Kamar Raja Homestay, Selpele, West Waigeo, Raja Ampat

Kamar Raja Homestay

West Waigeo - Selpele

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

Kamar Raja Homestay: Superbly appointed private bungalows in the West Waigeo wilderness and a perfect base for Wayag explorations.


Rooms
4 x On land - VIP bungalow Sleeps max. 2 persons / room
Rates
Single IDR 350,000 / person / night
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Details

Kamar Raja Homestay lies on the south side of the Waigeo peninsula that forms the southern edge of Aljui Bay and is quite luxurious by homestay standards!

Four VIP bungalows with ensuite bathrooms are available. In addition to the usual bedding and mosquito net, Kamar Raja’s bungalows have glazed windows, ceiling fans, room light switches, power outlets and linoleum type floor coverings.

Each bungalow has an ensuite, concrete floored bathroom enclosure with western style toilet, shower, shelves and clothesline.

Meals are served in a sand floored dining shelter equipped with a number of long tables and bench seats. More power outlets are available in the dining room and drinking water, tea and coffee are always freely available there.

A delightful reception/lounge area with expansive ocean views toward Batang Pele and Manyaifun is located on Kamar Raja Homestay’s jetty. A shaded outdoor table and seating area is also provided at the foot of the jetty.

Electricity is available all night at Kamar Raja Homestay, but there was no phone signal available when we visited in June 2016.

Selpele village is a 15 minute boat ride away if you need basic supplies, but Kamar Raja’s remote location means it’s best to bring any essential items with you. Be sure to take your inorganic rubbish (especially plastic and dead batteries) away with you, as there’s no safe waste disposal available for those. See our “Don’t rubbish Raja Ampat” article for more about the problems that trash disposal cause in Raja Ampat.

Only a little English is spoken at Kamar Raja, so you might want to consider bringing a phrasebook if you don’t have any Bahasa Indonesia.

Transport / Getting there

Kamar Raja Homestay offers Waisai transfers by either speedboat or longboat.

Speedboat transfers cost IDR 4,500,000 each way, take about 2 hours, and can carry up to 10 passengers. The price is shared among passengers.

Transfers by longboat take longer and can carry fewer passengers, but are much cheaper at a shared cost of IDR 1,500,000 each way.

Kamar Raja also offers tour and transfer services as shown in the table below. Prices are IDR and are shared by passengers. Note that these prices can change as local fuel prices do.

FROM TO LONGBOAT SPEEDBOAT
Waisai Sawinggrai 700,000 1,000,000
Waisai Arborek 1,000,000 1,800,000
Waisai Yenbuba 500,000 1,000,000
Waisai Piaynemo 2,000,000 4,000,000
Waisai Manyaifun 1,500,000 4,500,000
Waisai Kamar Raja/Selpele 1,500,000 4,500,000
Kamar Raja Manyaifun 500,000 1,000,000
Kamar Raja Yef Nabi 600,000 1,300,000
Kamar Raja Piaynemo 1,500,000 3,500,000
Kamar Raja Arborek 1,700,000 3,500,000
Kamar Raja Sawinggrai 1,800,000 2,000,000
Kamar Raja Way Tunu 400,000 600,000
Kamar Raja Talaip 600,000 700,000
Kamar Raja Wayag 2,000,000 4,500,000
Kamar Raja Ofo 300,000 500,000
Kamar Raja Batang Pele 400,000 600,000
Kamar Raja Aljui Bay 400,000 600,000

Read more about Raja Ampat boat transport prices here.

Activities

Kamar Raja Homestay has great snorkelling at the door. Easy access to the ocean at low tide is provided by the homestay jetty and snorkelling and sightseeing trips can be arranged by either speedboat or longboat as required. See the table in the transport section above for tour prices.

The fiordlike waterways of the Salpele district islands, the Aljui Bay pearl farm, and the islands of Batang Pele, Manyaifun and Kawe are all close by. The Wayag Islands are more distant, but still within easy reach for a day trip.

Raja Ampat Package Tour Prices

Kamar Raja Homestay offers Raja Ampat package tours from both Sorong and Waisai.

From Sorong

Trip begins and ends in Sorong and includes:

  • Airport pickup and transport in Sorong
  • Porter services
  • Food and drink
  • Sorong-Waisai-Sorong ferry tickets
  • Accommodation & full board at Kamar Raja
  • Guide fees
  • All boat transport
  • Marine Park Entry fee
  • Snorkelling equipment

Trip includes visits and/or snorkelling at:

  • Saporkren village (Waigeo)
  • Friwen Island
  • Kabui Bay
  • Ofo Island
  • Selpele village (West Waigeo)
  • Wayag
  • Piaynemo
  • Star Lagoon
  • Rock paintings
  • Vinkok Island
  • Hidden Bay
  • Yef Nabi Kecil
  • Pasir Timbul sandbank

Prices below are IDR and are per person in group. Please contact Kamar Raja directly to book these Packages.

DAYS/NIGHTS 2PAX 4PAX 6PAX 8PAX 10PAX
6D5N 13,190,000 8,250,000 7,036,000 6,510,000 6,050,000
5D4N 12,640,000 7,600,000 6,686,000 6,160,000 5,700,000
4D3N 12,290,000 7,550,000 6,336,000 5,810,000 5,350,000
3D2N 11,590,000 6,850,000 5,636,000 5,110,000 4,650,000

From Waisai

Trip begins and ends in Waisai and includes:

  • Accommodation & full board at Kamar Raja
  • Guide fees
  • All boat transport
  • Marine Park Entry fee
  • Snorkelling equipment

Trip includes visits and/or snorkelling at:

  • Saporkren village (Waigeo)
  • Friwen Island
  • Kabui Bay
  • Ofo Island
  • Selpele village (West Waigeo)
  • Wayag
  • Piaynemo
  • Star Lagoon
  • Rock paintings
  • Vinkok Island
  • Hidden Bay
  • Yef Nabi Kecil
  • Pasir Timbul sandbank

Prices below are IDR and are per person in group. Please contact Kamar Raja directly to book these Packages.

DAYS/NIGHTS 2PAX 4PAX 6PAX 8PAX 10PAX
6D5N 11,190,000 6,250,000 5,036,000 4,510,000 4,050,000
5D4N 10,640,000 5,600,000 4,686,000 4,160,000 3,700,000
4D3N 10,290,000 5,550,000 4,336,000 3,810,000 3,350,000
3D2N 9,590,000 4,850,000 3,636,000 3,110,000 2,650,000

Features

  • Remote/isolated
  • Association member
  • Western style toilet
  • Coral
  • Good house reef
  • Has email contact
  • Calm beach
  • Sandy Beach
  • IDR 0 to 350,000
  • Wayag trips
  • Has private bungalows
  • Has ensuite bathroom/toilet

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Kamar Raja Homestay Contact Details

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Name Stefan
Phone +6281248666731
Email papuanamelanesya@gmail.com
Facebook https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100006946357317
Name Yan
Phone +6282198586086

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  1. Bjoern and Chantal says:

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

    We stayed here for 11days in Feb 2017. Due to a lack of telephone connection we showed up unexpected from Manyaifun. Jance and his family did their best to Accomodate us, though food supplies were a bit limited at times. The coral at the house reef wasn’t spectacular but we’ve see a wobbigong, nurse shark, eagle ray and plenty of nice small stuff. Day trips to Ofo island with its extensive coral garden were wonderful. And Finkok was a truly special experience for all those macro lovers. Our boat man Pak Lazurus was very competent and took good care of us. The area of west Waigeo is very scenic and well worth a visit if you have time. We will be coming back for sure!
    Njo nabor Janice, Diana, Pak Lazarus, Tobias dan Alex. Kita suka sekali tinggal Homestay anda. Sampai jumpa.
    Bjoern dan Chantal

    • Terima kasih atas review kalian
      Terima kasih telah berkunjung ke Kamar Raja Homestay dan menjadi keluarga selama beberapa hari di sana
      Kami mohon maaf atas segala kekurangan pelayanan selama berada di tempat kami.
      Semoga di waktu akan datang kami semakin baik dalam pelayanan
      Sampai jumpa

      Salam
      Stef & yan

    • Hello,
      Do you take the package ? When you say Fintok, is it Vintok in the package ? And do you go to the other place. We are a group of snorkelers lovers and we search a new place in addition of Kri for a stay in march 2018.

  2. Stef from Kamar Raja was a great host. They have a big boat (there were 7 of us with all our luggage but there easily could be more people), trip to Wayag was priced 4´500´000 IDR and return to Waisai was 3´500´000, all in all not so bad compare to what other homestays ask. One million difference is probably the fee to people of Kawe who ´pretend ´owning´ Wayag. At least, there were no surcharges to above prices and both trips were long and rewarding.

  3. ********BOAT-SHARING NOVEMBER / DECEMBER 2016******
    we´ll be in Raja Ampat from 21st November to 10th December 2016.
    One or two weeks of this time, we want to spend on the outer islands of West Waigeo, Manyaifun or/and Selpele.
    If you want to share the boat-trip (and the costs), from Waisai or maybe Southern Gam to West Waigeo, I´d be happy to hear from you.
    azzurrro(at)web.de
    (Please notice: there are three “r” in azzurrro)

  4. Not so much feedback but a question. Is there the possibility of diving close to the homestay, or can the homestay arrange diving?