Browse Month: September 2011

September Update

For the “winter season” holidays Raja Laut will be in the idyllic islands of Indonesia and the South Pacific! Raja Ampat near West Papua, the “Spice Islands” of Indonesia, and the South Pacific archipelago of Palau. If there was a benchmark for pure, undiluted, eco-paradise cruising this would be it.

West Papua

West Papua, Raja Ampat, Triton Bay, Agat. Names that are making people dream. Dreaming of lushness, remote hidden bays, tropical seas and reefs teaming with life, thickly-jungle covered islands, and fascinating Papuan tribes. The area between Raja Ampat, Triton Bay and Agat is magnificent and casts a spell on all who visit. Scientists, photographers, divers. This majestic area is as stunningly beautiful above water as it is below with rare and exquisite creatures in abundance..

Maluku

Maluku, also known as the Moluccas or the Spice Islands. Banda, Ambon, Halmahera, Ternate, Tidore: all these names latterly synomymous with the history of the spice trade, but today with a mind-blowing sense of adventure, and scuba exploration. Above water are 1000s of islands: remote, pristine, and spiritually uplifting, Maluku is the fascinating transition zone between the Asian and Australian fauna and flora, and also between the Malay-based cultures of western Indonesia and those of Melanesia..

Palau

The islands and beaches of the Palau archipelago are stunning, and most tourists who come here like to spend their time underwater, for Palau is among the world’s most spectacular diving and snorkelling destinations. It features coral reefs, blue holes, wartime wrecks, hidden caves and tunnels, more than 60 vertical drop-offs to play with, and an astonishing spectrum of coral, fish, and rare sea creatures..