Beser Bay Homestay, Gam Island, Raja Ampat

Beser Bay Homestay

Gam - Southern Gam

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  • (5/5 starfishes)

A beautiful blue paradise at the entrance to Gam Bay and the perfect place from which to explore the bay’s many attractions and enjoy a quiet escape.


Rooms
4 x Over water - Private bungalow Sleeps max. 2 persons / room
Rates
Extra person in room IDR 350,000 / couple / night
Couple IDR 700,000 / couple / night
Single occupancy IDR 500,000 / person / night
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The photo above shows Beser Bay Homestay’s idyllic location on a fine blue day. It’s up there instead of a photo of the homestay because both times that we’ve visited have been cloudy –  and you really need to see this place it at its best!

Located on one of the islets dotted around the eastern shore of the entrance to Gam Bay, Beser Bay Homestay has four private over-water bungalows right in front of those coconut palms. Each bungalow sleeps two on mattresses on the floor. Each bungalow room has a small table and tablecloth, a wall mounted bathroom style plastic shelf and mirror unit and a power outlet for charging devices. Bedding includes sheets, pillows, bolsters and a mosquito net. Bungalow verandahs are supplied with hammocks and have great views across the seagrass-filled channel that separates Beser Bay from Gam Island.

Beser Bay’s nicely decorated dining room extends from small limestone cliff behind the bungalows.  A large table with bench seating is provided and there is even a refrigerator! Power outlets are provided and free drinking water, tea and coffee are always available for guests.

A short path through a garden planted with fruit trees, herbs and flowers leads to Beser Bay’s bathroom building. Two rooms separately house a western style toilet and a dip mandi bathroom. Bathroom facilities are currently shared by Beser Bay guests and also with the guests of the adjacent Ano Homestay. Extra bathroom facilities will be added as demand grows at these two new homestays.

Electricity at Beser Bay Homestay is supplied by generator and is available from sunset to around midnight.

There’s no telephone signal at Beser Bay, but the village of Kapisawar is less than ten minutes away by longboat and a signal can usually be received on the village jetty. Kapisawar and nearby Sawinggrai have shops where basic supplies can be purchased. A note about rubbish: There’s no effective waste treatment or recycling facilities in Raja Ampat, so leaving inorganic trash like plastics and dead batteries at Beser Bay will only contribute to Raja Ampat’s growing rubbish problem. Please do take all your inorganic trash away with you when you leave.

Beser Bay Homestay staff live on site, but only have minimal English, so if you don’t speak Bahasa Indonesia be sure to have a phrasebook handy.

Transport / Getting there

Transfers between Waisai and Beser Bay Homestay cost IDR 1,000,000 each way. The boat used can carry up to five passengers with the total cost shared between them. If your group is larger than five another boat will be needed and the cost will be IDR 200,000 per person.

Transfers between Beser Bay and Kordiris Homestay, or between Beser Bay and homestays on Arborek or Kri are available for IDR 500,000 each way, shared between passengers (5 max).

Read more about Raja Ampat boat transport prices here.

Activities

If you’re looking to get away from it all and relax in a spectacular tropical island environment, then Beser Bay’s perfect: A small and quiet homestay in a tranquil setting where you can be sure your escape won’t be marred by ringing cellphones and incoming email.

Beser Bay is perfect for a family getaway, as it’s situated on a channel between islands and the waters around the homestay are free of strong currents. The beach at Beser Bay slopes gently into shallow water over a sand bottom dominated by seagrass and you’ll often see the children of the Beser Bay and Ano families playing there.

At the entry to Gam Bay, Beser Bay Homestay is perfectly positioned to explore the karst islands, hidden waterways and rich marine life of the bay. Quite near the homestay are sheltered bays where moon jellyfish rise to the surface – sometimes in their thousands.

In Gam Bay there are caves where roosting bats can be observed, including some (Raffray’s sheath-tailed bat) which are yet to be photographed in their natural habitat. Orchids adorn the bay’s karst islets and stacks and the waterways conceal secrets like the “Hidden Lagoon” – a body of water that can only be entered via a cave and which shelters several intriguing species of marine life including soft corals, Synaptid sea-cucumbers and unusual jellyfish.

Great snorkelling (bring your own gear) over good coral is available in Gam Bay, as well as to the southwest of the homestay,  just outside the channel the bungalows shelter in. Beware of tidal currents if you venture to the reef dropoff out there – they are extremely strong when in full flow. Mantas regularly cruise the surface currents nearby and there are a huge range of nudibranch species to be found on the reefs at the homestay.  Beser Bay also has an inflatable kayak available so you can make your own leisurely explorations of the local environs.

Kapisawar village is nearby and a great day’s outing can be had there and in Sawinggrai which lies a bit further to the east along a well made concrete path. The dawn display of Red Birds of Paradise can be seen at Sawinggrai and hordes of colourful reef fish gather every day for feeding at Mambefor Homestay’s jetty there.

Beser Bay tours

Beser Bay can provide snorkelling and sightseeing trips to any Raja Ampat attractions you want to visit. The table below list some of the more popular destinations. Prices are in IDR and are per trip, shared by passengers. The boat used can carry a maximum of six people.

SNORKELLING TOUR PRICE
Gam Lagoon 250,000
Sauwandarek village 700,000
Yenbuba Jetty 600,000
Friwen Wall 750,000
Mios Kun 500,000
Max Point 750,000
Cape Kri 700,000
Pasir Timbul sandbank 500,000
Manta Point 500,000
Kabui Bay/Ayat/Batu Pensil day trip 3,500,000
Piaynemo/Arborek day trip 4,000,000
Wayag day trip 10,000,000

Features

  • Association member
  • Reef dropoff
  • Western style toilet
  • Mangroves
  • Quiet hideaway
  • Seagrass
  • Coral
  • Good house reef
  • Has email contact
  • Calm beach
  • Sandy Beach
  • IDR 0 to 350,000
  • Wayag trips
  • Has private bungalows

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Name Petric
Phone +6281247887711
Email baserbayhomestay@gmail.com

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    We stayed in Beser Bay in March 2017.

    We actually stayed there twice…It was the first placed we stayed at in Raja Ampat, but as soon as we moved to another place we immediately missed Beser Bay so much we ended up going back there again at the end of our trip (Which, by looking at the comment below suggest we weren’t the only to have done this).

    Everything is super clean, Anna keeps the place immaculate. She sneaks into your room and sweeps and tidies everything up whenever you go out.
    She also brings you breakfast and afternoon snack to your bungalow every day along with fresh hot water and tea/coffee.

    The bungalows are really well designed with lots of subtle attention to details that overall made it an great place to just hang out in all day and night. There are two balconies, one on the same level as the room, and a second lower level balcony that is right on the water. Aside from your mattress in the room, they also provide a second mattress for lounging with on the balcony…..perfect for relaxing (seemingly) on the water while reading books all day and watching the abundant birds and sealife go by.

    The place is located in a bay and so is very secluded….there are no other places nearby so you really feel away from the world. Being a secluded bay, it seems that the location has become a sort of nursery for all the juvenile sealife. When the tide is up in the morning and evening, we were always visited by a few baby sharks and baby stingrays, along with an assortment of other juvenile fishes.

    Because of the isolated location, you can only go anywhere by boat with Patrik. Patrik is a great guide and always fun to hang out with. He was always friendly and ready to help. There is also no phone reception there, but what I did was simply try to set up the messages/emails to send, then give my phone to Patrik whenever he was headed out somewhere so that it the phone would get a connection at some point and up/download messages (really I should’ve just disconnected and enjoyed the tranquility but…).

    We did a few trips with him, but his specialty trip is the Gam lagoon trip with the stop at the batcaves. Best place to go snorkelling from Beser Bay for us was to go over to Yenbuba Jetty (it was 100 times better than Arborek jetty). You can also get to Manta Sandy from here but we had already done that when staying in Aborek.

    The food was phenomenal. Anna consistently provided us with some of the best meals we’ve ever had. She is hands down the best chef in Raja Ampat. On our first night there, she made sashimi which totally took us by surprise and was delicious. There is usually way more food than you can eat. You are definitely fed well here….aside from breakfast in bed, lunch and dinner, Anna also provides amazing cakes or treats in afternoon. She makes an amazing pandan cake (kuih) with banana inside.

    This place is really incredible….You really feel like you’re at a 5 star luxury hotel on a private islands (this is especially the case on days when there are no other guests there).

    Overall, Anthony, Anna and Patrik were totally amazing and so helpful. We are definitely already thinking about when to go back.

    • Anthony,Anna & Patrik says:

      Hi Kash .. !! Thank you for your togetherness, please be able to meet again at a later time. Greetings from us family beser bay .. !!

  1. We loved Beser Bay so much that we went back again after having left.

    We stayed with Anthony & Anna in Feb / March and had the best time – it is the perfect spot to relax and unwind.

    The homestay is really well run – and the attention to detail from Anna really made our trip. The room was always kept clean and we even got breakfast and afternoon snacks delivered to our bungalow each day.

    The food was delicious, with plenty of variety. And the bungalows have balcony’s to chill out on and sun bath if you like.

    The house reef was the best we experienced in Raja Ampat – and we spotted everything you could wish for – turtles, sting rays, sea snakes, reef sharks etc. You need your own equipment though.

    We did the trip to snorkel with the manta rays and it was a true highlight – swimming among 8-10 giant manta rays at one time. We also did the birds of paradise walk.

    Anna and Anthony were very friendly and very keen to ensure we had a good stay.

    We had a truly fantastic time and would recommend to anyone.
    We’d love to come back!

    Thanks for everything.
    Anya & Sarah x

    • Anthony,Anna & Patrik says:

      Hi Anya & Sarah .. !! Thank you for your togetherness, please be able to meet again at a later time. Greetings from us family beser bay .. !!

    • Not bad - 2 starfish
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    • (2/5 starfishes)

    We stayed here for two nights at the end of March 2017 and we would have rated this 1 starfish had it not been for the amazing food that Anna cooked and the extreme cleanliness of the place. However, Petric was a real letdown. We organised to go to Friwen Wall in the morning and then to Hidden Lagoon and the Bat Cave in the afternoon. We joined another couple in the morning and one of them spoke fluent Indonesian. When we finished snorkelling the wall we asked if we could do it again and Petric then drove us to another spot altogether which wasn’t nearly as good as Friwen Wall. It’s not as if he couldn’t understand that we wanted to do Friwen Wall again. When we were snorkelling Petric drove the boat and parked right up the other end of the wall and wasn’t watching us at all. He was just sitting there on his mobile phone and not paying any attention. We had been to other homestays and the hosts were actually in the water with us and the boatsman watching us and with us the whole time. I mean, what if something happened to one of us in the water?? We then went back to Besar Bay and arranged for Petric to pick us up at 3:00pm to take us to Hidden Lagoon, etc in the afternoon because by that time the tide would have risen enough to go exploring. Well, he didn’t arrive till 5:20pm and by the time we got to Hidden Lagoon the tide was too high to enter by boat. I then asked him if we could swim through the opening and he simply said no – snorkelling is not good here. So he took us to a rock somewhere to swim around and the snorkelling was terrible. He didn’t even apologise for coming late and he didn’t tell us why he was late. When we finished snorkelling I called him over but he didn’t come so we had to swim back to the boat! His attitude was slack and appalling! He just couldn’t have cared less! One other thing about Besar Bay is that when the tide goes out then you are very isolated and cut off from the mainland which is fine if you are the sort of person who can kick back and relax with a book but if you’re get up and go people like we are then you are pretty stuck with nothing to do for at least 4 hours!

    • Anthony,Anna & Patrik says:

      Hi … !! We apologize for the lack of care in your trip service, I am on behalf of Anna / Manager, representing Patrik’s guide. At that time the patric is in poor condition so it can do things that are not pleasing to you. Hopefully from the results of the reviuw can help us in improving the service for every guest who will be present at our place, salute and thank you for your input.

  2. Anthony & Anna gave me such a good time. The Over water – Private bungalow are spacious and have a nice balcony over the water with a mattress. The area is beautiful and close to all kinds of activities.
    Anna: thank you for taking such care of me and the best food in Raja.
    Anthony: thank you for our experience with the manta’s, what an adventure!

  3. Anton & Febri says:

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    Just have the chance to write the review since we stayed there in Dec 16 for 4 nights. All reviews below is perfectly true! We have the best days in Raja Ampat just being relax at homestay with excellent services.

    We met couple of other very friendly guests and arrange the boat trip together. The host, Antony, Patrick, Anna and Karim is very kind to us. We already miss them and the homestay, especially the food. Antony is very humble and keen to improve their services. When we auggest them to provide softdrinks in the fridge, they provide it the next day! Terima kasih Antony!! Mudahan biaa berjumpa lagi! Salam. Anton, Febri & Juri

  4. Marjo & Trond says:

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    We stayed 4 nights in January 2017 in Beser Bay. When you enter the small bay, it is already like you are coming in a different world, very secluded, 4 water bungalows, jungle covered hills along the bay and the sound of many birds. The bungalow was very clean, with all kind of nice details, like many hooks to hang up clothes, a rack with a small mirror to put in toiletries, a small table with coffee / tea facilities, 1 mattress in the room and 1 mattress on the veranda, and another small veranda, from which you can jump straight into the water. The service is incredible, they make up your bed every day, several times a day they bring you fresh hot and cold water and as soon as they see you are awake in the morning, breakfast is brought to your room and in the afternoon with your fresh hot water you get a nice snack like bananafritters or cake. The food was very tasteful, made with love, and you even accompanied with small snacks like fried peanuts. 5* hotel service in a homestay! Toilet and mandi are basic but clean. Marine life: it was not that many big fish, but nice coral gardens and lots of small nudibranches on the islands in the bay, you could easily swim to. A french couple who stayed in Beser Bay before showed us all these small creatures, very interesting. Also we did several trips with Patrick, the very friendly and helpful boatman of Beser, to Gam Bay and some caves, and also to the Sawinggrai village and jetty, with lots of fish. At sunset we would often sit on our small plaform, down the sea, and we would see walking sharks and stingrays below us, accompanied by the concert of many birds in the jungle around. The only “negative” that I would say is that because of the secluded location, there was no breeze/ wind and it could become very hot.
    Anyhow, we absolutely enjoyed our stay in Beser Bay and can heartly recommend this wonderful homestay! Thank you very much Anna, Mama and Patrick!!

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    For us Beserbay Homestay is a small paradies. We stayed there two times for one week in january and february 2017. The hosts, Anna, Antony, and Petric are very friendly. Anna’s cooking is excellent. It’s a remote place, no supermarket where you can buy many things ! But she is really creative, so that the meals were never boring, always delicious, and more than we could eat. The bungalows are confortables with an extra mattress on the balcony, if you bring your own moskitonet you can sleeping outside. The whole homestay is kept very clean.
    We love snorkeling, and for this Beserbay is really excellent. You don’t need a boat, you can just put on your flippers, and swim from your bungalow in the shallow water to reach a really beautiful reef with an amazing variety of hard corals and plenty of small reef fish, on the opposite side there are some tiny Islands very close by to snorkel around with many different soft corals
    Beserbay is actually on a tiny island, just the Homestay, nothing else. No telephon signal, no WiFi. Telephon signal and cold drinks in a village in a distance of 10 minutes by boat. ..If you like a quiet place, just go and enjoy !!

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    • (5/5 starfishes)

    My partner and I stayed at Besser Bay Homestay for the first 3 nights of our Raja Ampat holiday at the end of January 2017.
    Of all the places we stayed at, this was a stand out.
    Relaxing, comfortable, great food, lovely hosts.

    The bungalows are simple but have everything you need. They are over the water which gives you privacy, access to cool breezes as well as the lovely sound of the ocean. They have a second mattress on the front deck facing the water, allowing you to laze about during the day under cover and in privacy whilst still being outside. We travelled with our own double mosquito net so rigged this up outside and chose to sleep there on the hottest nights!

    We snorkeled twice a day for the 3 days we were there and were constantly astounded by what we found. Even after snorkeling other places, for me, a lover or coral, the reefs around Besser Bay were extra special. Careful of the low tide tho as you don’t want to damage anything on your way back in.

    We didn’t do any day trips from Besser bay as we didn’t feel that we needed to with such lovely reefs so close, and being the start of our holiday we were more than happy to just chill out. The hosts organised a shared long boat for us and a nice family we met at the guesthouse to take the “long way” back to Waisa via The Passage. Sadly for us it rained in the late afternoon, but the morning was fabulous with a really special snorkeling stop on the way and snorkeling in a cave at the start of The Passage. We all really appreciated them organizing this for us.

    The food at Besser Bay was delicious and plentiful. Variations on fish, vegetables and rice, but always with different sauces and a lot of care. Lots of snacks were also provided and as much water as you needed.

    The bathrooms were basic but clean. The only mosquitoes we encountered were by the bathrooms, or on very still days. There were no dog or rats to be seen so overall a very clean homestay.
    The only little thing was that the inflatable kayak shown on this page was not present, but in the end we didn’t need it.

    Id highly recommend Besser Bay homestay, and would love to revisit them one day

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    I stayed at Besar Bay Homestay the end of Jan. for 3 nights. Of the 3 Homestays I stayed at this was by far the best accommodation and tied for the best food. I was alone for 2 of the nights and shared the place with 6 kayaks on another. Its situated on a small island at the start of the bay.Anthony and Anna are great host very attentive ,bungalows are super clean with little small touches that make it a special place .Water is fresh from the well for washing and if you have come from Kri island where the water was a little brackish it is a great feeling to wash with clean water .Snorkeling was good everything in miniature ( quite funny )as its a fish nursery. but pretty hard to beat Kri island for fish and coral.Mantas can be seen morning and late afternoon just off of a small island at the head of the bay only a short 200 meter swim from the homestay no boat needed,ask Anthony where. I only found out the night before I left .Sure enough when I left the next morning there were at least 2 mantas on the surface.I told Anthony that this was very important info for guest to know as it could bring more tourist his way . A small info board with things to do and where to snorkel would be a big help.Great place to stay but a little isolated .So that can be a pro or a con depending . Highly recommended.Thanks Anthony and Anna. Also thanks to Stay Raja Ampat for a great web site.

  5. Most homestays are good, but Beser Bay and adjacent homestay both have something strikingly different that makes you to stay longer in these tranquil little gems.

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    We stayed at Beser Bay for two nights at the end of January 2017 with our two young children. It was our favourite homestay and we would love to return for longer. The accommodation well laid out and is beautifully and simply designed to make magical use of the spectacular setting. Food was great and Anthony and family were very helpful in arranging trips. Good snorkelling nearby and a the shallow bay in front was an ideal safe place for the children to explore. Highly recommended.

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    • (5/5 starfishes)

    I’ve been here during November 2016. That place is amazing! Bungalows are one of the most comfortable that I’ve seen in R4! Everything is so clean and green – territory very quiet and lovely. Corals in good condition, not bleached. Thanks to Ana for very tasty food and big serving. I had one trip to hidden bay with Patrik – I liked it! We saw bats, spiders and mandarin fish. Also, Patrik was very punctual and pick up from Waisai harbour was very pleasant trip with some bottles of Bintan! Everybody in the harbour was very jealous that I had pick up with beer! ))) Thank you Patrik!
    I really would recomend this homestay! But I afraid that it may become too popular and overcrowded because it’s really gr8! )))
    I made video about snorkeling – some shots was made in Beser Bay. You can watch it here – https://youtu.be/TGicnrS0fsk
    Sergei from Russia.

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    We were a b & b for 5 days in january 17. the rooms are very clean and regularly cleaned as well as the toilet. Antony and his family are very attentive. The meals are very good and copious, the lunches are served in the bungalows as well as the gouters. Whatever your request Antony will do the maximum to answer it. A little effort should be made and this for all Raja Ampat: there are exellent raja fish, why eat that tuna. I highly recommend beserbay, it is the best of the 4 G.H we have to visit in Raja. The reefs around are exellents , the place is quiet and relaxing. Philippe and brigitte from France

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    Besar Bay Homestay was an unexpected treat. It is just near an estuary entrance and is a must for nature lovers. There is a great diversity with the many mushroom shaped islands that surround it, the labyrinth of mangrove esturies are stunningly beautiful. I took the traditional canoe out and to be completely alone in this beauty and tranquility was sublime. You just ‘be’ and nature gradually reveals. The bungalows and service are the best I have had out of 5 different homestays. They are really big with a wide balcony that looks out to the ocean and catches a nice breeze. It has a 2nd bed on the balcony and I slept on this at night – surprisingly there were no mosquitos at all. Each bungalow has a second balcony close to the water. Good for sunbathing and watching the fish. You just roll into the water when it’s too hot. If you need a break from the peacefulness take a quick boat trip to the nearest village- I had a really fun visit here. While you are out they straighten your sheets and plump your pillows, replenish your refreshments and snacks in your room, there are lots of nice touches that make it really comfortable. Antony is a wonderful host and you feel well looked after. The cook is talented. Truly! I want his recipes! I didn’t get a reply to my Text message for booking. Not good reception here. But I just turned up and it was fine.

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    • (5/5 starfishes)

    Beser Bay is a hidden gem in Raja Ampat. We stayed in a few homestays and the his was by far our favourite. We intended to stay for a few days and ended up staying for 2 weeks. We loved the attention to detail, the food was delicious and varied. Antoni and Anna are perfect hosts in every way, we arrived as guests and left as friends. We saw everything during our stay including manta rays, sharks, dolphins, turtles and myriads of fish on the incredibly healthy house reef. Another guest even snorkelled with a dugong! It sounds like a cliche but we will definitely be be back. Thank you once again Antoni, Anna and family for a simply stunning stay.

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    • (5/5 starfishes)

    I returned to this home stay a second time and stayed for two weeks. It is a model of a homestay in every respect- maintenance and cleanliness, beds are made every day and the hut is cleaned, broken bits are repaired; food is exceptional and always something to look forward to; snorkeling is wonderful in the sea and the quiet bay; no need to go anywhere, but if you want they take you to wonderful places- I love Bun Jetty- and last but not least Antonio and Anna are great hosts, really caring , they give their best every day.
    I have stayed at many homestays but , for me, this is definitely the best . I have just left and want to return as soon as possible.

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    • (5/5 starfishes)

    piece of paradise,amazing stay…walking sharks all around and food to die for. Thank you very much for your hospitality we’d love to come back!! maybe one day:)

  6. luke herbert-funk says:

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    Antony was a great host..smiling, helpful suggested and organised trips that were amazing.. the food was excellent the bungalows are comfortable and the location is quiet and absolutely beautiful..I can’t recommend this place enough.

  7. Frank and Verena says:

    Our 14 days at Beser Bay have been very relaxing and we enjoyed every minute. The family took care of us very well providing very good service and exelent food.
    The snorkling around the island is very nice and has a lot of variation in corall and fish so we nevery got bored by looking at the the same things. Every day we have ben visited by a small shark just under our terrace and together with other guests we organise nice trips arround Gam.
    Among 5 Homestays this is the place we liked most.

  8. Anna and chris says:

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    We stay only for 2 nights and than go back to Holland, ending our holiday, but wanna stay for longer.
    The place was great, quiet and the food was really good, Anna trie every time to make different meals and suprie us with limonade.

    Great was the cuscus in the night, we never saw one before, als the bird of Paradise in the morning to the village, patrick arranged this for us with a guide.

    • Anthony,Ana & Patrik says:

      Hallo Kris & Anna .. !! Thank you for all that you give, I’ll see you on another occasion .. !!!
      Regards
      Anthony & Anna

  9. Anthony,Ana & Patrik says:

    Thanks for all the positive comments, may be able to provide motivation for us to be working or to make the best for all to visit us. Motitifasi we are Making the best for each person who comes, so as to bring a beautiful story time at Raja Ampat (I Love Raja Ampat).

  10. Catherine Griffiths & Steve Firth says:

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    We stayed for 3 nights at Beser Bay Homestay in September 16. Like all the reviews, we found it an excellent Homestay – easily the best of the 3 we stayed at during our trip in terms of standard of accommodation and service. The food was always plentiful and very tasty – Anna is a great cook. Great little touches also made all the difference – afternoon snacks (banana fritters with chocolate sauce were our favourites!), hot water replenished frequently, the bin emptied & the bedding tidied.

    The bungalows are pretty spacious, with a table & some hangers to keep things organised. The 2nd mattress on the verandah is brilliant – we hooked up the spare mossie net and slept outside for 2 nights which was much cooler & lovely. As well as the verandah, just below there was also a good sized private uncovered deck which was great for reading and sunbathing on during the day.

    The setting is really peaceful and private – perfect for relaxing! Snorkelling is also good just a few 100 meters from the bungalow, with Walking Sharks & Nudibranches among the things seen. We also saw Walking Sharks mating at night from our deck.

    We did one snorkelling trip to Arborek jetty, which was excellent. They also took us to try to see Mandarin fish in a spot in Gam Lagoon. They didn’t push or really suggest any trips to us unless we asked and if anything, it would have been good for them to have the list of trips and prices, which I can now see have been added to the website listing, available to look at at the Homestay, as I think we would definitely have gone on a full day trip and spent more money with them.

    Finally, we are birders and found some good birdlife immediately around the Homestay, with sightings of Yellow-billed, Azure & Beach Kingfishers, Palm Cockatoos, Spice Imperial Pigeons and much more.

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    Would love to just say nothing… and hope that would keep Beser Bay as perfect as it was… , Thank you Anton, Anna, and Patrik. Left back to reality with heavy heart. Anton, for who nothing is ever to much trouble, Anna, who is this, I want to take her home, cook. It was was as perfect as I hoped it would be. The stay, the rooms, the food, and the company. Pablo, Peter, Clemance, Ester, Gee, and our hosts. Dont tell anybody… this is the perfect holiday.

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    Amazing place! lovely people and excellent food!
    Loved all about it and could not have any negative things to day anout the place or Anthony and Ana.
    Thay are so welcoming, and always looking out for any of your needs!
    The place is quiet and simple amazing, its paradise…
    Would recomend and would always go back
    thank you for everything!

  11. Very nice homestay and kind and helpful family! Spacious and very clean bungalows, toilet and bathroom. Felt like we were staying at a hotel. Everything looks so niece and the bungalows have a balcony where we enjoyed the evenings. The food is very tasty and varies every day and we even had desserts! Anna is a great cook :) Location is amazing, nice beach to relax, swimming, snorkling and you can rent a kayak to explore area and the lagoon right in front of the homestay. The family can organise very nice day trips too, everything is possible. We stayed here for 4 nights in september and would definitely come back here next time! Anthony, Anna and Patrick, thanks again for a great stay!

  12. Jack Walkom says:

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    I can’t say enough about Beser Bay, it was incredible. We stayed in 3 homestays and it was easily the best among some very good ones. The location is unique and the service is hotel like with everything taken care of before you think of it. Patrik and his family were lovely. There is so much to explore in the area and the jellyfish lake right next to the cove is picturesque. This is a homestay you can’t miss.

  13. daniel gerbault says:

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    i stayed in Beserbay in April 2016. the location is a hideout so peaceful and relaxing on a small island at the entrance of Beser bay. You’ll need the boat of the owner to move around. The village of Kapisawar is very close to the bungalows. Negociate the price of boats. On menu, fresh fish and rice with often desserts several times a day made by the 2 sweet ladies in the kitchen. i defenitely recommend this homestay. it was amazing every day. daniel

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      Hi Daniel! We are going to Beser Bay in October with my wife for 6 night. What activity, place would you recommend?
      And how much does the boat rental cost?

  14. Katy & Jeff says:

    Beser Bay Homestay was our absolute FAVORITE place that we stayed during 5 months total in Indonesia! We loved it so much we came back twice!!! Truly feels like the ‘end of the road’, quiet, cozy, and romantic. Tucked among fantastic coral reefs and mangrove forests, we were able to find an array of wildlife – definately head out to the bat cave for a nice break from searching the reef for walking sharks. Anna is an amazing cook and the food in Beser Bay was the best we had in Papua. We miss the sound of the birds every morning and the wonderful people on the island…we will definatley be back! Thank you so much Patrik, Anna, Anthony, and family!!!!

  15. Keith Vella says:

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    We stayed 4 night at this fabulous home stay! Anna is such a good cook and she does everything with passion. The bungalow overlook the mangrove and we’ve seen so much birds daily! The mattress on the porch is a nice touch to relax and just enjoy the beauty that surround you. Bungalows are cleaned daily, and sheets changed every 2 days!
    Snorkeling is good and you can also rent out their kayak.
    The only drawback is that the family doesn’t understand English so we couldn’t really communicate well, but otherwise it was a great stay!

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    I started my Raja Ampat trip with a 4 night stay at Beser Bay. it was just fabulous, perfect. The idyllic location, bungalows over the crystal clear waters, great snorkeling just a few metres away. And more importantly, the friendliness and dedication of the people who make Beser Bay what it is, Anton and Anna, and Elia and friends. Bungalows well set up with outdoor mattress, hammock, tea & coffee on the balcony, homemade hangers to put stuff, all the attention to details. Breakfast brought every morning on the bungalow verandah, fantastic and varied food, prepared with love, fresh coconut. The perfect homestay in a perfect location! it set the bar high for the rest of my trip. Unfortunately, none of the other homestays came close…

  16. Tanguy & Karima says:

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    Great family. Very warm welcome. What a quiet and lovely place. Excellent cooking. Strongly recommended to any dreamer and snorkeler. You will love that place.

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    Yes it’s true, Anna is a great cook!
    The place is very well kept and the bungalows are decorated with care. The toilet and dip mandi are very clean.
    Snorkling around the rocks is nice and you can rent their kayak to explore the gam lagoon. Or just enjoy the peace from the extra mattress on the porch. We stayed here for 3 nights in february.

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    Yes, we did it again: after our first stay here in november 2015 we came back in february 2016 for 12 days – and we didn´t regret.
    Food is still exceptionel and delicious
    http://www.panoramio.com/photo/128483776
    Some details in furnishing have even been improved and they now have a kayak for rent http://www.panoramio.com/photo/128501224 , very suitable for exploring the mangrove and the islets nearby or for paddling to the village.

  17. Collemine Bernard says:

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    Nous venons de passer 9 jours à Beserbay homestay .Nous nous sommes régalés: le snorkeling a été exceptionnel.Nous qui aimons les nudibranches et les vers plats nous avons été comblés .Nous avons même vu des mandarin fish!!
    Merci à toute l’équipe pour tous ces bons moments: les bons petits plats, le goûter et les promenades en bateau.
    Une chose aussi très rare aux Rajah Ampat: notre chambre faite tous les jours et les draps changés très souvent.
    Enfin le petit plus:le matelas sur la véranda!!!!
    On sera encore là l’année prochaine !!!!

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    Just left Raja Ampat after almost 3 weeks and this is the best homestay I/we have ever stayed at. The family is very friendly and attentive and the food is the best! Petric will help with snorkeling trips and bird watching…can’t say enough good things about Beser Bay!

  18. Baserbay is the third homestay where we have stayed, and in my opinion is the best of all.
    Is possible there are better coral in Kri or Mansuar, but Baserbay have a good coral and we can see a lot of little sharks
    In front of the homestay there is a wonderful lagoon, a very nice place to visit with a local boat.
    Is a very clean homestay, with a good water to shower ( not salt ).
    And the best, the family is very friendly, and have an excelent food. Original, imaginative and you can feel a little part of love in every taste.

    Thank you very much Patrick and family

  19. I’m planning to arrive in Waisai by the afternoon ferry living Sorong at 2 pm. does this leave enough time to reach the homestay?

    I’m a solo traveller so how do I know there will be others to share the cost?

    I am also planning to visit Mansuar island and stay at Mangrove Homestay. Would that be easier to get there first?

    • Plenty of time Paula, and as long as they know you are coming they will be there to meet you. (There’s no way to reach there except by private boat.) You won’t know if anyone else is going to Beser Bay on the same day as you until you get there.

      Mangrove Homestay is closer to Waisai than Beser Bay is, so it’s easier to reach in that regard, but again you need to organise a Waisai pickup to get there.

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    We stayed there for 4 nights in January and we highly recommend it. Anton and Ana are excellent hosts. Petric is great for day trips. The food is good and plentiful and the they keep the place super clean.

    My wife and I are well traveled in Indonesia and we consider this one of the best guesthouse experiences yet.

    We stayed in Mansuar after this and found the snorkelling way better there. A lot of the stuff some posters mentioned below we didn’t see. Maybe we weren’t snorkelling in the right spot :)

  20. Carl-David Granbäck says:

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    I stayed 2 weeks at Beser Bay after having kayaked around Gam. In my opinion, this homestay has the most diverse site in the whole area.

    Mangroves, reef, islands, rocks, calm waters, currents. It is quiet and peaceful. The snorkeling is really good and the soft and hard corals are beautiful. Plenty of fish, including sharks, and lots of interesting macro life.

    The hosts are amazingly friendly. Anna and Anthony, thank you so much for the delicious food and the great hospitality! Nalis and Sony, thank you for showing me so much :-)

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    7 weeks and 12 homestays in Raya Ampat. In november I stayed 10 days in Beser Bay. It was by far the best place. You can feel that you are welcome and Anna really loves to care for you. Very tasty food, many different dishes, also various vegetable and always fruits. And all this to the same price as others cook every day the same rice fish and maybe vegetable.
    The place is very clean (also the sea!), I loved also the hammok and the second matress on the veranda. In low tide you can not swimm in the sea in front of the bungalow but just walk 50 meters. Behind the island it is always deep enough. Snorkelling is also interesting with many different fishes, even bumpheads, stingrays, walking sharks, skorpionfish, nudibranches, morae eels and seasnakes. good coral, sponges, seagrass.
    If ever I come back to RA, this is my place.

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    Beserbay is , in my opinion, the very best homestay for many reasons:
    Corals are good. If it is difficult to get into the water because of very low tides, you can ask to be taken to Bun jetty where the snorkelling is always possible and extremely nice.
    The huts are nice, they are cleaned and the beds are made every day. Breakfast is served when they see that you are awake. In the afternoon a home made snack is served on your terrace. There is always tea and coffee and water. Lunch and dinner are delicious, imaginative, a delight.
    They try to improve their accommodTion all the time: when I was there they fitted a clothes rack, bought coat hangers and even an umbrella.
    The children took me into the mangroves with their local canoe. It was magic. No sound but the birds.
    I felt like a queen, they did everything to please me.
    Their transport prices are fair. 350 000 per day is extremely good value.
    Their village, 10 minutes by boat, is pleasant.
    I stayed 14 days instead of 5 and loved every minute.

  21. robert + susann says:

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    we stay in raja ampat the second time and have visited about 6 homestays.

    we are surprised by the food made by anna. comparing to the circumstances it was a 5 star restaurant and the food is definitly the best of all homestays.

    the surrounding is really nice, as well as the condition of the bungalows and the area. the family is kind and nice.

    sometimes baby blacktips just a few meters in front of the bungalow.

    not perfect:

    – it is not as easy to get to the drop off to go snorkeling as at most other homestays
    – when we stay there sometimes the brise to not reach the bungalow ( because the are behind the island ), so it is getting really hot.

    never the less: highly recommended.

  22. The first thing that comes to my mind when I think back of Beser Bay is the extraordinary food. Anna is such a good cook. She even served sushi!! The bungalows are nice und equipped with a second mattress so I slept on the veranda next to the stars. Keep in mind that the place runs almost dry when there is low tide. So it can be a liitle bit tricky to get in to the water. The snorkelling is nice at Gam Bay. Try to reach the lone standing rocks. The corals are amazing the mangroves too. A lot of friendly seasnakes!!!

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    In october/ november 2015 we spent 15 nights in Raja Ampat. At 11 of the 15 nights we were the only guests. Weather was fine – it used to rain once a day but mostly at night and only for short times, so this didn´t matter or even was a welcome refreshing.
    Communication in advance by SMS and e-mail was not easy but it worked.
    Given the prices partially called for boat transports – as incredible as impudent – I recommend to arrange boat transports in advance and negotiating with the one you (maybe!) are heading to gives you a better position.

    We stayed at 3 homestays: Mangrove/Mansuar, Beser Bay/Gam and Yenros/Gam and I can recommend all the three accommodations.
    But as there are differences, I can not rate them all equally with 5 stars.
    About all the three homestays I can tell: Located in nice surroundings, bungalows spacious and in good shape; great snorkelling just off the beach; food plentiful and varied, every day fish, rice and vegetable though, (One word about the handling of fish: Sometimes it would have been better to fry the fish not as long and not as hot as they did ;-)

    BeserBay: Spectacular remote location (no phone signal); very good coral all around the place; at low tide, access to the sea for swimming is not easy.
    Over-water bungalows with huge verandah, Very well equipped : Hammock, chairs, dish, second mattress on the verandah, so we slept outside over the water. http://www.panoramio.com/photo/125849695
    Mandi was spacious, well equipped and always clean.
    Thanks to Anna, catering was extraordinary: Breakfast and afternoon snacks were served on the private verandah (Terima kasih Anna, pisang goreng enak!), every day fresh fruits, and beside the usual fish, rice , vegetables every day a surprise, for example Sashimi as starter!
    Worth mentioning as it´s not self evident: There were no “misunderstandings” at the end of our stay about the agreements we made in advance ;-)
    All in all: Beser Bay is the place I see, when I´m daydreaming of Raja Ampat!

  23. Mancini Catherine says:

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    Wonderful homestay ! peaceful location and lovely family !
    The food was worthy of a great cook, excellent desserts , cakes , shellfish and an amazing algae recipe !
    Very kind and attentive family
    Bungalows and bathroom cleaner than elsewhere
    Remote and quiet area really inspiring for a contemplative stay
    We highly recommend this place , one of the best experience we lived in Raja Ampat
    Cathy Philippe Titouan ( hosted in july )

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    OUAWWWWW!

    Dès l’arrivée en bateau nous avons été ému par ce lieu absolument magnifique. Un environnement sublime, autant sur l’eau que sous l’eau. Une diversité et une richesse incroyable lors de nos excursion en snorkeling. Uniquement 3 jolis bungalows…donc ambiance intimiste et calme.
    Dans ce homestay nous avons rencontré une famille très accueillante, une cuisinière extra qui nous préparait les sashimis à la demande et plein d’autres petits plats excellents….Chaque jour nous avions le droit à de petites attentions adorables (une noix de coco fraiche, une nouvelle table dans notre bungalow pour déposer nos affaires, nos draps changés etc). Nous devions rester 3 nuits, finalement nous sommes resté 7 jours. Ce qui nous a vraiment séduit dans cet endroit c’est la rencontre avec Alex, un guide extraordinaire. Alex parle un peu l’anglais et connait parfaitement les alentours. Il nous proposait tous les jours des excursions et des activités. Il était super disponible, souriant et vraiment adorable. Nous avons eu de la chance de pouvoir partager tous ces moments avec lui et nous nous souviendrons pour longtemps de chacune de nos sorties en bateau:):):) Merci à toute la famille pour les 7 jours passés ensemble et merci à Alex de nous avoir accompagné dans le découverte de son îles et de sa magnifique région. On rêve que d’une chose…d’y retourner!

  24. Adrien Marsaud says:

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    One of the most beautiful & special places I’ve ever been to.

    Such a soulful, peaceful but powerful location. The lovely family takes such a good care of their guests, they put so much attention in everything they do, from breakfast to dinner. Food was amazing, varied, made of local fish & shellfish. Sleeping on the bungalow’s balcony, under the stars, above the water & in front the mangrove is such a unique feeling; I could have stayed there for weeks. Just listening to jungle bird life & staring at sunsets & sunrises.

    Such a different experience compared to much less remote places on Kri Island for example, where we feel like simple tourists.

    Stay as you are & keep your spirit; you’re unique.

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    This is the very best I could have dreamed of!!!!
    We got to Raja Ampat without knowing what to expect!!! We had red and listened a lot about it but could have never imagined that getting to Baserbay Homestay could be SUCH a WONDERFUL experience!!!
    This is an “out of this world” place…
    Peaceful, wild, natural, clean, exquisite!!!!
    The people that work there are unbelievably kind, lovely, giving, and EXPERTS in what they do!!!
    Thina and Ana surprised us every day with diferent dishes, each one more delightful than the others, Alex took us to incredibly beautiful secret spots, Petric always listening to what we needed and wanted, keeping this piece of paradise always comfortable, clean and shining, even the little Annes was a main character in this unforgettable experience, playing with us and being always ready to help in whatever was necessary…

    Very very recommendable place, and please… keep it simple and pure as it is…
    Will surely go back!!!!!!!

    Gito and Alum

  25. Toto & Kty says:

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    Into the wild!
    We thought staying 5 days and we stayed 26 days in this little paradise!
    Snorkeling is fantastic!
    Small island surrounded by reefs, mangroves, karst tiny islands and seagrass. Snorkeling is very varied and rich: octopus, nudibranchs, black tip sharks, walking sharks, jellyfish, reef fishes, archer fishes, sea horses, devil ray, snakes, eels, Napoleon fishes and beautiful soft and hard corals, every day a new discovery. Simply lift his head to see orchids and birds flying, amazing! We’ve seen also Kuskus, Hornbills, fireflies, Parrots, cockatoos and many birds….
    Very comfortable, private and spacious bungalow, bring your hammock and it will be perfect….Ability to send sms behind the island during low tide, 5mn of walk from the bungalow.
    Remember to visit Gam Bay (beautiful karst islands) and the bats cave.
    Very relaxing place, songs birds, sheltered by a bay.
    We ate differently each day during 26 days, we discovered a mix of Indonesian and Papua receipts, Ana and Tina always discreet with a great talent for cooking, worker, always make the best for us, cleaning the bungalow, find a new dessert, cakes in the afternoon, fresh fishes and shells (if you want Gohu you can ask), vegetables. Alex always cheerful, talk a bit English (bring him an Indonesian and English dictionnary) and Petric the boatman make the perfect team.Transport prices are reasonable…..The best value in 42 days in Raja Ampat.
    Thanks very much to you, we spend our best journey since 18 years we travel in Indonesia. Everything was perfect! Change nothing…..
    Toto and Kty