommend this unit if you’re 4 or more people. All units have their own decks with direct access right into the lagoon and over the reef.(...) 4. Diving and Snorkeling – Let me first state that I have been diving in more places around the world, than anyone else I’ve ever met. That being said, Raja Ampat is the best diving I’ve ever done, seen, or heard of on the planet. Dense population of wildlife, massive variety... simply awesome. The snorkeling on the house reef is better than most of the diving that people would rave about elsewhere.

5. Children and Family – at age 8 and 4, our boys do not dive. However, they still had a blast. They learned to snorkel, we went paddle boarding, kayaking, playing on the beach, looking for coconut crabs at night (found many)... no shortage of ways to fill the day and have a great time.

Look, if you’ve read this far, I’ll tell you that I only have a few reviews on trip advisor. Like most people, I’m more inclined to whine if things don’t go well than to report my good experiences (check my other two reviews that are one star). However, we loved this place so much that I feel compelled to urge you to go.

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