|1 x Over water - Private bungalow||Sleeps max. 2 persons / room|
|2 x On land - Private bungalow||Sleeps max. 2 persons / room|
|7 x On land - Room in a bungalow||Sleeps max. 2 persons / room|
|Single||IDR 350,000 / person / night|
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.
Two separate dining shelters with tables and benches are provided and extra hammocks are to be found 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.
Kordiris Homestay has its own dive equipment and dives can be organised at any of the Raja Ampat dive sites.
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.
Birds of Paradise also display near Kordiris and tours depart at 5.00am to view them. The cost is IDR 200,000 per person, paid to the owner of the land where the birds display.
- 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
- Calm beach
- Sandy Beach
- Has private bungalows