Papua Paradise Resort is located in Raja Ampat, on the jungle-covered island of Birie. It is surrounded with pristine reefs, unspoiled flora and beautiful white sandy beaches. Boat transfers between Sorong and Birie Island take about 2 hours one way, subject to weather and sea conditions. The resort offers one daily boat transfer from/to Sorong.
The owners have a great focus on supporting the conservation of Raja Ampat’s spectacular underwater and rainforest realm, while also helping and creating real benefits for the local communities.
On the north-west side of the island, there are a total of 26 over-water bungalows: 16 Superior and 10 Deluxe Overwater Bungalows. As you arrive on the jetty facing to the beach, the Superior Bungalows are on the left side, and the Deluxe Bungalows on the right side.
Each 85sqm Deluxe Bungalow has its own spacious veranda and sundeck with sunbeds, on which guests can enjoy the slight breeze and the sunset. The Superior Bungalows are 70sqm in size. Each bungalow is traditionally decorated with solid wood furniture, maintaining the local style and atmosphere.
Deluxe Bungalows feature a king size bed, a special snug corner for reading or relaxing, a semi-opened bathroom with hot and cold fresh water shower, large dressing space with wardrobe, mini-bar and ceiling fan. Superior Bungalows have a queen size bed, pedestal fan, private ensuite bathroom with hot and cold water shower and a large sunset veranda with sun beds and hammock.
All bungalows feature an ocean view desk, safety deposit box, cupboard, wardrobe and mosquito net. Each bungalow has 24 hours electricity (220V, CEE European plugs). Air-conditioning is naturally done by the slight ocean breeze. Please note that there is no direct access to the sea from the bungalows; the safest way to get into the water would be from the ends of the two main jetties at the front and back of the resort.
The recently refurbished ocean view restaurant is a perfect place to try delicious Indonesian and International dishes prepared daily by local staff using fresh local produce & ingredients (fresh water spinach, juicy mango, sweet banana, very hot chili and fish) bought mostly from the nearby village or collected from the little garden of the resort or purchased in Sorong. Specialty items like yoghurt, bread and cakes, as well as pasta are all homemade and served fresh. Meals are buffet-style. Only local beer is available on the island.
Transfers from Sorong to the resort are scheduled once daily for 2.00pm. Staff will meet guests at Sorong airport and accompany guests to the harbour for transfer on the resort’s private speedboat. If guests arrive earlier in Sorong, they will be taken to a hotel lobby where they can refresh, have breakfast and wait comfortably until the boat departure. Transfer from the resort to Sorong is scheduled once daily between 6.00am and 9.00am, in accordance with the first guests departure flight from Sorong. Guests departure flights must be booked for after 10.00am for a same day transfer. The boat transfer takes up to 2 hours one way, depending on weather and sea conditions.
Among diving and relaxing, the nearby smaller and bigger islands and wild jungle forests give the opportunity to other activities as well. Boat trips can be organised locally to the stunning mushroom islands, bat cave, traditional cemetery; visit the most beautiful birds of paradise or climb up to a breathtaking 60 metres high waterfall that should not be missed out. Kayaking is available at the resort. A 1-hour kayak session is complimentary, then any additional hour and/or use is chargeable at EUR 15.00 per hour per kayak. The resort has a small boutique.
There is no phone reception on the island. Free satellite WiFi is available in the dive centre lounge, adequate for emails and web browsing.
The resort accepts cash IDR, USD and Euro to pay for extras, bar bill, incidentals, as well as credit card, MC or VISA. Please note that a 3% bank surcharge will be added to your credit card bill. All credit card charges are processed at the resort office in Sorong. No credit card facilities on the island.
Simple resort with clean and comfortable superior over-water bungalows. The newly built deluxe over-water bungalows are very popular amongst divers from around the world. Excellent diving and nature experience. Staff and management are very welcoming and make you feel at home!