Over 1,000 islands comprise Raja Ampat, however its name translates to Four Kings after as many main islands, Misool, Salawati, Batanta, and Waigeo. Raja Ampat is one of Indonesia’s most unadulterated delights where exploring by Phinsi sailing boat is one of the only ways to really see this lightly populated part of Indonesia.
Undeniably one of the most beautiful island chains in south east Asia, this constellation of islands are a hotspot for marine life and contain a vast array of the earth’s coral. Meander past steep islets cloaked in jungle and bordered by bleached sand beaches in search of hidden coves adorned with ancient rock paintings and lagoons or explore the interior of untouched islands for Birds of Paradise. This expansive archipelago is a must for both dive enthusiasts and beginners alike, with crystal waters such as these you don’t need a mask to appreciate the vibrancy and variety of marine life beneath the waves.