Getting around in Raja Ampat is not as easy as booking an Uber and whizzing away. There are four large islands with resorts and a few other, smaller ones, with homestays. However, if you wish to travel between islands, your only mode of transport is a ferry. And if you wish to get around on the island, the only way to do it is on foot.
Due to its isolated location and lack of local resources, Raja Ampat Islands are not exactly a cheap place to be. But again, can you really put a price on the experience of swimming with manta rays, sharks and millions of colourful fishes?
Flight from New Delhi to Jakarta: Starts from ₹19, 228
Local transport: from 20,000Rp (₹100)
Hotel stay in a mid-range resort: 8,00,000–16,00,000Rp (₹3,800 to ₹7,600)
A meal: 200,000–500,000Rp (₹1,000 to ₹2,400)
Activities like diving: 500,000Rp (₹2,400)
There are three kinds of accommodations available at Raja Ampat Islands: dedicated dive-based resorts, regular resorts and homestays. They are mostly spread across the islands of Waigeo, Kri, Arborek, Gam, Batanta and Mansuar. Kri island is the most central island.
Raja Ampat Dive Resort offers sea-view rooms starting from ₹13,657 for two. This price includes all meals. They have air-conditioning, personal safe, and an en suite bathroom featuring shower facility and free toiletries.