Byuk Beya Homestay

Kri - North coast

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Rooms

1 x Over water - Private bungalow

A single room bungalow (no ensuite bathroom/toilet) Sleeps max. 2 persons / room.

1 x On land - Private bungalow

A single room bungalow (no ensuite bathroom/toilet) Sleeps max. 2 persons / room.

3 x On beach - Private bungalow

A single room bungalow (no ensuite bathroom/toilet) Sleeps max. 2 persons / room.

Rates

Per person (full board)

If no other rates are shown, price for all rooms is per person per night (Includes 3 meals/day) USD 29.26

Make a booking at Byuk Beya Homestay

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Features

  • Reef dropoff
  • Western style toilet
  • Seagrass
  • Hiking available
  • Coral
  • Good house reef
  • Calm beach
  • Diving available
  • Sandy Beach
  • Has own speedboat
  • Wayag trips
  • Has private bungalows
  • IDR 400,000 to 500,000

Details

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

Byuk Beya has five private bungalows. One is over water, three are on the beach, and one is on land. All 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.

TRIPPRICE
Sauwandarek village snorkelling (Mansuar)600,000
Yenbuba Jetty400,000
Friwen Wall600,000
Mios Kun500,000
Max Point500,000
Cape Kri200,000
Pasir Timbul sandbank200,000
Manta Point1,000,000
Kabui Bay/Passage/Batu Pensil3,500,000
Piaynemo day trip5,000,000
Wayag day trip10,000,000

Pulau Kri

See our Kri Island page for an overview of the island and its attractions.

Byuk Beya Homestay Location Map