Misool Eco Resort
Raja Ampat, Indonesia
The core idea behind this Eco Resort was always conservation work, and the resort became a vehicle to fund the needed reef conservation in the area.
Located in remote Raja Ampat, Indonesia, this resort island is a tropical hideaway just south of the equator, hidden in an archipelago of uninhabited islands. It’s a resort, so it has everything you would expect from a high-end eco resort: powder-white beaches, pristine coral reefs, a staff-to-guest ratio of 4 to 1, and transformative experiences in the pristine nature nearby.
This project goes beyond simply acting as a resort however, and within the first few years of operation had implemented policies alongside locals that protect the reef and allow it to flourish. Employing locals wherever possible, locals are responsible for monitoring the no-take area around the resort, running the day-to-day operations, and helping design and implement policies that protect and conserve the reef.
Guests continually remark that the reef is one of the most impressive they have ever visited—no coral bleaching and incredible diversity of fish and coral. Diving and snorkeling is easily available from the resort as shore dives, or the dive center offers live-aboard boats and other options as well.
Marine biologist -Dr. Mark Erdmann, noted, “Misool represents one of the most pristine reef systems left on earth—one of only a handful of places in the universe where biodiversity is improving rather than declining.”
Raja Ampat, Indonesia (8,262.06 mi) Sorong Regency 98483