Dayan Homestay Raja Ampat

Batanta - Pulau Dayan



4 x On beach - Private bungalow

A single room bungalow (no ensuite bathroom/toilet) Sleeps max. 3 persons / room.

4 x On land - Private bungalow

A single room bungalow (no ensuite bathroom/toilet) Sleeps max. 3 persons / room.


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Twin share from IDR 470,648 per person / night including 3 meals daily

Single occupancy from IDR 588,295 per person / night including 3 meals daily

Discount for children under 12

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  • Has email contact
  • Good phone signal
  • Reef dropoff
  • English speaking
  • Large groups OK
  • Coral
  • Busy homestay
  • Good house reef
  • Has family bungalows
  • Child discount
  • Sandy Beach
  • Remote/isolated
  • Western style toilet
  • IDR 400,000 to 500,000
  • Has private bungalows


Dayan Homestay Raja Ampat sits on the western shore of Pulau Dayan, a small island at the western end of Batanta’s north coast.

Eight private bungalows are available. Four sit on the beachfront, and four on land. All rooms sleep two on a mattress on the floor, but extra beds can be arranged if needed. Sheets, pillows, bolsters and mosquito nets are supplied.

Meals are served Dayan Homestay’s over-water dining room, which has fabulous sunset views to the Pam Islands. As at all homestays, free drinking water and tea and coffee making supplies are provided there.

Guests share a bathroom building that has a western style toilet and bucket bathing in two separate rooms.

Electricity is supplied by a generator which runs from sunset until midnight.

Dayan Homestay Raja Ampat receives a 4G phone signal.

You’ll need to bring all the consumeables you consider essential for your stay, as Dayan Homestay is very remote. The nearest village (Yennyar/Marandan Weser) is about a twenty minute boat ride away, but only very basic supplies of the kind used by local people are available there.

Raja Ampat suffers from a total lack of safe waste disposal and recycling services. All homestays request that their guests please take their inorganic waste away with them when they leave, so as to not contribute to the growing trash problem in the islands. This is especially important at a small, isolated island like Dayan.

English is spoken at Dayan Homestay Raja Ampat.

Transport / Getting there

Transport between Waisai and Dayan Homestay is by longboat and costs IDR 2,500,000 each way, shared by passengers. (6 passengers max)

Drop-off to or pickup from other locations are available. Transfer prices to popular locations below. (IDR, shared by passengers.)

Arefi village800,000 (max 4)
Birie or Yarweser homestays1,000,000 (max 5)
Kri1,600,000 (max 5)
Arborek1,600,000 (max 5)
Pam1,600,000 (max 5)
Gam1,800,000 (max 6)
Manyaifun4,000,000 (max 8)

Read more about Raja Ampat boat transport prices here.

Public Boat to Batanta

If you have plenty of time, you don’t mind a bit of discomfort, and you want spend as little as possible on transport costs, then there are cargo boats that you can use to get to Batanta. (Obviously, if you are going to arrive on the cargo boat, then you don’t need to request a Waisai pickup when submitting the booking form above.)

Here’s what you need to know about getting the cargo boat to Batanta.


Pulau Dayan was the site of one of Conservation International’s first Raja Ampat Marine Protected Area patrol posts. It’s easy to see why. The reefs around Dayan Homestay are some of the richest we’ve ever seen. Be sure to bring snorkelling gear, because Dayan is a snorkellers’ heaven. You do need to be careful of the strong currents that sweep around the island when the tide is running though!

Dayan also boasts long stretches of perfect beach, including sections where it’s easy to get in and out of the water without stepping on coral. Mantas, whales, dolphins, and turtles are all often seen, and dugongs are occasional visitors.

Dayan Homestay has hammocks available, and many trees that are perfectly placed to string one up and settle in to soak up the views and watch the day go by. They are sure to be popular, so if hammock time is high on your agenda, you might want to bring one with you.

As mentioned above, Dayan Homestay is extremely remote – but if you were heading to (or from) a Pam Islands homestay, Dayan would be the perfect place to spend a few days in the middle of the journey. Dayan Homestay can organise day trips to the Pam Islands, Piaynemo or any other place you might be interested in exploring.

The pure, clean waters of the bays around Dayan and Batanta are perfect for oyster cultivation, and there’s a pearl farm nearby that could probably also be visited if you were interested. Batanta jungle treks and waterfall visits can also be arranged.

If you’re interested in seeing one of the last remaining villages in Raja Ampat in which all the houses are traditionally built, organise a visit to Yennyar. Yennyar is the name by which everyone refers to it, but the village’s formal name is Marandan Weser. Yennyar is a ten minute boat ride from Dayan.

f you’re looking for a place to really get away from it all, can afford the extra travel cost, and are looking for excellent snorkelling and blissful downtime, it’s hard to imagine a better alternative.

Dayan Homestay Snorkeling and Sightseeing Tours

Prices are IDR, and are either per person, or per trip (shared by total passengers).

Short snorkeling trips to > Manta Point (Batanta), Dugong Corner, Secret Garden150,000 per person (per location)
Piaynemo3,000,000 per trip (max 8)
Waringkabom waterfall+Yensawai+snorkelling1,500,000 per trip (max 6)
Pulau Wai snorkelling1,200,000 per trip (max 4)
Pulau Urun snorkelling1,000,000 per trip (max 4)
Yennyar traditional village visit500,000 per trip (max 4)
Rambau350,000 per trip (max 3)
Pearl Farm400,000 per trip (max 2)


See our Batanta page for an overview of Batanta, its neighbouring islands, and their attractions.

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