Located on Kri Island island off West Papua, this glamping site offers beautiful cottages sitting on powder-white beaches, nestled into the lush forest, right along the richest house-reef of the world, where Dr.G. Allen broke the world record count of 374 different species.
To stay with Kri Eco is more than just an opportunity for an escape; it is also a direct contribution to local marine and community conservation activities.The proximity to Raja Ampat, the world’s epicenter of coral diversity, offers unrivaled diving opportunities.
Most of the resort was built using local materials that were bought from local villagers, offering employment to those communities at the same time. At the moment more than 89% of the staff are Papuans, many of them ex-sharkfinners and dynamite fishermen.
Not only has Papua Diving gone to great lengths to reduce the impact of its operations, it has also extended its environmental responsibility to the area surrounding the resort.
This unique resort consists of 6 traditional water bungalows (max. 20 guests) and 1 deluxe cottage which offer traditional Papuan accommodation with excellent food and a relaxed, friendly atmosphere. The whole resort was built by Papuan villagers and local materials such as round wood and leaves of palm trees were used in the construction. The resort is truly part of nature and every morning guests are awoken by a soft yet beautiful orchestra of birds.
Each Standard overwater bungalow offers:
• Electric fan
• Western style bed and mattress
• Mosquito nets
• Shared ‘mandi’ type bathrooms and hot mandis after a night dive (a Indonesian mandi is operated by pouring water over yourself)
• 24 hour electricity
• Fresh drinking water
• Private sitting area
• Soap, tissues and fresh towels
• Camera table with several sockets
• Free laundry service
The heart of our operation is the dining area and kitchen. All‐day coffee, tea and fruit are also provided. Here you will meet fellow divers, enjoy a steaming cup of coffee or tea, or a cold drink from the fridge while browsing through the library. Asian meals are prepared in the open kitchen and are served on the communal table.
We do not serve pork products and only locally sourced, sustainable fish. Vegetarian and vegan meal options are available everyday for every meal. Clean drinking water, coffee and tea are provided free of charge. On the sunset deck you can enjoy cold beer and soft drinks or fresh fruit juices.
The ‘True Eco’ experience is the fact that we encourage trade with the local villagers. The friendly Papuan people come to our beach with their small boats and sell their fresh, hand caught fish, and home-grown vegetables and spices. Twice a week we send a supply boat to Sorong (75km away) to stock up with chicken, meat, dry stores, and supplements to enhance your culinary experience. Cold beer, soda drinks and chocolate are brought in from Sorong the nearest town are also available.
This resort offers you a real Papuan experience!
HOW TO GET THERE
The closest Airport is Sorong. From there scheduled boats leave to the island. It is an approx. 1.5 - 2 hour boat ride
Packages run from SUN-SUN. Minimum stay of 7 nights. Free transfer on those days. Any other day, except Saturday, boats can be chartered at a cost of $565 p/boat.
For 10 nights booking only, we offer mid week transfer. Either arriving on a THU, departing on SUN or arrive on a SUN and depart on a WED.
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