The Pulau Wayag seascape of conical karst islands is Raja Ampatís poster child. You wonít see a tourism promotion or magazine article about Raja Ampat that doesnít feature the islands and their surrounding sapphire seas, but Wayag is not easy to get to and is quite expensive to visit. Lying northwest of Waigeo, Wayag is a round trip of over 300km (~200 miles) from Waisai. Thereís no homestay accommodation in the Wayag group, so if you want to visit youíll be up for a long day trip from wherever you are staying.
While the spectacular Wayag Islands are without a doubt the subject of the most commonly seen photographs of Raja Ampat and are the number one item on most visitorsí lists of things to see, donít worry if you find you canít visit them Ė very similar iconic views can easily be had elsewhere..