The Richest Reefs and the most beautiful islands on earth
Raja Ampat, Indonesia, just south of the equator, is a hidden archipelago of some of the most beautiful uninhabited islands in the world. White sand beaches, hidden lagoons, spooky caves,mushroom-shaped islets, and pellucid turquoise waters. It is home to some of world’s most beautiful islands.
Our oceans are facing a serious treat from increasing population leading to over-fishing as well as increasing CO2 emissions. The resulting acidification of the seawater causes coral bleaching which is devastating much of the earth’s reefs. Fortunately, the reefs in and around Raja Ampat have not yet to be affected by these threats. It is considered by many to be the most beautiful reefs on earth.
Scientific research that has been conducted by The Nature Conservancy (TNC) and Conservation International (CI) has shown that Raja Ampat is home to 533 coral species “75% of world coral species”, 1,437 reef fish species, 700 species of mollusk including 7 species of giant clam.
It is a destination like no other. Raja Ampat has it all.
Indonesia straddles the equator giving it 365 days of summer with both a dry and wet season. Expect temperatures between 22-30℃ (72-92℉).
Best time to visit Raja Ampat is November to March when the sea is calm and the visibility is optimal. You will undoubtedly experience some rain nearly everyday, which keeps the vegetation green all year round.
How to get to Raja Ampat? Indonesia has more than 133 commercial airports and new airline routes are being expanded every year. Thailand, by comparison, has 22 commercial airports.
You will need to get to Sorong (SOQ) in West Papua. You can fly directly from Jakarta on a 4 hour and 15 minute flight. From Bali, you would need to transit in Makassar. 3 Major Airlines service fly to Sorong Airport.
Once you are picked up at the airport, it only takes 15 minutes to get to Sequoia.
Raja Ampat is comprised of 600 islands contained within an area of 40,000 km2 / 15,444 miles2, which is 7 times the size of the “Island of Gods”, Bali.
The most beautiful beaches and most exciting dive sites are only accessible by sea. There is no better way to travel to see them than by sailing on a luxury wooden yacht, Sequoia.
Rather than staying one remote resort, which limit your experience, your horizon can change each day you wake up as you travel between these pristine islands.
Experience something truly majestic from forgotten cultures to vibrant soft corals and extraordinary fish on the richest reefs on earth.
With 10 professional crew members including a cruise director, all your needs will be taken care of in a private and intimate settings.
Begin your own journey. It is the ultimate luxury.
Destination Brochure 2018