Byuk Beya Homestay, Pulau Mansuar Kecil (Kri), Raja Ampat

Byuk Beya Homestay

Kri - North coast

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

Private bungalows on a fabulous beach with a rich house reef. A perfect peaceful getaway for snorkellers and ocean lovers.


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

Byuk Beya Homestay lies on the north shore of Pulau Kri and is one of three that inhabit a beautiful stretch of beach at the less developed eastern end of that island.

Byuk Beya has three private bungalows on the beach, all of which have verandahs with fabulous ocean views across to Waigeo and Gam. The single room bungalows are shaded by surrounding trees and a table and bench seating is provided on each verandah.

Bungalow bedrooms sleep two people on a mattress on the floor which is provided with pillows, bolsters, sheets and a mosquito net. Each room also has power outlets and a room light switch.

Meals at Byuk Beya Homestay are served in a dining room which is also on the beach and affords the same fantastic sea views. The dining room has a large table and bench seating and drinking water, tea and coffee are always freely available there.

All guests share the two roomed, pebble floored bathroom building. A western style toilet occupies one room – the other is the dip mandi style bathroom.

Electricity is supplied by generator and is available from sunset to midnight. Byuk Beya Homestay was only receiving a weak phone signal when we visited in June 2016 and a data connection wasn’t possible.

The nearest village for supplies is Yenbuba on Pulau Mansuar, which is about a twenty minute boat ride away. It’s wise to bring any supplies you consider essential with you. Please also take home any inorganic rubbish you make: As in all of Raja Ampat, there is no non-polluting method of waste disposal on Kri and contributing to the trashing of paradise is surely best avoided.

Only a little English is spoken at Byuk Beya Homestay, so if you have no Bahasa Indonesia a phrasebook will help ease any communication difficulties.

Transport / Getting there

Transport between Byuk Beya Homestay and Waisai is by speedboat and costs IDR 800,000 each way. The boat can carry up to six passengers and trip price is shared.

Arborek Transfers: Byuk Beya also provides a transfer service for guests staying at Arborek homestays. A longboat pickup from or dropoff to Arborek will cost IDR 500,000. The longboat used can carry two passengers maximum (IDR 250,000 each).

Read more about Raja Ampat boat transport prices here.

Activities

In common with all Kri accommodation, a stay at Byuk Beya Homestay is all about the ocean. There’s great snorkelling at the door, diving can be arranged with the neighbouring Kri dive centre of your choice and just relaxing and watching the changing sea views from your bungalow verandah is pure bliss.

If you’re feeling energetic you can walk the entire north shore of Kri at low tide. You can also cross the sandbanks between Kri and Ransiwor and Mansuar to Yenbuba village. From Yenbuba walk trails run the length of the much larger island of Mansuar. You’ll need an early morning low tide and to arrange a boat pickup at the other end if you want to do all that!

Shorter walks to the heights of Kri for panoramic views are also possible.

Byuk Beya Homestay tours and snorkelling trips

Byuk Beya can arrange snorkelling and sightseeing trips as desired. The sampling of those provided in the table below are quoted in Indonesian Rupiah. Tours are by speedboat, can accommodate up to six people and the quoted cost is shared among passengers.

TRIP PRICE
Sauwandarek village snorkelling (Mansuar) 600,000
Yenbuba Jetty 400,000
Friwen Wall 600,000
Mios Kun 500,000
Max Point 500,000
Cape Kri 200,000
Pasir Timbul sandbank 200,000
Manta Point 1,000,000
Kabui Bay/Passage/Batu Pensil 3,500,000
Piaynemo day trip 5,000,000
Wayag day trip 10,000,000

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
  • Wayag trips
  • Has private bungalows

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Byuk Beya Homestay Contact Details

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Name Jitro
Phone +6282238150889
Email etoumzaza@gmail.com
Facebook https://www.facebook.com/rajaampat.byukbeya
Name Lisias Umpain
Phone +6282110031736

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19 thoughts on “Byuk Beya Homestay

  1. Peter Lund Nielsen says:

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

    After leaving Jitro Maila, SMS and phone Calles, he still picked me up 3 hours late in Waisai. Got to the Homestay late and very wet.

    The place is as awesome as the picture. Food is good and always on time. His 6 kids are really nice. He was making a new bed when I was there, maybe there wore the old one down.

    No good snorkeling from his beach. You have to walk left for 800m, take the second of the long Piers, here you find good refs and lots of fish.

    The huts are cleaned everyday, toilets are fine etc.

    If you wanna do trips and wanna svare costs, it is better you walk to the secound pier at the left, Yenikanu.. I think its called. Yenikanu is quite full and offers fantastic and cheap diving.

    Enjoy.

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

    Very very nice Family. We stayed four nights at Byuk Beya. We really had a great time chilling out and snorkeling in different places Jitro brought us to. We definelty reccomend this place!!

    Thanks to the whole family!!

    Alex & Mel

  2. Kate Proud says:

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

    Such a lovely family and welcoming place to stay. The food was delicious and the kids cut down coconuts for us to drink. From here we walked to a village at low tide and snorkelled round the corner where we saw reef sharks and plenty of fish. A beautiful place to stay!

  3. Stacy Yangco says:

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

    I miss this place. We had a great time in this homestay. The food was excellent!! Thank you Jitro and family for making our stay memorable. Rooms are clean, bathroom and toilets as well. Thanks much! Highly recommended!

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

    WE LOVED THIS PLACE…

    We spent 9 days in Kri and without a doubt this was our favourite homestay and stretch of beach. To the right of the beach and around the corner there are some stunning turquoise waters to float around in, a little before (near the pole with white marker) is a great snorkelling spot with a variety of fish and coral. You can swim to the picturesque sand banks at low tide.

    To the left you can head to the jetties where you will find black tips sharks, turtles etc..

    Jitro and his wife Lucy were just perfect hosts and are constantly laughing and smiling. The food was great tasty local cuisine. Lucy even makes cakes for afternoon tea ;)

    Jitro can arrange all sort of boat trips. Manta point is amazing. We actually did a two day trip to Wayag with overnight stay and also stooped off at Pianemo, Manta point and Arborek. Ideally you would need a group of 6 to make it cost effective (around 2,500,000€ each).

    There are only 3 bungalows and all beachfront.

    It’s recommended to book ahead.

    The rooms and bathroom are cleaned daily.

    • Dear Mark,

      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

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

    I am not satisfied to stay in byuk beya too beautiful byuk beya,virtually almost I do not want to go home,the release is very good thaks jitro and yosias

    Ivanatty

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

    We were 3 friends travelling Raja. We loved staying at Byuk Beya. The family is so nice, we felt really welcomed. Everything was as it should be: Jitro came to pick us up at Wasai, the bungalows are clean and new, food very tasty and a lot of it. We were never hungry or thirsty. Bathroom is clean, but do not expect luxury, this is a homestay.
    If you look for peace and qiuet to rest, this is the place for you. If you look for people and party – not for you.

    The trips with Jitro were nice and he even drove us in the morning to Yenkoranu to make some scubadiving.
    One thing – the diving with nextdoor ECOresort is not possible, they do not take outsiders.

    And please beware of the homestay neighbour mister Luki Yenbuba that organizes daytrips to WAYAG – the trip in reality takes 10 hours (he says 6) and you drive back at night and is DANGEROUS.

    • Dear Tanja,

      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

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

    Lesatnya makanan di byuk beya homestay dan juga kamar tidur dan toilet sangat bersih,awalnya kami mau ke byuk beya kami sangat kawatir dengan byuk beya setelah sampai di byuk beya keluarga di byuk beya sangat prihatin sama kita,kita sangat senang di byuk beya.

    Timakasih jitro lusias dan lusy.

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

    Very tasty food in byuk beya and toilet and the bedroom was olso very clean, I love the family in byuk beya,very good family”

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

    Very very nice Family. We stayed one week at Byuk beya. We really enjoy our stay, they all are very very helful , we definelty reccomend this place.

    Thank you to the family.
    Willy,Jitro,Lisias,n Roberto. Great boat Ride all around.

    Wayan & Miriam

  4. Trimakasih byuk beya homestay atas pelayanan nya mulai dari hari pertama hingga tiga hari berahir nya berjalan dengan lancar.

    Skali lagi trimakasih.

  5. Andrew Falconer says:

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

    Spent 7 nights at the homestay, while diving with wobbegong diving on the other side of the Papua Dive resort. Walked there or they came and picked me up. It was an economical way to dive Raja Ampat.
    The homestay is basic, hosts friendly, and they try their best, but would benefit from some hospitality training. I tried to give them some pointers, as while I was there two other couples (French and Singaporean) were not happy and left early. The main problem was that they were charged excessively for two excursions. I also was also asked initially to pay excessively for the boat ride to / from Waisai. I tried to explain that tourists do not like that, and it is better to have reasonable fixed prices like the advertised daily rate. Generally the food was pretty good, although they ran out of fruit and veges while I was there! Also breakfast was a bit plain: bread, with nothing to go on it, good job I brought vegemite with me. I hope this does not sound too negative, as I hope they go well.

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

    Wir waren 7 Tage im Byuk Beya. Das Abholen von Waisai verlief reibungslos und wir wurden freundlich empfangen. Die Bungalows und das Bad sind einfach aber sauber. Jeden Tag gab es sehr gutes Und frisches Essen, mehr als genug. Hungern muss man wirklich nicht. Kaffee, Wasser und Tee konnte man jederzeit nehmen.
    Unser Aufenthalt war super. Die Familie ist sehr nett und hilfsbereit. Es gibt viele Ausflugsmöglichkeit, Raja Ampat ist also nicht nur für Taucher. Man kann innert Kürze nach Gam um die Paradiesvögel zu beobachten und vieles mehr. Das Hausriff auf Kri ist eines der Besten der Umgebung, man kann sich also teures Geld für das Benzin sparen und muss nicht weit suchen gehn. Wir hatten eine sehr gute Zeit. Danke

  6. Brand new homestay, very nice bungalows with a great view and nice beach. Bungalow, toilets and bathroom were very clean. We stayed for 4 nights in september but we decided to come back here for the last couple of days of our trip because we liked it so much! Such a nice and helpful family and Lucy is a great cook, the food varies every day and she even made us bread for breakfast! Would definitely come back here next time! We had a very nice stay at Byuk Beya Homestay, thanks again Lucy and Lisias!

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

    Nice little homestay…brandnew with a giant view close to Pasir Timbul..a warmhearted welcoming Family and clean rooms and toilets…daytrips via boat or speedboat and also diving trips can be booked with the family and the food is also delicious…its also not too far to walk to get an icecold beer in one of the luxury dive resorts beside