MahaRaja in the Top 5 World's best Eco-luxury resorts list
MahaRaja Eco Dive Lodge was named as part of Lonely Planet’s top 5 world’s best Eco-luxury resorts
“The only genuinely Eco-friendly dive resort in the world is in the MahaRaja Eco Dive Lodge in Raja Ampat, Indonesia. Preserving nature is at the heart of everything at the lodge, making it one of the best places to see aquatic life. It’s the first dive shop to have boats with electric motors to prevent fuel and noise pollution in the ocean.
The Eco-lodge owns the surrounding reef and banned fishing in the area to allow coral to heal naturally after years of fish bombing. The revitalized reef is a hotbed for sharks, stingrays, sea turtles, octopus, sea stars, nudibranchs and more. Before exploring the underwater paradise, guests must pledge to respect all marine life without harassing, touching, feeding, harming or killing any sea creature and people may not stand on or kick the coral.
MahaRaja aspires to have the smallest footprint possible. The property is mostly solar-powered. Over-water bungalows with unobstructed ocean views were hand-built by local staff using wood from 100 different family farms to limit deforestation. There’s no running water, but it’s far from roughing it. Fresh spring water is used for the western-style showers and toilets and the guest rooms are supplied with biodegradable toiletries, corn-based toothbrushes and mineral-friendly SPF. Vegan renditions of traditional Papuan meals are made with locally sourced produce.”
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