Updated June 13 2022: All the information you need to plan and book a visit to Raja Ampat in 2022. Visas, flights, quarantine, covid testing, etc
May 7 2021: Our cancellation policy was updated today. Only a VERY small number of bookings made after May 7 2021 are likely to be affected.
Mar 18 2020: Coronavirus Pandemic (COVID-19): Important information for guests of Raja Ampat homestays. A statement by the Raja Ampat Homestay Association.
Oct 6 2018: “That volunteer trip you might be going on this year isn’t helping anyone…” How to best support conservation & community development in Raja Ampat.
Sep 13 2018: CAP has a proven track record of providing education otherwise unavailable in Raja Ampat’s villages. Help their invaluable work to continue.
May 7 2018: Coconut crabs have been wiped out wherever their extensive former range overlapped that of humans. Homestays will not cook them for you.
October 11 2017: How can local communities retain control of their traditional lands in the rush to development? A look at the problem and its solution.
Sep 17 2017: UNDP Equator Prize Award to the Raja Ampat Homestay Association recognises the vital role that the Association plays in conservation in Raja Ampat.
Oct 22 2015: Environment Watch is a web app that allows everybody to report environmental concerns and incidents to the responsible Raja Ampat authorities.
Mar 15 2015: Littering and waste disposal is a major problem in Raja Ampat. Here’s the story of some local heroes not content to sit back and wait for government to solve it.
Nov 20 2014: Late breaking news – Go join the true Guardians of Raja Ampat in community screenings of the film during November and December 2014.
Aug 15 2014: If you want to learn to dive in Raja Ampat, or are an already certified diver looking to improve your qualifications, this is for you!
Jul 16 2014: “Fifty years into the future, we the people of Raja Ampat…” – A document defining the aspirations of Papuan communities in Raja Ampat.
Jul 5 2014: Light up Raja Ampat – Contribute to the distribution of life-changing technologies and creation of sustainable businesses in remote island villages
Jul 2 2014: The biggest extravaganza ever mounted in the islands, Sail Raja Ampat is set to make a huge impact – but will it be beneficial or more akin to a giant meteorite strike?
May 2 2014: Stay Raja Ampat Mark III. A quick guide to the new functions available to help you find your perfect accommodation in Raja Ampat.
Updated Sep 9 2017: UNDP Equator Prize winners. Supporting Papuan accommodation providers, ecotourism ventures, conservation initiatives, and visitors.
Apr 16 2014: The sources of increasing trash in the ocean and on the beaches of Raja Ampat, local efforts to control it and how to avoid adding to the problem.
Aug 25 2015: This survey provides feedback directly to Raja Ampat’s eco-tourism operators. If you’ve visited the islands, your feedback is sought and valued!
Apr 13 2014: Here’s how to ask questions, provide site feedback, post homestay and guide reviews and make suggestions. We’re here for you.
Updated Sep 13 2018: A few easy ways to make a truly effective and meaningful contribution to conservation and social development in Raja Ampat.
Sep 22 2012: We’ve shifted domains and rebuilt Raja Ampat Homestays as Stay Raja Ampat. New look, same aim of helping you contact accommodation owners.