Make a booking at Kordiris Homestay
Kordiris Homestay can accommodate up to twenty people in ten rooms.
Kordiris has a 4 room bungalow with hammocks on a shared verandah and a 3 room bungalow with a shared verandah with a small table and bench seats. One of the rooms in the 3 room bungalow has a free standing bed, the other rooms have mattresses on the floor. All beds have mattress covers, pillows, bolsters and mosquito nets.
Kordiris also offers three private bungalows, each of which sleeps two people. One of the bungalows is over water, the other two are on land. All the private bungalows are a single room with covered verandah at the front. Bedding is mattresses on the floors, equipped with covers, pillows, bolsters and mosquito nets. The over water bungalow has a hammock on the verandah and bungalow 3 has a small table and plastic chairs.
Meals are served in a large dining room built over the water. The dining room has fantastic views and is equipped with a pair of large tables and lots of bench seating. Drinking water, tea and coffee are always available there.
In addition to the main dining area, there are two additional shelters with tables and benches for relaxing or if you’re in the mood for private dining. More opportunities for relaxing are provided by the hammocks strung between trees in the beautiful shady gardens. Bench seating and beachside table settings are also provided.
An outhouse building contains a dip mandi bathroom and separate western pedestal style toilet.
Mobile phone reception at Kordiris is good and a generator provides electricity for lighting and charging devices.
The villages of Yenbeser and Friwen are both about 15 minutes’ boat ride away if you need supplies.
Maria speaks excellent English and lives on site.
Transport / Getting there
Waisai transfers are by speedboat (maximum capacity 4 passengers) and cost IDR 500,000 per each way. (Cost shared among passengers.)
Located on the islet of Kordiris, which is separated from the Gam Island mainland by the wildlife rich Dore Dor mangrove waterway, Kordiris Homestay lies in the shelter of the point at the western end of a perfect white sand bay. The winding mangrove filled waterways and dense jungles of Dore Dor are a birdwatchers paradise, alive with hornbills, sea eagles, eclectus parrots, kingfishers, herons… the list goes on.
The sandy beach at Kordiris offers great snorkelling over seagrass and reef. Dugongs can sometimes be seen in the bay at front of the homestay and walking sharks are regular visitors. Whales can be observed further offshore from the homestay as they move through the strait in April and May.
The jungle behind Kordiris is home to Birds of Paradise, couscous, squirrel-like tree rats, black king cockatoos and bush fowl that build huge nest mounds in the forest.
Diving with Kordiris Homestay
Kordiris Homestay has its own dive equipment and dives can be organised at any of the Raja Ampat dive sites. Snorkellers can join any dive trip with seats available that are heading for dive sites suitable for snorkellers.
PRICE PER PERSON
First dive (~25min, 1 diver, 1 instructor) from beach
First dive (~25min, 1 diver, 1 instructor) from boat
Classic dive (1 guide, 4 divers max)
Deep dive (min ADV PADI, 1 guide, 3 divers max)
Five dive pack
Ten dive pack
Half day Manta Point+Arborek Jetty (2 dives)
Minimum 2 persons, includes lunch at Arborek IDR 1,000,000
Snorkellers joining Manta Point+Arborek above
PRICE PER PERSON
Kabui Bay + Passage – full day, 4 persons minimum
Snorkelling and lunch included
Add 1 dive for IDR 450,000 per diver IDR 600,000
Melissa’s Garden+Piaynemo – full day, 4 persons minimum
Snorkelling at Manta Point, lunch & Piaynemo tour included
Add 1 dive for IDR 450,000 per diver IDR 1,000,000
Red Birds of Paradise Tour with Abraham
Tips for the guide
IDR 0 to 350,000 Association member Large groups OK Western style toilet For the sociable English speaking Has email contact Good phone signal Hiking available Birds of Paradise Has own speedboat Diving available
On site dive centre Seagrass Calm beach Sandy Beach