Experience local tradition with high standard. In tropical dive resort services. Doberai Private Island provides a uniquely Indonesian hospitality.
As previous satisfied guests did, experience yourself our motto:
Come as Guests. Stay as Family. Leave as Friend.
Doberai Private Island occupies a 70 ha natural wonderfull exclusive island privately. Named Urai, only 25 minutes from Waisai, the Capital City of Raja Ampat district. The exclusivity and privacy are guaranteed would be yours.
Doberai Private Island located off the northwest tip of Bird’s Head Peninsula. On the island of New Guinea, in Indonesia’s West Papua province. Raja Ampat, or the four Kings. Is an archipelago comprising over 1,500 small islands, cays, and shoals. Surrounding the four main islands of Misool, Salawati, Batanta, and Waigeo, & the smaller island of Kofiau.
The name of Raja Ampat, comes from local mythology. That tells about a woman who finds seven eggs. Four of the seven eggs hatch and become kings. That occupy four of Raja Ampat biggest islands whilst the other 3 become a ghost, a woman & a stone.
Raja Ampat Regency is a new regency. Which separated from Sorong Regency. In 2004. It encompasses more than 40,000 km² of land and sea. Which also contains Cenderawasih Bay, the largest marine national park in Indonesia.
It’s a part of the newly named West Papua (province) of Indonesia which was formerly Irian Jaya. The islands are the most northern pieces. Of land in the Australian continent.
Although accessing Raja Ampat’s islands isn’t that difficult. It takes some time. It takes four hours flight from Jakarta. The capital city of Indonesia to Sorong. Then. taking the boat to reach the islands is necessary.
Cendrawasih Birds Of Paradise – Raja Ampat Doberai Eco Resort, now Doberai Private Island provides itinerary to allow guests enjoying the beauty of birds of paradise. In order to do so, guests should wake up at 4.30 am, and ride 5 minutes boat to reach the beach. From there, we would to continue for trekking for around 30 minutes in the dense forest of Yembesser island. When we reach the place, we should hide under a para-para, and remain quiet, until the birds come and play. Raja Ampat Doberai Eco Resort also provides many other itineraries for the guests to enjoy the beauty of Raja Ampat archipelago comprehensively.
It is reasonable if Cendrawasih bird is touted as the bird of paradise. Why not, bird that becomes mascot of Papua is indeed a beauty with a beautiful coat color. Due to their elegance color, Cendrawasih bird known as bird of paradise. In fact, reportedly because of they are too beautiful, this kind of birds rarely go down to the ground, they just fly in the air and landed on a tree branch.
Global warming is increasing the average temperature of the atmosphere, the earth, and the sea. This warming caused by increased concentrations of greenhouse gases due to human activities such as burning fossil fuels and deforestation.
One of the effects of global warming is the melting of permafrost in polar. The melting of polar ice lead to rising sea levels. Sea level is higher can drown small islands in Indonesia.
Raja Ampat Islands with many small islands that come under threat of global warming
Unique Life Raja Ampat Community – The native people of Raja Ampat is composed of many indigenous tribes. The indigenous tribes there who inhabit the region and the Raja Ampat archipelago since hundreds years ago, migrated from other islands in the region around Raja Ampat. In the book Profile Hobbies Travel Raja Ampat, West Papua, a book published by the Department of Culture and Tourism of Raja Ampat, given that there are at least 12 indigenous tribes who currently inhabit the islands of Raja Ampat.
Like the lyrics of a song written by Frankie Sahilatua (deceased) entitled “I’m Papua” that is often sung by the artist from Papua Edo Kondologit, characteristic of Native Raja Ampat islands are like our brothers who came from Papua is black and curly hair.
Correct Trip To Raja Ampat – “I wanna stay for one or two night in Raja Ampat and I wanna see Wayag, Phonemo, Hidden Bay, Kaliraja…….”.
That’s the most common statement or questions from guests who came to Raja Ampat, without getting sufficient info or perception of Raja Ampat. Raja Ampat Doberai Eco Resort or Doberai Private Island experiences almost every month receiving those kind of guests who come to Raja Ampat without doing any sufficient research even from internet. For me as local it is ironic, since most of those typical guests are local tourists.
Before coming to Raja Ampat most of the guests thought that Raja Ampat is just like Bali, where they can easily go everywhere by riding taxi, or simply renting a car or motorcycle or even by just bicycling.
Urai island, the 70 ha natural beautiful island where we are located, has many gorgeous white sand beaches around it, and one of them we name it JB’s Park. The beach actually one of the house-reed in our Raja Ampat Resort. The dive spot is known to be abundant with soft coral, hard coral, nudies, macros, sea turtle and pigmy.