Built along a pristine white sand beach and with a backdrop of green jungle and coconut palms, Papua Paradise Eco Resort could be considered a picture-perfect tropical dive resort - and certainly one of Raja Ampat’s finest. The resort’s bungalows are both luxurious and comfortable, and offer glimpses of passing turtles, sharks and even dugong from their large wooden verandas, whilst its location means the exciting dive sites of the Dampier Strait are just a short boat ride away.

PAPUA PARADISE ECO RESORT HIGHLIGHTS
  • A glorious location, perched on a beautiful beach overlooking the Dampier Strait
  • Easy access to the amazing dive sites nearby
  • Beautiful accommodation built over the water, naturally cooled by sea breezes and fans
  • Plenty of other activities including tours to see birds of paradise
Ideal For
SINGLES
COUPLES
FAMILIES
GROUPS
Overview

Papua Paradise Eco Resort is part of the Lotus Group of hotels and like the other properties run by Lotus, Papua Paradise is a resort built for comfort, exceptional service and great diving. It is located on the small island of Birie, on Batanta’s north coast facing the Dampier Strait, and perfectly placed to explore the sites that helped to make Raja Ampat so famous, as well as some less well known ones around Batanta itself. 

Papua Paradise is built between the beautiful blue sea and the dense green jungle that cloaks the island of Birie. Obviously the resort is focused on the incredible diving, but guests can also explore the natural environment on land and the area is actually famous for its bird life as much as its marine diversity. Fabulous endemic species - including birds of paradise - can be seen from trails behind the resort or on one of their special bird tours.

Rooms

SUPERIOR BUNGALOW

The resort’s 16 Superior Bungalows all have beautiful furnishings and decoration, an ensuite bathroom and veranda with sun beds and hammock. None have aircon, instead they are cooled by natural breezes and a fan. The Superior Bungalows are available with twin or double beds.

DELUXE BUNGALOW

The 10 larger Deluxe Bungalows are airy and audacious, with an extra ceiling fan, two-tier veranda and king sized bed, along with the beautiful artwork and design found throughout the resort. None have aircon, instead they are cooled by natural breezes and fans. The Deluxe Bungalows are available with twin or double beds and have enough space for a third bed to be added.

Resort facilities

The resort's 26 bungalows are built over the sea, overlooking the amazing house reef and offering amazing views out over the calm sea. The rooms take inspiration from local architectural styles and were designed to take advantage of natural cooling - no need for aircon when you can have sea breezes and a fan. Every bungalow has a double or twin single beds, an ensuite bathroom and a veranda with day beds to relax on and watch the sunset.

The resort restaurant serves three meals a day and snacks in between, and is a great place to sit and relax with a coffee whilst watching the juvenile sharks in the shallows below. On the menu is a mix of Indonesian and Western food, created from food grown in the resort garden, bought from the local villages and fishermen or made fresh every day in the kitchen. If not diving or relaxing in the restaurant, guests can go kayaking, snorkelling, bird watching or join an early morning mangrove cruise or village tour in the afternoon. Papua Paradise can also arrange trips to see birds of paradise on Batanta, very close to the resort.

General Airport transfers Gift shop Safe / deposit box 24-hour security Wifi
Food & Drink Restaurant Full board Buffet Vegetarian options Other dietary requirements Very good coffee
Activities Water sports Snorkeling equipment Kayaks
Health & Wellness Spa
Services Laundry services
Dive centre facilities

The dive centre at Papua Paradise Eco Resort is run by Gangga Divers and as such, has a strong reputation for high standards of safety, service and professionalism. The dive centre has plenty of space for guests, a camera room, classroom and a total of 8 boats, most of which are powered by fuel-efficient 4 stroke engines. The centre guarantees a guide to guest ratio of 4 to 1, and all the staff are trained in responsible diving practices and are great at spotting the amazing species that make the diving in this area so special. The resort offers free nitrox to all suitably qualified guests.

Dive centre Nitrox House reef Night diving
Equipment Equipment rental Computer rental Camera rental DIN adaptors Equipment storage Camera wash tanks Camera room

CONSERVATION ACTIVITIES


Conservation at Papua Paradise Eco Resort

Papua Paradise Eco Resort was built with the environment in mind and employs sustainable business practices whenever possible. The resort relies entirely on natural cooling and fans, rather than using aircon, and recycles plastic, food and chemical waste. Papua Paradise has developed close ties with local villages and buys much of its food locally. It also runs a foundation to support the villagers and provide medical supplies and basic medical education to combat common diseases, and supports the work of a conservation group studying the whale species of Raja Ampat.

Sustainability

ENVIRONMENT

Papua Paradise does not use plastic straws and offers aluminium water bottles to its guests for use. It also recycles plastic, paper and food waste whenever possible. None of the resort buildings use aircon - all are cooled naturally and with fans. Papua Paradise has installed energy-efficient lighting and appliances and fitted proper insulation to its cold store rooms to reduce energy use. It has also invested in 4 stroke engines for the majority of its dive boats to reduce fuel use.

SOCIAL

Papua Paradise Eco Resort has developed very close ties with villages in the area and apart from the resort and dive centre managers, 100% of the staff are local. All the staff receive training on sustainability and the environment and the resort has set up a foundation to assist the local villages - in particular, by providing medical supplies and basic training to recognise malaria and other diseases which are common in the villages.

ECONOMIC

The resort buys fresh fish, vegetables and fruit from the local villages whenever possible and offers locally-produced handicrafts as souvenirs to its guests.

MARINE

Papua Paradise uses responsible dive and snorkel guidelines, participates in a mooring programmes and conducts beach and underwater cleanups. It also supports the work of an NGO conducting research on the different species of whales found in Raja Ampat.

Tailored for you
FEATURED PACKAGES

Sample the incredible underwater environment of Raja Ampat with 8 days and 7 nights at the beautiful Papua Paradise Eco Resort. This package includes accommodation in a Superior Bungalow, full board, up to 4 dives a day and free nitrox for certified divers. Upgrades are available for Deluxe Bungalows. Please ask us for single room rates. The resort runs daily boat transfers to the resort so you can easily customise your package.

  • Accommodation in a Superior Bungalow
  • Full board
  • Up to 4 dives a day
  • Free nitrox for certified divers
  • Welcome drink
  • Free wifi in lounge
  • Afternoon tea, coffee cakes
  • Trips to Fam or The Passage. Available at additional cost
  • Return transfer @ $196 return
  • Raja Ampat Marine Park fees
  • Alcoholic beverages and soft drinks
  • Equipment. Rental equipment is available

Raja Ampat Explorer

at Papua Paradise Eco Resort

The perfect way to explore the incredible underwater life of Raja Ampat

Duration
8 Days
7 Nights
Starts At US$2089
Diving
More options
STANDARD PACKAGES

Immerse yourself in Raja Ampat's incredible natural beauty

Duration
15 Days
14 Nights
Starts At US$4087

The dive sites  of Raja Ampat deserves plenty of time to explore, and this 15 day, 14 night package gives you that - the time to dive, explore, relax and immerse yourself in the stunning natural beauty of the islands. This package includes accommodation in a Superior Bungalow, full board, up to 4 dives a day and free nitrox for certified divers. Upgrades are available for Deluxe Bungalows. Please ask us for single room rates. The resort runs daily boat transfers to the resort so you can easily customise your package.

  • Accommodation in a Superior Bungalow
  • Full board
  • Up to 4 dives a day
  • Free nitrox for certified divers
  • Welcome drink
  • Free wifi in lounge
  • Afternoon tea, coffee cakes
  • Trips to Fam or The Passage. Available at additional cost
  • Return transfer at $196 return
  • Raja Ampat Marine Park fees
  • Alcoholic beverages and soft drinks
  • Equipment. Rental equipment is available
Diving

Dive Raja Ampat & Manado

at Papua Paradise Eco Resort

Explore the best of Raja Ampat and Gangga, Manado in one trip

Duration
11 Days
10 Nights
Starts At US$2982

Take advantage of this amazing opportunity to explore some of the world’s finest diving at Raja Ampat and Manado in one trip - with 5 nights at Gangga Island Resort and 5 at Papua Paradise Eco Resort. This package includes accommodation in Superior Bungalows, full board, 6 boat dives in each location and free nitrox for certified divers. Upgrades are available for Deluxe Bungalows. Please ask us for single room rates. The resort runs daily boat transfers to the resort so you can easily customise your package.

  • 5 nights in a Superior Bungalow at each location
  • 12 dives total
  • Full board
  • Free nitrox for certified divers
  • Welcome drink
  • Free wifi in lounge
  • Afternoon tea, coffee cakes
  • 1x Free massage at Gangga Resort
  • 1x free village tour at Gangga Resort
  • Transfer from/to Sorong and Manado Airports
  • Flights between Manado and Sorong
  • Trips to Fam or The Passage. Available at additional cost
  • Raja Ampat Marine Park fees
  • Bunaken Marine Park fees
  • Alcoholic beverages and soft drinks
  • Equipment. Rental equipment is available
Diving