Misool Papua is a remote, tropical hideaway, one of the four largest islands in the Raja Ampat. It is located at the northwest tip of Bird’s Head Peninsula in West Papua, Indonesia. The island is almost as iconic as Bora-Bora and has many wonders. You can expect dramatic small islands, the most beautiful landscape, clear seawater, rich underwater life, and generally wonderful panorama. You can also find many unique spots and marine parks, which are excellent. Besides enjoying the panoramic landscape and sea travel, several villages are also worth visiting. It will give you experience and knowledge of the local culture. Here is what you need to know about Misool before deciding to go there for your trip.
How to get there?
To reach Misool Papua, you can fly to the airport Domine Eduard Osok in Sorong. Sorong is a domestic airport with available flights from Jakarta, Makassar, Surabaya, Manado, Ambon. After that, the best way to explore this island’s beauty, you can choose to use a Phinisi boat tour like “Hello Papua”. The ships would be the vehicle you drive around and explore the beauty of Misool Island.
What to do and see on Misool Papua?
The main attraction of the island is, without a doubt, diving. Many dive site points keep the charm of the beauty and variety in this area. You can explore this area to find scenic lagoons, shallow reefs, and crystal clear waters. Clear crystal water allows you to see a view of the underwater beauty even from the ship. One of the popular dive sites is Magic Mountain. You also can swim with baby sharks in Yillet.
Besides enjoying panoramic underwater, going for a beach picnic is a must. It would be best if you had a picnic on the rare beaches after remarkable diving at your favorite dive site. The rare beaches on the island are pure white sands, fringed with coconut trees leading out to the stunningly turquoise waters. Witness the impressive view above the sea!
Although the ocean floor and underwater scenery are the greatest attraction to travelers, the island’s landscapes are well worth your time to explore. Trekking, discovering lush forests while waiting on the sunset on the horizon. You also can climb to the highest point of land to enjoy marvelous views of the Pacific.
Another famous destination that you can visit is the human hand-shaped painting, fish, and another known as petroglyphs. You can find beautiful pictures of red, the dominant color of the estimated age of approximately 5,000 years. The beautiful historical painting’s location is somewhat hidden in the maze formed from some lagoons and karst rock.
End your trip by swimming into Lenmakana Lake. This lake is the home of the beautiful jellyfish, where you can get cheek to cheek with the jellyfish wholeheartedly. No wonder this place is a heaven on earth!