Papua Paradise Eco Resort is set on the uninhabited island of Birie in the Raja Ampat archipelago of Indonesia. The resort’s 26 traditional and comfortable overwater bungalows enjoy incredible sea views across the House Reef. From their spacious decks guests often catch glimpses of passing turtles, sharks, manta rays and even dugong in the surrounding reefs. The bungalows have been built in a traditional style to be in harmony with the local climate, as well as contributing to the sense of place of guests. With the island being uninhabited nature on and around the island is pristine and the resort owners want to preserve and protect this, and so they have made every effort to make as little an impact as possible on their home environment. Cooled by the sea breezes and the in-room fans, air-conditioners have not been added to the bungalows to further reduce the impact on the environment. While the location is without doubt a paradise for scuba diving and snorkeling, the island and surrounding islands offer just as much diversity above water in the flora and fauna to enjoy, with perhaps the highlight being the bird of paradise. The resort offers the only luxury spa in Raja Ampat, a 5 Star PADI dive centre, a restaurant and bar, all set between sea and pristine jungle on its own private island. Papua Paradise Eco Resort echoes only with the sound of the gentle waves below the bungalows and the calls of exotic birds from the surrounding jungle, this truly is the perfect place to escape a busy modern life and surround yourself by pristine nature both above and below the waterline.
Your Host and The Team
“By traveling and working in Diving and Hospitality for 10 years around the world, I have been lucky to see and live in many beautiful places such as Mexico, Thailand, Australia, Maldives and a few more. However, only Papua Paradise Eco Resort has brought me back to a destination and property twice. The pristine nature and natural beauty of the place brought me back, it is such a special place. Since my first time here in 2014, working in the Dive Centre, the resort has implemented many aspects and facilities to provide a more comfortable, personalized and memorable experience to our guests. Besides the beautiful landscapes, the amazing marine life and the tranquility and peace of this little paradise, what has remained the same along the years, is the great atmosphere created by our staff, smiles, music and kindness which makes each of our guests feel at home and never want to leave. I am happy to share with you our Secret Retreat in Raja Ampat.”
Deluxe Bungalow (10 units)
Superior Bungalow (16 units)
Facilities and Highlights
- The Dive Centre: The dive centre at Papua Paradise Eco Resort is a Gangga Divers PADI Five Star Dive Center. Managed by International dive instructors the dive centre maintains a 4 guest to one guide standard to ensure the highest quality experience for all divers. The highly trained guides and dive-masters pride themselves in offering a very personalized diving service for divers of all levels of experience. A locked storage room is provided at the dive centre for each bungalow to store their equipment. The diver centre also has an air-conditioned camera room with workstations. The resorts dive sets are by Aqualung and we can also support Nitrox certified divers. The resort maintains 10 dive boats each equipped with oxygen, first aid kits, fresh towels, hot drinks, snacks and fruit, as well as VHF radio and standard marine safety equipment, and a crew who are standing by to assist guest in all aspects of the dive. With over 1,300 fish species and 540 coral species, Raja Ampat is probably the richest coral reef ecosystem in the world. In fact, more than 75% of the world’s known coral species are found in the waters of Raja Ampat.
- The Sunset Restaurant: Overlooking the House Reef The Seaview Restaurant serves Indonesian and European cuisine. All produce is sourced locally to ensure the freshest ingredients and to support our neighbouring local communities, growers, fishermen and farmers. The resort also has its own kitchen garden which provides some of the produce, fruit and vegetables, used in the restaurant.
- The Spa: Set to share the sounds of both the sea and the jungle as you relax, the Spa in Paradise offers a variety of treatments including Ayurvedic, traditional and aromatic massage, manicures and pedicures, hair treatments, scrubs and facials, all performed by our well trained professional spa therapists. The 3 private treatment rooms are furnished with luxurious bathtubs and rain-showers and enjoy ocean views.
- Tours: Papua Paradise Eco Resort is blessed with natural wonders both above and below the water. Whether a diver or not there is a lot to explore and enjoy in our island paradise. We offer a choice of tours from island hopping, bird watching to see the Red Bird of Paradise or Wilson’s Bird of Paradise. Take a guided trek through pristine rainforest or jungle and discover the rich variety of flora and fauna that live on our island and the neighbouring islands. Here at Papua Paradise we take conservation and sustainable tourism seriously and all our guides will share their experience and their island homes with you in a way that will have the minimum impact on the environment. Visit waterfalls, take a trip to meet local villagers, go bird spotting to see the magnificent Hornbills in their natural environment, or kayak through mangroves, there is so much to see, experience and do above water. But don’t forget to take a dive! The waters here are some of the most bio-diverse in the world, from macro to coral to sharks, mantas and whales. The nature above and below water here is simply breathtaking.
GENERALTotal number of rooms: 26
Time zone: (GMT+09:00) Tokyo
Currency accepted: USD, IDR, EUR
Credit cards accepted: Visa, Mastercard, American Express, JCB, Diners, UnionPay
Electricity voltage: 220V
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ACCESSTransfers from and to Sorong Airport are operated daily on a fixed schedule. With transfers from Sorong to Papua Paradise Eco Resort leaving Sorong at 2pm, and from the resort back to Sorong leaving the resort at 7am. The journey time is 2hours by boat and a 15minute car drive to the airport from Sorong harbour.
Airport: Sorong Airport (SOQ) - 62 km
CONTACTBirie Island, Raja Ampat - West Papua , Indonesia
Where guest drinking water is concerned, we have implemented a no single-use plastic policy and so offer sanitized aluminum water bottles to our guests. We monitor our energy consumption and analyze ways to improve efficiency such as improving insulation of our cold stores and installing energy-efficient lighting and appliances across the resort.
Our sustainable principles are applied to underwater activities too, Papua Paradise uses responsible dive and snorkel guidelines, and also follows the recommended guidelines with regards mooring. And we regularly conduct beach and underwater and reef cleaning.