The simple but extremely comfortable Kri Eco Resort, only ninety minute ride from Sorong on the north-western tip of West Papua, features white sandy beaches, lush tropical forest and the mountainous island of Kri itself. Built from local natural materials by local craftsmen in the traditional Papuan style, it has managed to incorporate an ecological philosophy that protects the environment by being low impact as well as employing the local community offering an alternative economic model to shark finning, dynamite and cyanide fishing. The restaurant serves only locally sourced sustainable fish.
The six standard and four deluxe bungalows are perched high on wooden stilts over a shallow coral encrusted reef flat next to a long palm lined, fine white-sand beach. The location provide each bungalow with a cool sea breeze. All the bungalows have two rooms and one separate sitting area equipped with bamboo table, benches, hammocks, single or double bed with luxurious mosquito nets, mirror and electric fan. The standard bungalows share several traditional bathrooms with western style toilets which are hidden behind the lush jungle on the beach. The bathrooms in Kri Eco Resort Raja Ampat are for guest to share. The Deluxe bungalows are equipped with their own private bathrooms and warm water.
The restaurant is a hub for the resort and is a large over-water dining area with long tables, sheltered by a traditional palm thatched roof and cooled by the sea breeze. Meals are freshly prepared, and ice boxes, supplied weekly from Sorong, contain fresh meats and can chill a beer. Coffee, tea and flavoured drinks are available all day. Bread is freshly baked and there is often pizza as a dinner time treat.
Kri Eco Resort Raja Ampat is located in the midst of gigantic reef systems encompassing virtually hundreds of dive sites with diverse topology and life which can be reached with relatively short boat rides.
From murky shallow bays with shrimp gobies, octopus, nudibranchs and twilight zone critters; to lagoon channels overhung by rainforest; to rock islands undercut by the sea and covered with a kaleidoscope of tunicates and corals; to offshore reefs with raging currents supporting an variety of colourful soft and hard corals and fish, the diversity of Kri Eco Resort Raja Ampat seems endless.
|Number of Lodgings||10||Cuisine type||Indonesian|
|Price range||€850-4833||How served||Buffet|
|Transfer time||1.5 hours||Snacks||Yes|
|Transfer cost||€ 100|
|Minimum stay||7 nights||Other|
|Electric supply||24hrs 220v|
|House reef||Yes||Courses offered||Yes|
|Shore Dives||Yes||Equipment Hire||Yes|
|Night Dives||Yes||No of dives /day||4 – Unlimited|
|Nitrox||Yes – free|