Budget Accommodation in Raja Ampat
- Last Updated on Tuesday, 05 November 2013 17:42
Location: South-east Pulau Gam, opposite Pulau Kerupiar (see map)
Accommodation: One bungalow (sleeps six) with two more under construction.
Diving: Yes. IRP 500,000 per dive, including equipment.
Contact: Maria (Manager), Cornelis Wauwyai (Owner)
Phone: +6285399040888 (Maria), +6281248569412 (Cornelis)
Opposite Pulau Kerupiar and the dive site of Mike's Point, Kordiris Homestay lies on a fringe of beach between the Dampier Strait and Mangrove Bay, one of Gam's most vibrant ecosystems. The winding mangrove filled waterways and dense jungles of Mangrove Bay are a birdwatchers paradise, alive with hornbills, sea eagles, eclectus parrots, kingfishers, herons... the list goes on.
The bungalow is equipped with good mattresses and mosquito nets and bathroom and toilet facilities are traditional style. There is a separate dining shelter. See Thomas' review below for more info and click the gallery thumbnail if you'd like to see more photos...
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IDR 350,000 per person per night including 3 meals a day, with unlimited tea and coffee.
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Kordiris Homestay Review (March 2013)
Review by Thomas van Luijtelaar. Thanks Thomas for helping out the folks at Kordiris by sending us all the info and photos for this listing :)
This Raja Ampat 'Kordiris' homestay is truly amazing. The family is very hospitable and the setting of this place is wonderful. This hidden gem has an original Papua style bungalow sleeping up to 6 people (two more being built at the moment), with klamboe (mosquito nets), good mattresses and a nice seabreeze. Toilet and shower is traditional (mandi): a bucket with water from the nearby well. The whole place is very stylish with great ocean decorations.
A stay includes three meals a day and unlimited tea, coffee and water. Bring your own sweets and biscuits. Hopefully you don't mind eating fish every night, although they serve chicken (ayam) on request. The food is delicious. They are open for any suggestion. Just be patient :-)
The place is perfect to have a lazy day in one of the hammocks under the palm trees on the beach or go on a tour. The family can arrange different tours like a walk-snorkel combination in their own bay or a paradise bird watching trip early morning our late afternoon. A longer and highly recommendable tour is the one to Kabui which includes snorkeling in two great spots and a climbing to a Wayag-like panorama (the one of the brochures). All are a great day out. Just ask for it, Maria and Cornelis will explain. Their private beach by the way is excellent for swimming and snorkeling.
Maria speaks good English and is operating a small dive business too. In case you have very limited time and want to do as many dives as possible in a few days, I would recommend a dive resort. When you are looking for one or two dives a day and don't mind not having the fanciest equipment and the perfect size, this is perfect. Everything worked well. Dives cost 450k rupiah (cheapest in Raja Ampat!) and include all equipment. Ask for a good guide. Personally I wasn't very enthusiastic about Mathias. Paulus may be a better choice.
In Raja Ampat it is one of the best value you can get for your rupiahs. In the unlucky event the place is full, consider the place of their uncle (Thomas - see album) on the next beach. We checked it out and it looked charming too with comparable facilities.
This little paradise deserves more visitors. You can be one of them, you will love it!
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