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Situated at Yenanas, to the east of Yenbeser village, Monkairi Homestay offers two rooms in a beachside bungalow. Each room sleeps four in two beds with mattress covers, pillows, bolsters and mosquito nets.
The bungalow’s verandah has great sea views and is equipped with a table and bench seat.
Monkairi shares bathroom and toilet facilities with
Batu Lima Homestay, which was formed when the original Monkairi partners opted for separate businesses. The facilities have a concrete-floored western style toilet and dip mandi bathroom in separate rooms. Monkairi will be building its own facilities in the near future.
A beachside dining shelter is located next to the bungalow.
There’s good cell phone reception at Monkairi and electricity is provided by a generator which runs at night.
Supplies are available in the village of Yenbeser on Gam’s south coast, which is a five minute boat ride away. If you’re in the mood for a walk, Yenbeser can be reached at low tide via a jungle path. The walk takes around 15 minutes, and path crosses the Dore Atri lagoon, which has lots of small coral on its otherwise sandy bottom. To minimise environmental damage, always do your best to follow in the footsteps of any who may have gone before you.
Monkairi Homestay has an English speaking staff member.
Please note: Sundays are a day of rest and family obligations for the Monkairi family. No tours, boat transport or organised activities are possible on Sundays.
Transport / Getting there
Monkairi Homestay is located on a fantastic sandy beach and has a rich coral house reef close to the shore. The beach is sheltered, safe for swimming and good for children. Evening trips to see Red Birds of Paradise display are available and cost IDR 150,000 per person. It’s a 30 minute walk from Monkairi to the birds’ display site. The jungle at Monkairi is also inhabited by a host of other birds and animals like the nocturnal cuscus which you can observe at your leisure.
Snorkeling and diving
Snorkeling will reveal an ocean full of fish, and that icon of Raja Ampat marine life, the walking shark, can often be observed in the bay. Monkairi has three sets of snorkeling gear available which if not already hired out, can be used for free on the reef in front of the homestay. If you want to go further afield, the equipment can be hired for IDR 100,000 per day per set. A guide can accompany you if wanted – payment is by tipping as you see fit. If you need a boat, transport costs will be negotiated.
If guests want to go diving, enquiries about joining a trip can be made just down the beach at Raja Ampat Biodiversity resort.
Monkairi Homestay tours
Prices are shared among total passengers (maximum of 8). Be sure to bring your snorkeling equipment!
LONGBOAT TOURS & SNORKELING
Manta & Arborek, Hidden Bay, Kabui Passage, lunch at Warikaf Homestay
Piaynemo day tour with extra snorkeling at Arborek
Up to 4: 4,000,000
5 – 8: 5,000,000
Kri Islands and Yenbuba Jetty snorkeling + Pasir Timbul sandbank visit
Up to 4: 900,000
Up to 4: 7,500,000
Piaynemo and Arborek, Manta, Pasir Timbul Sandbank, Friwen Wall
Kabui Bay & Passage, Hidden Bay, Batu Lima
Up to 4: 1,500,000
Manta, Arborek, Piaynemo, Hidden Bay, Kabui Passage.
Up to 4: 4,500,000
Friwen Wall, Batu Lima and Hidden Lake
Up to 4: 500,000
Waigeo – Wilson’s Bird of Paradise
(add IDR 200,000 in total for transport) 300,000 per person
Alfred Wallace campsite + Red Bird of Paradise, Dore Mkun sightseeing
200,000 per person
Near village Association member Western style toilet Seagrass Hiking available Coral Birds of Paradise English speaking Good house reef Snorkeling equipment Calm beach Good phone signal
Sandy Beach Has own speedboat IDR 0 to 350,000 Wayag trips