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Indonesia, Raja Ampat Regency

Misool Eco Resort

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Misool Eco Resort


West Papua
Raja Ampat Regency , Indonesia
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"We seek to provide exceptional and enriching experiences in a sustainable environment." Misool Eco Resort , www.misoolecoresort.com/ourmission.html

DESCRIPTION

Misool Eco Resort is a true tropical hideaway in an archipelago of uninhabited islands in Raja Ampat, Indonesia. Built on the private Island Batbitim in the heart of the Coral Triangle, Misool Eco Resort is surrounded by white beaches and untouched corals reefs. With 1,500 species of fish and home to 75% of the world's known coral species, the Coral Triangle region hosts one of the richest reefs and best dive bases worldwide. 165 km away from the nearest port, there is no noise or light pollution that can distract you from the surrounding natural beauty.

All of the seventeen accommodations have been designed for comfort, privacy and sustainability. The Misool Eco Resort offers eight luxurious Water Cottages in the North Lagoon that are built on stilts over the water. If you are looking for a good place to enjoy the sun and a good book, the hammock built right into the Water Cottage veranda is probably the best choice. Nine spacious and hidden villas in the North Lagoon or at the South Beach complement the unique accommodation portfolio of the exclusive dive resort. After spending a day at the private dive center on the island, relax at a traditional massage or a natural beauty tratment or enjoy a organic meal at the restaurant on the beach.

HIGHLIGHTS

Private Island in Indonesia

Exclusive Dive Resort

Concept of comfort, privacy and sustainability

Scuba Diving in one of the richest reefs worldwide

Private luxurious Water Cottage

Spacious Villas

Spa treatments

Restaurant on the beach with local food

White beaches

GREENPEARLS SCORE

  • environmental protection
  • being local - authentic experiences
  • giving back
  • cultural commitment

"Your stay at Misool Eco Resort directly supports our numerous conservation initiatives and provides sustainable employment opportunities to local people, entirely decoupled from the extraction of marine resources."

- Misool Eco Resort

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Rooms & Amenities

17 accommodations

8 rustic luxurious water cottages, built on stilts over the water

9 spacious villas, built on stilts over the water or directly located on the beach

Villa Utara:
     two en-suite bedrooms, shared common area with a half bath,  
     loft & veranda (especially for families & friends)

Villa Nasnoos & Villa Wakachom:
     en-suite bedroom with an adjoining living space

Villa Tabisasu:
     en-suite bedroom & conjoining living area

Villa Kalanme:
     complex of three seperate en-suite bedroom units, shared
     round-roofed living area & huge outdoor living space

Villa Santai & Villa Tenang:
     two stunning en-suite bedroom units

Villa Moro Laiyn & Villa Waya Biru:
     feature a seperate pod which can be used as reading area,
     meditation nook or lounge 

All of the accommodations feature open air bathrooms, air-conditioning, fresh hot and cold shower, mini-bars, in-room safe, handcraft furniture and fittings.

 

Lowest rate for 7 nights (all inclusive) starts from 2120,- USD per person.

The Mission of Misool Eco Resort

"Our inspiration for building Misool Eco Resort was (and remains) the spectacular natural beauty of Raja Ampat. It’s hard not to be moved by the scenery, both above and below the water. The underwater world here is still pristine, and visiting is like stepping through a portal into a different time, before the global pressures of overfishing, shark finning, and human overpopulation were rife."

The very first time Andrew Miners visited todays resort island Batbitim in Indonesia, he found the remnants of an itinerant shark finning camp on the beach with dead baby sharks in the shallows. When he made the contract for the Indonesian resort island in early 2005, he also contracted the surrounding 425 sq. km to establish Raja Ampat's first marine protected area. The next months they spent drafting agreements, gathering ideas and seeking investors without any applicable experience and significant financial backing. The only thing they were graced with was energy, a passion for nature and the belief in the ability of a small group to manifest change.

In July 2006, the construction of Misool Eco Resort started with a skeleton crew and five local people whereof three are still employeed today. The way Andrew and his team built the resort is defined by their respect for the natural surroundings and their commitment to the local community. In 2008, the exclusive dive resort was finally opened.

"Our story is one of regular folks joining forces to leave the world better off than we found it, and our greatest hope is that it will inspire others to do the same."

Green Initiatives

"We believe that the conservation of this ecosystem is absolutely vital to the economic and cultural survival of Raja Ampat's indigenous people." - Misool Eco Retreat

Architecture

• Misool Eco Resort is built from 100% reclaimed tropical hardwoods (not one tree was cut down). The team has milled over 600 cubits of wood in their own portable sawmill.
• All reclaimed wood has been purchased directly from local people.
• Most of the furniture has been crafted on-site by the team using the resort's own eco-lumber.
• Whenever possible, natural and eco-freindly materials were used
• Roofs are made of natural 'alang alang' grass thatch. It's a locally made product and an excellent insulator against heat.
• The cottages have deep verandas and low roof lines, decreasing the amount of solar heat which enters the building.
• The steeply pitched roofs and open eaves create a natural ventilation system.
• Cavity walls are insulated with coconut fibres and treated with borax, a natural termite deterrent.
• Whenever possible, natural finishing products, such as teak oil, rather than varnishes and chemical sealants are used.

Energy Management

• The resort is constantly trying to minimize their consumption of fossil fuels. Whenever possible, they have chosen low-energy appliances like air conditioners, fans, and lights. They minimized their need for air conditioners by engineering all structures for passive cooling: well-insulated grass roofs, deep roof eaves and thermal bases. 
• They are experimenting with a wind turbine and solar panels.

Conservation

• Misool Eco Resort established a 425 sq km No-Take Zone surrounding the resort with the full cooperation of the local community in 2005.
• In October of 2010, the resort expanded the area to 1,220 sq km (465 sq mi).
• This area is regularly patrolled by local rangers to prevent all types of fishing, long lining, netting, etc.
• The conservation arm Misool Baseftin is a registered Indonesian charitable foundation

Waste Management

• Grey and black water is treated through natural waste water gardens. The naturally occurring bacteria on the roots break down the waste into safe components.
• They compost all their kitchen scraps, which makes great fertilizer for their organic kitchen gardens.
• The resort avoids using pesticides and herbicides. It squirts its plants and trees with an unsavoury mix of tobacco and water.
• Inorganic matter is returned to Sorong for proper recycling and disposal
• The resort tries to minimize the amount of toxins and preservatives released into its system by supplying its guests and staff with biodegradable soaps and shampoos.
• Island is free of disposable plastic water bottles. 
• They ask their guests to please take all used batteries back home - Indonesia does not offer proper battery recycling facilities.

Water Management

•Misool Eco Resort asks its guests and staff to do their part in minimising its water consumption.
• The resort collects rainwater. For back up, it also has installed a desalination unit.
• Use of water-saving shower heads and taps
• Linens and towel washing upon request.

Food

  • To Misool Eco Resort ‘fair trade’ means purchasing on the seller’s terms, which could be trading fresh fish for a kilo sugar, a bunch of bananas for Papuan coffee, or green vegetables for an afternoon’s use of some powertools.
  • The resort serves organic food and herbs from their own garden, when in season. They have carefully designed their menu to feature local products as much as possible. They feature plenty of fresh produce and sustainably-caught fish from just outside the No-Take Zone. They do not serve reef fish, endangered fish, or prawns due to harmful cultivation practices. 
  • They do not use any plastic when serving meals. Instead, they use materials like lava-stone bowls, banana leaves and mango wood.

Community & Social Projects

• The resort island and the surrounding No-Take Zone were contracted directly from the local surrounding villages
• Whenever possible, local people are hired
• The resort provides extensive job trainings and offers many opportunities for advancement. Most of the service staff started as unskilled labourers. After several years of hands-on training they have reached their current position.
• Misool Eco Resort educates their local staff on the importance of conservation to their community.
• They offer favourable employment terms, approved by the local department of labour 
• All workers are offered health insurance for themselves and their families 
• Sponsor of several village councils
• Sponsor of 6 local teachers
• Sponsor of school materials and library books 
• The local staff educate the resort about local remedies, traditions, wildlife patterns, secret lagoons, Indonesian language and Misool language