Papua Paradise Eco Resort lies in the heart of Raja Ampat, along the pristine shoreline of the uninhabited island of Birie. The island teems with exotic bird life, lush jungle foliage, and a spectacular array of fauna, while the reefs in the surrounding area offer world class diving and snorkelling making it a haven for both divers, snorkelers, bird watchers and nature enthusiasts.
Built in traditional style, Papua Paradise offers a high standard of comfort and service. 26 overwater bungalows overlook a long stretch of house reef and the jungle paths around the border of the peninsula are surrounded by magnificent untamed wilderness, shrouded with enormous towering trees.
The Eco Resort enjoys a geographical position which allows easy access to the resort in any weather conditions. This is an ideal Raja Ampat retreat away from civilisation.
Daily transfers to Papua Paradise Eco Resort include a 15 minute road transfer from Sorong Airport by air conditioned vehicle followed by a 2 hour speedboat transfer to the resort on Birie Island on the resort boat.
The boat departure time from Sorong to Papua Paradise is at 14:00. On occasion, the boat may depart slightly later due to guest flight delays. For morning arrival, the guests will be transferred to a comfortable hotel lobby where complimentary breakfast buffet and/or lunch are provided.
On the return, the boat departure time is between 06:00 and 09:00. The earliest the boat will leave the resort is at 06:00 in order for guests to make a 09:30 flight. For flights departing earlier than 09:30 guests will be transferred to Sorong the day prior.
The Seaview Restaurant overlooks the house reef, serving a variety of International and Indonesian cuisine on an elaborate buffet. A variety of freshly prepared dishes are made daily – fish, seafood, meat, vegetables, vegetarian and plenty of tropical fruit.
Other facilities and services include satellite Wi-Fi in the dive centre lounge (additional charge), kayaks (fee for use applies) and a concierge and ticketing confirmation service.
Local beer is the only alcoholic beverage available on the island. Please bring any wine or spirits you wish to drink on your holiday.
The Dive Centre offers a full range of PADI courses, Nitrox, equipment rental, an air conditioned camera room, locked storage room, library and 10 dive boats. There are several "Camera Taxis" (padded wheelbarrows) and staff members ready to assist photographers transporting heavy equipment to and from the boat. A padded crate will be provided for your cameras on the dive vessel (on request).
Papua Paradise offers simple yet comfortable accommodation. The 26 local architecturally-inspired water bungalows (10 Deluxe Bungalows and 16 Superior Bungalows) are made from traditional materials sourced from neighbouring villages. The bungalows are built on stilts over the water, and feature spacious verandas from which to enjoy the sunset views overlooking the turquoise house reef and the Pacific Ocean.
The 70sqm Superior Rooms have a queen sized bed with pedestal fan, private en-suite bathroom with hot/cold shower and a large sunset veranda with sun beds and hammock.
The 85sqm Deluxe Rooms feature King Koil four poster beds with ceiling fan, private semi-open en-suite bathrooms with hot/cold rain shower and hairdryer, cozy corner with couches, mini bar, Papuan “Asmat” artwork, two tier large open sunset veranda with day bed and sun deck with sun beds.
Rooms include essential amenities such as coffee/tea making facilities, safety deposit box, mosquito repellents, ocean view desk with multi plug power board for charging cameras etc, evening turn-down service and drinking water.
4 dives per day are offered (2 in the morning, 1 afternoon dive and 1 dusk or night dive) with a maximum ratio of 4 divers per guide. Dive with manta rays, sharks and shoals of schooling fish; explore reef slopes with some of the widest diversity of corals in the world, and housing some of the best macro diving of Raja Ampat. Diving is conducted year round. Manta ray season is from November to April.
On the house reef, with beautiful snorkelling right in front of the resort, you can encounter mandarin fish, manta rays, wobbegongs, bamboo and reef sharks and bump into the occasional dugong.
Guests can kayak around the resort. A bird watching platform overlooks the local jungle behind the bungalows, and extended bird watching, waterfall, village and island tours can be arranged through the resort depending on weather conditions. Excursions are available to Passage and Mushroom Islands and Fam Islands which is a must.