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- Quiet hideaway
- Child discount
- Western style toilet
- IDR 400,000 to 500,000
- Has private bungalows
Avinsea Homestay lies in the sheltered haven of Tanjung Putus, at the western end of Pulau Gam’s southern arm.
Two over-water private bungalows are available. Each sleep two on mattresses on the floor. An extra bed can be provided if required, and all the standard bedding and mosquito nets are supplied. Hammocks are also supplied.
Meals are served in Avinsea Homestay’s over-water dining room. Drinking water and tea and coffee making supplies are always freely available to guests there. The dining room deck has great sunset views, and easy access to Tanjung Putus’ rich and healthy reef is provided by Avinsea’s dock.
Guests share bathroom facilities. A two room bathroom building houses a western style toilet and bucket bathing in one room. Bucket bathing is provided in the second room. The bathroom is on land, and is joined to the bungalows by a boardwalk. Probably best to make sure you have a flashlight for night visits!
Electricity is available from a generator that runs from sunset until around midnight.
No phone signal is available at Avinsea Homestay, so be prepared to be offline while you’re there.
English is spoken at Avinsea Homestay
The nearest village is Kapisawar. Kapisawar is about 20 minutes away by boat, and basic supplies are available there. Beer can be purchased at stores at the neighbouring village of Sawinggrai. Sawinggrai also usually receives a decent 4G signal.
Please don’t leave any inorganic trash at Avinsea Homestay. Inorganic waste (especially plastic) that is left at homestays will simply contribute to Raja Ampat’s growing rubbish problem.
Transport / Getting there
Tanjung Putus is a snorkeller’s paradise – be sure to bring your snorkelling gear.
Piaynemo, the Pam Islands and the islands of West Waigeo are also accessible by day trips. Your hosts can provide these and other excursions on request.
The surrounding bird-filled jungle and quiet bay, and the lack of phone and internet connection makes Avinsea a perfect place to unwind and get reacquainted with the natural world.
See our Gam Island page for an overview of Gam and its attractions.