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.
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.
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.
|Kabui Bay/Batu Pensil with lunch at Urai Island
|Manta Point with lunch at Friwen Island
|Pasir Timbul sandbank with lunch at Mios Kun
|Tanjung Besi half day tour (lunch at Yengkawe)
|Wayag full day packet tour
|Piaynemo full day tour