Avinsea Homestay

Gam - Western 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 30.76 per person / night including 3 meals daily

Single occupancy from USD 30.76 per person / night including 3 meals daily

Discount for children under 12

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* Under 12yrs

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  • Reef dropoff
  • Mangroves
  • Coral
  • Good house reef
  • Quiet hideaway
  • Child discount
  • Remote/isolated
  • Western style toilet
  • IDR 400,000 to 500,000
  • Has private bungalows


    Avinsea Homestay will be closed for renovations April 1 to May 31st 2024. Requests for bookings during this time will be refused.

    Avinsea Homestay lies in the sheltered haven of Tanjung Putus, at the western end of Pulau Gam’s southern arm.

    Three 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

    One way transfers between Avinsea Homestay and Waisai cost IDR 1,300,000. Transfers are by longboat that can carry up to 4 guests, and the cost is shared by boat passengers.

    Other transfers:

    • Pam: IDR 1,300,000 (max 2 passengers)
    • Friwen: IDR 1,000,000 (max 2 passengers)

    Avinsea’s location makes it a convenient place to stay on the way to accommodation in the Pam/Fam Islands or at the West Waigeo homestays.

    Read more about Raja Ampat boat transport prices here.


    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.

    Pulau Gam

    See our Gam Island page for an overview of Gam and its attractions.

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