Sorido Bay Resort was designed in 2004 for the discerning traveller searching for a little more luxury in the remote region of Raja Ampat. Located only a 15 minute walk from Kri Eco Resort around the eastern point of Kri Island, the resort is set along the beach with the buildings nestled into the cape and hidden by the lush, green jungle. The villas are joined to the main buildings by a raised walkway which is lit at night and keeps you off the sand.
Sorido Bay Resort offers 7 luxurious and very spacious villas combining modern and traditional Papuan materials and building styles, for a maximum of 14 guests. The resort is located right along side the richest house-reef of the world, where Dr. G. Allen broke the world record count of 374 different species in April 2012. Not only is this the richest dive spot in the world, but it also great for snorkeling.
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 2 styles of oceanfront villas, both
very spacious and luxurious.
“Sentani” is 65 square metres and “Kaimana” is 90 square metres with a separate bedroom and lounge area. Each villa is well furnished with air conditioning, king size spring mattress beds, TV with individual satellite programmes, large bathroom with warm water and hair dryer, mini bar fridge, 3 metre long camera work table with 220V and 110V power outlets and rinse sink, private backyard and porch, free laundry service.
The main buildings have an upstairs area with a large photo/video lounge and PC access and dining space
where all day coffee, tea, water and snacks are provided.
Buffet-style Asian meals are served. Note: pork products are not served and locally caught sustainable fish are sourced along with locally grown vegetables, fruits and spices. Here you will also find a well stocked library and gift shop with Papuan treasures and the founder’s WWII paraphernalia on display. The area is cooled by the sea breeze and the panoramic views are endless and relaxing. Free Wi-Fi Internet access is available from guest rooms and lounge areas. Mobile phone reception is intermittent.
The sundeck and outdoor lounge along the jetty is a good place to enjoy a beer after the day’s diving or to relax in the sun.
Papua Diving is the pioneer of diving in the area. Nitrox is available free of charge for enriched air certified diveres. The house reef at Cape Kri is world famous and is also excellent for snorkeling. 374 species of fish have been recorded on the house reef in one dive. Birdwatching is another popular activity. Hiking and kayaking trips can also be arranged.