Misool Eco Resort
A true tropical hideaway and incredible diving
- Eight over water cottages
- 11 villas
- Dive Centre
- Diving and snorkelling
- Village tours and trips to see ancient petroglyphs
- Afternoons on a private beach
- Bird watching cruises
- Cooking classes
- Stand up paddle boarding
Misool Eco Resort is a private island resort hidden deep within a pristine archipelago of jungle-covered, uninhabited islands, 20km by boat from the nearest village.
This tropical hideaway is fringed with white sand beaches and pristine coral reefs which home a symphony of marine wildlife, some of the richest on earth, all protected by a vast 1220 square kilometer Marine Reserve, established by Misool in 2005, and inside the Raja Ampat Shark and Manta Sanctuary.
The eco-mindset carries on into the luxurious accommodations, constructed entirely out of of reclaimed tropical hardwoods. Eight Water Cottages are built on stilts over the North Lagoon, just steps from the Dive Centre and restaurant. In the same area, there are four slightly larger North Lagoon Villas. On the powder-white beach on the other side of the island you’ll find seven South Beach Villas overlooking a blue swimming hole. All the rooms are feature Balinese-style open air bathrooms, air-conditioning, hot and cold showers and handcrafted furniture.
A maximum of 40 guests can stay at Misool Eco Resort at any one time, and with three staff to every guest, you can be assured of exclusivity and excellent service. A stay here not only directly supports numerous conservation initiatives but also provides sustainable employment opportunities to local people.
Diving and snorkelling on the reef are perhaps the most rewarding activities here, and the Dive Centre is truly world class. You can also swim with stingless jellyfish in a marine lake, discover the island’s flora and fauna, spend the afternoon on your very own beach, visit a local fishing village, see 5000 year old petroglyphs on Misool Island, take a traditional Indonesian cooking class or explore the archipelago on stand up paddle boards.
Misool has been working since 2005 to protect the reefs around Raja Ampat that WWF has described as a ‘species factory’ and won WTTC’s 2017 Tourism for Tomorrow Environment Award in 2017.