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Reef dropoffWestern style toilet
Birds of ParadiseEnglish speaking
Good house reefHas email contact
Calm beachDiving available
Good phone signalSandy Beach
On site dive centreHas private bungalows
Has family bungalowsIDR 400,000 to 500,000
Corepen Homestay occupies a great beach in a fabulous southern Gam location.
Seven private bungalows and a two room family beach bungalow are available. Five of the private bungalows are on the beach and over water at high tide. Two private bungalows are available on land at a rate about 11% below that of the beach bungalows.
All rooms sleep two on raised double beds which include sheets, pillows and mosquito nets. Each room is supplied with a pair of chairs and a small table which can be used in the room or to take advantage of verandah ocean views.
Meals are served in a beachside dining shelter and drinking water, tea and coffee are always available there.
Corepen Homestay bathroom and toilet facilities are housed in a three room shelter with a coral rubble floor, Western style toilets and bucket bathing.
Good mobile phone reception is available at Corepen and electricity is provided by generator from sunset to around midnight.
Basic supplies can be purchased in Yenbeser village which is a ten minute boat ride away.
Rubbish disposal is a problem at Corepen, as everywhere else in Raja Ampat. Please do take all inorganic trash like plastic and dead batteries away with you when you leave.
English is spoken at Corepen Homestay.
Transport / Getting there
There’s a lot to do at Corepen Homestay. Located in a private cove on one of Raja Ampat’s best beaches, Corepen has great snorkelling at the door. Entry to the water is easy due to the sand bottom, which transitions to rich coral gardens with bountiful sea life.
At low tide long beachwalks are possible and a Corepen also offers a guided 30 minute walk into the jungle behind the homestay to see the dawn displays of Red Birds of Paradise. The walks begin before dawn (bring a flashlight!) and cost IDR 100,000 per person. Others of the many bird species that can be observed at Corepen include cockatoos, parrots and ground dwelling mound builders known locally as maleo.
Yenbeser village is close by, as are the attractions of Kri, Friwen, Arborek and Kabui Bay.
Corepen Homestay has an on site dive center operated by Enzo and Maria (who were originally based at Kordiris Homestay).
Prices are in Indonesian Rupiah. Please note that you need to add the daily equipment hire charge of 150,000 to the prices below.
|NUMBER OF DIVES||PRICE|
|Plus: Equipment hire charge (per day)||150,000|
Dore Dor Mangrove Exploration
A sightseeing tour that explores the rich mangrove habitat that separates Corepen’s beach from the island of Gam, passing through mangrove tunnels rich with birdlife. The trip costs IDR 300,000, shared by passengers (maximum of six).
Corepen Homestay snorkelling and sightseeing tours
Snorkelling and sightseeing tours can be arranged as desired. The table below shows prices in Indonesian Rupiah for the most commonly requested tours. The prices are per boat and are shared by passengers. The longboat used can accommodate a maximum of six passengers.
|Kabui Bay and Passage|
(includes Wawiyai village)
See our Gam Island page for an overview of Gam and its attractions.