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Lalosi Homestay lies on the southern shore of Pulau Arborek and has 5 bungalows of 3 different kinds.
There are two private bungalows on the beach (over water at high tide), and two 2 room bungalows and a 3 room bungalow lie just back from the high tide mark under the shade of beachside trees. All have views across the Dampier Strait to Mansuar and Batanta.
The two private bungalows have panoramic views from their verandahs which are equipped with a small table and chairs. The bungalows sleep two in mattresses on the floor with the usual sheets, pillows, bolsters and mosquito nets.
The two room bungalows have large shared verandahs with tables, chairs and power outlets for charging devices. The three room bungalow has a smaller, similarly equipped verandah. All rooms in these bungalows also sleep two and have the same bedding as in the private bungalows.
All Lalosi Homestay’s bungalows are nicely decorated with Papuan statuary and masks and all bungalow rooms have power outlets and room light switches.
Meals are served in a sand floored dining room next to the 2 room bungalows, and drinking water, tea and coffee are always freely available there for guests. A large table and bench seating is provided, as are power outlets for your devices.
Lalosi homestay has two separate bathroom buildings. One provides a dip mandi bathroom and western style toilet in separate tile floored rooms, the other is a large pebble floored room with dip mandi facilities and western style toilet combined.
There’s no shortage of places to relax at Lalosi Homestay. In addition to the bungalow verandahs, there are a number of beachside tables, chairs and recliners, as well as another beachside shelter with a large table, bench seating and power outlets.
There’s good phone reception at Arborek (a slow internet connection is possible) and Lalosi’s generator provides power and lighting between sunset and midnight.
Lalosi is a two minute walk from Arborek village where basic supplies and cold soft drink can be purchased, but please take any inorganic waste like plastic, dead batteries etc away with you when you leave. There is no safe way of disposing of this kind of trash in Raja Ampat without causing pollution and contributing to the
growing rubbish problem in the islands.
Basic English is spoken at Lalosi, so bringing a phrasebook will help enrich conversation if you don’t have any Bahasa Indonesia.
Transport / Getting there
Transfers between Waisai and Lalosi Homestay are by longboat (4 passengers max) and cost IDR 1,200,000 each way. Trip cost is shared by passengers.
A speedboat is available for larger groups and has a shared one way transfer cost of IDR 3,500,000. The speedboat can carry up to 8 passengers.
Read more about Raja Ampat boat transport prices here. Activities
Lalosi Homestay is situated on the edge of Arborek village, which has a jetty famous for its diving and snorkelling sights. Cultural performances are often staged in the village for guests of visiting liveaboard and cruise boats and local crafts are made for sale there. Arborek is a pretty village and offers plenty of opportunity for social interaction. Arborek Island is quite small and can easily be fully explored in a couple of hours.
Diving and snorkelling: Diving is available at Lalosi Homestay in conjunction with Arborek Dive Shop.
Arborek is the closest you can stay to the famed attractions of Manta Point and Manta Sandy and the island is also handy to
Piaynemo (Penemu) and the Pam (Fam) Islands for those wanting to explore further afield.
The beach at Lalosi gives way to weedy shallows and then coral as you move away from the shore. Good snorkelling can be had at the door, but the village jetty is where the real action is. Lalosi has 7 sets of masks, snorkel and fins available for hire for IDR 100,000 per person per day. Bringing your own fins at least is a good idea though, just in case none of the ones on hand fit.
Manta Point snorkelling trips including equipment hire are available for IDR 500,000. The trip is by longboat capable of carrying up to 4 passengers and the trip price is shared among participants.
Piaynemo day trips for snorkelling and sightseeing can also be arranged. The trip is by longboat (4 people max) and costs IDR 2,000,000 (shared).
Near village Association member Reef dropoff Western style toilet Seagrass Coral English speaking Good house reef Snorkeling equipment Calm beach Diving available Good phone signal
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