Boryomggung Homestay, Pulau Birie, Batanta, Raja Ampat

Boryomggung Homestay

Batanta - Birie Island

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North shore Birie Island: Great snorkelling, dugongs at high tide, sharks, mantas, fruit bats, parrots, white cockatoos and more…


Rooms
3 x On land - Room in a bungalow Sleeps max. 2 persons / room
Rates
Single IDR 350,000 / person / night
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Details

Boryomggung Homestay lies on the north shore of Birie Island and has one three room bungalow with a nicely furnished common area.

Bedrooms: Mattresses on the floor have pillows, bolsters, sheets and mosquito nets and each room also has a table, power outlets and room light switch.

The bungalow common area has beach and sea views and is a great place to relax. There are chairs, bench seating, some nice glass topped tables displaying shell collections and power outlets for your devices.

A two room bathroom building is shared by all guests. A pebble-floor dip mandi bathroom is in one and the other has a western style toilet and concrete floor.

Meals are taken in a dining shelter which lies next to the beach behind a screen of young mangroves. The dining room is cool and shady, with bench seats and a table and tea, coffee and drinking water are freely available there.

Electricity is supplied by generator and is available from sunset to about midnight.

Only a weak and variable phone signal was available at Boryomggung Homestay when we visited in June 2016. You won’t be able to get a data connection.

If you need supplies, Arefi Village is a short boat ride away. Only the basics are available there though, so be sure to buy in advance any items or snacks you regard as essential. Please also take away any inorganic rubbish you create. Especially dead batteries and plastics. As in the rest of Raja Ampat there is no non-polluting method of waste disposal available on Birie. Please: don’t rubbish Raja Ampat!

Only a little English is spoken at Boryomggung Homestay, so if you don’t speak Bahasa Indonesia a phrasebook will prove useful.

Transport / Getting there

Waisai to Boryomggung Homestay transfers are by longboat that can carry up to five passengers and cost IDR 1,200,000 each way. Journey time is about two hours and cost is shared by passengers.

Read more about Raja Ampat boat transport prices here.

Activities

Boryomggung Homestay is nature at it’s best. A great house reef with dugongs, sharks and mantas all being regular visitors. Pulau Birie’s jungles are host to scores of bird species including parrots and cockatoos. Jungle hikes are possible and there are local fruit bat colonies that can be visited.

The nearby village of Arefi is very pretty and worth a visit. It’s a 15 minute boat ride from Boryomggung.

Diving

Boryomggung Homestay offers dives guided by a qualified Rescue Diver, but only has the following equipment available – it’s probably best to bring everything except tanks to be sure of having all you need. Please also read our Raja Ampat diving safety page.

  • 6 tanks
  • 4 regulators, wetsuits and fins.
  • 3 masks and pairs of boots
  • 2 dive computers

Boryomggung Homestay Tours

Tours prices below are shared by boat passengers. (See neighbouring Kriss Iba Homestay’s page for local destination descriptions.)

TOUR PRICE (IDR)
Piaynemo 7,500,000
Akber Reef, Yenbuba Village 4,000,000
Cape Kri OR Pasir Timbul 4,000,000
Pulau Way 500,000
Pulau Dua 500,000
Fish Heaven reef 300,000
Yenpinterew/Kampung Baru 400,000
Akber Reef/Cape Kri 4,000,000
Pulau Dayan OR Manta 3,000,000
Pulau Yuw/Pulau Teven (fruit bats) 500,000
Yenbraimuk/Hidden Bay 6,000,000
Birie Corner/Sawasar Corner 150,000

Features

  • Association member
  • Reef dropoff
  • Western style toilet
  • Mangroves
  • Quiet hideaway
  • Seagrass
  • Hiking available
  • Coral
  • Birds of Paradise
  • Good house reef
  • Calm beach
  • Diving available
  • Sandy Beach
  • IDR 0 to 350,000

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Boryomggung Homestay Contact Details

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Name Fraim
Phone +6282238518172

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5 thoughts on “Boryomggung Homestay

  1. We were positively surprised by Batanta area and Boryomggung Homestay. The homestay location couldn’t be nicer. You’re directly on the beach which has mangroves and sea grass. On top you’re surrounded by green Papuan jungle. All day you can listen to tropical birds like cockatoos and breaking waves.

    The traditional bungalow is basic but very comfortable. It’s important to know that they only have one big bungalow for up to five guests. You have separate rooms but it’s not very private. We didn’t mind to share the bungalow with another couple but this is certainly not for everybody. The separate toilet and shower are clean.

    They cook delicious, simple meals with a lot of variation. Perfect if you like Indonesian cuisine. The family made us feel like at home.

    The Dugong House Reef is just awesome. Just snorkeling you can see so much marine life. The corals are amazing. On top fish schools, sharks, turtles and manta rays if you’re lucky. Whenever we were on the boat we always saw something interesting (even jumping manta rays!!!) They offer scuba diving as well, both on house reef from the beach and boat trips. Dive guide Efraim knows how to find the highlights: manta rays, wobbegong sharks, pygmy seahorses, mandarinfish etc. They even organize boat tours to popular dive sites and manta points around Kri and Mansuar.
    Make sure to visit the villages Arefi and Kampung Baru to see the very interesting local culture of Papua.

    We only stayed for 4 nights but enjoyed every moment. All in all a wonderful experience and we will certainly come back.

    Thank you Efraim and family for some fantastic days!

  2. Nous sommes restés 10 jours dans cet endroit magnifique.
    Famille discrète, grand bungalow, très propre, nourriture excellente et variée, plein de petites attentions dont l’eau chaude pour la douche de fin journée, appréciable après deux heures de snorkeling.
    Et surtout le ou les Dugong, suivant la météo presque présent tous les jours. Avec l’aide précieuse de Fraim bien sûr.
    Beaucoup plus de chances de les voir en séjournant sur place car leurs passages devant le homestay ne sont pas à heures régulières. Beaucoup d’animaux à découvrir…..
    Si vous n’arrivez pas à contacter Fraim, suffit d’aller le trouver dans le village d’Arefi qui est tout proche.
    Merci à Fraim et à toute la famille…..
    Injo nabor and see you soon