MisoolIndonesia/Misool
 

Set on a private island amid pristine ecosystems, this secluded tropical paradise has powder white sand beaches, turquoise lagoons, cockatoos, parrots, baby sharks, and turtles. Surrounded by a 1,200 sq km No-Take Zone (former shark-finning camp), cottages are built on stilts over the water while villas are nestled either on the beach or on the edge of the lagoon. The access to Misool requires a boat transfer from Sorong Airport. Transfers between the airport and the private island are included in the package rates, by private speed boat and at fixed date. Departure from Sorong at about 09:00 on scheduled transfer dates, arriving at Misool about 5 hours later.

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Rates from 4,800USD for a 7 nights' stay for 2 persons

 

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Your Hosts & The Team


“Misool Eco Resort is the refuge we are all seeking when we try to find our way off the beaten path. It's a triumph of dreamers. Once you're here you will feel that it's a love story too, a story about individuals committed to a faraway place so special that no obstacle was insurmountable. Secret Retreats properties are linked by this same dream”


Andrew and Marit Miners – Saving the World’s Richest Reefs

As the visionaries behind Misool, Andrew and Marit Miners have successfully turned a former shark finning camp into a sanctuary for baby sharks averaging a 250% increase in fish biomass over a five-year period. Dedicated to promoting ethical, eco-friendly tourism and conserving the local environment, Misool is built from reclaimed hardwood, provides sustainable local employment opportunities, and fiercely protects its 300,000-acre / 1,220-square-kilometre Marine Reserve which boasts some of the world’s most biodiverse reefs. In 2005, Andrew and Marit started their first ‘No-Take Zone’ policy where all fishing, cyanide fishing, bombing, shark finning, and harvesting of turtle eggs and shellfish were prohibited, allowing for marine biodiversity to flourish and remain protected for generations to come. Currently the total Marine Protected Area surrounding the dive resort is twice the size of Singapore and patrolled by Misool’s own Ranger Patrol, which is financed by its sister nonprofit, Misool Foundation.

Andrew and Marit’s dream of sharing their passion for nature by creating an eco resort refuge at the edge of the world – where divers and non-divers alike can reconnect with nature while directly contributing financially toward preserving the world’s richest reefs – is a great success story that proves what’s possible when you have passion and determination.

Rooms

 

Water Cottage

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The eight luxurious Water Cottages are located in the North Lagoon, just steps from the Dive Centre and restaurant. The Water Cottages are built on stilts over the water. For lazy afternoons with a good book, there is a hammock built right into the veranda. The view from the veranda is framed by a traditional grass roof, offering a high degree of privacy as well as shade. Stairs lead down from the veranda to the North Lagoon, and the House Reef is just a few fin kicks away.

Room Facilities : air conditioning, safe box, mini-bar.
Others : steps into sea from veranda, hammock built into veranda.

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Deluxe Villa Tabisasu

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Villa Tabisasu is located on the eastern edge of the North Lagoon. This villa, named after the local word for orchid, features an en-suite bedroom and conjoining living area. The outdoor living area faces east and enjoys glorious sunrise views. This villa is perfect for couples who appreciate a bit more space.

Room Facilities : air conditioning, safe box, mini-bar.
Others : common living area.

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Deluxe Villa Utara

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Villa Utara, built on stilts on the western edge of the North Lagoon, overlooks the House Reef and the spectacular dive sites of Fiabacet beyond. This villa features two en-suite bedrooms, a shared common area with a half bath, a loft, and a very large veranda. This villa is highly recommended for families or groups of friends.

Room Facilities : air conditioning, safe box, mini-bar.
Others : access to sea by adjacent steps.

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Deluxe Villa Tenang

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Villa Tenang is located at the far end of the South Beach. Stunning en-suite bedroom unit, built under shady coconut palms, with expansive views over the southern horizon from the large terraces. Access to Villa Tenang is either by twice-daily water taxi, or by a scenic but steep paved path. **This villa is recommended for families or groups of four when booked with adjacent Villa Santai.

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Deluxe Villa Santai

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Villa Santai is the second last villa cottage from the far end of the South Beach. Stunning en-suite bedroom unit, built under shady coconut palms, with expansive views over the southern horizon from the large terraces. Access to Villa Santai is either by twice-daily water taxi, or by a scenic but steep paved path. **This villa is recommended for families or groups of four when booked with adjacent Villa Tenang.

Room Facilities : air conditioning, safe box, mini-bar.
Others : common living area.

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Deluxe Villa Kalanme

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Villa Kalanme is located on the secluded South Beach. This villa, named after one of the island's most important spirits, is a complex of three separate en-suite bedroom units, with a shared round-roofed living area and huge outdoor living space. This villa is particularly well-suited to those who enjoy greater privacy and gorgeous white sand beaches. Access to this villa is either by twice-daily water taxi, or by a scenic but steep paved path.

Room Facilities : air conditioning, safe box, mini-bar.
Others : in room coffee and tea.

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Deluxe Villa Nasnoos

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Villa Nasnoos is located on the north-western tip of the North Lagoon. This villa features an air-conditioned bedroom with en-suite bathroom, and conjoining living area. The outdoor living area faces north and large deck features a built in hammock and also stairs down into the water. This villa is perfect for couples who appreciate a bit more space. Or, when booked together with Villa Wakachom, is great for families/groups too.

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Deluxe Villa Wachakom

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Villa Wakachom is located on the north-western tip of the North Lagoon. This villa features an air-conditioned bedroom with en-suite bathroom, and conjoining living area. The outdoor living area faces north and large deck features a built in hammock and also stairs down into the water. This villa is perfect for couples who appreciate a bit more space. Or, when booked together with Villa Nasnoos, is great for families/groups too.

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Deluxe Villa Moro Laiyn

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Villa Moro Laiyn is located on the secluded South Beach. This one bedroom villa, with en-suite bathroom, also has the addition of a private gazebo for extra living space. This villa sleeps 2 guests, in either double or twin share and is particularly well-suited to those who enjoy greater privacy. Access to this villa is either by twice-daily water taxi, or by a scenic but steep paved path.

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Deluxe Villa Waya Biru

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Deluxe Villa Waya Biru
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Villa Waya Biru is located on the secluded South Beach. This one bedroom villa, with en-suite bathroom, also has the addition of a private gazebo for extra living space. This villa sleeps 2 guests, in either double or twin share and is particularly well-suited to those who enjoy greater privacy & superb views. Access to this villa is either by twice-daily water taxi, or by a scenic but steep paved path.

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Facilities & Highlights


 
  • Misool highlight
  • Misool highlight
  • Misool highlight

  • Candle light dinner by the beach with a local and organic fare.
  • The House Reef is a shore dive, easily accessed at any time from either the end of the jetty, the Dive Centre, or the steps leading down from your Water Cottage.
  • Misool Foundation's mission is to safeguard the the most biodiverse reefs on Earth through the empowerment of local communities, providing a structure by which they are able to reclaim their traditional tenureship of reefs.
  • The Foundation maintains a broad approach to conservation, combining environmental, social, and educational elements.
 

Useful Information


GENERAL
Total number of rooms: 18
Annual closing:
Mid June to early September

Time zone: (GMT+09:00) Tokyo
Currency accepted: IDR, EUR
Credit cards accepted: Visa, Mastercard
Electricity voltage: 220V
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CONCIERGE
Your concierge is ready to assist you with planning and completing your reservation, contact them on dream@secret-retreats.com
ACCESS
Boat transfers from Sorong Airport to Misool re included.
Nearest Airport: Sorong SOQ (national) - 165 km

CONTACT
Batbitim Island, Raja Ampat West Papua, Indonesia
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We Care

 

This resort has created population databases for both reef and oceanic mantas present in Raja Ampat. Guests can become involved in the collection and identification of photos, and gain a greater awareness of these creatures and local environmental threats. The project also has an acoustic tagging program to learn more about the local reef mantas, looking at critical habitat use and migratory routes knowing they can travel up to 600 kilometres - potentially far outside of the Shark and Manta Sanctuary. In addition, and with the assistance of WildAid and Seacology, the Misool Eco Resort has built two community projects, one in Fafanlap and one in Usaha Jaya where they built a kindergarten, community centre, a market, and a purifying drinking water system.

Misool Eco Resort is devoted to educating local schools about wildlife preservation. They started a floating library by bringing books on marine conservation to the children. Today, it has evolved into two permanent libraries and a program that supports six full time teachers. Misool Eco Resort, in collaboration with Shark Savers and the support of the Palau, Maldives and Hawaiian government, organised a petition that turned Raja Ampat into a shark and Manta ray sanctuary. Together, their most significant achievement was getting the local village leaders to fine anyone fishing in the area. This eventually led to a regional law being passed that bans shark and manta ray fishing. Based on Mark Allen’s research, a fish expert from Murdoch University, since 2007, fish biomass has tripled in the Misool Eco Resort area. 

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