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03-08-2015, 17:31
Batanta Island is the smallest of the four main islands of the Raja Ampat archipelago. It is mostly interesting for nature-lovers, as most of the island is made up of rugged mountains covered with dense rainforest. It is one of the most fascinating islands in West Papua. The island is like a virgin island because there are still many areas of the island waiting for exploration. Hence, it is one of the islands in West Papua that is valuable to be explored. The island is not too large. Even, you can see the mountains which are near the coast. You can easily access the mountain from the beach. If you want to explore the entire island, you can even travel by boat.

Batanta Island is situated in the west of Sorong, the mainland city near Raja Ampat. The island is one the four main islands in the archipelago of Raja Ampat. You can reach the island by sea transportation. The only easiest way to reach the island is by renting a cheaper boat from Sorong.

There are many exciting activities you can do here. Most activities are actually suitable for those who love exploration. Among the activities you can do include, hiking, bird-watching, diving and snorkeling. For hikers, Batanta offers exciting prospects. Recreational hiking is surely unknown here as the area around the mountain has not been developed optimum. However, you can ask local people there to guide you to do bird-watching in the forest. Bird-watching is an interesting activity as you can find various species of birds, including sulphur-crested cockatoos, palm cockatoo andcassowary. For diving and snorkeling, there are many good spots available. Travelling to the island will give you the most exciting experience in your life. You will have an unforgettable experience in this incredible Batanta Island.

10-08-2015, 17:31