Biryei Homestay

Birie Island - Batanta



3 x On land - VIP bungalow

A single room bungalow with ensuite bathroom and toilet. Sleeps max. 3 persons / room.


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Twin share from USD 32.68 per person / night including 3 meals daily

Single occupancy from USD 32.68 per person / night including 3 meals daily

Discount for children under 12

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* Under 12yrs

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  • Has email contact
  • Sorong transfers available
  • Reef dropoff
  • Seagrass
  • Coral
  • Quiet hideaway
  • Good house reef
  • Calm beach
  • Child discount
  • Sandy Beach
  • Has raised beds
  • Remote/isolated
  • Western style toilet
  • Has ensuite bathroom/toilet
  • IDR 400,000 to 500,000
  • Has private bungalows


    Biryei Homestay has three private VIP bungalows that lie between the beach and bird-filled jungle of Batanta’s Birie Island.

    The bungalows have raised beds, with sheets, pillows, bolsters and a mosquito nets supplied.  Bathtowels are provided and bedside tables with lamps and shelves and hooks. A room light switch and power outlets for charging devices are provided.

    The bungalow ensuite bathrooms have western style toilets, a piped water supply and bucket bathing.

    Meals are served at Biryei’s beachside dining shelter. Drinking water, tea and coffee are always freely available there.

    Electricity is provided by generator and is available from sunset to around midnight. Biryei Homestay receives a phone signal. A weak and variable data connection is sometimes possible.

    The nearest village is Arefi, which is about a 20 minute boat journey away, so you’ll need to bring all the supplies you feel are essential with you. Basic supplies can be purchased in Arefi’s small local shops if you run low.

    It’s especially important at a remote homestay like Biryei that you take all your inorganic rubbish away with you when you leave. You’ll definitely be contributing to the trashing of paradise if you don’t.

    Only a little English is spoken at Biryei Homestay, so we recommend you bring a phrasebook if you don’t speak Bahasa Indonesia.

    Transport / Getting there

    Waisai transfers are by longboat that can carry up to 8 passengers. For 1 to 5 passengers, the cost is IDR 2,000,000 shared. Extra passengers are charged IDR 500,000 each.

    If you’re arriving on the public boat and need picking up from Yensawai, the pickup cost is IDR 500,000 for 1 to 4 pax.

    Transfers between Biryei and Gam cost IDR 2,000,000 for 1 to 4 pax. Extra passengers are charged IDR 500,000 each.

    Transfers between Biryei and Kri/Mansuar cost IDR 1,500,000 for 1 to 4 pax. Extra passengers are charged IDR 500,000 each.

    Biryei Homestay can also organise transfers directly between the homestay and Sorong. The cost is IDR 5,000,000 each way.

    Read more about Raja Ampat boat transport prices here.

    Public Boat to Batanta

    If you have plenty of time, you don’t mind a bit of discomfort, and you want spend as little as possible on transport costs, then there are cargo boats that you can use to get to Batanta. (Obviously, if you are going to arrive on the cargo boat, then you don’t need to request a Waisai pickup when submitting the booking form above.)

    Here’s what you need to know about getting the cargo boat to Batanta.


    Be sure to bring your snorkelling gear, because Pulau Birie and the nearby islands provide excellent snorkelling. In addition to the usual hosts of fish and coral, you’re likely to see turtles, dugongs, mantas and dolphins.

    Birdwatchers will be in their element: Birie’s jungles host a huge range of birds and their dawn chorus is a delight.

    The villages of Arefi and Yensawai are relatively nearby and well worth exploring, and trips can be made to see waterfalls and Wilson’s Bird of Paradise on Batanta.

    Best of all, Biryei Homestay is fabulous place for your own private tropical island retreat. A lovely beach, the music of the jungle and ocean and the lack of phone or online intrusions make it easy to laze the day way on your verandah, waiting for another blazing sunset over paradise.

    Biryei Homestay Raja Ampat multi-day sightseeing package tours

    See this April 2024 package tour price list (PDF 28KB)

    Biryei Homestay snorkelling and sightseeing trips

    A selection of the many possibilities is below. Prices are in Indonesian Rupiah and are per trip, not per person.

    Pulau Urun500.000
    Pulau Wai (+ birdwatching)600,000
    Kri Batanta700,000
    South Arefi300,000
    East Arefi300,000
    Pulau Ayof400,000
    Batanta waterfall1,000,000
    Mansuar/Kri half day1,500,000
    Sauwandarek (Mansuar)1,500,000
    West Mansuar1,500,000
    Piaynemo (incl entrance fee)5,000,000

    Catch and release fishing trips

    Biryei Homestay can provide catch and release fishing trips for sports fishers. You’ll need to bring all your own gear.

    Trips can cater to up to 3 participants at a time. Trip costs quoted below are shared by participants.

    • Urun reef IDR 400,000
    • Napnuk IDR 400,000
    • Wai IDR 500,000


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

    Biryei Homestay Location Map