It’s not enough to visit Raja Ampat without also visiting Misool Papua. Raja Ampat is known for its panoramic beauty, and Wayag Island has become a tourism icon for the Raja Ampat Islands. Misool Island, on the other hand, is a spot in West Papua that is no less strange.
Misool Island possesses the allure of stunning terrain and seascape. It takes 4 hours to drive from Sorong to this spot.
Sacred Cave, Skull Cave, Sumbayo Palm, Harfat Peak, Yapap, Jellyfish Lake, Namlol Beach, Balbulol Peak, and Lake Karawapop, also known as Telaga Love, are just a few of Misool’s unique tourist attractions.
We may also visit the other side of the islands utilizing boats belonging to the local community, in addition to the stunning beach panorama. Every corner of this pristine island’s exoticism will be an amazing life experience.
Misool Papua, Geopark Area
Misool Island will become a geopark location in the future, having a richness of geological landscape possibilities. Both above and below the waves. Misool will be an exclusive tourism destination with clusters of rock and lovely beaches, stunningly attractive caverns, interesting ancient treasures, and kayaking sports spots.
Everyone who lives on Misool Island now is responsible for the future of Misool tourism. As a result, written rules that are reinforced by customary rules will be necessary for the future to ensure that potential spots are adequately managed. Misool’s tourism potential will become widely acknowledged by the larger population if indigenous peoples and the government continue to collaborate. It will, of course, be well kept.
The Misool people’s traditional mode of transportation is the Kajang boat. The shape is one-of-a-kind, with a simple roof constructed of wood, bamboo, and leaves.
Along the way, you will be shown amazing views that are a pity to miss. Some interesting spots that you can visit while on Misool Island
In this lake, you will find stingless jellyfish. The reason is, Lake Lenmakana, which is located on Misool Island, has been isolated for thousands of years, making this habitat short of predators.
This condition causes the jellyfish there to experience evolution, namely losing their sting. Lake Lenmakana is in the middle of the sea and is quite remote, so you have to prepare extra energy to get there.
However, the grove of trees around the lake plus a calm and peaceful atmosphere will make you feel comfortable.
You will be shown a view of karst rocks that resemble a Christmas tree. The presence of these stones further enhances the waters of Misool Island in Raja Ampat.
Balbulol itself comes from the word “balbul” which means a kind of octopus and “lol” which means a lot. According to local beliefs, there are many octopuses living under the waters of this Balbulol Lagoon.
The waters of the Balbulol Lagoon are divided into two, namely deep and shallow seas. However, the currents in these waters are calm so you can swim or snorkel without worrying.