As the soft, soothing swell of the ocean brings you closer to the pristine, golden sands you’ll be forgiven for staring. The water here is stunningly crystal clear blue, framed by an island of golden sand.
You step off the back of the boat the warm water embraces you and invites you to forget all your worldly worries and enjoy a moment of frivolity playing in the sand. There is nothing but pure unadulterated nature in all her glory.
Kri floating island
There’s no pop up bar with TayTay blaring, no children skipping school to sell you a bracelet or even a lady to offer you eye brow threading.
As far as the eye can see is the shimmer of the sirens below the seas, tempting you to come play within the gradient blue, green water.
The Pasir Timbul sandbar, or as it’s more affectionately known, the Kri Floating Island is the perfect place to stop appreciate the world around you and grab that enviable profile pic. Located only 20-25mins from the majority of the main resorts and home stays in Raja Ampat this sneaky beach is easily accessible during a day trip and can be used as a drop point for scuba diving or snorkeling.
you never know who you’ll meet under the sea- Photo credit – Peter McGee
According to our resident scuba diver photographer, Peter McGee, this spot offers some magnificent diving. His thoughts have been confirmed by the international dive community. In April 2012 Dr G Allen took a few dips in the water here and recorded 374 different species. Making this the worlds most richest house reef.
Under the sea – Photo credit Peter McGee, Diveplanit
Even if you don’t scuba and only snorkel there’s still a whole lot of fish around to keep you company.
Not a scuba diver? That’s ok neither am I (yet) if you’re wondering what else to do in Raja Ampat take a look here
at our guide.
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