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Cove Eco Resort

Cove Eco Resort is seated on Yeben, a small island off the southeast of Waigeo, one of the four main islands of Raja Ampat, due to its location this 50 hectare island resort is open year round. The sea front accommodations are surrounded by sandy white beaches, clear waters, and coral reefs with surprising marine life, that its guests can enjoy with good diving conditions throughout the year.


Liveaboard in Yeben Island, Raja Ampat, West Papua

Last update: September 25, 2023


Cove Eco Resort on Yeben Island, the closest to Wayag archipelago








Cove Eco Resort is on a secluded private island, close to some of the pristine reefs and most interested dive points of Raja Ampat: Manta Cove, Melissa’s Garden, My Reef, Mayhem, Citrus Ridge, Yeben Shallow, Fam Islands, Rufus Island, Passage Kabui, Arborek, Manta Sandy... to name a few. And at the moment, is the closest resort to Wayag archipelago, which can be reached by our day trip excursions, as well as Pyanemo and Arborek Village.

What's make Cove Eco Resort unique in Raja Ampat is its private island of about 50 hectares surrounded by amazing crystal clear water declared as non-fishing zone all over 5 km around. Yeben Island is about 7km of reefs, 5km of coast of which 3km of white sand beach accessible by boat or Kayak and some of them by walk.

Shoal of fish and reef shark in Raja Ampat  Group of snorkelers on dive boat in Raja Ampat

Standup paddle from Cove Eco Resort at Raja Ampat  Sunset at Raja Ampat from the jetty of Cove Eco Resort

Fringed palm beach of Cove Eco Resort at Raja Ampat  Baby sharks in the surroundings of Cove Eco Resort

The resort is committed to give a high costumer service, above and below water: the 14-18 guests on our private island have diving, snorkeling, tours or bottom glass kayak will be cared by a staff of 50 workers and the dives are done in small groups of 4 divers + 1 dive guide. At breakfast, lunch and dinner time our friendly staff will pamper our guests to the highest level with creative and unique food.


Cove Eco Resort has only 10 rooms, 4 Superior Cottages and 6 Standard Cottages, all with double, triple or quadruple configuration. The the main difference between the superior accommodations and the standard one is that the superior has air conditioning, mini fridge, hot water kettle, and the standard does not.

Beachfront accommodations in Raja Ampat at Cove Eco Resort

Superior Cottages

The 84sqm Superior Cottages characteristics: air conditioning, mini fridge, hot water kettle, private porch with private table and sunbed, large desk with chair, two bed side tables with electrical sockets, one universal socket, one ceiling fan with light, private bathroom, private toilet (separated from bathroom), toiletries (shampoo, soap, and towel).

Standard Cottages

The 42sqm Standard Cottages characteristics: private porch with hammock and sunbed, desk with chair, mosquito net, two bed side tables with electrical sockets, one universal socket, one ceiling fan with light, one standing fan, private bathroom with toilet and shower, toiletries (shampoo, soap, and towel).

Accommodations of Cove Eco Resort at Raja Ampat  Private bathroom at Cove Eco Resort

Private toilet at Cove Eco Resort in Raja Ampat  Meals at Cove Eco Resort in Raja Ampat

Resort Facilities

PADI dive center

Wifi in common areas

Restaurant with fusion cuisine served to each guest -no buffet-.

Bar Lounge


Scuba diving, snorkeling, kayaking, standup paddling

Excursions: Piaynemo island, Wayag archipelago, The Passage, Dampier Strait.

Bird watching in Gam island

Snorkeling at Cove Eco Resort in Raja Ampat  Diving at Cove Eco Resort in Raja Ampat

Kayaking at Cove Eco Resort in Raja Ampat  Excursion to Piaynemo at Cove Eco Resort in Raja Ampat

Island hoping at Cove Eco Resort in Raja Ampat  Sea excursions at Cove Eco Resort in Raja Ampat


Cove Eco Resort offers all inclusive accommodation packages.

Inclusions: Accommodations according your choice on Standard Cottage with ceiling fan or Superior Cottage with air conditioning. Full board meal with breakfast, lunch, dinner and tea or coffee time with snack. Laundry service. Internet Wifi in common areas -slow bandwidth-. Unlimited snorkeling excursion, kayak and stand-up paddle, each day at 08:00am and 14:00pm around our area from 1km to 16km with 1 guide per group. Snorkeling equipment: mask +snorkel + fins + rash guard. Excursion each Wednesday to Piaynemo, Star Lagoon and Melissa’s Garden. Transport on Monday or Friday from Sorong airport or Hotel to Yeben Island and return.

Exclusions: Scuba diving rental equipment: EUR 45/day. EUR 200/week. EUR 380/2 weeks. Additional dives: 1 to 9 dives/EUR 50. 10 to 19 dives/EUR 45. 20 to 29 dives/EUR 40. 30+ dives/EUR 35. House reef diving -without boat-, with guide: EUR 35. House reef diving for experienced divers only -without boat-, unguided: EUR 20. Discovery diving: EUR 100 -included equipment-. Additional Excursion: Wayag Excursion: EUR 510/person (based on 2 person). Kri Sinking Island, Yenbuba and Arborek Village: EUR 180/person (based on 2 person). Hidden Bay, The Passage, Kabui: EUR 140/person (based on 2 person). Additional transfer on no regular transfer day: EUR 275 (minimum 2 person). Raja Ampat Marine Conservation Pin to be paid in cash by guest at EUR 75 or IDR 1,000,000 each adult.


Cove Eco Resort is located at Yeben Island in the archipelago of Raja Ampat in West Papua, divers usually enter this region by Sorong Airport in the Indonesian province of Papua Barat, which is connected by domestic flights to the main international hub of Indonesia: Jakarta, Bali, and Manado. We recommend all guests arrive the evening before the start of your stay at Cove Eco Resort. The transportation to Yeben from Sorong is by ferry via Waisai on Monday or Saturday. The transfer to Sorong boat terminal will be arrange by the resort and you will be pick up at your hotel in Sorong or your arrival at Sorong Airport. First class ferry tickets will be provided and the ferry transfer is about 2h. The transfer from Waisai to Yeben will be on our private speedboat, depending upon sea conditions is about 1h30min transfer to the resort.

Guest travelling to Raja Ampat normally will make an overnight stop. We offer our costumers a complimentary transit night and airport transfers. On request we can arrange your domestic flights in Indonesia. Follow the link practical information: how to get to Raja Ampat.

Small Yeben location


Cove Eco Resort is able to operate year round due to its sheltered position. Diving and snorkeling conditions north of Dampier Strait are good all year round. High season runs from October to April, visibility tends to be influenced by high concentrations of plankton that guarantee pelagic encounters. From May to November there is more wind in the region, which can churn the sea on the surface but without interfering with diving, visibility tends to be better during this time of year. Being located so close to the equator, high humidity and tropical rains are occasional. Follow the link practical information: diving season in Raja Ampat.


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Yeben Island location in Raja Ampat

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