Boryomggung Homestay, Pulau Birie, Batanta, Raja Ampat

Boryomggung Homestay

Batanta - Birie Island

  • Amazing - 5 starfish
  • Amazing - 5 starfish
  • Amazing - 5 starfish
  • Amazing - 5 starfish
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  • (5/5 starfishes)

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 fifteen minute 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 1,000,000 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.

The nearby villages of Arefi and Kampung Baru are very pretty and worth a visit.

Diving

Boryomggung Homestay offers dives guided by a qualified Rescue Diver.

5 tanks are available. These are filled at a nearby filling station. BCDs, regulators and masks can be hired for an extra IDR 150,000 per day, but it’s probably best to bring everything except tanks and weights to be sure of having all you need. Please also read our Raja Ampat diving safety page.

DIVE PRICE (IDR)
HOUSE REEF DIVES
Unguided house reef day dive 300,000
Guided house reef day dive 400,000
Guided house reef night dive 500,000
BOAT DIVES
Guided day dive 400,000 + boat tour price
Guided night dive 500,000 + boat tour price

Snorkelling

Bring your own snorkelling gear and enjoy free snorkelling on the rich Boryomggung house reef. Snorkelling trips further afield by boat are available for IDR 100,000 per person unguided, or IDR 200,000 per person if you want a snorkelling guide.

Boryomggung Homestay Tours

Tours prices below are shared by boat passengers. (See Boryomggung Homestay’s website for local destination descriptions.)

TOUR PRICE (IDR)
Piaynemo 3,500,000
Yenbraimuk/Hidden Bay 2,000,000
Cape Kri/Pasir Timbul/Akber Reef 1,500,000
Sauwandarek Jetty 1,500,000
Pulau Dayan (Manta Point) 1,200,000
Pulau Wai 550,000
Pulau Dua 550,000
Fish Heaven Reef 550,000
Bojor Reef 550,000
Kampung Baru (Adventist village) 400,000
Yenpinterew 400,000
Batanta Waterfall 250,000
Pulau Yuw 250,000
Papirinsrow 250,000
Birie Corner/Sawasar Corner 200,000
Ayof 200,000
Arefi (Protestant village) 150,000

Features

  • Association member
  • Reef dropoff
  • Western style toilet
  • Mangroves
  • Quiet hideaway
  • Seagrass
  • Coral
  • 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
Website http://batantahomestay.com/

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6 thoughts on “Boryomggung Homestay

  1. Martin & Isa says:

    • Amazing - 5 starfish
    • Amazing - 5 starfish
    • Amazing - 5 starfish
    • Amazing - 5 starfish
    • Amazing - 5 starfish
    • (5/5 starfishes)

    We stayed at Boryomggung for 5 days and it was an amazing place with beautiful reefs all around where we saw sharks, cuttle fish, lionfish, baby sharks by the beach and even a manta. Fraim was beutiful to us and the girls took care of us every second and even though we were the only guest at the homestay they cooked delicious food for us five times a day and one time they even prepered hot water for our shower :)! We had a very good time at Batanta and we really liked the place, At the time we were there it was very quiet with no tourists around which was what we were looking for at the momen. Thank you so much Fraim and the whole family we will come back for sure!

  2. 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!

  3. 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