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Nyanpun Amber Homestay has a fine white sand beach, two private bungalows and the excellent Kri north shore reef at the door.
Both bungalows sit just back from the edge of the beach in the shade of overhanging trees and have enclosed verandahs with good sea views. The bungalow bedrooms sleep two and have a small table and bench seat and the usual homestay bedding of a mattress on the floor with pillows, bolsters, sheets and mosquito net. Power outlets and a room light switch are provided.
Nyanpun Amber Homestay hadn’t yet built a dining room when we visited in June 2016, so meals are currently served at the small table on each bungalow verandah.
Guests share a two room bathroom building. A concrete floored dip mandi bathroom occupies one room and a western style toilet is in the other.
Electricity is supplied by a generator which runs from sunset to midnight and Nyapun Amber receives a decent phone signal that can support a data connection.
Be sure to bring any consumeables you consider essential, as the nearest village (Yenbuba on Mansuar) is about a twenty minute boat ride away and only basic supplies are available there. Be sure too, to take your inorganic trash away with you when you leave. There’s no way to safely dispose of inorganic rubbish on Kri (or anywhere else in Raja Ampat) – waste disposal is a
big and as yet unsolved problem in the islands.
Nobody speaks English at Nyanpun Amber Homestay, so bringing a phrasebook will help ease communication if you have no Bahasa Indonesia.
Transport / Getting there
Diving and snorkelling.
Diving is easily organised at Nyanpun Amber Homestay in association with the nearby dive centers at
Koranu Fyak or Yenkoranu.
There’s excellent snorkelling straight off the beach in front of the homestay and snorkelling and sightseeing trips and transfers to other homestays can be arranged as required. The table below shows a few of the many options available. Prices are in Indonesian Rupiah and are shared by up to the maximum of 8 passengers that Nyanpun Amber’s speedboat can carry. (On occasions when the speedboat is needed in Waisai a smaller longboat will be used.)
Manta / Arborek
Pasir Timbul sandbank
Piaynemo day trip 5,000,000
Sauwandarek (Mansuar south coast)
Manyaifun (West Waigeo) 1,700,000
At low tide it’s possible to walk the entire north coast of Kri, cross the sandbanks to Yenbuba at Mansuar and then continue along the north coast of Mansuar to Yenbekwan village. It takes about an hour from Nyanpun Amber to Yenbuba – be sure to time the tide well if you want to return on foot!
On days with an early morning low tide you could cross to Mansuar, continue to Yenbekwan and then cross Mansuar to Sauwandarek on the south coast. There’s good snorkelling all along the north coast of Mansuar and also at Sauwandarek. There’s a lake in the middle of Mansuar on the way to Sauwandarek as well. You’d need to arrange a pickup from Sauwandarek for your return.
There are also shorter jungle trails on Kri that climb to the island’s high point from which fabulous panoramas to the south, west and north can be had.
Association member Reef dropoff Western style toilet Hiking available Coral Good house reef Has email contact Calm beach Diving available Good phone signal Sandy Beach Has own speedboat
IDR 0 to 350,000 Has private bungalows