Diving and snorkelling at Yenanas Paradise Homestay
Located on a fantastic sheltered beach that’s perfect for children, Yenanas Paradise Homestay affords safe swimming over a sandy bottom close inshore, transitioning to a coral reef that offers great snorkelling as you get further out. (Bring your own snorkelling gear.)
Diving is available at Yenanas by arrangement the neighbouring Raja Ampat Biodiversity resort.
Providing sunrise ocean views, the beach also has a strong freshwater spring which bubbles up on the seabed and is accessible at low tide. Turtles and small sharks are often seen in the shallows by day and walking sharks can be seen at night.
Apart from birds of paradise, cuscus, tikus besar and a host of other birds and smaller animals, the nearby jungle also conceals a grove of bamboo containers used long ago in magic rituals conducted for individuals by Yenbeser’s village doctor.
Jungle trails lead from Yenanas Paradise to a tree where Red Birds of Paradise come to display. The display tree is about an hour’s walk from Yenanas and a deviation to take in a panoramic viewpoint can be made.
Other interesting places to visit nearby include the Kanji-inscribed Japanese naval survey marker on Monkairi (Batu Lima) and other war relics in the jungle near the village of Yenbeser.
Yenanas Paradise Homestay Tours
Prices are quoted in Indonesian Rupiah and with the exception of the Bird of Paradise tour, are per boat, shared among passengers. In addition to the tours below, Yenanas can organise trips to any other location you want to visit.
|Piaynemo Full Day Tour (includes lunch)
As well as the spectacular karst islands of Piaynemo, this trip visits Friwen Wall,
Mios Kun (bat island), the Pasir Timbul sandbank and Pulau Arborek.
|Kabui Bay Tour
Leaving at 0900 and returning around 1400, you’ll see a lot of the bay on the way
to Kabui Passage and will also visit Batu Lima and Batu Pensil.
|Gam Circumnavigation (includes lunch)
This day trip takes you right around Gam, with stops at the Pef cave paintings,
Kabui Passage and Hidden bay
|Red Birds of Paradise Observation
Available at 0500 and 1500, these guided trips will show you the dawn
or evening displays of Gam’s Red Birds of Paradise