Kri Eco Resort offers a rustic but comfortable and low key Papuan experience. The resort opened in 1994 as the first dive resort in Raja Ampat. Accommodation is in simple, traditional water bungalows for a maximum of 24 guests. The remoteness of the resort highlights it’s stunning and peaceful location and the natural beauty of the surrounding area. You will be woken by the sound of the sea and wild birds calling every morning.
Arrivals and departures should be planned for Sunday - Sunday (7 nights); Sunday - Wednesday or Thursday - Sunday (10 nights) to take advantage of the standard boat transfer service offered from/to Sorong. Saturday is deemed a day of rest for the guest, staff and the reef. There is a no boat diving policy from 6pm Friday to 6pm Saturday, but tanks are provided for dives off the jetty.
There are 11 traditionally built water bungalows, some located on the jetty and others have their own pier from the white, sandy beach. Each bungalow has two rooms and at least one separate sitting area with locally made bamboo table, benches and hammocks. The Guest accommodations are divided by partitions, while each room has sliding doors, which can be closed for privacy. Bungalows are cooled naturally by the sea breeze but there is also an electric fan. Each room has western style bed and mattress, mosquito nets, soap, tissues and fresh towels, 24 hour electricity, fresh drinking water and camera table with several sockets, free laundry service.
Close inland, behind the tree line, are six clean and spacious Indonesian style bathrooms (called a “Mandi”) for guests to share (maximum 4 people sharing per Mandi). An Indonesian Mandi-style bath is where you scoop / pour water over yourself. A hot mandi is provided after a night dive, otherwise the water will naturally be cold / tepid.
There is one deluxe water bungalow located further down the beach. It is very spacious and has a private bathroom with warm water and offers great views from the private sundeck.
Communal dining area with library where all day coffee, tea, water and fruit is provided. Note: pork products are not served and locally caught sustainable fish are sourced along with locally grown vegetables, fruits and spices. A cold beer can be enjoyed on the Sunset deck. Free WiFi is available in guest rooms and lounge areas. A fair usage policy applies. There is intermittent mobile phone reception.
Papua Diving is the pioneer of diving in the area. Nitrox is available free of charge for enriched air certified divers. The house reef is also good for snorkeling. Birdwatching is another popular activity. Hiking and kayaking trips can also be arranged.