I have dived and snorkeled extensively throughout the world and I have never had a more enjoyable week of diving than the one I just spent at Misool Ecoresort. Every dive was at a minimum very good and many were fantastic. From pygmy seahorse to manta and mobular rays, from schools of large bumphead wrasse to ornate ghost pipefish, from soft coral in every color imaginable to schools of tens of thousands of anchioves and glass fish there was never a dull moment thanks to the no take marine reserve established by resort owner and visionary Andy Miner.
The rooms are very nice and the views are out of this world. The food is fine though this is not a gourmet food destination. The Indonesian dive guides and staff were terrific and extremely friendly. As mentioned by other reviewers Misool is a very remote location and it takes a long time to get there from the U.S. or Europe. The worst part of the trip is the boat ride from Sorong. The boats are neither particularly nice or efficient with frequent engine failures during our stay. Hopefully this will be rectified in the future. That said if you are a serious diver or snorkler you owe it to yourself to visit the Misool Ecoresort.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Misool Eco Resort is an exclusive dive resort and conservation center located in the southern part of Raja Ampat, Indonesia. Our private resort island is nestled deep in a vast archipelago of uninhabited islands, in the heart of marine biodiversity. Our island and our scuba dive sites are surrounded by our very own 1220 sq km No-Take Zone. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Misool Eco Hotel Raja Ampat