Amazing Charming Remote Resort Misool Island
Misool Island is a remote tropical retreat and is one of the four largest islands in the Raja Ampat islands, West Papua, a world-renowned diving destination. The island is located off the west coast of the island of Papua,and is bordered directly by the Seram Sea, a marine area that is a traffic lane for a number of giant sea biotas, including whales.
The clear blue turquoise sea allows a spectacular view of Misool’s full colored panorama even if from above. Raja Ampat’s Marine Park holds 75% of all known species of coral and ornamental fish in the world, and is the site of the highest marine biodiversity and is a pride of planet earth.
On the mainland, the wild forest area of Misool is part of the very attractive lung region of the world that is captivating in Raja Ampat. The island is full of very dense forest, and when first looked at, the island shows nothing but thick green forest and mangrove swamps. To the east and west of Misool Island, a limestone peak labyrinth protrudes from the blue sea,carved by the wave length erosion and luxurious vegetation carpet.
A rare beach on the island of Misool is in the form of pure white sand, surrounded by coconut trees that lead to stunning turquoise waters. Besides having a striking natural scenery and abundant marine life, Misool Island is also home to ancient cultural sites. A number of petroglyphs can be found on the walls of caves across the island, which is around 5,000 years old.
To get to Misool Island, we first have to fly to Sorong Airport, the domestic airport that serves the flight routes fromJakarta, Makassar, Surabaya, Manado,and Ambon. From Sorong, we can rent a speedboat to bring us to the resort on Misool Island. Speedboat and boat departure schedules are determined by the resort, usually on Sunday at 07.30 am alternatively.
The journey to the resort takes about 4-5 hours but it feels like there is no time at all, as we pass some of the most enchanting scenes we have ever seen.