Atam Homestay

Batanta - Pulau Yarweser

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Rooms

2 x On land - VIP bungalow

A single room bungalow with ensuite bathroom and toilet. Sleeps max. 2 persons / room.

Rates

Per person (full board)

If no other rates are shown, price for all rooms is per person per night (Includes 3 meals/day) USD 29.26

Make a booking at Atam Homestay

The Stay Raja Ampat booking system is designed to support ecotourism in a remote, low-connectivity region. It is different from hotel booking systems. Before checking availability, please read this information so you understand how our booking system works.

Features

  • Near village
  • Reef dropoff
  • Western style toilet
  • Quiet hideaway
  • Seagrass
  • Coral
  • Birds of Paradise
  • Good house reef
  • Has email contact
  • Calm beach
  • Sandy Beach
  • Has private bungalows
  • Has ensuite bathroom/toilet
  • IDR 400,000 to 500,000

    Details

    Atam Homestay shares a remote beach with neighbour Karangkary Homestay, near the village of Waiweser on Batanta’s Pulau Yarweser.

    Atam Homestay has two large VIP bungalows with a indoor bathrooms. Bungalow bedrooms sleep two on a mattress on the floor, and sheets, pillows, bolsters and mosquito nets are supplied.  Extra mattresses can be provided if required. A western style toilet and bucket bathing is provided in the bungalows’ ensuite bathrooms. The bungalows sit right above the beach and are screened and shaded by beachside trees. Chairs and tables are provided on the bungalows’ covered verandahs.

    Meals and free drinking water and tea and coffee making supplies are provided in a nearby dining room, which also sits in the shade on the edge of Atam Homestay’s fine beach.

    Atam Homestay has electricity supplied by a generator which runs from sunset until midnight.

    There’s no phone signal at Yarweser, so come prepared for a complete break from communications.

    You’ll also need to bring all the consumeables you consider essential for your stay, as Atam Homestay’s location is quite isolated. Very basic supplies can probably be found in the nearby village of Waiweser, but the stores at Arefi or Yensawai would have a wider range. Arefi and Yensawai are about 30 minutes away by boat.

    Raja Ampat suffers from a total lack of safe waste disposal and recycling services. All homestays request that their guests please take their inorganic waste away with them when they leave, so as to not contribute to the growing trash problem in the islands.

    English is not spoken at Atam Homestay, so it’s best to have a phrasebook with you if you don’t speak Bahasa Indonesia.

    Transport / Getting there

    Transport between Atam Homestay and Waisai costs IDR 1,500,000 each way. The boat used can carry a maximum of 4 passengers.

    Read more about Raja Ampat boat transport prices here.

    Public Boat

    If you are looking to save money on transfers and have plenty of time available, there is a public boat that runs between Sorong, Arefi on Batanta, and Pam village on Pambemuk. The public boat is a lot cheaper than any other means. It costs about IDR 120,000 one way between Sorong and Pam, so probably cheaper to Batanta. It’s also a long, slow journey. The boat leaves Sorong once a week at 1600 on Fridays, and arrives in Arefi at Batanta at 2200. John Urbon in Sorong can help you find the public boat.

    You would need to let your homestay know you were arriving on the ferry so they could arrange a pickup or somewhere for you to spend the night in Arefi. (Small boat travel at night is potentially dangerous.)

    The return trip usually leaves Pam around 0830 on Saturday morning, arriving in Arefi at about 1230 and Sorong at 1730.

    Activities

    Batanta birdwatching

    The jungles of Yarweser are a birder’s delight. Red Birds of Paradise, cockatoos, parrots, kingfishers, maleo (mound-building birds) and more.

    Hiking and village visits

    Long beachwalks are possible at Atam Homestay, especially at low tide. The small traditional village of Waiweser is nearby and can be reached on foot.

    Batanta snorkelling & sightseeing

    There’s excellent snorkelling straight off the beach at Atam Homestay. Extensive seagrass flats, coral reef and a dropoff host a huge range of marine life. A selection of the many possible tours are provided below. Prices are per trip and the cost is shared by passengers.

    SNORKELLING TRIPPRICE
    Tapor Tanda200,000
    Sonauwer Kursi150,000
    Pulau Wai mantas1,000,000
    Mios Urun700,000
    Yempintereu200,000
    Ayofi700,000
    Irwor Fantu700,000
    Wrumars200,000
    Sauwandarek (Mansuar)2,000,000
    Yenbuba (Mansuar)2,000,000
    Waredor waterfall visit2,000,000

    Batanta

    See our Batanta page for an overview of Batanta, its neighbouring islands, and their attractions.

    Atam Homestay Location Map