Waisai is a city (kota) on the south coast of the island of Waigeo. Waigeo is located on the equator off the coast of the Bird’s Head, the far northwest of New Guinea. The city is located in the west of the Indonesian province of West Papua (Papua Barat) and is the administrative center of the Raja Ampat Islands. It is a traffic hub for travelers visiting this archipelago. There is an airport that is accessible via larger towns nearby such as Manado and Sorong. There is also a ferry service with Sorong. There are several tourist facilities with two beaches and centers for recreational divers.