Yengkawe Homestay, Pulau Waigeo, Raja Ampat

Yengkawe Homestay

Waigeo

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Almost like a resort: Yengkawe offers diving, an a la carte menu and massage and reflexology in a lush setting in a quiet secluded bay.


Rooms
1 x Over water - Private bungalow Sleeps max. 2 persons / room
3 x On land - Private bungalow Sleeps max. 2 persons / room
1 x Big room Sleeps max. 10 persons / room
Rates
Single IDR 350,000 / person / night
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Details

Yengkawe Homestay sits at the mouth of a jungled ravine on the southern coast of Waigeo at the entrance to Kabui Bay. There are four private bungalows that sleep two, and a dormitory style bungalow that can accommodate up to ten people. Three of the private bungalows are on land and one is over water. Bedding in all rooms consists of mattresses on the floor and includes sheets, pillows, bolsters and mosquito nets.

Private bungalow rooms have small table shelves and bath towels are provided. Each private bungalow has a verandah with ocean views and table and chair settings. Power outlets and room light switches are available in all rooms.

Meals are taken in a dining shelter which has a large table with bench seating or they can be enjoyed on your own bungalow verandah. Free drinking water, tea and coffee are always available in the dining shelter.

If you’re in the mood for relaxation, in addition to the dining shelter and outdoor table setting, there’s also a large wooden recliner on the deck at the end of Yengkawe’s jetty. It’s a perfect place to simply sit and take in the ever changing vistas across Kabui Bay, or to use as a base for snorkelling the waters around the homestay.

Bathroom and toilet facilities are housed in a separate building and are shared by all guests. The toilet is western pedestal style with a separate pebble-floored dip mandi bathroom next to it.

There’s a strong mobile phone signal at Yengkawe Homestay and a (slow) data connection is usually possible. Electricity for lighting and charging devices is provided at night only via generator.

Basic supplies can be purchased at Saporkren village, which is only a few minutes away by boat. Its also possible to walk to Saporkren via a jungle path (about 30 minutes.) Like everywhere else in Raja Ampat, there’s no safe way to dispose of inorganic waste at Yengkawe, so it’s best to take all yours away with you when you leave to avoid the possibility of further rubbishing paradise.

Some Yengkawe staff can speak basic English, but it would be a good idea to bring a phrasebook if you don’t speak Bahasa Indonesia.

Transport / Getting there

Wasai transfers are by speedboat and cost IDR 300,000 each way. The boat can carry up to 10 people and trip cost is shared by passengers.

Read more about Raja Ampat boat transport prices here.

Activities

Yengkawe Homestay’s little secret bay is a great quiet hideaway. A powder-soft white sand beach lies at the mouth of a jungled limestone gorge, with views across clear turquoise water to Gam Island. There’s good snorkeling in the waters around the homestay and dolphins pass close by the homestay every day between 10am and noon as they patrol Kabui Bay.

Birdlife abounds in the jungle surrounding the homestay and there’s a path to a hilltop viewpoint for panoramic views across Kabui Bay, Gam and Urai Islands. A guided trek to the viewpoint costs IDR 100,000 per person. You can also hike through the jungle to Saporkren, where you can experience village life, refresh yourself in the freshwater springs on the beach and get in a little more snorkelling.

Diving & snorkeling

Yengkawe Homestay offers diving by arrangement with the Wobbegong Dive Adventures branch center located at nearby Warimpurem and Yenkangkanes homestays.

Yengkawe has 20 sets of snorkelling gear available, good snorkelling at the door, and can arrange snorkelling trips to any site you wish. See the day trip table below for a few of the more popular options.

Bird watching

Trips to see birds of paradise can be arranged for IDR 150,000 per person which includes boat travel to the viewing site

Massage, reflexology and a la carte dining

Yengkawe Homestay is the only homestay we know of that has hotel trained kitchen staff and offers a la carte dining for both lunch and dinner. Their menu includes such treats as Thai curries, calamari, sashimi and chocolate cake. They also have a drinks list that includes fresh juices and beer.

Yengkawe is also unique as far as we know in offering massage and reflexology. A one hour session will cost you IDR 100,000.

Day Tours

Prices are in Indonesian Rupiah and are all inclusive and shared by boat passengers. Time is made for snorkeling (bring your own gear) and dives can be included but will cost an additional IDR 500,000 per person per dive.

SNORKELING/TOUR SITE PRICE
Kabui Bay/Batu Pensil with lunch at Urai Island  3,000,000
Manta Point with lunch at Friwen Island  3,000,000
Pasir Timbul sandbank with lunch at Mios Kun  2,500,000
Tanjung Besi half day tour (lunch at Yengkawe)  1,500,000
Wayag full day packet tour 14,000,000
Piaynemo full day tour 7,000,000

Features

  • Association member
  • Large groups OK
  • Western style toilet
  • Quiet hideaway
  • Hiking available
  • Coral
  • Birds of Paradise
  • Snorkeling equipment
  • Calm beach
  • Diving available
  • Good phone signal
  • Sandy Beach
  • Has own speedboat
  • IDR 0 to 350,000
  • Wayag trips
  • Has private bungalows

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  1. Gaby Motuloh says:

    Yengkawe was the last of the 5 homestays we stayed at during our Raja Ampat trip in March 2017. It took us almost 3 hours by boat from Sea Fans homestay in Manyaifun island through the beautiful and peaceful Kabui Passage but it was less than 30 minutes from Waisai (good to start/end your Raja Ampat trip as a transit point).

    If you want a place close to Waisai with enough privacy (no other homestays in the vicinity), Yengkawe is a good option. Located in a small, secluded private beach with soft, white sands and turquoise blue water shaded by big lush trees, it’s an awesome place for swimming or just relaxing. You can also snorkel from the beach or jetty (we didn’t have time to do it).

    We loved our 2 night stay at the only over-water bungalow there (the owner was in the process of building another one next to it) which was connected with the rest of the homestay through a long narrow raised wooden path along the edge of the forrest. From the small patio or jetty next to it we could watch sunset, fishing boats passing by with view of Gam island across the strait. At night, bright stars decorated the clear sky.

    Food tasted just fine with enough quantity (no a la carte menu as stated here).
    We didn’t get to see the birds as it rained half way and the paths became quite slippery (were not as easy as we thought/were told).

    The snorkelling at Friwen Wall (about 15 minutes by boat) was great: colorful soft corals and plentiful fishes. Mateus accompanied us in the water. He was excellent in spotting things such as nudibranch, moray eels, etc. I handed over my camera and he took cool pictures many while free diving. We ended the snorkelling in a shallow water (with white sandy bottom), making it easier to re-board the boat (no stairs).

    The Friwen Wall snorkelling on long boat costed Rp 500,000 which was not cheap considering the close distance but not too bad. When asked about excursions to places such as Kabui and Urai Kecil island, the price Mateus quoted (over Rp 2,000,000) was on the high side. You should be able to bargain though as Kate Philp here said she did.

    We left in the early morning (7.30 am) to Waisai. The sea was calm, mirror-like, sun was rising and we passed the village (Sapokren), quite a number of homestays, dive centers and a few resorts in Waigeo island on the way. We arrived in Waisai just when the ferry ticket office opened (8 am) for the 9 am departure.

    Thank you Pace Mambrasar, Daniel, Mateus and wife (our cook) – nice family!

  2. Rob & Gemma says:

    We loved Yengkawe! we were the only guests for 3/4 nights we stayed & we had the lovely hut over the water. We swam in the most amazing bioluminescence straight off the hut on the first night – not long after we had a sunset swim with the dolphins that pass by regularly. Mathew took us to see the red bird of paradise one morning & we watched them display for nearly an hour- he also took us for a fabulous snorkelling trip with blacktip reef sharks, moray eels, painted crayfish & scores of Nudibranchs.the reef out front of the Homestay is lovely- good coral anemones & even a baby seasnake 👍 Daniel is a gentle soul who delighted in our enjoying their wildlife & peace & quiet & Dewi cooked really great food- different fish every meal, with a variety of spices-well worth a stay if you love nature & want to relax in a quiet little hut with incredible sunsets & a lovely Papuan family

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    We really loved our time at Yengkawe (we stayed there for 3 nights from 26-29 March) and would definitely recommend it. We stayed in the over water bungalow which is the best one – it actually has a raised bed and the terrace over the water is lovely. You can jump in for a snorkel from the jetty just next to the bungalow and follow the coast along. Not the same as Kri, but still plenty to see. The beach & the jungle around the homestay are really picturesque. We did the Kabui Bay trip (after some bargaining) and it was really fun and worthwhile. We hiked to see the red bird of paradise and also the Wilson’s (note that this is a 1.5hr tough trek through the jungle each way), although unfortunately didn’t have any luck. Definitely not a la carte, but the food was really delicious (fish, rice, greens) and there was plenty of it. We also weren’t sure whether there was massage available as there didn’t seem to be. Mattheo and his family were just lovely and very helpful, although English is limited when Daniel isn’t around.

  3. Lisbet Kvistgaard says:

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    I stayed there with my good friend for 2 nights 23-25 January and again 2 nights 1-3 February. I enjoyed the lovely hut over the sea which has a two layers terrace over the sea. There are small shelves inside the room and one big bed. We had a mattress on the floor and both the bed and mattress came with sheets, pillows and mosquito nets. The family is just lovely. Daniel, Mattheus and Gomer are very helpful and Daniel’s wife is lovely two. So are their 6 children, who entertain you all the time. We did several boat trips in their small outrigger, just the 2 of us and prices were very reasonable after negotiations. We also walked in the jungle to Sakorpren village which is lovely plus up the hill to watch the Red Bird of Paradise in the early morning/late afternoon. Gasoline prices are still too high in Raja Ampat, but that will hopefully change now that the Indonesian government is selling the gasoline at national level prices in Sorong. I can certainly recommend this place.

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    We stayed 6 nights at this lovely secluded Homestay. Daniel, Matteus, Gomer(G) and the rest of the family made this a very pleasant stay! They were very kind but a bit shy, so give them a chance to warm up to you. The food was good but not as nice as other homestays we stayed at. The best thing about the Homestay was the new over water bungalow( btw Doug you can add it to the page so new travelers know….thanks) Fantastic bungalow! Definitely the one to have! We stayed 1 night in the on land bungalow and the humidity was unbelievable. Snorkeling at friwen wall is a must! We also did the Kabui bay trip…..lovely in it’s own way but doesn’t come close to Wayag. Reminds us of a smaller Ha Long bay. If you want a quiet and relaxing getaway, I would reccomend this place. Thank you to the family for having us. Best wishes and good luck to all! David and Lizette(Spain)

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    We had a wonderful stay 2 days earlier and 2 days after. They have a new hut over the water which was fabulous. Their family oriented hospitality are warmth and great help. We did all the snorkeling nearby areas including the an hour trek to the village nearby. Kabui bay is of similar to Pianemo island and is cheaper to go.
    Daniel & Mathius were very helpful. We would come back and stay there again.

  4. I’m interested in this guesthouse.
    I noticed to prices for snorkeling. About 200 Euro per tour. This looks very expensive. Are these prices ok?
    Are there other option to use a boat and go snorkeling.

    I can take my inflatable canoe with me.

    Kind regards,
    Peter
    Netherlands

    • Hi Peter –

      Sorry to be a bit slow to reply: We’ve just returned from Raja Ampat islands with no internet.

      You don’t need to join a tour to enjoy great snorkelling – there’s good snorkelling off the beach at the homestay. There are other closer, cheaper options too. A canoe would open up a host of further alternatives, although having a guide along is always a good idea. (Snorkelling alone is not!)

      Boat travel is expensive in Raja Ampat and Yengkawe’s prices are about average. Just in case we didn’t make it clear in the text, we’ll repeat that those prices are shared by total trip participants too, so you’d only be paying EUR 200 if you were the only person on the tour.

    • It’s all negotiable. Some boat rides are way too high especially if you are alone. Definitely not paying 200 euros for nearby trips!

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    Absolutely fabulous stay in Yengkawe , Birds of paradise and snorkelling was to die for. They also made an arrangement with our diving buddies and picked us up or drop off every time when we went diving.(with Marley Dive)

    highly recommend this place and wish u guys all the best. hope to see you again!!

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    I stayed out here in August 2014, and forgot to leave a review. It is a wonderful homestay, and Matteo and family are amazing. Fantastic birding out back – we went out to find a Wilson’s bird of paradise (and found one), and found just about everything else too from crowned pigeons to hornbills, red birds of paradise..

    I was not able to dive from here, but it is still absolutely worth staying here if you can manage a couple days without diving. Raja Ampat has so much to offer above the water as well, and it would be a shame to miss it!

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    I stayed here with my boyfriend for 2 nights in September 2016.
    It was a lovely stay! The people are very friendly! Matteo knows everything about the birds. If you hear a sound you don’t recognize, just ask him, he will point out wich bird it is on his small birdbook and he can repeat them reaaally good! :) Unfortunately we did not feel well so we did not do a lot of trips with them, but we did the Red Bird of Paradise tour wich was awesome! I really recommend you to go and see Wilson Bird of Paradise with them, because you might not get another change since these birds do not live on the smaller Islands.

    You are right in the jungle. It is absolutely fabulous. The sea is so clear and clean and the view you have when you are on their jetty is crazy beautiful. The snorkelling is nice although you can not compare it to Kri ofcourse. The sea is calm so you can swim outside their little bay to another if you want to.

    As for the accomodation, the houses are very nice and clean. The food was the most plentifull and one of the best we had in our 4 weeks of Raja Ampat. Everyday the most delicious fish (but everytime another kind of fish!!), vegetables, rice, sometimes noodles. This is for breakfast, lunch and dinner, so maybe you have to get used to having it for breakfast as wel :) They even made the absolute most delicious fried bananas we have eaten in our whole trip as an afternoon snack. They do their best so much to make sure you enjoy your stay. They are a bit shy we though, or maybe it only seemed that way because they want to give you all the space you need.

    As for communication, they are very fast in answering and when we got off the ferry they were there immediately and we did not have to look for them, they found us.

    I really recommend you to stay at least 2 or 3 nights at their beautiful place. Do the bird tours! We want to thank the staff for a great start of our trip :)

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    We stayed there for few nights, pop over to another homestay, then back for another almost 2 weeks. It was AMAZING! Mambrasar family members are just very kind and giving. Everybody has their part to play in keeping the place clean, settings things done and sorted for us, dinner, making sure we are taken care of. It’s a true Papuan experience.

    Yengkawe house reef is amazing too, you can snorkelling up north to the next beach and go as far as you like to, or south towards Saporkren village, we even got invited to a special church service for the village.

    If you love local experience, getting to know people and how they live, learn much about people and their way of living and lives, it’s the place to go. It’s truly rewarding to stay there.

    If you want to help, bring some items for the kids, maybe learning materials, or some basic supplies like light bulbs etc from Lorong if you can, because things are really very expensive in Waisai, it’s also a good idea to ask Daniel or Arup or Matteos if they need your help to bring supplies.

    It’s really a cool place to sleep and at times you might need a blanket at night.

  5. Eric and Annick says:

    We stay 4 nights after the long travel from Europe. Quiet guest house with friendly Esthy who is a very good cookwoman ! We are gone with Mateo see the birthparadise early in the morning. It was fantastic and very interesting.
    This place is very nice for the snorkelling , we don’t dive here. It’s very a good place for a few day !! Thanks for all.

  6. Hey, it says there is diving here. But I contacted the diving agency, and they replied
    ” We dont take people who stay with yenkawe to make the excursion and dive everyday by boat . Actually we have one baranch dive centre in warimpurem and yenkankanes homestay but only offer night dive and house reef dive at the moment. If you want to do dive trip you can spend your some time at kri island and dive with our base dive centre here,because here at Kri island we have our own boat to do some dive trips.

    Best wishes
    Reuben”

    • Which is a shame. I really wanted to stay with them. From reading their webpage, they have massage available, good food, good cell reception, and no rats! Do you know another place similar?

      • That’s correct Aaron – WDA’s branch center at Saporkren only does does house reef and night dives at that location. We don’t know of any other homestay that offers massage, but there are plenty with good phone reception, good food and no rats. Use the advanced seach on the accommodation page to select the features that are important to you and quickly find matching homestays.

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    We had the most amazing few days here, it’s such a beautiful spot, quiet, relaxing and with it’s own tiny beach. The food was great and the rooms were all well set-up, definitely one of our favourites

  7. Nadine Mihic and Alex Hirsbrunner says:

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    We had a fantastic time at Yengkawe Homestay! The family was extremely kind and helpful. Moreover, the brothers all had impressive knowledge about birds and wildlife in general and took us on exciting trips.
    Thank you again!

  8. herman Peeters says:

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    We as a family with two boys choose this homestay as the first, coming from Sorong and we all had a fantastic nature adventure.
    The first day on our way to the very nice vilage, we just missed a huge Python who killed one of the dogs.
    Food was plentiful: rice with kind of spinach or beens with very well prepared fish, every day different.
    Even in the morning you get fish and fish for breakfast, but we did not have problems with that as it tasted very good.
    Other places, like on Gam only serve only cheap donuts as breakfast..
    The best food we had during our stay at R4 (we had two other homestays, one at Gam, one at Kri) and some nice banana fritters or pancakes as a snack in the afternoon.
    Matteow took us for the early morning trip (04.00 h, i even had to woke him up..) to the spectacular Wilson’s bird of Paradise, which only exists on Waigeo and the more common red BOP, which are high up in the trees (about 30 meter), so for good pictures you really need a good lens.
    The wilson’s is more close and is really a fantastic creature!
    Snorkelingwise there are better places in R4 but you will see plenty of fish and lobsters! Further away there is a deserted beach on which they start building some new homestays..
    Thanks Yenkawe for having one of our most beautiful stays ever!

  9. Rätus and Monika says:

    We stayed at Yengkawe the first 3 nights (5. – 8. August 16) after a long journey from Europe. It was the perfect place to relaxe and get into the Raja Ampat mood – only a short hop from Waisai, but nevertheless a secret place. You are at the beach but in the same time in the prime forest!
    The family running Yengkawe is very warm and welcoming, especially Ayup and his wife Esti. Food was delicious. And we enjoyed the snack on the jetty at sunset. The bungalow was very clean and decorated in a lovely manner.
    We made a trip to Kabui Bay together with Ayup and Matteo. They showed us a impressive flowstone cave with a lot of bats. We made nice drift snorkelling and climed the viewing platform at Warikaf homestay. We can recommend this excursion.
    Esti was a great help organising the transfer to Birie Island. She tried over and over again to contact our next homestay. We warmly recommend this homestay.

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    We stayed here 2 nights: 19/8/2016 – 21/8/2016
    the food is great, little variety though, but the surprise of a little snack at 4pm makes it all good :) you have the reef in front of the bay, the jetty to rest and look at the amazing sunsets! we went to look for the 2 types of birds of paradise: wilson & red. Matteo is a great guide!
    the people are LOVELY they really make all the effort to make your stay as pleasant as possible!
    oh and the shower is AMAZING! the best we’ve had during our stay in Raja Ampat! :) the bungalows are clean and big

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    I stayed over for two days at the end of Feb. had a great time and would recommend this homestay if you prefer seclusion. Food was plentiful and good quality coffee as much As you want. Rooms were clean and big. Ablutions were clean and enough water to clean yourself. Best part is the view from the beach and the little bay in front. Nice small reef for snorkel and lots of life. Even had a turtle visit us in the bay. Last morning had some dolphins play just outside the bay. The owner took us on a bird watching trek one morning, 5:00 start and a good climb but was well worth it. Saw Bird Of Paradise a few times, cuckoos, snakes and a few other birds I don’t know the name of. They have build a few lookouts so you can spend a lot of time in the forrest at the back of the homestay.

    • Forgot to mention. Very good mobile reception everywhere at this homestay. Good idea to buy yourself a local sim card, 2gb was enough for two weeks around the islands. Make sure you know how much data and how much phone call allowance you get to start of with. Some cards have big data but small phone all allowance. Waisai actually has 4g reception.

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    Good stay,nice homestay
    The food , fish was delicious
    Possibility to watch paradise birds and panoramavieuw
    Transfer cost 300.000rp one way per boat from Wasai

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    in november I stayed 3 nights here. The food was really good, but what is resort style service? To me there was no difference to many other homestays. And no beer!
    The snorkeling was not great. Ayup brought me to the village. There it was better. But comparing to other places in RA it was not so good.
    The homestay is in a beautyfull gorge surrounded by trees. So it is less hot than in other places. And it has a platform where you can sunbath or enjoy the sunset.
    The family is friendly and helpful and the kids very nice.

    • Hi Elisa and thinks for your reviews :)

      On reflection, we guess “resort style services” is perhaps overstating the case! (We were only referring to Yengkawe’s offering of an a la carte menu and massage/reflexology – services as yet only available at resorts in Raja Ampat.)

  10. Just back from Raja Ampat. I ve been to 10 homestays, but Yengkawe has the nicest setting of all. Situated in a small junglegorge you have the beautiful smell und sounds of the jungle while you´re on a small and lovely beach. there is good snorkeling to both sides and the family is very nice especially their five kids are so cute … But keep in mind that you are in the jungle, if you want to sunbathe or get your things dry you have to go to their jetty or snorkel to the next beach to the right. it should take you ten minutes. I go back next year and for sure I will visist them again.

  11. Ryan Meczkowski says:

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    While the owners at speak Yengkawe spoke limited English and the accommodations were simple, we enjoyed our stay because it was clean, located in a beautiful cove, and best of all, the owners took us to see the red bird of paradise’s mating dance in the morning! Also, they were very accommodating in helping us get money in town and make our ferry back to Sarong in time.

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    Great place to stay if you like hideaway. Good snorkeling and great jungle.
    I loved the trek to see the Red BOP and the panorama view on other islands..its just amazing. The food was very good and family so very friendly.

  12. Fernando Claro says:

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    Excellent place and lovely family and people. Abraham was a very nice guy and speaks very good english. Ayup and Daniel were very friendly. We had a great stay, great snorkelling in other islands and even in front of our house – dolphins, thousands of fishes, barracudas, etc. He went diving to the Raja Ampat Diving resort, which has very good equipment and nice people.

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    Lovely family at this homestay. Best Food we had in Raja Ampat. It is a bit dark and humid in this place. Jetty is very Nice for sunbathing. Tour to Kabui bay was very good. Ayup speaks English very well. Perfect!

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

    I have many things to say about Yengkawe, and the first is: Stay here! It’s a beautiful location, and you can catch sunsets off the jetty. The folks at the homestay are really friendly and will go out of their way to ensure that you enjoy your stay. I left for a different island for a couple days, and when I returned to Yengkawe it really felt like I was coming home. My last morning tour with Ayub was fantastic – Wilson’s BoP, Red BoP, hornbills, groups of screaming parrots, white cockatoos, crowned pigeons, eagles, even a cave..
    Be sure to ask if you can paddle around in one of the little boats – some days they use it for fishing, but otherwise you can explore the Waigeo coast with it.
    I will be back here.

  13. Nikolaus Welz says:

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

    In November 2014 we visited this wonderful place. The bungalows are simple but comfortable, with clean mattresses and mosquito nets.
    Food was always good and plenty. In front of the beach there is some good snorkelling too.

    We made a bird watching tour early morning and saw both, Red bird of paradise and Wilson bird. Also we made a tour to
    Manta sandy, unfortunately there were no Mantas but on the way back we stopped at Cape Kri and had our best snorkelling
    at Raja Ampat.

    The Family at Yengkawe was very warm hearted and made us feel like staying with good friends.

  14. Jacob & Veronica Schultz says:

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

    We had an absolutely amazing stay with Pak Hamdani and the Mambrassar family. They made such an effort to make us feel at home and were respectful of our privacy, as well as being open and honest with us. We loved staying at this Homestay, located in a little cove, which provided cool shade, had a perfect white sandy beach, gentle breeze, NO rats (like Kri has), and stunning coral to view right off the beach! We would be happy to recommend this place to anyone seeking a more intimate and personal feel of Papua and its wonderful people!