Raja Ampat

untouched island luxury and some of the best diving in the world

A string of islands just off the coast of Sarong, Raja Ampat not only offers untouched island luxury but some of the best diving in the world. Not quite on the tourist trail, visitors can enjoy the island’s delights with few others.

Raja Ampat ranks amongst some of the world’s most beautiful archipelagos, with over 1,000 largely uninhabited islands and islets to its name. Those who visit can expect a quintessential tropical paradise, complete with isolated beaches, dramatic scenery and sparkling aquamarine waters.

Thanks to a staggering diversity of marine life, the snorkelling and diving here is world class. Declared by scientists to be a biological hotspot, the island’s crystal clear waters teem with shoals of colourful fish, pristine reef systems and both hard and soft corals. The rich marine landscape also makes for sensational underwater photography!

On land, visitors can look out for a plethora of bird species, such as birds of paradise, eagles and cockatoos. Other activities include exploring Raja Ampat’s jungle-clad islets by boat to discover hidden lagoons and secret caves. Sailing and kayaking are also on offer, but you may want to just kick back on white-sand beaches, soaking up the sun with a good book in hand.

Still untouched by mass tourism, the best time to visit the exquisite Raja Ampat islands is now. Speak to one of our Asia specialists today to start planning your own bespoke, luxury trip.

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