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Western style toiletSeagrass
Hiking availableBirds of Paradise
English speakingCalm beach
Good phone signalSandy Beach
Wayag tripsHas ensuite bathroom/toilet
Has family bungalowsAbove IDR 500,000
Dore Atri Homestay offers a large two room terrace bungalow with beach and ocean views.
The terrace bungalow is wooden floored and has a large verandah with a table, a bench seat and chairs. Both rooms are equipped with mattresses on the floor, sheets, pillows and mosquito nets and each room has its own private bathroom and western style toilet. Rooms also have shelves, mirrors, clothes hooks and power outlets and room light switches.
Meals are served on the bungalow verandahs and there are a number of lagoon and beachside seats provided for relaxing in the shade.
Solar electricity is used when the village supply is unavailable, and Dore Atri Homestay has a backup generator as well. There’s good phone reception at Yenbeser and several small shops for basic supplies. To avoid adding to Raja Ampat’s growing problem with inorganic rubbish, it’s best to always take any you reate away with you when you leave the islands.
You won’t have any problems conversing in English at Dore Atri – all family members have excellent English, although the boys can occasionally be too shy to use it.
Transport / Getting there
Activities at Dore Atri are focused on introducing guests to Papuan culture and village life. It’s well worth starting your trip at Dore Atri to learn about Raja Ampat history and culture before heading out to an island hideaway where your questions may not be so easily answered. In addition to Pak Makusi and Ibu Nellie and their sons Isaac and William, you’ll be sharing the family home with Skippy the cat and his two underlings, the dogs Browny and Raswan.
Dore Atri lies at the easternmost end of Yenbeser village, next to the lagoon from which the homestay takes its name. There’s lots to explore around Yenbeser. Ask about the forest grove which still holds bamboo containers used long ago in rituals performed by Yenbeser’s doctor. There’s also wartime relics like the Kanji inscribed Japanese naval survey marker on Monkairi (Batu Lima), the remains of lost soldiers and caves that local people lived in during tiimes of battle in the islands.
The trees around the homestay are regularly visited by giant black palm cockatoos, and Birds of Paradise can be seen displaying a short distance away. In addition to a rich and varied bird life, the jungles around Dore Atri also shelter the iconic cuscus and a host of other mammals, reptiles and insects.
On the other side of the Dore Atri lagoon, a narrow, river-like inlet penetrates the island’s interior. The famed naturalist and explorer Alfred Wallace used this inlet to reach the island’s interior, where he camped while researching his theory of natural selection. Using descriptions from Wallace’s The Malay Archipelago, a recreation of his camp has been built on the site of his field station and there are also two Bird of Paradise display trees nearby. The boat journey into Dore Mkun alone makes a visit worthwhile.
Yenbeser’s long sandy beach is perfect for swimming and great snorkeling is to be had within a 10 minute ride (or swim!) of the homestay. Superb snorkeling can also be had at the nearby Friwen Island and Friwen Wall. Pak Makusi is an excellent and knowledgeable guide with a wealth of information to share and is able to organise snorkeling or sightseeing trips to any Raja Ampat attractions you might want to visit.
Dore Atri Homestay tours
Pak Makusi is a nationally certified and licenced guide, has both a longboat and speedboat, and can arrange any kind of tour you want in Raja Ampat – or elsewhere in Papua.
|LONGBOAT TOURS||PRICE (IDR)|
|Kabui Bay & Passage, Hidden Bay, Batu Pensil, lunch at Warikaf Homestay||3,500,000 up to 3 pax|
|5,000,000 4-6 pax|
|Piaynemo day tour||4,000,000 up to 3 pax|
|7,000,000 4-6 pax|
|Snorkel Friwen Wall & Yenbuba Jetty + Pasir Timbul sandbank visit||1,500,000 3 pax max|
|Waigeo Wilson’s Bird of Paradise (Add IDR 200,000 in total for transport)||300,000 per person|
|Alfred Wallace campsite + Red Bird of Paradise + Dore Mkun sightseeing||300,000 per person|
|Yenbeser panoramic lookout tour||100,000 per person|
|Any other Raja Ampat or Papua tour of your choice can be arranged||On request|
Some great all day exploratory speedboat trips (including one to Wayag) are also available. The speedboat can carry up to 10 passengers. Trip prices in the table below are in IDR and total cost is shared among trip participants.
|Kabui Bay & Passage, Hidden Bay, Pef cave painting and Ombak pearl farm||7,000,000|
|Piaynemo, Arborek, Pasir Timbul sandbank and Friwen Island||7,000,000|
See our Gam Island page for an overview of Gam and its attractions.