Sorido Bay Resort, Raja Ampat
Sorido Bay Resort is located on Kri Island about 90 minutes speedboat ride from Sorong. It has a total of 7 spacious cottages all facilitated with air conditioner and wifi.
The resort offers a selected and personalised service and is – without any compromise on comfort – nestled in the lush green jungle overlooking a kidney-shaped lagoon, meters away from the world’s most famous dive site ‘Cape Kri’: it is here where Dr. G. Allen recorded the world record of 374 different species of reef fish during 1 dive, making this the richest dive site in the world.
The resort grounds have a wide variety of plant and wildlife. Wild orchids, monitor lizards, furry marsupial Cuscus, tropical birds such as Lorikeets, Eclectic parrots, Paradise Kingfishers to Glossy Mantled Manucodes and Cockatoos. Eventually you may even spot a Tree Kangaroo or Sugar glider.
A spacious dining area with bar and lounge invites you for epic views over the Dampier Straight and the famous housereef and dive site Cape Kri.
Due to the pristine location, the best dive sites in Raja Ampat are just a short speed boat trip from the resorts.
Diving Equipment Rental: Yes
Diving Courses: Yes
The best option to reach Sorido Bay Resort is to fly to Sorong from Jakarta/Singapore. Domestic travelers can fly via Makassar or Manado.
Airlines that operates from
Jakarta - Sorong: Garuda Indonesia, Express Air, Sriwijaya Air and Lion/Wings
Singapore - Manado: Silkair
Manado - Sorong: Garuda Indonesia, Lion Air and Express Air
Free Scheduled Transfers
Sorong - Resort: Every Sunday & Thursday
Resort - Sorong: Every Sunday & Wednesday
Sorido Bay Resort is about 1 hours 30 minutes away from Sorong airport by speedboat.
Diving in Raja Ampat
Raja Ampat is an archipelago of over 1,500 small islands, including the four main islands of: Misool, Salawati, Batanta and Waigeo. Scientists have conducted several marine surveys in our area and their findings indicate that the marine life diversity here is the highest of any recorded on Earth. The variety of aquatic species, the variety and density of healthy vibrant corals and the abundance of fish has to be experienced to fully understand the importance of conserving the area.
Worldrecord house reef
Dr. Gerald R. Allen, internationally renowned Ichthyologist and author of more than 33 fish ID books conducted a survey on Cape Kri counting an amazing number of 374 different reef fish species. A significant increase of 91 species from his former Cape Kri survey 11 years earlier. This increase is evidence that our conservation work for over 20 years delivers results both in increased bio-diversity and improved health in our local eco-system.