Anno Homestay

Southern Gam - Gam



3 x Over water - Private bungalow

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


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Twin share from USD 38.45 per person / night including 3 meals daily

Single occupancy from USD 38.45 per person / night including 3 meals daily

Discount for children under 12

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  • Has email contact
  • Reef dropoff
  • Mangroves
  • Seagrass
  • Coral
  • Quiet hideaway
  • Good phone signal
  • Calm beach
  • Child discount
  • Sandy Beach
  • Remote/isolated
  • Western style toilet
  • IDR 500,000 to 600,000
  • Diving available
  • Has private bungalows


Anno Homestay offers three over-water, private bungalows in a sheltered, seagrass-filled cove at the entrance to Gam Bay.

The bungalows are accessed from a common boardwalk and each sleeps two on a raised double bed. A mattress can be provided for twin shre or a third occupant if needed. The bungalows’ enclosed verandahs work well as a second bedroom. Bedding provided includes sheets, pillows, bolsters and a mosquito net, and all bungalows have light switches and power outlets.

Anno’s dining room extends from small limestone cliff behind the bungalows.  A large table with bench seating is provided. Power outlets are provided and free drinking water, tea and coffee are always there available for guests.

Guests share a two room bathroom building. A western style toilet is provided in one room, with dip mandi (bucket) bathing in the other.

Electricity at Anno Homestay is supplied by generator and is available from sunset to around midnight.

There is usually a good 4G signal at Anno Homestay. Data connections are supported.

A note about rubbish: There’s no effective waste treatment or recycling facilities in Raja Ampat, so leaving inorganic trash like plastics and dead batteries at Anno will only contribute to Raja Ampat’s growing rubbish problem. Please do take all your inorganic trash away with you when you leave.

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

Transport / Getting there

Transfers between Waisai and Anno Homestay cost IDR 1,000,000. The cost is for a one way transfer, and is shared by boat passengers. (Maximum of 4 people.)


If you’re looking to get away from it all and relax in a spectacular tropical island environment, then Anno Homestay is perfect.

The homestay is located on a channel between islands and the shallow waters around the homestay are free of strong currents. The beach at Anno slopes gently into shallow water over a sand bottom dominated by seagrass and you’ll often see the children of the Beser Bay and Anno families playing there.

At the entry to Gam Bay, Anno Homestay is perfectly positioned to explore the karst islands, hidden waterways and rich marine life of the bay. Quite near the homestay are sheltered bays where moon jellyfish rise to the surface – sometimes in their thousands. In Gam Bay there are caves where roosting bats can be observed, including the seldom observed Raffray’s sheath-tailed bat. Orchids adorn the bay’s karst islets and stacks and the waterways conceal secrets like the “Hidden Lagoon” – a body of water that can only be entered via a cave and which shelters several intriguing species of marine life including soft corals, Synaptid sea-cucumbers and unusual jellyfish.

Great snorkelling (bring your own gear) over good coral is available in Gam Bay, as well as to the southwest of the homestay,  just outside the channel the bungalows shelter in. Beware of tidal currents if you venture to the reef dropoff out there – they are extremely strong when in full flow. Mantas regularly cruise the surface currents nearby and there are a huge range of nudibranch species to be found on the reefs at the homestay.

Kapisawar village is nearby and a great day’s outing can be had there and in Sawinggrai which lies a bit further to the east along a well made concrete path. The dawn display of Red Birds of Paradise can be seen at Sawinggrai and hordes of colourful reef fish gather every day for feeding at the jetty there.

Anno Homestay can provide snorkelling trips and tours to anywhere you might like to go, and diving is available by arrangement with Arborek Dive Shop. (You will need to book your dives separately in advance with Arborek Dive Shop.)

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