This step by step guide provides everything you need to know when planning a Raja Ampat trip. Start here to quickly find the answers to all your questions.
The Raja Ampat Homestay Information Center at Waisai harbour is open 7 days a week to assist you with everything to do with your homestay experience.
Detailed must-know information for those considering accommodation in Raja Ampat homestays. Room types, facilities, services and cultural considerations.
Read this important information if you want to book traditional Papuan accommodation in Raja Ampat. Communication is difficult!
A step by step description of how to get to Raja Ampat, including international and local flight details, airport transfers, ferry schedules and information
What to expect from Raja Ampat homestay food and drink. No a la carte menus, no waiters, no cocktails – just wholesome, nourishing traditional Papuan fare
Information about island fresh water sources and why you should say no to bottled drinking water in Raja Ampat and drink locally sourced water instead
Information about island life and Raja Ampat local culture. Read the important points relating to appropriate dress in villages & what to expect on Sundays
Detailed Raja Ampat weather and climate information, including current conditions and 9 day forecast for travellers wanting to choose the best time to visit
Detailed information about local health risks and the medical services available in West Papua’s Raja Ampat islands
Information for travellers regarding access to money, banks and ATMs in Raja Ampat. You will need rupiah when out in the islands!
Raja Ampat electricity, telephone and internet technical details and availability. Don’t expect widely available access to these services in the islands.
Raja Ampat map resources, including hi-res geographic, accommodation locations, dive & snorkeling sites, Sorong street, Marine Protected Area maps and more
An overview of the factors contributing to Raja Ampat accommodation prices, why they are justified and how your views can be heard by local accommodation providers
Raja Ampat boat hire is not cheap. Avoid feeling ripped off by considering this advice, planning carefully and being aware of local conditions.
How to visit this iconic island group (and where you can go to see something similar if you find reaching Wayag is too hard)
Price of and how to purchase the required Raja Ampat Marine Park entry permit tag, including office location maps and photos. All visitors must have one.
Charged by the Raja Ampat Government to help pay for tourism infrastructure, this ticket is one of two official fees that visitors are required to pay.
In addition to the Raja Ampat Marine Park Entry fee, there’s a few places where extra fees are charged. Here’s where and why.
Information for independent travellers wanting to visit Raja Ampat on a budget. Accommodation, transport and expense details to help with trip planning
The Raja Ampat Diving Code of Practice should be familiar to and observed by all divers and dive operators in Raja Ampat.
On a tight budget, but got plenty of time? Cargo boats to Batanta and Fam are much cheaper than going via Waisai. Here’s what you need to know.