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Photograph of the week: Star Lagoon, Raja Ampat, Indonesia

Raja Ampat is located just off the tip of Bird’s Head Peninsula in Indonesia’s West Papua province, formerly known as Irian Jaya. Raja Ampat means the Four Kings, which is in reference to the four major islands. Star Lagoon is one of the discoveries you will make exploring this large archipelago. Raja Ampat is an eco marine park, and is one of the most remote places on the planet, yet renowned for diving, snorkelling and pristine waters. Star Lagoon Thank you to Paula McInerney of Contented Traveller for permission to reproduce the image. If you have a really special photograph you would like to share with  A Luxury Travel Blog‘s readers, please contact us.

Paul Johnson

Paul Johnson is Editor of A Luxury Travel Blog and has worked in the travel industry for more than 30 years. He is Winner of the Innovations in Travel ‘Best Travel Influencer’ Award from WIRED magazine. In addition to other awards, the blog has also been voted “one of the world’s best travel blogs” and “best for luxury” by The Daily Telegraph.

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  1. The colours in the photograph are amazing! The green/turquoise of the water and the grey/green of the land is stunning!

  2. I was in the Indonesian part of New Guinea (Irian Jaya) about 35 years ago close to the boarder with Papau New Guinea. The scenery was amazing

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