The small island of Kri in Raja Ampat is home to Sorido Bay & Kri Eco Resort, a tourist complex inspired by the natural environment that surrounds it and designed according to the local architectural tradition, a resort where the cuisine has managed to incorporate the products that nature offers and where the locals will brighten your day with that sincere Papuan smile that will stay with you as a memory of the legendary Papua Indonesia.
Last update: August 7, 2023
KRI ECO RESORT & SORIDO BAY RESORT
1. KRI ECO RESORT & SORIDO BAY RESORT
Pulau Kri or Kri Island is the place in Raja Ampat where all records for marine biodiversity have been broken, the first time in 2001 when Conservation International broke their records by counting 283 different species of fish during a single dive. That single dive added 80 species to the previous record of 203. Then in April 2012 another count by Conservation International recorded 374 different fish species. Today, healthy corals and profuse marine life are the main attractions of diving in this region of Raja Ampat.
Most of the staff now working at Kri Eco Resort and Sorido Bay Resort have been "rescued" from shark finning and dynamite fishing.
Kri Eco Resort is credited with using locally sourced, low-impact building materials, making the tropical climate more bearable and allowing its guests to enjoy the incredible views of Kri Island as well as gentle sea breezes. always present in the Raja Ampat islands.
2. ACCOMMODATIONS & FACILITIES
Kri Eco Resort has a total of 13 rooms in 3 categories: 4 Papuan Cottages, 7 Superior Cottages, 2 Deluxe Cottages. All rooms are minimalist in design. The use of Papuan materials gives a truly special charm to the cottages. All accommodations have Wi-Fi and electric fans for those nights when the breeze is not strong enough, in fact all accommodations are a mix of Papuan style with the necessary comforts that we are used to in the Western world.
Located along a walkway over the water, these are typical Papuan rooms, they will give you a sense of calm and closeness to nature on a level few have experienced.
Features: Shared bathrooms with western toilet and shower. Hot mandis after a night dive (an Indonesian mandi is operated by pouring water over yourself with a pot). Electric fan 24/7. Western style bed and mattress. mosquito net 24h electricity. Potable water to drink. Soap and towels. Work table for cameras with various plugs. Free Wi-Fi (1GB MB per week). Free laundry service. Kayak and Stand Up Paddle board available for free.
Papuan Superior Cottages
Located along the beach, on stilts in the water, they have direct access to the ocean through a natural staircase.
Features: Shared bathrooms (4 guests max) with western toilet and hot shower. Electric fan 24/7. Western style bed and mattress. Mosquito net. 24h electricity. Potable water to drink. Soap and towels. Work table for cameras with various plugs. Free Wi-Fi (1GB MB per week). Free laundry service. Kayak and Stand Up Paddle board available for free.
Located in front of the beach, they offer more comfort and privacy than the superior and papuan cottages.
Characteristics: Private bathroom with hot water shower. Large terrace with access to the beach through a natural staircase. Electric fan 24/7. Western style bed and mattress. Mosquito net. 24h electricity. Potable water to drink. Soap and towels. Work table for cameras with various plugs. Free Wi-Fi (1GB MB per week). Free laundry service. Kayak and Stand Up Paddle board available for free.
Sorido Bay Resort has 7 spacious bungalows, in 2 styles: 5 Sentani and 2 Kaimana. All lodges are nestled in lush green jungle overlooking a kidney-shaped lagoon. All bungalows have a private atmosphere with excellent service and modern comforts. All rooms have air conditioning, free Wi-Fi and international plugs.
The Sentani Bungalow is 60m2, ideal for single or double accommodation, offering modern comfort and splendid sea views.
Features: air conditioning, Wi-Fi (unlimited use), king-size bed, electric fan, 24/7 power supply with 220 V and 110 V outlets, toiletries, minibar, safe, charging station. camera work, camera taxi, laundry service, private solarium, kayak and stand up paddle board available free of charge.
The Kaimana Bungalow has 90m2, it is ideal as family accommodation for up to 4 guests. This bungalow has a living room that can be converted into an additional bedroom. Modern comfort and splendid sea views.
Features: air conditioning, Wi-Fi (unlimited use), king-size bed + additional bed on request, separate living room, electric fan, 24/7 power supply with 220 V and 110 V outlets, toiletries toilette, minibar, safe, camera workstation, camera taxi, laundry service, private solarium, kayak and stand up paddle board available free of charge.
The restaurant and lounge areas are located close to the sea. The rest of Kri Eco Resort offers great food and a relaxed, friendly atmosphere. Meals are prepared in the open kitchen and served at the common table. A variety of local vegetables and fruits cater to vegetarian guests. Drinking water, coffee and tea are provided free of charge. For an additional charge you can enjoy a fresh beer, soft drinks or fresh fruit juices.
3. RESORT ACTIVITIES
Naturally, as we are in the home reef with the world's largest record of fish species and in the center of marine biodiversity, the main activity will be diving and snorkeling.
We have more than 30 sites in close proximity to the resorts. Here is a selection of some of our favorite dive sites: Cape Kri, the house reef. Sardine Reef, 10 minutes from Kri. Blue Magic, 15 minutes from Kri. Manta Sandy, 25 minutes away. The Passage, in a fast and fabulous speedboat ride. To learn about the dive sites in Cape Kri and its surroundings follow the link: Raja Ampat dive sites.
Diving with Sorido Bay Resort & Kri Eco Resort
Other activities besides diving and snorkeling
Excursions to the islands
Stand Up Paddle
4. RESORT PACKAGES
Both resorts offer packages of 7, 10, 14, 17 and 21 nights. Contact us to have a personalized quote.
5. HOW TO GET THERE
Kri Island is located in the Dampier Strait and is part of the Raja Ampat archipelago, West Papua. Divers usually enter the Raja Ampat region via the Sorong airport, connected to the international airports of Jakarta, Bali and Manado. Guests traveling to Raja Ampat will normally do an overnight transit before continuing their journey. 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.
6. BEST TIME TO TRAVEL
Diving and snorkelling conditions in the 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. Due to our sheltered position we are able to operate all year round. Follow the link practical information: diving season in Raja Ampat.
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