An authentic island
Arborek is a tiny island in Raja Ampat archipelago, on West Papua. It is easily walkable on foot, taking roughly thirty minutes to walk the entire coastline. The island is known for its very hospitable tourism village and exceptional handicrafts with a thriving souvenir community. Be ready to be greeted with open arms by everyone, with many children who are eager to be photographed. This authentic island welcomes guests with pride, the islanders are happy to introduce all to the Papuan culture and unique traditional foods. It is a perfect paradise to learn a bit of the Asai culture, which is still kept alive in this isolated place.
Arborek island, traditionally a mooring spot for boatmen, is surrounded by splendid sago palms, nourished by fish and it is sparsely populated by a tiny population of around 200 residents, spread in around 40 families. The water is crystal clear, with white fine sand and many coconut trees and bushes, providing a quite comforting and refreshing atmosphere. At the wooden pier you will find some gazebos, ideal for relaxing.