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Has email contactGood phone signal
Quiet hideawayGood house reef
Has family bungalowsChild discount
Sandy BeachHas raised beds
Western style toiletIDR 400,000 to 500,000
Beser Bay offers three over-water private family bungalows in a sheltered location at the entrance to Gam Bay.
The double storey bungalows have two bedrooms, both of which have covered verandahs. Hammocks and recliners are provided. Each bungalow room sleeps two on a raised double bed. Bedding includes sheets, pillows, bolsters and a mosquito net. The upstairs room is accessed via a stairway, and both rooms have light switches and power outlets. The bungalow rooms are not rented separately: Other guests will not be sharing your bungalow.
All bungalows are accessed from a common boardwalk that runs behind the bungalows. Each bungalow has a deck at the front, which provides easy access to the water and views across the seagrass-filled channel that separates Beser Bay from Gam Island.
Please note that the minimum stay for single occupancy is three nights. Beser Bay does not accept single occupancy reservations for less than three nights.
Beser Bay’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 and dip mandi bathing is provided in each.
Electricity at Beser Bay Homestay is supplied by generator and is available from sunset to around midnight.
There’s a good 4G signal at Beser Bay. 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 Beser Bay 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 Beser Bay, so if you don’t speak Bahasa Indonesia, a translation app or phrasebook will be useful.
Please note: Coconut crabs are a protected species. Please don’t buy them. Beser Bay Homestay will refuse to cook any you might bring and will instead ask that you release them.
Transport / Getting there
If you’re looking to get away from it all and relax in a spectacular tropical island environment, then Beser Bay’s perfect.
Beser Bay is perfect for a family getaway, as it’s situated on a channel between islands and the waters around the homestay are free of strong currents. The beach at Beser Bay slopes gently into shallow water over a sand bottom dominated by seagrass and you’ll often see the children of the Beser Bay and Ano families playing there.
At the entry to Gam Bay, Beser Bay 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 some (Raffray’s sheath-tailed bat) which are yet to be photographed in their natural habitat. 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 Mambefor Homestay’s jetty there.
Beser Bay tours
Beser Bay can provide snorkelling and sightseeing trips to any Raja Ampat attractions you want to visit. The table below list some of the more popular destinations. Prices are in IDR and are per trip, shared by passengers. The boat used can carry a maximum of six people.
|Piaynemo/Arborek/Manta Point (incl entrance fees)||6,000,000|
|Citrus, Hidden Bay, Kabui Bay, Batu Pensil, Friwen Wall||5,000,000|
|Sawandarek jetty, Yenbuba Jetty, Cape Kri, Pasir Timbul||3,000,000|
See our Gam Island page for an overview of Gam and its attractions.