Tanjung Mefiyai Homestay, Saukabu, Fam Island, Raja Ampat

Tanjung Mefiyai Homestay

Pam (Fam) Islands - Fam

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

A perfect white sandy beach, great coral, a nearby village and an inland lake to explore. Central to the attractions of spectacular Piaynemo and the Pam islands.

3 x Room in a bungalow Sleeps max. 3 persons / room
Single IDR 450,000 / person / night
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Tanjung Mefiyai Homestay is a large building with three huge rooms that open onto a spacious verandah with ocean views. Meals are served on the verandah, with each room having a small table and plastic chairs there.

Homestay walls are constructed from lacquered sago palm stems rather than the more usual palm leaf thatching and each of the three spacious rooms is equipped with mattresses on the floor, pillows, mattress covers and mosquito nets. The rooms have bedding for three people and have both light switches and power outlets for charging equipment. Tanjung Mefiyai is one of the very few homestays that have room doors that can be locked.

A bathroom and toilet are provided in separate rooms in an outbuilding behind the homestay. The bathroom building is more solidly constructed than the average and features pebble paved concrete floors. The bathroom provides ‘dip mandi’ bathing and the toilet is squat style.

Electricity is provided by generator from sunset until around midnight. Mobile phone signal was erratic during our visit, varying between full bars of reception and none at all. We don’t know if that is usual, or a temporary network or tower problem.

Tanjung Mefiyai Homestay is very close to the village of Saukabu, where basic supplies can be purchased from a few small shops.

Very little English is spoken at Tanjung Mefiyai, so bring a phrasebook if you don’t speak Bahasa Indonesia.

Transport / Getting there

Transport arrangements hadn’t been finalised when we visited Tanjung Mefiyai. Hopefully we’ll hear about those soon. Fam is a long way from Waisai – we guess a boat price of around IDR 2,000,000 to 2,500,000 each way. SMS the contact number below for more information.

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Fantastic ocean vistas and a superb, wide, white sandy beach are the attractions at Tanjung Mefiyai. There’s great snorkelling over coral out front of the homestay and low tide provides the opportunity for long beach walks.

Tanjung Mefiyai can arrange longboat tours to all the famous snorkelling sites and attractions around Pam and Piaynemo. (Pam and Piaynemo are the proper local names of the islands often marked on maps as Fam and Penemu.) Spectacular karst island panoramas like those of Wayag are available at Piaynemo, and the myriad low sand cays to the south of Pam feature deserted beaches, sapphire seas and great snorkelling.

Village explorations are available from the homestay, which lies a five minute walk to the east of Saukabu. There are a few tracks on the island that also afford longish walks and Yellow Lake in the center of the island reportedly has crocodiles you can observe if you’re keen. Ask your hosts about a guide if you want to visit Yellow Lake.


  • Near village
  • Association member
  • Quiet hideaway
  • Coral
  • Calm beach
  • IDR 360,000 to 450,000
  • Sandy Beach

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Name Nataniel Fakdawer
Phone +6285244796917

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2 thoughts on “Tanjung Mefiyai Homestay

  1. daniel gerbault says:

    • 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 in tanjung mefiyai on Sau kabu island in Fam archipelago for 3 nights in April 2016. i can recommend this wonderful homestay who open for 2 of us especially. seems that few tourists make their way up to this island. english is not spoken. Nathanael the owner and his family did all he could to please us. we hired his boat to Melissa’s garden and neighbouring Fam. the food was great, rooms are spacious located in a long house. sau kabu is not very far from Arborek where you can hire a boat for pyanemo then Sau kabu for around 1 400 000 IDR. snorkeling is best at Melissa’s garden a must in the area.

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

    I was in Tanjung Mefiyai in November for a few days. The family is very shy. At first they didn’t answer when I spoke to them. But after some time I could talk with them (only bahasa indonesia). They thry to do everything they think you like and are afraid to do something wrong. But they really do their best. The food was good and always enough. The place was very clean. The snorkeling was very nice with good corals and a lot of fish. There is some current which changes suddenly to the other side.