Alvano Homestay

Mayalibit Bay/East - Waigeo

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Rooms

3 x Private bungalow

A single room bungalow (no ensuite bathroom/toilet) Sleeps max. 3 persons / room.

Rates

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Twin share from USD 27.84 per person / night including 3 meals daily

Single occupancy from USD 27.84 per person / night including 3 meals daily

Features

  • Western style toilet
  • Reef dropoff
  • Has email contact
  • Coral
  • Hiking available
  • Birds of Paradise
  • Quiet hideaway
  • Wayag trips
  • Near village
  • IDR 400,000 to 500,000
  • Has private bungalows

Details

Jan 11 2021: Alvano Homestay is currently closed for renovation.

Alvano Homestay occupies an ocean beach on the eastern side of the entrance to Mayalibit Bay, near the village of Mumes.

It’s a perfect location from which to visit the famed Kali Biru (main photo above) and explore the hidden secrets of Mayalibit Bay and the eastern half of Waigeo.

Three private bungalow are available. The bungalows sit on a narrow strip of beach in the shade of beachside trees, and have wide ocean views.

The bungalows sleep two on mattresses on the floor, and bedding provided includes sheets, pillows, bolsters and mosquito nets. Bungalow rooms are fitted with fans, room light switches and power outlets. All bungalows have covered verandahs with a small table and seating provided.

Meals at Alvano Homestay are served in a beachside dining room. Drinking water and tea and coffee making supplies are always freely available there.

All guests share a two-roomed bathroom building. A western style toilet occupies one room, and dip mandi (bucket) bathing is available in both.

Alvano Homestay is connected to the Mumes village electricity supply and electricity is available 24 hours a day. There is no cell phone signal or internet connection available at Alvano Homestay.

Only a little English is spoken at Alvano Homestay, so a phrasebook or a translation app will prove handy if you don’t speak Bahasa Indonesia.

As everywhere in Raja Ampat, only very basic supplies are available in nearby village shops, and there is no way to properly dispose of inorganic waste locally. To avoid contributing to the trashing of paradise, all homestays ask that you take all your inorganic trash away with you when they leave.

Transport / Getting there

Getting to Alvano Homestay involves a long drive from Waisai to Warsambin, and a short boat journey across the river-like entrance to Mayalibit Bay.

You’ll see a lot of jungle on the drive, and will pass through small villages of brickmakers. There is also a waterfall that can be visited.

The total cost of the journey is IDR 800,000 one way. The cost includes both car and boat legs and can be shared by up to four passengers.

 

Activities

Good snorkelling is available at the door, and Alvano Homestay is constructing a jetty to provide easy access to the reef beyond the tidal zone.

There is also excellent birdwatching to be had around the homestay. Birds of Paradise display nearby, sea eagles are frequent visitors and a host of other species abound in the forest.

The historic village of Mumes is about a kilometre away. It’s possible to walk there along the coast at low tide, or you can ask for a guide to show you the way through the jungle. If decide on the jungle route, you might like to see Mumes’ micro-hydropower generation setup and stop for a refreshing swim in the travertine river pools there. Further treks could be made from Warsambin, on the other side of the entrance to Mayalibit. There is a jungle road which climbs the heights above Warsambin, and then dips down to the Mayalibit Bay village of Lopintol.

The main attractions though, are the waterways, hidden villages, and jungles of the seldom-visited Mayalibit Bay. Alvano Homestay would also make a great place to begin or end a Mayalibit trekking experience.

Don’t miss the nearby Kali Biru (Blue River): A remarkable freshwater river, the chemistry of which renders the water a luminous blue, even on overcast days.

Alvano Homestay can organise any trip you’d like to make, including the long journey up to Wayag. The table below lists a small selection. Prices are Indonesian Rupiah, shared by boat passengers (maximum of 6).

TOURPRICE (IDR)
Wayag16,000,000
Piaynemo6,000,000
Kabui Bay (Batu Pensil)4,500,000
Kabui Bay (Passage)5,000,000
Pasir Timbul sandbank (Kri)4,000,000
Warmason Waterfall5,000,000
Kali Biru700,000
Pasir Timbul sandbank (Yensner)1,000,000
Batu Kelamin1,000,000
Kali Mangkok1,000,000

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