Misool Island, Pieces of Heaven from Papua

Misool Island offers stunning natural scenery in every corner. Starting from the stretch of beach and white sand, exotic underwater parks, jellyfish lakes to mangrove forests.

Misool Island is one of the four largest islands in the Raja Ampat Islands, West Papua Province. The largest island in the archipelago is directly adjacent to the Seram Sea. The Seram Sea is the waters that become crossing pathways of high seas such as whales.

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Tourist Activities on Misool Island

Misool Island
Misool Island – Photo Aditya Utomo

Don’t miss to do snorkeling and diving while setting foot in this tourist area. It feels like it will take a lot of time to explore the beauty of this very natural Misool Island marine park. This is reasonable considering that there are many diving spots in Misool Island marine park.

You can ask for recommendations from the local facilitator about the best location and also the current weather conditions in order to enjoy diving activities as much as possible.

You can also try Scuba Diving or Kayaking to see various types of fish, coral reefs, sharks, turtles, rays, and other marine biota that inhabit the underwater paradise of Misool Island. It’s so clear, you can even see up to 25 meters visibility!

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Danau Ubur ubur/ Jellyfish Lake

Take your time to visit the Jellyfish Lake. As the name suggests, this lake is a place where the beautiful jellyfish colonize. The jellyfish in this lake are not toxic so it is safe to visit.

Don’t forget to capture your cool moments by taking pictures at the top of the karst Raja Ampat rocks, Goa Putri Termenung, or visiting the Skull Cave to see historical sites where the Misool people keep the bodies of the dead.

Boat Trip

Trip boats can be an alternative choice for other interesting tourism activities when visiting this island. By renting a boat from the local side, you can explore the exotic scenery of flora and fauna of mangrove forests around Misool Island which are barely touched by damage and pollution.


Also visit a location hidden between a maze of rock karsts to see paintings in the form of human hands, fish, and others on the walls of a cave, also called petroglyphs. This beautiful red dominant painting is estimated to be around 5,000 years old!

Exotic Rural Around Misool Island

There are several villages around Misool Island that are interesting for you to visit. You can do culinary tours in this village to try typical Papuan meals, namely Papeda which is combined with the fresh Yellow Gravy and Baked Tude Fish, and also taste the Dabu-dabu and sambal rica menu.

Transportation to Misool Island

To get to Misool island, the fastest time the boat takes from Domne Eduard Osok Airport in Sorong is around 4 to 5 hours, with rates ranging from IDR 200K. If you want to get a cheaper rate, you can use an ordinary boat for only IDR 70k. It’s just that the time taken must be quite long, which is 10-12 hours.

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