Almost a virgin island
Batanta is the smallest of the Four Kings of Raja Ampat, or main islands, but it is by no means “small.” With 60 km long and about 8 km wide, there is plenty to explore. Batanta is located south of Waigeo, across the strong currents of the Dampier Strait.
Batanta is a relatively remote island and there are only a handful of villages. There is very little development on the island and just a few shops selling drinks and local snacks. The landscape is quite wild, Batanta is densely covered in lush rainforest, with an array of hills, cool jungle air flowing out from the forest, wildlife sounds surrounding you, amazing waterfalls, crystal clear streams with plenty of dragonflies and butterflies, rivers, large rainforest trees centuries old, a spectacular array of fauna, countless bays with untouched mangrove forests and reefs in the surroundings offering a world-class scuba diving. This natural beauty, in addition to the many species of wildlife you can find, are one of the main draws to the island, as travelers come here to trek through the abundant rainforest in search of incredible waterfalls.