Off the northwest tip of New Guinea in West Papua, the archipelago of Raja Ampat is made up of over 1,500 tiny islands and cays. Lush forested islets, white sandy beaches and turquoise waters makes this one of Indonesia‘s most idyllic locations.
Raja Ampat translates as Four Kings, and while there are several variations on the tale that gave the archipelago its name, one of the most popular is that of a woman who found seven dragon eggs. Four of the eggs hatched and so were born kings of the four biggest islands in the archipelago.
All the islands are part of the Coral Triangle making the waters of Raja Ampat some of the richest and most diverse in the world. This is a real haven for divers and snorkellers.
Remote and largely uninhabited by humans, the best way to explore this beautiful region is by boat. We can arrange an exclusive private charter with an individual itinerary tailored to your requirements. The rugged, scenic beauty of Raja Ampat make sailing through them, lounging on a spacious deck between dives and enjoying al fresco dining, a rare and very privileged experience.
When to go
Raja Ampat can be visited all year round, but October to December offers the calmest weather.
What to do
- Dive through an incredible underwater world of colourful reefs and marine life.
- Discover the lush jungle on trekking trails.