Indonesia’s Raja Ampat Islands Are Remote But Worth the Trip

The Raja Ampat islands are so remote that most Indonesians have never even heard of them. Excursions to this corner of the archipelago in eastern Indonesia, off the coast of Papua in Cendrawasih Bay, require at least seven to 10 days, but few visitors ever regret making the journey — for this is the country’s largest national marine park and offers a range of marine life believed to be the most diverse on the planet.