Daroyen Village

Gam - Southern Gam

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Rooms

4 x On beach - Private bungalow

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

2 x On land - VIP bungalow

A single room bungalow with ensuite bathroom and 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.

Rates

Couple (full board)

Per couple per night including 3 meals a day IDR 600,000 / couple / night

Single occupancy (full board)

Price per night for single person in a room (includes 3 meals/day) IDR 600,000 / person / night

5 night 9 dive package for 2 or more (full board)

5 nights’ accommodation including 3 meals a day, airport pickup, Waisai transfers and nine dives. Per person, not including Sorong-Waisai public ferry or Marine Park Entry tags. IDR 6,650,000 / person

5 night 9 dive package (single occupancy-full board)

5 nights’ accommodation (single occupancy) including 3 meals a day, airport pickup, Waisai transfers and nine dives. Does not include Sorong-Waisai public ferry or Marine Park Entry tags. IDR 8,500,000 / person

7 night 14 dive package for 2 or more (full board)

5 nights’ accommodation including 3 meals a day, airport pickup, Waisai transfers and nine dives. Does not include Sorong-Waisai public ferry or Marine Park Entry tags. Price for bookings of 2 or more people. IDR 9,500,000 / person

7 night 14 dive package (single occupancy-full board)

7 nights’ accommodation including 3 meals a day, airport pickup, Waisai transfers and 14 dives. Does not include Sorong-Waisai public ferry or Marine Park Entry tags. IDR 11,600,000 / person

7 night 5 trip snorkelling package for couple (full board)

7 nights’ accommodation including 3 meals a day, airport pickup, Waisai transfers and five snorkelling day trips. Per person, not including Sorong-Waisai public ferry or Marine Park Entry tags. IDR 6,450,000 / person

7 night 5 trip snorkelling package (single occupancy-full board)

7 nights’ accommodation including 3 meals a day, airport pickup, Waisai transfers and five snorkelling day trips. Does not include Sorong-Waisai public ferry or Marine Park Entry tags. IDR 8,500,000 / person

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Features

  • Near village
  • Association member
  • Reef dropoff
  • Western style toilet
  • Seagrass
  • Hiking available
  • Coral
  • Birds of Paradise
  • English speaking
  • Good house reef
  • Snorkeling equipment
  • Has email contact
  • IDR 450,000+
  • Calm beach
  • Diving available
  • Good phone signal
  • Sandy Beach
  • On site dive centre
  • Has own speedboat
  • IDR 0 to 350,000
  • Has private bungalows
  • Has ensuite bathroom/toilet

    Details

    Located just east of the village of Sawinggrai on Gam, Daroyen Village has two VIP bungalows with ensuite bathrooms and five private bungalows that share separate bathroom facilities.

    Four of the private bungalows are located on a narrow strip of beach that lies between the Gam jungle and coastal mangroves. A fifth private bungalow and the two VIP ones with ensuite bathrooms are located nearby on land.

    Each bungalow room sleeps two (twin or double). The VIP bungalows have raised beds and private bungalows have mattresses on the floor.  All have sheets, pillows, bolsters and a mosquito net. An extra bed can usually be organised if you require one. All bungalows have verandahs equipped with hammocks and a table and chairs. VIP bungalow bedrooms have room light switches, power outlets and a fan supplied.

    Meals are served in a dining shelter that has sea views,  two large tables with bench seating and power outlets for charging devices. Free drinking water, tea and coffee are always available there for guests.

    A generator provides electricity between the hours of 6pm and midnight. The phone signal at Daroyen Village is variable and is occasionally good enough to support a data connection. (Walking to the end of the jetty at Sawinggrai will vastly improve this.)

    The nearest village for purchasing basic supplies is Sawinggrai. At low tide it’s possible to walk to neighbouring Nudibranch Homestay, and from there along a concrete path to Sawinggrai.

    Please do take any inorganic rubbish you create away with you when you leave as there is no non-polluting method of disposal of waste like plastic and dead batteries in Raja Ampat. Leaving such trash on Gam will only contribute to Raja Ampat’s growing rubbish problem.

    English is spoken at Daroyen Village.

    Transport / Getting there

    Waisai to Daroyen Village transfers are available by speedboat or longboat. Longboat transfers are only available subject to weather and sea conditions, can only accommodate 2 passengers and cost IDR 750,000 each way. Speedboat transfers can carry up to six passengers and cost IDR 1,200,000 each way. Both prices are per boat trip, shared among passengers.

    Read more about Raja Ampat boat transport prices here.

    Activities

    Diving and snorkelling

    Daroyen Village has an onsite dive centre equipped with dive gear for up to 6 divers at a time, compressor, emergency oxygen and first aid kit.

    The fringing reef and blue water mangroves at Daroyen Village provide fantastic snorkelling and diving, but beware of exceptionally strong currents when the tide is running. Daroyen Village owner Pak Herman Mayor is one of Raja Ampat’s original dive guides and has a wealth of experience and knowledge to impart. Back in the late ’90s he was a guide for Dr Gerald Allen’s exploratory expedition, which triggered Conservation International’s 2001 marine rapid assessment survey – the first scientific study to chart the richness and importance of Raja Ampat’s marine biodiversity. More recently Pak Herman has led a Korean television team to film leatherback turtles nesting at Saursapoh.

    In addition to the great diving and snorkelling available at and around the guesthouse, Daroyen offers guided diving and snorkelling tours for small groups to the best Dampier Strait dive sites. These include Manta Sandy, Cape Kri, Friwen Wall, Chicken Reef, Sardines, Mike’s Point, Mioskon, Blue Magic, Cape Mansuar, Sauwandarek, Yenbuba Jetty, Turtle Point, Batu Lima, Sawinggrai Reef and more.

    Daroyen Village accommodation and diving packages

    Daroyen offers the choice of 2 diving packages, both of which include accommodation, 3 meals per day, tea & coffee and fruit. Also included are:

    • Boat hire
    • Dive guide
    • Tank and weight belt hire (Add BCD, regulator, wetsuit, mask, snorkel and fins for IDR 350,000 per person per day.)
    • Airport pickup and dropoff to hotel in Sorong
    • Boat transfers Waisai – Daroyen Village – Waisai

    Not included: Sorong-Waisai-Sorong public ferry tickets, Sorong hotel accommodation and Marine Park entry tags.

    ACCOMMODATION & DIVING PACKAGEPRICE
    5 nights/6 days/9 dives for 2 or more peopleIDR 6,650,000 per person
    5 nights/6 days/9 dives for singleIDR 8,500,000
    7 nights/8 days/14 dives for 2 or more peopleIDR 9,500,000 per person
    7 nights/8 days/14 dives for singleIDR 11,600,000

    Daroyen Village accommodation and snorkeling packages

    Daroyen offers a 7 night accommodation package that includes 5 day trips to various snorkeling locations as described above. Also included are airport pickup, Waisai transfers to and from the guesthouse, three meals a day and unlimited tea and coffee. Not included are Sorong-Waisai-Sorong public ferry tickets, Sorong hotel accommodation and Marine Park entry tags. The package costs IDR 6,450,000 per person for couples sharing a room or IDR 8,500,000 for single occupancy. The five snorkeling day trips are guaranteed and have no minimum group size.

    ACCOMMODATION & SNORKELLING PACKAGEPRICE
    7 nights/8 days/5 day trips for 2 or more peopleIDR 6,450,000 per person
    7 nights/8 days/5 day trips for singleIDR 8,500,000

    Daroyen Village excursions

    Prices are in Indonesian Rupiah. Gam Birds of Paradise birdwatching tour is per person, others are per boat, shared among passengers.

    EXCURSIONPRICE
    Piaynemo (max 6 persons)6,500,000
    Kabui Bay  (max 6 persons)5,000,000
    Gam Birds of Paradise (min 2 persons)350,000

    Other activities

    Birdwatchers will enjoy simply lazing around the guesthouse trying to spot the variety of birds that fill the local jungle with their song. Long walks are comfortably made on a coastal concrete path between the villages of Sawinggrai and Kapisawar and Red Birds of Paradise can be easily seen a short distance into the jungle from Sawinggrai.

    Video

    Daroyen Village’s location is showcased in this short film made by guest Wisnu Widjaja.

    Pulau Gam

    See our Gam Island page for an overview of Gam and its attractions.

    Daroyen Village Location Map

    Daroyen Village Contact Details

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    NameYohanes Mayor
    Phone+6281288059215
    Whatsapp+6281288059215
    NameHerman Mayor
    Phone+6285244543791
    Emailinquiry@daroyenvillage.com
    Websitehttp://daroyenvillage.com/