Raja Ampat is a string of four islands in the heart of Indonesia’s Coral Triangle, known as one of the most biodiverse marine regions on the planet. “[It] is a place where you can get lost in nature,” says Dian Gafar, a cruise director and dive master on a luxury Pinisi-style yacht operating in the area. As a young boy growing up in the capital city of Jakarta, Gafar dreamed of exploring Raja Ampat. When his father introduced him to the tourism industry, he saw that he could pursue a career working on the islands and sharing their wonders with others.
Raja Ampat: The Last Paradise, produced by GLP Films and Indonesia Tourism, shares Gafar’s story and follows visitors as they hike through caves and virgin rainforest, swim in the turquoise waters, and eat delicious Indonesian meals locally sourced from village markets. Is it too late for us to book a trip?