Located on the tropical uninhabited cast away island of Birie, in the North of Raja Ampat, surrounded by white sandy beaches, supplied with abundant fresh water, stunning views, and unforgettable sunsets, which can be enjoyed form your 20m/sq private terrace, a 150m long house reef and less than 10km away from Raja Ampat’s best dive sites, Papua Paradise Resort is a jewel in the Four Kings crown. The resort has a strong ecological emphasis, utilising the sea breeze and traditional building techniques to do away with the need for A/C and heating water by means of the suns energy.
The island has been divided into two main parts; on the north-west coast they have constructed the sixteen water bungalows, built on stilts and made with traditional materials, they are 60m/sq with spacious verandas overlooking the turquoise house reef and the Pacific Ocean, All rooms are equipped with: private bathroom with hot & cold fresh water shower, complimentary coffee/tea making facilities, a pedestal fan, mosquito net, ocean view desk, long chairs and hammock on the sunset veranda.
The opposite side of the bay houses the resort reception, restaurant and dive centre.
The sea view restaurant set over the water not only provides a delectable menu of Indonesian and Western delights but also a place to hang out and have a drink and enjoy the views. The meals are prepared using local ingredients, fresh water spinach, juicy mango, sweet banana, hot chili and the freshest fish, bought mostly from the nearby village or collected from the little garden of the resort. There is also a library and a lounge and a bar containing a LCD TV and you can access the internet using the Wi-Fi.
The dive centre is built in front of the restaurant with its own harbour and provides 12 and 15 litres aluminium tanks and EAN 32 nitrox. There are 2 smaller boats to take guests to the nearby dive sites, 15-20 minutes away with a maximum of eight divers per boat, or the larger speed boat which can take up to 16 divers to those reef located further away. There are always at least two guide per boat with an option, on request, of private guides. There is DAN O2 box and VHF radio communication system on each boat. Or there is unlimited diving available on the resorts House Reef.
|Number of Lodgings||16||Cuisine type||Indonesian/Western|
|Price range||€ 125- 4,900||How served||Buffet/ a la carte|
|Transfer time||2 hours||Snacks||Yes|
|Transfer Type||Car and Boat|
|Transfer cost||€ 180|
|Minimum stay||3 night||Other|
|Electric supply||24hrs 220v|
|Wifi||In public area||Spa||No|
|House reef||Yes||Courses offered||Yes|
|Shore Dives||Yes||Equipment Hire||Yes|
|Night Dives||Yes||No of dives /day||4|