Orisun Homestay, Pulau Arborek, Raja Ampat

Orisun Homestay

Arborek

  • Amazing - 5 starfish
  • Amazing - 5 starfish
  • Amazing - 5 starfish
  • Amazing - 5 starfish
  • Amazing - 5 starfish
  • (5/5 starfishes)

Orisun Homestay offers a quiet retreat on the sunset-drenched western end of the beautiful coral island of Arborek.


Rooms
2 x On beach - Private bungalow Sleeps max. 2 persons / room
Rates
Single IDR 350,000 / person / night
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Details

Orisun Homestay has two private bungalows on the beach at the sunset-soaked western end of Pulau Arborek.

Each bungalow sleeps two and has the homestay standard bedding of mattresses on the floor, sheets, pillows, bolsters and mosquito nets. The bungalows are accessed from the rear, via a passage that leads to a covered verandah at the front. Both bungalows have excellent ocean and sunset views.

Meals are served in the Orisun Homestay dining room. The table and bench seating there also affords excellent ocean views and the dining room always has free drinking water, tea and coffee making supplies available for guests.

Guests share bathing and toilet facilities at Orisun Homestay. The bathroom building has two separate pebble-floored stalls, each of which supply bucket bathing equipment. A single squat toilet is also provided in one stall.

Electricity is provided by generator between the hours of sunset and about midnight and Orisun Homestay receives a decent mobile phone signal. (Which usually allows a slow data connection.)

Arborek village is a very short walk away and basic supplies and cold drinks can be found in the village’s small shops.

As everywhere else in Raja Ampat, proper waste disposal and recycling facilities are not available on Arborek, so it’s always best to take any inorganic waste you create away with you when you leave. Inorganic waste left in Raja Ampat will more than likely eventually find it’s way to the sea.

Only a little English is spoken at Orisun Homestay, so if you don’t speak Bahasa Indonesia, you’ll find bringing a phrasebook useful. (You’ll be able to find an English speaker on Arborek to help if any serious difficulties arise.)

Transport / Getting there

Transport between Waisai and Orisun Homestay costs IDR 2,000,000 each way. A longboat capable of carrying up to 4 people is used and the cost is shared by passengers.

Pickups from or dropoffs to any other islands can be arranged as required. Some examples are below (cost shared by boat passengers):

Pulau Kri: IDR 600,000

Pulau Gam (Sawinggrai): IDR 500,000

Read more about Raja Ampat boat transport prices here.

Activities

Pulau Arborek offers a host of attractions. Close proximity to the village provides plenty of opportunity for social interaction and traditional music and dance performances are often presented there.

Diving and snorkelling

Arborek Island has fantastic snorkelling over its fringing coral reef and drop offs. The marine life to be found beneath the village jetty is truly amazing. Be sure to bring your snorkelling gear! Arborek is also the closest jumpoff point for the famous dive and snorkelling sites of Manta Point and Manta Sandy.

Diving is available at all the popular Dampier Strait sites and is organised in conjunction with Arborek Dive Shop.

Orisun Homestay sightseeing & snorkelling trips

Orisun can organise trips to any Raja Ampat sites you wish to visit. A selection of the most popular is below. Prices are in Indonesian Rupiah and are shared by trip participants.

TRIP PRICE
Manta Point or Manta Sandy 300,000
Gam Lagoon 500,000
Sauwandarek (Mansuar) 700,000
Yeben Island 2,000,000
Imbraimuk 2,000,000
Piaynemo 3,000,000

Features

  • Near village
  • Association member
  • Reef dropoff
  • Coral
  • Good house reef
  • Calm beach
  • Diving available
  • Good phone signal
  • Sandy Beach
  • IDR 0 to 350,000
  • Has private bungalows

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Orisun Homestay Contact Details

  • If the homestay features above do not show that English is spoken, you'll need to use Bahasa Indonesia. In either case, keep it simple! Using the booking form is best for homestays that have one. Please don't use both - confusion will be the only result!.
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Name Mei Mambrasar
Phone +6282248081039
Name Yance Mambrasar
Phone +6282198671038

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2 thoughts on “Orisun Homestay

    • Very good - 4 starfish
    • Very good - 4 starfish
    • Very good - 4 starfish
    • Very good - 4 starfish
    • Very good - 4 starfish
    • (4/5 starfishes)

    I stayed at another homestay first but was disturbed by the village generator which was on all night.
    So I walked around and found Worisun(sic) .A young couple are running it with a lot of personal attention. One example: I was out when it started raining and storming . They came from the village and saved my books and other things from getting drenched.
    The view from my terrace was amazing.
    The only snag: a busy rat which managed to chew holes into my handbag made from cork and opened a plastic box containing different spices.
    But my host switched off his generator when I had asked him to and the village generator was too far away to disturb my sleep. Peace!
    I cannot comment on the food because I arrived unannounced and therefore arranged to eat at another homestay.
    I will definitely stay there again if I return to Raja Ampat.

  1. Gaby Motuloh says:

    • Amazing - 5 starfish
    • Amazing - 5 starfish
    • Amazing - 5 starfish
    • Amazing - 5 starfish
    • Amazing - 5 starfish
    • (5/5 starfishes)

    In Arborek we stayed at the Kayafyof homestay but walked over here to see sunset.
    Orisun (stated as “Worisun” in their signage which in local language means sunset) was a new, very nice homestay perfectly located for sunset watching. You can conveniently do it from the small patios of their 3 half beach half over water bungalows or the spacious dining lounge.
    The beach with newly planted mangroves was also awesome to stroll on.
    To get to Orisun from the public jetty, you have to walk quite a bit passing some homestays (Manta, Indip, Mawar) – not sure whether boats can land at the beach in front of the homestay.
    This is a homestay we would like to stay at when coming back to Arborek.