Misool is a private island resort and conservation centre located in remote southern Raja Ampat, Indonesia.
You'll find our island hidden deep in an archipelago of uninhabited islands, 165 km (105 miles) from the nearest port, and the nearest village is 20 km away by boat. We are surrounded by the richest reefs in the world, at the very heart of marine biodiversity. There simply are no richer reefs on earth.
"There is greater biodiversity — that is to say, a larger number and greater diversity of fish, coral, and mollusks — on these reefs than anywhere on earth. A single football field-sized patch of Misool’s reefs has nearly five times the number of coral species as the entire Caribbean Sea."*
-Dr. Mark Erdmann, marine biologist, coral reef ecologist, and Vice President of Conservation International’s Asia-Pacific marine programs
*The Caribbean is 2.75 million square kilometers, or roughly the size of Argentina and Kazakhstan, and only slightly smaller than India.
Our island and our scuba diving sites are surrounded by our own 300,000 acre/ 1220 sq km Misool Marine Reserve, which we established in 2005. We are also inside the Raja Ampat Shark and Manta Sanctuary, which we spearheaded in 2010.
private island resort: S 02° 24.498, E 130° 55.635
Our resort island is a true tropical hideaway, just a stone's throw south of the equator. With a maximum capacity of just 40 guests and a staff-to-guest ratio of 3 to 1, we offer exclusive adventure holidays and transformative experiences in pristine nature.
Your stay at Misool directly supports our numerous conservation initiatives and provides sustainable employment opportunities to local people, entirely decoupled from the extraction of marine resources. You can read more about how your stay supports our conservation projects and our sister charity, Misool Foundation, here.