I stayed at Kri Eco with 3 buddies of mine. It took 2 planes and a long boat ride to arrive at our mysterious, yet long time hyped destination. The moment we pulled up to the jetty (boat dock), I poked my head outside to witness paradise. Not the tacky, cliche, over used word "paradise" that people seem to throw around to describe a beach, palm tree, and a bartender serving fruity cocktails. Kri resort on the island of Raja Ampat was true paradise. Secluded from city lights, engine exhaust, and the hustle and bustle of a 3rd world country lie a few thatched roof houses on high stilts over the shallow clear blue water and white sand beach. The hospitality was immediate upon arrival. We were greeted as if we were family returning home after a long trip. Our rooms were simple. Beds, table, hammock, and a wicker basket for your dirty laundry. The service is incredible if you think about how remote kri is, and how little resources are readily available. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are served promptly and generously. The food was almost as good as the whole experience. Though it can't and shouldn't be compared, I should say the food heightened the experienced to new levels. There's nothing like coming back to a dozen hot home cooked dishes sprawled across a table after a nice dive. The diving-- you will need to experience yourself as nothing I say in this review will do it justice. Dive smart, dive safe, and everything else will be taken care of for you at Kri Eco. I was lucky enough to have had 7 days at Kri. Amazing people, great staff, and the beauty above and below the water will always be remembered and appreciated.
- Also Known As:
- Kri Eco Hotel Papua