Top things to do in West Papua

Top Choice Island in Raja Ampat Islands

Wayag

These small, uninhabited and incredibly picturesque islands, 30km beyond Waigeo, feature heavily in Raja Ampat promotional material. It’s mainly liveaboards that dive here, but Wayag also attracts nondivers for its …
Top Choice Seafood in Sorong

Kitong Papua

Although the dining area isn't as scenic as waterfront competitors, Kitong more than makes up for this with its heaping plates of fresh, spicy seafood and delicious traditional Papuan food (think yellow soup with bl…
Top Choice Seafood in Manokwari

Billy Cafe & Tuna House

Visitors enter this Disney-esque seafood establishment through the toothy mouth of a giant shark replica, and the dining room is adorned in big fake trees and real aquariums populated with a diverse array of aquatic…
Island in Raja Ampat Islands

Pianynemo

Often referred to as Little Wayag, this scenic overlook offers striking views of the jagged Fam islands poking out of calm, turquoise waters. Getting here is relatively cheap, fast and simple compared to Wayag, as m…
Island in Manokwari

Pulau Mansinam

Two German missionaries settled on Mansinam Island off Manokwari in 1855 and became the first to spread Christianity in Papua. The picturesque, rainforest-covered island is home to a small village, a none-too-subtle…
Gifts & Souvenirs in Sorong

Misool Filling Station

Before heading off to the islands, hit up this two-storey cafe and boutique for last-minute purchases such as dive equipment, guidebooks, healthy snacks or flip flops. There's also a good wi-fi connection and delici…
Indonesian in Sorong

Sunshine Beach

This spacious, semi-open-air place with sparkling lights is built over the edge of the sea. It offers everything from fried rice or noodles to prawns, crab, fish, squid and beef, prepared in assorted ways. For somet…
Indonesian in Manokwari

Mansinam Beach Restaurant

It's worth the drive for an al fresco feast at this beloved hotel restaurant, where seafood, Chinese and Indonesia dishes feature prominently. The fish soup, whole fish and squid dishes are all popular, and the home…
Indonesian in Manokwari

Rumah Makan Salam Manis

Renowned far and wide for its nasi ayam panggang lalapan (grilled chicken with green vegetables and rice), this two-storey place is an excellent choice for a communal meal while sat cross-legged at low tables surrou…
Beach in Manokwari

Pantai Pasir Putih

About 5km southeast of town, this 600m curve of clean white sand and clear water is good for swimming, and snorkelling if you have your own gear. It’s generally quiet – except on the weekends when half of Manokwari …