We stayed at Kri for a week in Sep 2012 as part of our honeymoon and I can’t recommend the place enough. I wouldn’t hesitate to go back there at all. In fact, I’m trying to convince everyone I know to go because it really is a one-off experience that you can’t get in other places. In terms of the accommodation, I absolutely loved the traditional style huts. They are not high end luxury but that is exactly what I loved about them. You feel close to nature in a good way. I honestly wouldn’t change anything. I was a little worried about whether it would be an issue not having air conditioning but it really wasn’t. The resort itself ran like clockwork with a really friendly atmosphere, particularly Ross. No request was too much for him to sort out. I adored the food, delicious and fresh, and the staff that made it were delightful.
We were snorkeling rather than diving and we did wonder how good the snorkeling would be (how much you would see bobbing on the surface) however, we needn’t have worried. The staff there knew the sites so well that they knew exactly where to take us for amazing reefs that were easy to snorkel. I also have a fear of being left in the sea and so don’t really like snorkeling without being able to see the dive boat. All the staff understood this and really made an effort so that I could get the best experience out of my stay. I really can’t put into words how good they were. I can particularly recommend the day trip to Fam – it’s a fantastic trip and you really should do it at some point in your stay. We also went on a bird watching trip on one of the local islands and saw so many different types of birds including 2 different types of birds of paradise, palm cockatoo, triton, cockatoo, great-billed parrot, eclectus parrot, loris and some big horn bills.
In short, this is an amazing place to go and whatever your reason for going you will have a fantastic time. In my opinion, the landscape both above and underwater is some of the most beautiful I’ve seen. It is more beautiful and diverse than places like the Maldives (although it is fantastic there too). I have not seen reefs so diverse anywhere else in the world and the house reef at Kri has some really impressive marine life. While we were there we saw black tip sharks, turtles, octopus, eels, eagle ray, walking sharks, triggers, butterfly fish, tangs, angelfish, big puffers, barracuda, tusk fish and loads of parrotfish to name just a few. Don’t hesitate to go, you won’t regret it.
- Also Known As:
- Kri Eco Hotel Papua