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Thanks to Jonny at @ecoescape.travel and @fodorstravel for the recent article about Misool. ⁠ ⁠ "Misool Resort is the sort of hideaway you thought may not even exist anymore. It’s a place where you wake up thinking you’re still dreaming: in an overwater cottage, listening to the sounds of waves lapping and endemic birds chirping. It’s a private island paradise and the hideaway you’ve probably been longing for throughout the pandemic."⁠ ⁠ LINK IN PROFILE⁠ ⁠ #misool⁠ #privateisland⁠ #comebackslowly⁠ ⁠ ⁠ ⁠ ⁠ ⁠ ⁠ ⁠ ⁠ ⁠ ⁠ ⁠ ⁠ ⁠ ⁠ ⁠ ⁠ ⁠ ⁠ ⁠ ⁠ ⁠ ⁠ ⁠ ⁠ ⁠ ⁠ ⁠ ⁠ ⁠ ⁠ ⁠ ⁠ ⁠ ⁠ ⁠ ⁠ ⁠ ⁠ ⁠ ⁠ ⁠ ⁠ ⁠ ⁠ ⁠ ⁠ ⁠ ⁠ ⁠ #sustainabletravel #traveltomorrow #travelforgood #ethicaltravel #travelwithapurpose #responsibletravel #responsibletourism #travelenjoyrespect #slowtravel #naturetourism #traveldeeper #greentravel #barefootluxury #indonesia #worldrichestreefs #ecoresort #marineconservation #protectwhatyoulove #buildbackgreener #slowtravelling #scubadiver #diveforlife #rajaampat #islandgetaway #privateislandresort
Birds of Batbitim! Clockwise from top left: Olive Backed Sunbird, Brahminy Kite, Blyth’s Hornbill, Beach Kingfisher, White-breasted Woodswallow. #twitcher #islandlife #birdsofrajaampat #wildindonesia #misool
Hanging with the locals 💦 @sabinegt and the resident population of Black Tip Reef Sharks inside Misool Resort’s North Lagoon. #sharklover #marine sanctuary #worldsrichestreefs #paradisefound #misool
Every day is EARTH DAY!⁠ ⁠ What could be more important that protecting our only home?⁠ ⁠ We are seeing incredible things unfold - businesses realizing the value of nature, consumers showing up and voting with their dollars, green technology becoming more widely available and readily adopted. ⁠ ⁠ So, if you are reading this, pat yourself on the back. You haven't switched off. You care about making a difference. Our earth needs YOU!⁠ ⁠ Let's celebrate humankind's successes without taking our eye off the ball and knowing we can always do more and be better.⁠ ⁠ Small acts, when multiplied by millions of people, can transform the world - Howard Zinn⁠ ⁠ HAPPY EARTH DAY 2021⁠ ⁠ 📷 @shawnheinrichs ⁠ ⁠ #EarthDay2021⁠ #Misool⁠ #RajaAmpat⁠ #Indonesia⁠ #PlanetEarth⁠
Last week the Blue Nature Alliance was launched with the goal of protecting 7 million square miles of ocean in the next 5 years. Led by @conservationorg and @pewenvironment , the partnership highlights how critical ocean health is for our shared future. ⁠ ⁠ We highly recommend reading last week’s article from @afarmedia (LINK in PROFILE) for a discussion about the way travellers can help to contribute to this goal. Thanks to Afar for featuring @misoolfoundation and Misool's work. ⁠ ⁠ Excerpt from Afar Magazine:⁠ More than 80 percent of the world’s oceans remain unmapped, making them some of the Earth’s most mysterious—and least explored—regions. ⁠ ⁠ They’re also one of the planet’s least protected places, according to Laure Katz, director of Conservation International’s Seascapes Program. “There’s no question that ocean conservation is generationally behind terrestrial conservation,” said Katz. “The ocean is still very foreign to a lot of people, and that direct connection to what the ocean provides us every day gets lost.”’⁠ ⁠ ⁠ ⁠ ⁠ ⁠ ⁠ ⁠ ⁠ ⁠ ⁠ ⁠ ⁠ ⁠ ⁠ ⁠ ⁠ ⁠ ⁠ ⁠ ⁠ ⁠ ⁠ ⁠ ⁠ ⁠ ⁠ ⁠ ⁠ ⁠ ⁠ ⁠ ⁠ ⁠ #sustainabletravel #traveltomorrow #travelforgood #ethicaltravel #travelwithapurpose #responsibletravel #responsibletourism #travelenjoyrespect #slowtravel #naturetourism #traveldeeper #greentravel #barefootluxury #indonesia #worldrichestreefs #ecoresort #marineconservation #protectwhatyoulove #buildbackgreener #slowtravelling #scubadiver #diveforlife
Bird’s eye view of one of our water cottages. Built on stilts over the North Lagoon, each of our accommodations has been meticulously designed for comfort, privacy and sustainability. 📷 @sabinegt . . Can you guess which water cottage this is? #barefootluxury #sustainableresorts #beautifuldestinations #wildindonesia #misool
EARTH DAY 2021⁠ ⁠ Today marks the start of three days of Earth Day celebrations with the theme, 'Restore our Earth'. ⁠ ⁠ This is a time to share and inspire, and gives us a chance to think about how we can live in a way that truly reflects our values. ⁠ ⁠ The Covid crisis is an opportunity for us to reimagine and rebuild slowly, in a way that safeguards our planet. ⁠ ⁠ Misool and @misoolfoundation exist for one reason: to leave the world a little bit better than we found it.⁠ ⁠ #earthday2021⁠ #misool⁠ ⁠ ⁠ ⁠ ⁠ ⁠ ⁠ ⁠ ⁠ ⁠ ⁠ ⁠ ⁠ ⁠ ⁠ ⁠ ⁠ ⁠ ⁠ ⁠ ⁠ ⁠ ⁠ ⁠ ⁠ ⁠ ⁠ ⁠ ⁠ ⁠ ⁠ ⁠ ⁠ ⁠ ⁠ ⁠ ⁠ ⁠ ⁠ ⁠ ⁠ #sustainabletravel #traveltomorrow #travelforgood #ethicaltravel #travelwithapurpose #responsibletravel #responsibletourism #travelenjoyrespect #slowtravel #naturetourism #traveldeeper #greentravel #barefootluxury #indonesia #worldrichestreefs #ecoresort #marineconservation #protectwhatyoulove #buildbackgreener #slowtravelling #scubadiver #diveforlife
If you had to illustrate the Misool experience with one photo, this would be it. ⁠ ⁠ Fabulous shot from @tobias_zimmer_fotografie ⁠ ⁠ #misool⁠ #sharknursery⁠ #rajaampat⁠ ⁠ ⁠ ⁠ ⁠ ⁠ ⁠ ⁠ ⁠ ⁠ ⁠ ⁠ ⁠ ⁠ ⁠ ⁠ ⁠ ⁠ ⁠ ⁠ ⁠ ⁠ ⁠ ⁠ ⁠ ⁠ ⁠ ⁠ ⁠ ⁠ ⁠ ⁠ ⁠ ⁠ ⁠ ⁠ ⁠ #sustainabletravel #traveltomorrow #travelforgood #ethicaltravel #travelwithapurpose #responsibletravel #responsibletourism #travelenjoyrespect #slowtravel #naturetourism #traveldeeper #greentravel #barefootluxury #indonesia #worldrichestreefs #ecoresort #marineconservation #protectwhatyoulove #buildbackgreener #slowtravelling #scubadiver #diveforlife
Selamat Hari Kartini ⁠ ⁠ Ibu Kartini is a national heroine in Indonesia and thought, by some, to be one of the country's first feminists. ⁠ ⁠ Today we celebrate her contribution to women's rights. Thank you Ibu Kartini!⁠ ⁠
Conditions have been stunning recently - 30m+ viz and gorgeous skies. We really do wish you were here. Sending you warm, sunny vibes for the week ahead. ⁠ ⁠ #misool⁠ #rajaampat⁠ #comebackslowly⁠ ⁠ ⁠ ⁠ ⁠ ⁠ ⁠ ⁠ ⁠ ⁠ ⁠ ⁠ ⁠ ⁠ ⁠ ⁠ ⁠ ⁠ ⁠ ⁠ ⁠ ⁠ ⁠ ⁠ ⁠ ⁠ ⁠ ⁠ ⁠ ⁠ ⁠ ⁠ ⁠ ⁠ ⁠ ⁠ ⁠ ⁠ ⁠ ⁠ ⁠ ⁠ ⁠ ⁠ ⁠ ⁠ ⁠ ⁠ ⁠ ⁠ ⁠ ⁠ ⁠ ⁠ ⁠ ⁠ ⁠ ⁠ ⁠ ⁠ ⁠ ⁠ #sustainabletravel #traveltomorrow #travelforgood #ethicaltravel #travelwithapurpose #responsibletravel #responsibletourism #travelenjoyrespect #slowtravel #naturetourism #traveldeeper #greentravel #barefootluxury #indonesia #worldrichestreefs #ecoresort #marineconservation #protectwhatyoulove #buildbackgreener #slowtravelling #scubadiver #diveforlife#BlueParks #30by30 #OceanOptimism #Coral #MarineProtectedArea
Incredible capture by talented photographer and Misool guest @louloudiver (who we are pretty sure spent more time underwater than on land!) Frogfish are masters of camouflage and come in a variety of colors, but this might just be our new favorite 💕💦 . . . #anglerfish #underwaterphotography #biodiversityhotspot #worldsrichestreefs #misool
@tobias_zimmer_fotografie perfectly captures the energy and colour of life in the Misool Marine Reserve.⁠ ⁠ ⁠ ⁠ HUNTING RUSH⁠ ⁠ Best feeling to witness a hunting scenery at the unbelievable magic mountain in the misool.resort - marine reserve. It the most vibrant place imaginable. Here some bluefin mackerels try get some fusilier-snack.⁠ ⁠ ⁠ ⁠ ⁠ ⁠ ⁠ ⁠ ⁠ ⁠ ⁠ ⁠ ⁠ ⁠ ⁠ ⁠ ⁠ ⁠ ⁠ ⁠ ⁠ ⁠ ⁠ ⁠ ⁠ ⁠ ⁠ ⁠ ⁠ ⁠ ⁠ ⁠ ⁠ ⁠ ⁠ ⁠ ⁠ ⁠ #sustainabletravel #traveltomorrow #travelforgood #ethicaltravel #travelwithapurpose #responsibletravel #responsibletourism #travelenjoyrespect #slowtravel #naturetourism #traveldeeper #greentravel #barefootluxury #indonesia #worldrichestreefs #ecoresort #marineconservation #protectwhatyoulove #buildbackgreener #slowtravelling #scubadiver #diveforlife #rajaampat #misool #scubaholiday
Sustainable Travel Top Read: Go Lightly by Nina Karnikowski⁠ ⁠ We know we’re not the only ones who are dreaming of the days when we can travel again. But hopefully those days are not so far off, and research suggests that when travel does resume there will be a fundamental shift in our consumer behaviour and habits.This is a great moment to reflect on the way we travel and infuse our plans with purpose and meaning.⁠ ⁠ Go Lightly is a new book from travel writer, Nina Karnikowski, which guides us through our planning and choices (and features an interview with Misool’s Marit Miners.)⁠ ⁠ "This sustainable travel handbook inspires readers to explore our fascinating planet without causing it further harm. Ten chapters help you go lightly, including how to choose the least impactful methods of travel, how best to protect wildlife, how to pack with more consideration and how to implement mindful practices into each travel day, Go Lightly gives the reader a tool kit of fresh ideas for travelling more consciously. The book also covers eco-friendly activities including biking, boating and camping, and introduces us to some of the world's most inspiring eco-adventure pioneers." ⁠ ⁠ ⁠ Follow Nina at @travelswithnina
Yesterday the coveted Underwater Photographer of the Year Winners were announced - always one of our favourite times of year. In homage, we're sharing one of last years's winning shots that was taken by one of our guests, David Alpert. Here David tells us the story behind his winning image. Bargi Hope The Misool Marine Reserve in Raja Ampat stands as a beacon within the marine conservation movement. Its founders brought to life a dream to turn this once badly overfished area into a flourishing reserve. Healthy ecosystems are characterised by the diversity and abundance of the very smallest creatures right up to its apex predators. Pictured here is one of the inhabitants from the smaller end of the scale. Measuring approximately just two cm in length this Bargibanti Pygmy Seahorse makes its home within the picturesque Gorgonian sea fan. They are incredibly difficult to spot and tend to shy away from light, making an eye contact shot challenging to say the least. One needs time and patience – not something that is necessarily abundant in over 20m of water. (As a result it took more than one dive solely dedicated to getting this shot – wait for it to look up - snap.) To me the Bargi peering out of the darkest corner is almost a metaphor for the story of Misool. The blue ray of light coming through represents the hope that if these sorts of initiatives can be replicated on a large scale with the setting aside of 30% of the ocean as marine protected areas then the chances of saving the world’s marine environment will be greatly enhanced. To see all of this years winners visit @upycontest #BlueParks #30by30 #OceanOptimism #Misool #rajaampat #MarineProtectedArea #MarineConservation #OceanConservation #sustainabletravel #traveltomorrow #travelforgood #ethicaltravel #travelwithapurpose #responsibletravel #responsibletourism #travelenjoyrespect #slowtravel #naturetourism #traveldeeper #greentravel #barefootluxury #indonesia #worldrichestreefs #ecoresort #marineconservation #protectwhatyoulove #buildbackgreener #slowtravelling #scubadiver #diveforlife
A lone turtle surface swims across the Blue Hole 💦 🎥 @sabinegt #blueplanet #saltnomads #pristinenature #misoolmarinereserve #protectwhatyoulove
How do you like your fruit in the morning?⁠ ⁠ I like mine with some views. ⁠ ⁠ #Misool⁠ #LocallySourced⁠ #IslandKitchen ⁠ ⁠ ⁠ ⁠ ⁠ ⁠ ⁠ ⁠ ⁠ ⁠ ⁠ ⁠ ⁠ ⁠ ⁠ ⁠ ⁠ ⁠ ⁠ ⁠ ⁠ ⁠ ⁠ ⁠ ⁠ ⁠ ⁠ ⁠ ⁠ ⁠ ⁠ ⁠ ⁠ ⁠ ⁠ ⁠ ⁠ ⁠ ⁠ ⁠ ⁠ ⁠ ⁠ ⁠ ⁠ ⁠ ⁠ ⁠ ⁠ ⁠ ⁠ ⁠ ⁠ ⁠ ⁠ #sustainabletravel #traveltomorrow #travelforgood #ethicaltravel #travelwithapurpose #responsibletravel #responsibletourism #travelenjoyrespect #slowtravel #naturetourism #traveldeeper #greentravel #barefootluxury #indonesia #worldrichestreefs #ecoresort #marineconservation #protectwhatyoulove #buildbackgreener #slowtravelling #scubadiver #diveforlife
Reflecting on a day of adventures. ⁠ ⁠ #misool⁠ #rajaampat⁠ ⁠ ⁠ ⁠ ⁠ ⁠ ⁠ ⁠ ⁠ ⁠ ⁠ ⁠ ⁠ ⁠ ⁠ ⁠ ⁠ ⁠ ⁠ ⁠ ⁠ ⁠ ⁠ ⁠ ⁠ ⁠ ⁠ ⁠ ⁠ ⁠ ⁠ ⁠ ⁠ ⁠ ⁠ ⁠ ⁠ ⁠ ⁠ ⁠ ⁠ ⁠ ⁠ ⁠ ⁠ ⁠ ⁠ ⁠ ⁠ ⁠ ⁠ ⁠ ⁠ ⁠ ⁠ ⁠ ⁠ ⁠ #sustainabletravel #traveltomorrow #travelforgood #ethicaltravel #travelwithapurpose #responsibletravel #responsibletourism #travelenjoyrespect #slowtravel #naturetourism #traveldeeper #greentravel #barefootluxury #indonesia #worldrichestreefs #ecoresort #marineconservation #protectwhatyoulove #buildbackgreener #slowtravelling #scubadiver #diveforlife ⁠ ⁠ #BlueParks #OceanOptimism #MarineProtectedArea #MarineConservation