On a particularly beautiful island among the hundreds-strong Raja Ampat archipelago, Kri Eco Resort puts its money where its mouth is in terms of conservation, providing a leading light in the region for responsible hospitality. Traditionally-built stilted bungalows stretch out into crystal clear shallows along a picture-perfect shoreline, enhancing the feeling of desert island isolation. The interiors feel minimalistic but comforting. This resort and its sister, the Sorido Bay, are ideal for combining R&R and adventure within West Papua’s incredible, raw landscape.
With steps leading down into the shallows, the Superior Cottages allow you to kayak, paddleboard or snorkel directly from your doorstep, while the Deluxe offer a few extra luxuries, such as private bathrooms and hammocks on terraces overlooking the shore. While world-class diving and watersports are the resort’s key focus, guests can also wander through pristine jungle, spotting cute cuscus and colourful lorikeets among others, before returning for dinner among the orchids and a sundowner on the terrace.
On idyllic Kri Island in West Papua’s Raja Ampat archipelago, the bungalows at Kri Eco Resort sit out over the water, offering both true seclusion and pristine ocean views.
Eco and sustainability focused
Snorkelling, diving & kayaking
Spa and wellness
Sister resort to Sorido Bay
What can we say? The Kri was the highlight of our trip. We loved being able to kayak straight from our villa!
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Every time we look at pictures of the Kri Eco Resort’s extraordinary location, we start daydreaming about our next Raja Ampat adventure; it’s beyond idyllic. There’s something about the way the Kri manages to combine complete relaxation with a genuine sense of adventure that’s irresistible, immediately tempting us out onto the water. Beyond that, their commitment to keeping their surroundings completely unspoilt and preserved is inspiring, and knowing that a stay here truly supports local people and the local economy makes it all the more special.
Dive and snorkel around the island, kayak and swim from your front door, and take boat trips further into the archipelago to discover more underwater treasures. Enjoy treatments at the spa, head off on wildlife and birdwatching walks into the island’s lush interior, dine on delicious Papuan dishes, and take time out just to sit and soak up a little slice of paradise.
Apart from having helped Raja Ampat open up its diving to enthusiasts from across the globe, the resort’s founder, Max Ammer, is an award winning conservationist with a passion for pairing responsible hospitality with protecting the natural environment. The resort’s ecological initiatives are inspiring, taking the lead in making marine tourism sustainable for future generations. Over 90% of their staff are local Papuans, with the resort actively seeking to provide viable alternative employment to logging, blast fishing and other environmentally damaging industries.