Located on Kri Island, this resort was designed to blend in with its unspoiled tropical surroundings and to have a low environmental impact, built from locally sourced materials by local craftsmen. It is a quiet resort with only 13 guest rooms, a restaurant and lounge all in a traditional Papuan design.
The magnificent house reef is home to a diverse range marine life including stingrays, turtles, jackfish and bumphead parrotfish and is excellent for both snorkelling and diving. The dive and snorkel centre offer daily excursions to over 30 nearby sites, where marine life highlights can include 2cm tall pygmy seahorses hiding amongst soft corals, wobbegongs, turtles and reef sharks as well as numerous schooling jacks and batfish. Weekly excursions are offered to Wai Island, where you can dive the wreck of a WWII fighter plane that crashed in 1944 and remains in almost perfect condition.
Dedicated snorkelling boat trips are offered daily to local shallow reefs with colourful corals and vibrant marine life, the mangrove systems at Hidden Bay and the nutrient rich waters of the Passage. Weekly trips to the cleaning station at Manta Sandy are offered to both divers and snorkelers. Night snorkelling and fluo diving are also offered.
|No of rooms:||13|
|Board options:||Full Board only|
|Minimum Stay:||7 nights|
|Great for:||Diving & Snorkelling|
|Standard arrival days:||Sunday - Sunday (7 nights)|
|Sunday - Wednesday / Thursday - Sunday (10 nights)|
|Getting there:||Speedboat from Sorong|
The resort is home to a restaurant with communal family-style tables, bar, lounge area overlooking the ocean and dive centre. The shallow water around the resort is a nursery for many different species, which can be seen from the jetty and walkways without needing to step into the water. Kayaks are available for guests to explore local remote sandbanks, beaches and shallow reefs where you can usually see fish teeming under your kayak as you paddle. A range of excursions are offered which include a weekly bird-watching expedition on Saturdays with the aim of seeing the endemic Red Bird of Paradise and boat excursions to explore the spectacular landscapes amongst giant limestone cliffs, ultramarine lagoons and untouched beaches of the Fam Islands. Other birdwatching excursions (including a trip in search of Wilson's Bird of Paradise) can be arranged on request.
The resort's 13 guestrooms are steps away from a natural undisturbed rainforest and the lounge is on stilts over the water, giving the resort a naturally relaxing feel. All accommodation is offered with 24 hour electricity, fans, mosquito nets, fresh drinking water, towels, free Wi-Fi, free laundry service, free kayak rental (unguided), western style toilets and camera table with charging sockets. Please note that these cottages are built using natural materials with a rustic design. The Standard and Superior cottages are semi-detached and share a bathroom between two cottages, the wall separating the cottages is made of bamboo and so is not sound-proofed. Deluxe cottages are detached with a private bathroom.