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Raja Ampat

The legend behind Raja Ampat centers around a woman who came across seven eggs. Of these, four hatched into the kings of the four large islands of Raja Ampat (which means "four kings"), while the other three became a ghost, a woman and a stone.

Once a sleepy outpost of Indonesia, the four islands of Raja Ampat have, in recent years, begun to gain a deal of fame for its rich, varied marine life. Estimates by conservation groups show that the diversity of marine life in Raja Ampat is among the highest in the world, with over 1,300 species of fish, 700 species of mollusks, and 537 species of coral.

The legend behind Raja Ampat centers around a woman who came across seven eggs. Of these, four hatched into the kings of the four large islands of Raja Ampat (which means "four kings"), while the other three became a ghost, a woman and a stone.

Once a sleepy outpost of Indonesia, the four islands of Raja Ampat have, in recent years, begun to gain a deal of fame for its rich, varied marine life. Estimates by conservation groups show that the diversity of marine life in Raja Ampat is among the highest in the world, with over 1,300 species of fish, 700 species of mollusks, and 537 species of coral.

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Island Hopping

Explore the archipelago's 1,500 islands and caves, many of which are uninhabited and unspoiled.

Tomolol and North Waigeo

Tomolol features amazing caves decorated with paintings of human body parts and animals by ancient cave-dwelling peoples, while North Waigeo is home to Japanese army bunkers from World War II. Nearby is the beautiful waterfall of Salawati, where the locals sometimes put on war dances for visitors.

Watersports

Enjoy the crystal-clear water by diving, snorkeling, kayaking, swimming or sailing.

Wreck Diving

Wreck diving is one of the top activities on Raja Ampat, with the island of South Waigeo being a top destination. Other points of interest include Kabui Bay and its dramatic karsts of limestone, as well as Sawandarek, which features lovely coral and white sand beaches.

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