Q&A

Why Raja Ampat?

Amir, Iituli, and Henrik, the founders of the retreat asked themselves; what place on earth might hold the most stunning nature and secludedness that could support a  transformative process and attract a bit, adventurous people? Raja Ampat Doberia Private Islands had all those qualities and the choose was self-clear for us all

 

Where can I find more info about Raja Ampat?

This is a good source of information:  
https://www.stayrajaampat.com/ultimate-raja-ampat-guide/information/raja-ampat-step-by-step-guide/

 

Do I need a Visa to Indonesia and Raja Ampat? What do I need for the entry PIN?

You need to take bring 3 official passport photos and 3 copies of your passport information pages. You need a passport valid from 6 months from the time of entry. Nationals of most countries will be granted a 30-day Visa on arrival for 25 USD. Please be sure you have one full empty page in your passport where the visa sticker will be placed. Please check latest regulations. You may also be asked by Indonesian Immigration officials to show a copy of your airline ticket out of Indonesia within the 30-day period.

 

Which currency can I use on the islands? What about Currency Exchange and ATMs?

The local currency is Indonesian rupees. Please bring cash with you if needed. There is no ATM or currency exchange in the island. Additional activities or purchase on site can be done with credit card.

 

What Level of Yoga do you teach?

Yoga sessions are designed and led by experienced teacher Amir Jaan. He is used to work with all levels of practice.


We are a couple, can we come and stay together?

Feel free to join in and share a bungalow. During the workshops, we encourage couples to choose someone  else as a coaching pair to enjoy the full effect of the program.

Can I bring my kid(s) with me?

Yes, young participants are welcomed. Please get in touch with the organisers to talk more.


What about laundry?

The resort do not provide laundry service. In your room there will be buckets that you can use for cleaning. 

 

How should I pack, what should I bring with me?

We will provide a specific list of items in your welcoming letter. Swimwear and a note book at least. Stay tuned.

 

What about my dear mobile phone? Do you provide WIFI ?

We encourage you to give your phone a well deserved rest and try out a personal mobile detox. 

As of now, Telkomsel cell phone signal could reach the resort, even though in the certain areas only, like at the over water restaurant. The signal is only 2G, so it is not as fast as 4G. However, one can still do whatsapp and email communication. For web browsing, it is slow but still doable.

You can also buy a local pre-paid Telkomsel sim card.

 

What if I get sick or injured during the camp?

Your health and safety is our highest importance, yet we recommend that you take all safety precautions.
The camp has a Health and Safety Plan including transportation plan providing 24/7 transportation to the nearest hospital in Sorong ( 1-2 hours away).
Please note that we are located in a remote area.

In case of diving accident, the closest recompression chamber is in Malalayang Hospital, Manado. Please note that diving is not part of the official program, and is done at your own risk.

 

How about malaria and vaccinations?

Although there are very few mosquitoes on the island, Malaria is present in Papua. Bring your own repellent and take special care in the early morning and just before sunset. Long sleeves and long pants and mosquito repellent will help to protect you; common sense and normal precautions apply. Consult your doctor.

 

What vaccinations do i need?

Please consult your doctor about vaccinations recommended to Indonesia and Raja Ampat.


Additional info about the health and medical:

https://www.stayrajaampat.com/ultimate-raja-ampat-guide/information/raja-ampat-health-and-medical-faq/