The Pulau Wayag seascape of conical karst islands is Raja Ampat’s poster child. You won’t see a tourism promotion or magazine article about Raja Ampat that doesn’t 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. There’s no homestay accommodation in the Wayag group, so if you want to visit you’ll 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 visitors’ lists of things to see, don’t worry if you find you can’t visit them – very similar iconic views can easily be had elsewhere..