Waiwo Dive Resort Raja Ampat

Jalan Marinda Waiwo, Waigeo Island, Waigeo, Raja Ampat, Indonesia, 98484 - See map
2-star Resort
8.2
Excellent
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Safety Features
Daily disinfection in common areas
Staff trained in safety protocol
Temperature check for guests and staff
Preventative Equipment
Free face masks
Hand sanitizer
Sterilizing equipment
Health and Medical
First aid kit
Property highlightsRead all 82 reviews
Excellent service
8.9 rating for service
Excellent cleanliness
8.5 rating for cleanliness
Exceptional reputation
Recommended by 82% of guests
Very good facilities on premise
7.5 facilities on premise

Her food is easily the best Indonesian food I’ve ever had.

andrew | August 3, 2018

Front Desk- Service was prompt, cordial, and thorough.

andrew | August 3, 2018

Food- was consistently outstanding.

andrew | August 3, 2018

  • Airport transfer

  • Air conditioning

  • Daily housekeeping

  • Bar

  • Garden

Cheaper than 94% of all properties in Raja Ampat in the last 24 hoursCompared to 33 Raja Ampat properties at Agoda for various dates
Value for money7.0
Location rating8.1

Rooms available at Waiwo Dive Resort Raja Ampat

Double or Twin Room with Sea View
Double or Twin Room with Sea View
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  • Room size: 56 m²/603 ft²
  • Balcony/terrace
  • 1 king bed
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Sea View XL
Sea View XL
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  • Room size: 56 m²/603 ft²
  • Beach view
  • 1 king bed
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Waterfront Room
Waterfront Room
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  • Room size: 55 m²/592 ft²
  • Ocean view
  • 1 king bed
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Double or Twin Room with Garden View
Double or Twin Room with Garden View
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  • Room size: 38 m²/409 ft²
  • Balcony/terrace
  • 2 single beds or 1 king bed
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Sea View
Sea View
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  • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
  • Sea view
  • 1 king bed or 2 single beds
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Double or Twin Room with Sea View
Double or Twin Room with Sea View
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  • Room size: 38 m²/409 ft²
  • Balcony/terrace
  • 2 single beds or 1 king bed
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Deluxe Garden Terrace
Deluxe Garden Terrace
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  • Room size: 38 m²/409 ft²
  • Garden view
  • 2 single beds or 1 king bed
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Deluxe Double Room with Balcony and Sea View
Deluxe Double Room with Balcony and Sea View
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  • Room size: 40 m²/431 ft²
  • Balcony/terrace
  • 1 king bed
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Jungle Room
Jungle Room
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  • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
  • Nature view
  • 1 king bed or 2 single beds
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Deluxe Double or Twin Room
Deluxe Double or Twin Room
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  • Room size: 40 m²/431 ft²
  • Balcony/terrace
  • 2 single beds or 1 king bed
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Frequently asked questions

What time is check-in and check-out at Waiwo Dive Resort Raja Ampat?

Check-in is from 02:00 PM, and check-out is until 12:00 PM. You may request early check-in or late check-out during booking, subject to availability. Guests checking in or out before or after the designated periods may be charged an additional fee. The resort offers luggage storage to guests for before check-in and after check-out.

How do I get to Waiwo Dive Resort Raja Ampat?

Waiwo Dive Resort Raja Ampat is easy to access from the airport. In fact, you can even book your airport transfer in advance for greater peace of mind with the additional charge of 500000 IDR. Just use the "Let us know what you need" section of the booking page to let the resort know you want a ride, and they will contact you via the Agoda messaging service. A stay at Waiwo Dive Resort Raja Ampat also comes with easy access to the neighborhoods around the hotel through the convenient shuttle service offered at the resort. For those who wish to drive their own cars, Waiwo Dive Resort Raja Ampat has a car park right on site for maximum convenience. Parking is free for guests. If you're looking for an easy way to get around Raja Ampat with private transportation, the resort can arrange car rental for you.

What is the smoking policy at Waiwo Dive Resort Raja Ampat?

Waiwo Dive Resort Raja Ampat does permit smoking in some areas and is not 100% smoke-free.

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What people love about Waiwo Dive Resort Raja Ampat

  • 7.6
    Very good
    Staff 

    "Excellent staff service level with clean environment."

    Tan

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    November 26, 2017

  • 10.0
    Exceptional

    "This was a great holiday and a lovely place to stay."

    Tawfiq

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    January 7, 2020

  • 10.0
    Exceptional

    "Great job and thanks Waiwo for a lovely holiday."

    Tawfiq

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    January 7, 2020

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Overall rating:
8.2
Excellent
82 reviews
Cleanliness
8.5
Facilities
7.5
Location
8.1
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Prices are quite reasonable and I thought the value for mone...
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More about Waiwo Dive Resort Raja Ampat

More about Waiwo Dive Resort Raja Ampat

Conveniently located in Raja Ampat, Waiwo Dive Resort Raja Ampat is a great base from which to explore this vibrant city. The hotel is not too far from the city center: just away, and it normally takes about minutes to reach the airport. With its convenient location, the hotel offers easy access to the city's must-see destinations.

Waiwo Dive Resort Raja Ampat offers impeccable service and all the essential amenities to invigorate travelers. To name a few of the hotel's facilities, there are ticket service, luggage storage, car park, room service, family room.

Step into one of 21 inviting rooms and escape the stresses of the day with a wide range of amenities such as clothes rack, free welcome drink, linens, mirror, private entrance which can be found in some rooms. The hotel offers fantastic facilities, including hiking trails, yoga room, snorkeling, diving, massage, to help you unwind after an action-packed day in the city. With an ideal location and facilities to match, Waiwo Dive Resort Raja Ampat hits the spot in many ways.

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Food & Dining
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What they offer

10.0
Exceptional

"Highly recommended and we will be going back soon again next..."

Michael

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September 3, 2018

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Food and dining

Breakfast options

Continental
Vegetarian

Restaurants on site

Scholastika
Cuisine:Indonesian
Menu:A-la-carte

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Reviews of Waiwo Dive Resort Raja Ampat from real guests

Overall rating
8.2
Excellent
From 82 reviews
9.1Service
8.5Cleanliness
8.3Location
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Rating via Agoda8.0
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Cleanliness8.5
Facilities7.5
Location8.1
Room comfort and quality6.0
Service8.9
Value for money7.0
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10.0
Exceptional
Michael from Switzerland
Group
Deluxe Garden Terrace
Stayed 10 nights in July 2018

Such a great time at the Waiwo resort. We all happy. highly recommend”

Waiwo is such a great place to stay in raja Ampat with the budget of money we get the best value, clean room, very friendly staff and super delicious Indonesian food everyday, made our holiday was great. Highly recommended and we will be going back soon again next year. We all love Waiwo.

Reviewed September 03, 2018
8.4
Excellent
Marcy
Group
Deluxe Garden Terrace
Stayed 3 nights in August 2018

Excellent”

Great team always at your service and making you feel like a family. Thanks particularly to Maxi, Like and Ritna. They went out of their way to make us comfortable. However the main issue at the resort are the prices of activities. I understand the gasoline is expensive and it is remote (however tbh i didnt feel Waigeo was so remote, the city center has a market and shops with all things available at reasonable price). But one day trip to Piaynemo at 6.9 Million rupees is quite a rip off (even though it takes 1.5h to go). So better find other guests from the hotel to go with you and share the huge cost. Diving prices also are crazy: you need to pay USD75 for a dive (minimum 2 dives) so USD150, and it doesnt include the equipment rental! I have never been to any dive shop which makes you pay the equipment rental aside and at USD50/day. The owner should really review the pricelists, it is really out of the mind. Luckily the staff of this resort really made the difference!

Reviewed October 16, 2018
9.2
Exceptional
andrew from United States
Solo traveler
Deluxe Garden Terrace
Stayed 3 nights in July 2018

Clean, comfortable accommodation on the beach. Wonderful, friendly staff. Amazing food”

Front Desk- Service was prompt, cordial, and thorough. No request is too small. Food- was consistently outstanding. Chef Ritna’s menu for lunch and dinner includes meat, local fish, lots of vegetables, rice, fresh fruit, and soup. They also serve a good hot breakfast and tea that includes these addictive crispy fried bananas. Ritna is an amazing chef. Her food is easily the best Indonesian food I’ve ever had. The dining room attendant, Lisa, is prompt, attentive, and always smiling. The staff is happy to customize a tour package and will work with you on pricing. Realize, when you book a tour, you are employing for the day a driver, boat captain, local guide, and personal dive guide, and don’t forget that gas and everything else there is very expensive. The thing that impressed me the most about Waiwo is that the staff was not only gracious, but, as a single traveler, so many of them went out of their way to make me feel at home.

Reviewed August 03, 2018
8.0
Excellent
Charita from Indonesia
Solo traveler
Sea View XL
Stayed 3 nights in February 2016

Just got home from short trip to Raja Ampat. Really rested in a remote place which full of pure nice nature and very nice people. The owner of the resort were very helpful and friendly as well as the ”

Waiwo Dive Resort is a perfect place to stay. The fine nature and a very nice staff is a good combination. The food was so good that I gained some kilos when we stayed there. Will go back again one day. Highly recommended for single travelers, groups and family with children to stay.

Reviewed February 20, 2016
8.4
Excellent
Abrar from Saudi Arabia
Family with teens
Double or Twin Room with Garden View
Stayed 4 nights in August 2019

A great value resort. Loved it.”

This was honestly one of the BEST resorts I’ve stayed in so far. We were the ONLY one staying in this whole resort for 4 nights which was good but scary as well. On Agoda and booking.com they show “sold out” or “last room left”. That’s all false. It’s never sold out and Incase it’s showing sold out then you can contact the property directly to book a room. Staff were amazing, Kind and very helpful especially Rachael At the restaurant area and Windy the manager. Their airport pick-up and drop-off service is great. A driver named Oniel picked me up from the airport and dropped me off at the ferry terminal. He was so nice and even though he didn’t speak the best English, he still loved to learn new words. I was then picked up by the resort staff from the terminal who brought me to the resort. Rooms especially sea view were amazing. It was very cozy and the feeling there was natural and refreshing. However the A.C in the room wasn’t good. It didn’t throw out air properly and it was warm most of the time. Beds weren’t comfy at all. Woke up with back pain everyday. Bathroom was big and clean. However there were no amenities in the bathroom except dental kit but that’s fine. Chris the receptionist is new here and he doesn’t know anything about the resort or trips to other islands etc. make sure to talk to Windy only. Food they served was good for the 1st 2 days but after that the food was horrible (especially Lunch and dinner) but breakfast was good during the last day. There are a LOT of mosquitos here so make sure to bring either a mosquito repellent cream or mosquito repellent band. The beach was great. Stunning views. Unfortunately I couldn’t go to any of the islands I planned to like Piaynemo island since I was the only one here and I couldn’t afford the cost for 1 person. I need some other guests to share the amount with which I didn’t get. I would honestly call this a 4 star property instead of 2 star. Every staff were well uniformed and spoke English. Anyways, I t

Reviewed August 12, 2019
5.2
Angelica from Indonesia
Couple
Sea View XL
Stayed 7 nights in November 2018

Dive guides (Om Maxi and Like) are good! Friendly staff but poor management and facilities”

The room is clean and nice but other facilities need an upgrade. -many mosquitos and flies. - diving equipment need to be upgarded (thank god I bring my own equipment). I saw one of diver use a broken BCD (looks ugly and dirty) -jetty and dive center shall be renovated. It looks poor and dirty. The sun deck is dirty. - The staff is friendly and helpful but the management system is a mess. On arrival in Sorong airport, I waited 1 hour in the airport for the pick up. I cannot reached any number available (driver nor resort). We ended up by hiring a taxi from airport to the port to catch the ferry schedule. - we have to re-planning the dive because they did not have enough fuel for the boat. - pricing is too high. - canoe /kayak is available for free buat very dirty. - the hotel/room is not private because some people/visitor can pass by. So we don’t know who is staff of hotel or not. For safety reason, its not comfortable. -food is good, tasty.

Reviewed November 12, 2018
4.7
Marcin from Poland
Couple
Sea View XL
Stayed 5 nights in October 2015

Big disapointment”

cotage located just 10 meters from the sea, food was quite good, staff tried to be helpful, but they do not speak English, so it was hard to explain everything

During 5 days of stay we had only cold water under the shower, plenty of times we experienced break in electricity (power) supply. The hotel is overpriced, the beer in the bar was warm, or the bar was closed, the price of beer exstremely high as for indonesian conditions. The prices of diving in the resort dive shop do not match the reality, double overpriced, the resort is located to far from the most beautiful places in this area so it is not possible to get quickly to the most interesting islands. Menager of resort was helpful and tried to help, to resolve some issues like lack of wifi, he borrow me the modem so it was fine. General opinion and impression is no good, almost every day there were big company events there,no conditions to have a quite rest.

Reviewed October 26, 2015
7.6
Very good
Tan from Singapore
Couple
Deluxe Garden Terrace
Stayed 7 nights in November 2017

Conveniently located near to Waisai port but boat charter price is exceptionally high . ”

Excellent staff service level with clean environment. Only set back is the boat arrangement which is costly if unable to gather a group for cost sharing. Boat charter to Wayag is costly at about 12-13million rupiah (about USD1,000). They blamed the high diesel cost (oil price is down) which will hamper the eco-tourism industry .

Reviewed November 26, 2017
7.2
Very good
cheng from Malaysia
Solo traveler
Sea View
Stayed 1 night in October 2019

Very good ”

Comfortable room, good foods

Reviewed October 26, 2019
10.0
Exceptional
James from United States
Couple
Waterfront Room
Stayed 2 nights in February 2020

Relaxing by the beach with birds”

Found this place online and tried it. What a gem! They have a commitment to environmental stewardship, a friendly staff, and a beautiful location on the island of Waigeo. We took a couple days after diving to kick back, but Sorong did not look inviting. So we took the 2 hour fast ferry and got picked up by the resort. Short, pretty drive to Waiwo. We had the waterfront cabana and loved having the ocean literally outside our door. Incredibly nice place, super friendly staff, good (but limited in scope) food and drink. Also, they have left all the trees on the property so there is all kinds of bird song all day. We arranged to see the red bird of paradise through them and had an amazing pre-dawn experience. Only thing to improve is info online. It was hard to find out much more on the resort's website. But I was so happy we did find the place and would definitely return. We did not dive with them so I can't comment on that side of the place. We did find the beach clean and inviting.

Reviewed February 26, 2020
9.6
Exceptional
Sean from Singapore
Solo traveler
Jungle Room
Stayed 3 nights in January 2020

Exceptional”

Highly recommend

Reviewed January 29, 2020
10.0
Exceptional
Mihai from Romania
Couple
Deluxe Garden Terrace
Stayed 4 nights in January 2020

Totally loved it, the place is super clean, people are awesomely cool incl. guests and divemasters.”

Eating and staying. Food is just right and tasty - for a picky guy like me they quickly understood i’m not into spicy and they were careful with that. There’s free good coffee and tea in the afternoon at your discretion. However I chose to, esentially, drank all their Coke :), but jumbo Bintang is available for the thirsty ones. All rooms have air conditioning (trust me you will appreciate this at 30+ celsius, especially at night) although some of them are in the jungle and there’s pretty cool already. Electricity, shower, and cold/hot fresh water 24/7. I guess the routine for them is to clean your room and change towels daily, but it’s really unnecessary, you’re most of the time at sea or at the beach. For me it was the place to go for catching up after jetlag :) Diving. They go pretty much everywhere in Raja Ampat. And they have everything you ever wanted for diving.

Reviewed January 27, 2020
10.0
Exceptional
Tawfiq from Italy
Family with teens
Sea View
Stayed 2 nights in December 2019

We had a lovely stay”

The staff are excellent and always tried their best to help, Jen, Wendy, Rachel, Chris were all so helpful and also it was great fun. The staff of the nearby dive resort were amazing too, especially Denisa and Melki. This was a great holiday and a lovely place to stay. It is not however luxury, this is Papua and immersed in nature; so do expect to some connecting with wildlife, critters, creatures.. our favorite were the hermit crabs and the cuscus living overhead... The resort is doing an excellent job in a location where extending full services is not the easiest thing in the world (West Papua). Prices are quite reasonable and I thought the value for money is unbeatable. Great job and thanks Waiwo for a lovely holiday.

Reviewed January 07, 2020
9.2
Exceptional
laia from Spain
Couple
Sea View
Stayed 3 nights in December 2019

Muy buena opción en waisai”

Personal súper amable, especialmente Jen, las chicas del restaurante y los chicos de las excursiones. Las cabañas más próximas al mar son realmente preciosas, con una relación calidad-precio buena (comparando con resorts próximos). La comida del restaurante no está mal pero no es barata. Puntos a mejorar: que limpiaran la habitación diariamente e incorporar internet en las habitaciones.

Reviewed January 04, 2020
9.2
Exceptional
Helene from France
Family with young children
Jungle Room
Stayed 1 night in December 2019

Exceptional”

Très bon hôtel bien situé à Waigeo avec une petite plage privée. A savoir, les excursions plongée et snorkeling sont un peu chères .

Reviewed January 02, 2020
5.6
Gabriele from Germany
Couple
Jungle Room
Stayed 2 nights in November 2019

Nicht noch einmal ”

Absolut überteuertes Hotel, das an einem schmalen, unsauberem Strand liegt. Die Tauchschule ist 4x so teuer als andere in Raja Ampat. Ebenso das Essen. Die Zimmer sind ok, entsprechen aber nicht den Preisen.

Reviewed November 23, 2019
6.4
Good
Anne-Sarah from Germany
Couple
Waterfront Room
Stayed 3 nights in October 2019

Good”

Das Personal war sehr bemüht. Die Einrichtungen und das Resortareal war lieblos. Keine Liegen, Hängematten oder Stühle (am Strand) so dass man die Aussicht und die Lage hätte genießen können. Sauber war es allemal! Das Essenangebot umfasste 3 europäische Gerichte und 3 indonesische Gerichte für Mittag und Abendessen, was auch für meine Verständnisse für ein Resort (kein homestay) etwas spärlich ist.

Reviewed October 27, 2019
6.8
Good
Thomas from Luxembourg
Couple
Sea View XL
Stayed 4 nights in November 2018

Einfaches Taucherhotel”

Schnell von Sorong aus mit der öffentlichen Fähre zu erreichen

Reviewed November 25, 2018
8.0
Excellent
Paul from Belgium
Couple
Sea View XL
Stayed 5 nights in October 2018

Bijzonder goede personeel,zelfs gebracht tot aan de ferry en uitstekend duikindtructuur. ”

Goede ligging, goede personeelsleden, altijd klaar om te helpen. Een gekwalificeerd duikindtructuur (werk met volle liefde) Het eten is soms bijna hetzelfde. De Chinese gasten maken regelmatig lawaai, rookverbod wordt niet gerespecteerd zelfs aan tafel wordt gerookt. Een van de personeel deed niets als het gevraagd wordt om op te treden.

Reviewed October 09, 2018
7.7
Very good
Roman from Russia
Solo traveler
Sea View XL
Stayed 8 nights in September 2015

если Вы - дайвер”

отличный дайвинг с местным центром, снорклинг и только местные вокруг

Даже лучше, чем ожидал. В low season резорт почти пустой, всё, что есть - почти персональное. Отличный дайв центр с классными гайдами. плавать с ними - сплошное удовольствие. Местный риф тоже великолепный. Персонал приятный, отзывчивый, с отличным английским. Никаких проблем, сплошные положительные эмоции. Кормят хорошо, но без изысков. Пиво бывает не всегда)) Если вилла в саду, а не на берегу, то вечером может быть шумновато из-за соседнего бара через дорогу. но в меру. Если уходите плавать и оставляете ключ на ресепшене, то комнату уберут. В целом, за свои деньги вполне достойный вариант. Посетители - в основном местные, а-ля средний класс (тоже по-английски многие говорят свободно). иностранцев почти нет.

Reviewed October 08, 2015
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