Kayafyof Homestay, Pulau Arborek, Raja Ampat

Kayafyof Homestay

Arborek

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

Dampier Strait and Batanta views from the southern shore of idyllic Pulau Arborek. Diving, mantas and village exploration all close at hand.


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

Kayafyof Homestay has a private beach bungalow and a two room bungalow on land on Pulau Arborek’s southern shore.

Both bungalows have enclosed verandahs with tables, chairs and a hammock, and all rooms are equipped with mattresses on the floor with sheets, pillows, bolsters and mosquito nets. Expansive ocean and sunset views are available from both bungalows.

Meals are served in a dining shelter on the beach adjacent to the two room bungalow. Tea, coffee and drinking water are freely available to guests there. On the beach near the dining shelter are a few wooden recliners for lazing in the sun. (Be careful you don’t get burned though!)

Bathroom facilities at Kayafyof Homestay include a western style toilet and a dip mandi bathroom.

Supplies (including cold drinks) are available in Arborek village, which is a five minute walk from the peaceful seclusion of the island’s west end. Please do take all your inorganic trash away with you, as there is no safe waste disposal or recycling available in Raja Ampat and disposing of it on the island will only contribute to the trashing of paradise.

Only a little English is spoken at Kyafyof Homestay, so if you don’t have any Bahasa Indonesia, bringing a phrasebook would be a good idea. You’ll always be able to find an English speaker in the village to help out if need be.

Transport / Getting there

Transport between Waisai and Kyafyof Homestay is by longboat or speedboat depending on the number of people needing a transfer.

Longboat journeys cost IDR 1,000,000 each way and can carry up to 6 passengers.

Speedboat transfers can accommodate up to 10 people and cost IDR 2,000,000 each way.

Both prices are per trip, not per person.

Read more about Raja Ampat boat transport prices here.

Activities

Arborek is the perfect location to combine diving, snorkelling and cultural interaction. Being an officially designated “Tourism Village”, cultural performances are often staged at Arborek for visitng guests.

Diving

Diving is available at Kyafyof Homestay in association with the nearby Arborek Dive Shop. See the Arborek Dive Shop page for more information

Snorkelling and sightseeing

There’s excellent snorkelling to be had beneath the nearby Arborek village jetty and over the reefs and sandbanks at the eastern end of the island. The famed Manta snorkelling and dive sites are nearby too. Kyafyof Homestay can organise tours to any of the Dampier Strait attractions you want to visit. A small selection of the possibilities is listed in the table below. Costs are in Indonesian Rupiah and are shared by trip participants.

TOUR PRICE
Manta Point 300,000
Sauwandarek snorkelling 500,000
Gam (Sawinggrai/Gam Bay) 600,000
Imbraimuk snorkelling 700,000
Yeben snorkelling 800,000
Piaynemo tour & snorkelling 3,000,000

Features

  • Near village
  • Association member
  • Reef dropoff
  • Western style toilet
  • Coral
  • Good house reef
  • Calm beach
  • Diving available
  • Sandy Beach
  • Has own speedboat
  • IDR 0 to 350,000
  • Has private bungalows

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Kayafyof Homestay Contact Details

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Name Eki Mambrasar
Phone +6281248939137
Whatsapp +6281343111466

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  1. Gaby Motuloh says:

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

    Stayed 3 nights in March 2017. Loved the relatively new over-water bungalow of Kayafyof right next to Lalosi homestay. Enjoying the sea view, fishing boats passing by, children playing in the nearby water and birds walking among the newly planted mangroves was so relaxing. In the early morning, we watched fishermen starting their activities.
    Despite being in the village, we did not feel a lack of privacy there. It was even a plus point. We could walk around the environmental friendly Arborek island and go snorkling in the newly renovated jetty (10 minute walk), watching sunset on the other end in front of Orisun homestay (15 minute walk), and go back to enjoy the sereness of our bungalow with the great view while sipping a cup of coffee (bring your own favorite coffee if you are not used to the black local coffee). Be careful when walking close to the nearby Barefoot Dive complex as there were 2 dogs barking horrendously at and running towards any perceived “instruders (they seemed to trained that way).
    Unlike in other homestays which had colorful bed/pillow sheets and moquitoes net, Kayafyof’s were white – which we liked. We put on our own bulbs (LED, warm light) to create a cozy atmosphere while bright enough to read, transfer/review photos, etc. Blankets and towels were provided.
    Dining area was close by, next to the on-land 3-room bungalow. Rice + 2 dishes (veggies, egg or fish) and bananas were served for lunch and dinner with sweet cakes for breakfast but on the last day we got fried rice. Irene, the cook, served tasty food with just the right quantity (we always finished them all and were full enough). Kayafyof was still building its own bathroom & toilet when we were there (should be finished by now) so we had to use Lalosi’s which was not clean enough (old trash was not removed).
    The jetty snorkeling was wonderful, like being inside a fish pot, especially in the morning and noon when locals were throwing rice to feed the fish. Swim to the neighbouring private jetty as there were lots of fish there too.
    We used Kayafyof’s boat (for Rp 2M) to take us to the next homestay at Saukabu village in Paam Island and on the way stopped at Piaynemo to enjoy the hill-top panorama of the increasingly famous karst islands. We planned to also snorkel in Melissa’s garden on the way but the wind was getting stronger so we cancelled it.
    Thank you Irene, Bani and Eki Mambrasar for the wonderful stay and pak Galan for taking us by boat to Piaynemo and Paam.
    For photos of the homestay and our Raja Ampat photos, go to Gaby Motuloh – Google+.