Overview Misool Eco Resort
Hammock built into the veranda of
the Water Cottage



Papua Indonesia Diving Holidays | Misool Eco Resort, Raja Ampat
The beautiful, private resort island of Batbitim, is fringed with powder-white beaches, protected by stunning clear lagoons and abundant reefs. With just nine guest holiday cottages, Misool Eco Resort is able to offer exclusive luxury diving holidays, surrounded by the world's richest reefs.

The holiday cottages are built to European standards of comfort and safety, artfully blending indigenous natural materials with meticulous detailing. Every single piece of lumber used to build this small haven has been milled from salvaged driftwood and free-fallen timbers collected in Raja Ampat and the nearby island of Seram.

Eight deluxe Water Cottages rise on stilts over the placid North Lagoon. Each of these spacious cottages features a private veranda on which you'll enjoy gentle tropical breezes and glorious equatorial views. With steps leading down from your veranda, the house reef is just a few fin-kicks away. Each holiday cottage is equipped with air conditioning, a comfortable bed, a mini-bar, a massive veranda with a built in hammock, and a Balinese-style en suite bathroom.

The beach-front restaurant is located on the North Beach, looking out over a shallow turquoise lagoon. It's the perfect place to enjoy a sunset drink while watching the black tip reef sharks hunting in the bay.

The menu has been created with the discriminating palate in mind by our internationally-trained chef, offering exceptionally tasty, nutritious, and whenever possible, organic fare from local sources.

The Dive Centre has been designed to meet the needs of professional videographers and photographers. There are separate wet and dry areas, with individual diving equipment stations and television for viewing the day’s images. Perhaps best of all, there is a spacious sun-deck on which to enjoy the spectacular top-side views.

Sustainability Commitment + No-Take Zone

Misool Eco Resort is strongly committed to a policy of environmental responsibility. MER has reached an agreement with our local hosts to create a No-Take Zone. We have leased more than 400 km of sea surrounding Batbitim. This includes many of Raja Ampat's finest dive sites, including the Manta Cleaning Station, Boo, Fiabacet, Gorgonian Passage, and Yillet. Within this area, all fishing, shark finning, harvesting of turtle eggs and shellfish are strictly prohibited.

The construction and operation of the resort have been meticulously engineered to minimise our environmental impact. In addition to salvaging driftwood and milling lumber, the buildings have been engineered with energy efficiency in mind. We've installed waste water gardens to minimise consumption, and we're experimenting with solar and wind power to augment our generators.

Perhaps most importantly, MER is dedicated to safeguarding the local community in which Misool operates. The labour force is drawn largely from Yellu, the closest village and Misool offers them favourable working conditions, health benefits, job training, and English lessons.

Inside of the Dive Centre
Construction Misool Eco Resort