Raja Ampat, Kri Island. Sorido Bay Resort. Indonesia, July 2012.

See Raja Ampat again

  Indonesia: Alor + Raja Ampat - July 2012

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Raja Ampat! I fell in love at first sight with these lost islands, deep in Indonesia. I was there in March. I went back in July. It was the same marvel.

Kri Island

I returned on Kri IslandI had loved so much three months earlier. It takes about two hours by boat to reach the island from Sorong.

Aerial view of Kri Island, with the Sorido Bay Resort in the foreground and its incredible blue hole in the coral, and on the right, the Kri Eco Resort. Raja Ampat, Papua Barat, Indonesia. (Photo: Papua Diving)
Aerial view of Kri Island, with the Sorido Bay Resort in the foreground and its incredible blue hole in the coral, and on the right, the Kri Eco Resort. (Photo: Papua Diving)

Coming back to this place is a happiness beyond words.  When I finally see Kri's blue-green triangle on the horizon, my heart beats faster. The place made such an impression on me when I first came here...

How I love the islands at the far end of the world! How beautiful this place is! I'd almost shed a little tear, I'm so moved when I arrive.

Raja Ampat, Kri Island. Sorido Bay Resort. Indonesia, July 2012.

Raja Ampat, Kri Island. Sorido Bay Resort. Indonesia, July 2012.

I went back to the incredible jetty of Sorido Bay Resort, which leads you to the blue hole in the middle of the coral.

Raja Ampat, Kri Island. Sorido Bay Resort. Indonesia, July 2012.

Raja Ampat, Kri Island. Sorido Bay Resort. Indonesia, July 2012.

I found "my" beach of white sand, fringed with greenery.

Raja Ampat, Kri Island. Sorido Bay Resort. Indonesia, July 2012.

The neighboring islet, with its little house on stilts, in wood and braided palms, planted on the sandbar that pops up and disappears at the mercy of the tides, is still there, just in front.

Raja Ampat. Indonesia, July 2012.

Raja Ampat. Indonesia, July 2012.

And then I found some friends. Jimmy and Julia, current managers of the resort, greet me with big smiles. Nathan, my favorite dive guide, is there, too, and will accompany me underwater throughout my stay.

Raja Ampat. Indonesia, July 2012.

Raja Ampat. Indonesia, July 2012.

Ah! Raja Ampat! A truly exceptional destination. Still virgin, isolated. Not easy to get there, not easy to leave. I tell you all this in a future post ...

All info → Raja Ampat: practical information to organize your trip

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  Indonesia: Alor + Raja Ampat - July 2012

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