Brar Homestay, Pulau Mansuar Kecil (Kri), Raja Ampat

Brar Homestay

Kri - North coast

  • Amazing - 5 starfish
  • Amazing - 5 starfish
  • Amazing - 5 starfish
  • Amazing - 5 starfish
  • Amazing - 5 starfish
  • (5/5 starfishes)

Private bungalows, all the marine delights of the Kri north shore, and a fabulous beach in a peaceful and secluded cove.


Rooms
2 x On beach - Private bungalow Sleeps max. 3 persons / room
Rates
Single IDR 350,000 / person / night
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Details

Brar Homestay is located in a beautiful sandy cove at the eastern end of Kri and offers two private bungalows, each of which will sleep three people.

The bungalows are at the high water mark on the beach, are shaded by overhanging trees and have fabulous ocean views to Gam and Waigeo. Each bungalow has a covered verandah with chairs or bench seating. Bungalow bedrooms are equipped with a double and a single mattress, and all have sheets, pillows, bolsters and mosquito nets supplied. A room light switch and power outlets are also available in each bungalow bedroom.

Brar Homestay’s dining room is also located on the beach and enjoys the same great sea views. The large dining room table and bench seating provide an alternative to your bungalow verandah for relaxation and free drinking water, tea and coffee are always available there.

All guests share a two room bathroom building which has pebbled floors, a dip mandi bathroom and a western style toilet in the second room.

Electricity for charging your devices is available from sunset to midnight, but there was no data connection available at Brar Homestay when we visited in June 2016. Only a weak phone signal was available. A walk of a few hundred metres up the beach to Yenkoranu Homestay’s jetty will dramatically improve it though, and data connections are usually possible there.

The nearest village to Brar Homestay is Yenbuba on Mansuar and basic supplies are available there. It’s best to bring all essential items with you. Please though – take all your inorganic trash away with you: If you leave it at Kri you’ll just contribute to the rubbishing of paradise.

Only a little English is spoken at Brar Homestay, so if you have no Bahasa Indonesia, bringing a phrasebook would be a good idea.

Transport / Getting there

Brar Homestay offers two options for transfers between the homestay and Waisai:

  1. By speedboat, 4 passengers max, IDR 800,000 each way shared by passengers
  2. By longboat, 4 passengers max, IDR 500,000 each way shared by passengers

Read more about Raja Ampat boat transport prices here.

Activities

Diving and snorkelling

Diving can be easily organised at any of the nearby Kri dive centres of your choice and there’s great snorkelling straight off Brar Homestay’s beach. (Bring your snorkelling equipment.)

Snorkelling and sightseeing trips can be arranged as a required: Just a few of the closest options are listed in the table below. Prices are in Indonesian Rupiah, the trips are by longboat and the total cost is shared by passengers (maximum of 4).

TRIP PRICE
Pasir Timbul Sandbank / Cape Kri 100,000
Yenbuba jetty 150,000
Mios Kun (Bat Island) 400,000
Sauwandarek (Mansuar) 600,000
Mantas / Arborek 1,000,000

Day trips to Wayag or Piaynemo can be organised with neighbouring Byuk Beya Homestay.

Hiking and beach walking

In addition to the jungle paths that lead to the panoramic views from Kri’s heights, long hikes can be made at low tide. You can walk the whole north shore of Kri, cross the sandbanks to Ransiwor and/or Yenbuba at Mansuar, and then continue west along Mansuar, cross the island past a lake and finish in Sauwandarek village on Mansuar’s south coast, where there’s also excellent snorkelling. If you like the sound of that, you’ll need a day with a morning low tide and to arrange a pickup from Sauwandarek!

Features

  • Association member
  • Reef dropoff
  • Western style toilet
  • Seagrass
  • Hiking available
  • Coral
  • Good house reef
  • Has email contact
  • Calm beach
  • Diving available
  • Sandy Beach
  • Has own speedboat
  • IDR 0 to 350,000
  • Has private bungalows

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Brar Homestay Contact Details

  • If the homestay features above do not show that English is spoken, you'll need to use Bahasa Indonesia. In either case, keep it simple! Using the booking form is best for homestays that have one. Please don't use both - confusion will be the only result!.
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Name Isak Sauyai
Phone +6282198498514
Name Roike Sauyai
Phone +6282248060108
Email brarhomestay@yahoo.com

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6 thoughts on “Brar Homestay

    • Amazing - 5 starfish
    • Amazing - 5 starfish
    • Amazing - 5 starfish
    • Amazing - 5 starfish
    • Amazing - 5 starfish
    • (5/5 starfishes)

    Really recomand it!
    It is the cleanest place we have been to in raja4 ! no spider and no rat haha
    The best place for food, and the most friendly and generous familly we met! Bungalow are simple but good, beautifull view, and the snorkeling just in front is wonderfull (on the left side you can swim more then 1km on the reef!)

      • Dear Marion,

        My husband and I would like to stay there up to 12 nights and we would appreciate if you contact us to clarify some info regarding this homestay and their snorkeling trips.

        Thank you in advance,
        Ilona

  1. peter malon says:

    at the beginning of may 17 I stayed 3 nights at brar. the fish was grilled over chacoral – very tasty. they maintained my bungalow daily. the problem were the boat when I wanted to go snorkeling. from day to day they doubled the price although the distance was almost the same. I ask them to organize a boat trip to melissas garden with the neighbouring homestay. they told me there were no option and it would cost me something around 3 million idr to get there. but there was an option on day 3 when I the people from the neighbouring homestay told me that they had been there. the next morning I left brar homestay. people at brar homestay work with false advertisements, betray and lie to costumers. there are many other homestays on kri with honest owners.

    • Very good - 4 starfish
    • Very good - 4 starfish
    • Very good - 4 starfish
    • Very good - 4 starfish
    • Very good - 4 starfish
    • (4/5 starfishes)

    very nice and friendly family, clean homestay, perfect and plenty of food, short walking distance (10 – 15 min) to a divecenter,
    would come back,