The Arborek Village

A Little Paradise in Raja Ampat Archipelago

Arborek Island Raja Ampat
  • An authentic island

    Arborek is a tiny island in Raja Ampat archipelago, on West Papua. It is easily walkable on foot, taking roughly thirty minutes to walk the entire coastline. The island is known for its very hospitable tourism village and exceptional handicrafts with a thriving souvenir community. Be ready to be greeted with open arms by everyone, with many children who are eager to be photographed. This authentic island welcomes guests with pride, the islanders are happy to introduce all to the Papuan culture and unique traditional foods. It is a perfect paradise to learn a bit of the Asai culture, which is still kept alive in this isolated place.

    Arborek island, traditionally a mooring spot for boatmen, is surrounded by splendid sago palms, nourished by fish and it is sparsely populated by a tiny population of around 
    200 residents, spread in around 40 families. The water is crystal clear, with white fine sand and many coconut trees and bushes, providing a quite comforting and refreshing atmosphere. At the wooden pier you will find some gazebos, ideal for relaxing.

    Arborek a Perfect Place to Relax

    An adventure in Central & South Raja Ampat

    Diving Cruise RAJA AMPAT

    | 12 Days / 11 Nights | 3192 € Full Board

    Central & South Raja Ampat, 
    Waisai to Sorong

    Next Departure:

    2022 November 19th to 30th

    266 per day

    Up to 3 dives/day

    Please refer to the FAQ Section

    Boat Rating *

    Global
    9.8
    Vessel
    9.7
    Life Onboard
    10.0
    Activities
    9.8

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    Tourism & Snorkeling

    Given the fact that Arborek has quickly become a pioneer as a tourist village and on developing local regulations for community-based marine conservation in West Papua, it is well recognized by the local authority and foreigners, having visitors from everywhere either to enjoy the underwater beauty or learn the local culture. The island is suitable for diving and snorkeling. For the former is just a matter of reaching Arborek Pier, jumping into the water and go snorkeling there, you will instantly find a fascinating illumination of the glittering of a gorgonian fan just below the surface. Enjoy this marine paradise with incredible hard and soft corals and plenty of beautiful and bright fish such as fusiliers, angelfish, butterflyfish, barracudas and damsels congregating on the reef flats. Trevallies, mackerels and tunas can be found a little further into the deep. And let’s not forget about reef sharks, dugongs and the graceful manta rays circulating the cleaning stations, a wonderful display not to be missed.

    Arborek Activities

    Stunning landscapes

    Despite the small size of the island, about 7 hectares, Arborek owns a stunning landscape, it is fascinating both underwater and in the village. A good idea is to take a stroll in this beautiful village and be amazed by its marvelous creatures and flora, a rewarding moment for photographers. It is also possible to discover the surrounding coastline by kayak. The traditional houses of the locals are surrounded by coconut trees, and homestays are wooden huts perched perfectly on stilts in the ocean, a very picturesque image.

    Arborek Stunning Landscapes

    THE CRUISE OF YOUR DREAMS AT YOUR FINGERTIPS

    Either your looking for a private charter, or to live an adventure on the sea while discovering new lanscapes & meeting new peoples, We can help you make your dream come true.

    FAQ

    To enter Indonesia your passport must have:
    •  Expiration date of the applicant’s passport must be at least 6 (six) months at the date of entry.
    •  At least one blank visa page
    •  Round-trip airplane ticket

    There is no Visa required for 61 countries and 1 region.
    Maximum length of stay without Visa is 30 Days, if you are planning to stay up to 60 days, you can buy a visa on arrival for 35 US$ at Airports and Seaports.
    For more details about COVID restrictions, please contact the Embassy of the Republic of Indonesia.


    We choose to work with people we know for years, all offering a high quality service on perfectly maintained Phinisi.

    All boats, Cabins & on-board furniture's have an authentic and sophisticated design, made with quality materials.


    Spacious and Comfortable
    shared space, Lounge, Sun Deck, Restaurant will grant you a maximum comfort.

    You will also enjoy free access to kayaks and stand-up paddles (SUP) if you wish to explore the surrounding.
    Then it's up to you to chose if you want to enjoy a stunning sunset from the lounge with a fresh drink or from the SUP in the middle of pristine water.

    One of the most, if not the most important part of your cruise, The Crew. They all are experienced, they know when to be discreet and how to treat you well.

    Another important part of your journey, the Food., you will enjoy some great dishes cooked with love by some skilled chef. Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Snacks, you will be delighted all day long. 


    You can refer to the label on the boat description to have a quick overview about the class of the cruise.
    Luxury
     All cabins are equipped with Air conditioning and Private bathroom (ensuite). 
    Comfort: All cabins are equipped with Air conditioning and some cabins may have shared bathroom (Max 2 cabins).

    You should definitely consider the full charter option especially if you are planning this cruise with your family or friends. It will make the experience even more exceptional. As we offer a large choice of boat, no matter if you are 6, 10 or more than 12 we will find the best vessel according the standing you are expecting. From 1000$ per night in adventure standing, 2000$ per night in Comfort standing and from 3000$ in Luxury standing. Contact us for more informations.

    Not at all, beginners can do discover scuba diving during the cruise (let us know to arrange it)


    Open water certified divers or equivalent will have access to most of the dive sites, but to make the best of the cruise Advanced level and experience in drift dive is recommended. You can spend a few days with us in Bali before starting your cruise, by joining our Safari tour or to get your Advanced certification in one of our four dive centers, it will allow you to dive up to 30m depth, to join night dives and be more confident and comfortable while drift diving.

    For an even better training we recommend you to join the drift specialty in Nusa Lembongan.

    If you are more into Leisure, Yoga or Surfing, we can offer you some great cruise experience while practicing some of your favourite activities. Contact us for more informations.

    Indonesia spread over its more than 5000 km along the Equator which offers a tropical climate with only two season, dry & wet.

    Dry season is mainly from May to October Wet season from November to April.
    Keep in mind that Indonesia is the world’s largest archipelago, so you can visit year-round as wet season won’t start in the same time in different places.

    Landscapes are also pretty different due to Tropical rainforest climate and Tropical savannah climate.

    Komodo: All year around
    North Komodo: April to December
    South Komodo: January to march
    Raja Ampat: October to May
    Banda Island: September to November
    Alor: May to November

    We do recommend you to bring your own gears if you already own it. If not it’s not a big deal, you can rent the full set onboard, some of our partners provide rental equipment for free, maximum you can expect another 60$ per day.
    As a reminder, every scuba diver should be equipped with: Wetsuite/BCD/Regulator set/Fins/Weight system/Dive computer/SMB/Torchlight/Compass.


    Nitrox tanks are available on most of the boats, please refer to the boat description.

    Included: Transportation between airport & boat (return)/ Accommodation/ Meals and snacks/ non alcoholic beverage/ 12L tanks and weight system for divers

    Not Included:
    Marine park and Port authority fees / International and domestic flights/ Traveling - Diving Insurance / alcoholic beverage & espresso/ massage/ 15L tanks and dive gears rental for scuba divers

    Most of the time €, Us$ are accepted onboard, but we do recommend you to bring enough cash in local currency IDR. Payement by card are available on some boats, please refer to the boat description.
    Most of electric outlets on board are European type.

    Tipping from 5 to 10% of the cruise amount are expected, it express your satisfaction level. Tips are also an important income part for crew members.