Misool Eco Resort: "Perfect and Private" Papua Province Hotel Tip by Mara_2

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The resort was built by its owners and a few local people with their own hands! Not a tree has been fallen - all the wooden parts have been built with drift or burried wood! I know that's incredible, but I was following their log about the building and it's all true! You can see it on their web-site blog.
The resort has 10 ower-water bungalows built along a beautiful lagoon full of fishes and baby black-tipped sharks! 8 of them are for two persons occupancy and the other 2 are for four persons stay.
All the bungalows are really confortable and beautifully furnished. They have individually controlled air-conditioning, two fans if your don't like the air-conditioning, private bathroom with open air shower, private shaded veranda with cuiscioned chaise longues, built-in hammock suspended above the water and a kind of spacious cushioned bad for a nap and private stairs for climbing down in the lagoon!
Inside, there's a big four poster bed with moskito nettings all arround from which you can have a great look at the lagoon through three double glass doors! There are also two wardrobes and a desk.
There's a very scenic stilted walkways that allow you to reach every part of the resort.
The restaurant weel appointed in the middle of the resport and is open air and the meals are buffet-style. The food is very, very good: a mix between international and local cuisine.
The diving center is very appointed: very near the pier. There is an area with indiviual desks for the equipment, a wet area for rinsing the equiment, a spacious launging room and a big veranda all around.

Unique Qualities: Misool eco Resort is named "eco" for a very good reason. Beside the fact that is built of drift, burried or naturally fallen wood, they actively work on improving environmental responsibility. They established a 1200 km2 no-take-zone!!! So all the marine life in that area is safe and protected! Also, they safeguard and improve the life of the local comunity: they offer them favourable working conditions, health benefits, job training, and English lessons (personally witnessed!).
At the entrance of every cottage there's a big tank with beautiful gardens, plants and flowers. We thought that is was for aestethic reasons, but we discovered that these tanks function as water-depurators!!

Address: Island Batbitim - Misool area - Raja Ampat - West Papua - Indonesia
Price: US$180 and up
Theme: Other
Website: http://www.misoolecoresort.com

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  • Updated Jan 21, 2011
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