Dugong Homestay

Batanta - Batanta



1 x On beach - Private bungalow

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


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Twin share from USD 32.68 per person / night including 3 meals daily

Single occupancy from USD 32.68 per person / night including 3 meals daily

Discount for children under 12

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* Under 12yrs

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  • Sorong transfers available
  • Reef dropoff
  • Mangroves
  • Seagrass
  • Coral
  • Quiet hideaway
  • Good house reef
  • Calm beach
  • Sandy Beach
  • Remote/isolated
  • Western style toilet
  • IDR 500,000 to 600,000
  • IDR 400,000 to 500,000
  • Has private bungalows


    Dugong Homestay is located at Raspapir, an east-facing beach on a peninsula on the central north coast of Batanta. The homestay is named for the dugongs that sometimes graze the nearby seagrass meadows during high tides.

    Dugong Homestay has a single private beach bungalow. The bungalow sleeps two on mattresses on the floor. Bedding for a third guest can be provided if needed. Mosquito nets, pillows, bolsters, sheets and blankets are provided.

    enclosed verandahs with a table, comfortable chairs and ocean views. The beach bungalows have mattresses on the floor, while the land bungalow has a raised bed. All rooms have the usual bedding consisting of sheets, pillows, bolsters and mosquito net and also have small mirror cabinets and power outlets for charging devices.

    Meals are served on the bungalow verandah, and free drinking water and tea and coffee making supplies are provided there.

    A two-room bathroom building provides a dip mandi bathroom in one room and a western style toilet in the other.

    Electricity is provided by generator and is available from sunset to around midnight. Dugong Homestay receives a medium strength 4G phone signal. An unstable internet connection is available, and is usually best at night.

    Only a little English is spoken at Dugong Homestay, so bringing a phrasebook or translation app will make communication easier.

    Yensawai village is a ten minute boat ride away and basic supplies can be  found there, but be sure to bring all essential items with you. Please also take home all the inorganic waste you create – especially plastic and dead batteries: There’s no safe waste disposal at Raspapir or Yensawai, or indeed anywhere in Raja Ampat!

    Transport / Getting there

    Transport between Waisai and Dugong Homestay costs IDR 1,500,000 each way and is by longboat capable of carrying up to 2 passengers. The trip cost is shared by passengers.

    See this June 2024 pricelist (PDF 141KB) for transfer prices to/from other locations.

    If arriving on the cargo boat below, Yensawai pickups cost IDR 300,000 and are also by longboat with maximum capacity of two passengers.

    Sorong transfers: Pickups from Sorong can be arranged via twin engine longboat. The boat used can carry up to 4 passengers. A Sorong pickup or dropoff costs IDR 5,000,000 each way. (If you want a Sorong pickup, then don’t select the Waisai pickup on the booking form above. You will need to contact Dugong Homestay to arrange your pickup. Contact details are provided in booking confirmation emails.)

    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. You will need to contact Dugong Homestay to arrange a pickup at Yensawai. Contact details are provided in booking confirmation emails.)

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


    Dugong Homestay has a beautiful sheltered beach, a rich coral reef and seagrass meadows that often draw the dugongs the homestay is named for.

    Dugongs are shy and unpredictable creatures, so sightings can never be guaranteed, but the chances of seeing them are high if you stay longer than a few days. If you are fortunate enough to encounter dugongs, please don’t approach too closely or chase them: Not only will you scare them away,  but they will abandon areas where they are frightened too many times.

    A pearl farm inhabits the bay at the foot of the Raspapir peninsula. The farm is testament to the area’s pristine waters and visits there can be arranged by Dugong Homestay.

    Snorkelling Batanta

    In addition to a house reef that provides great snorkelling, Dugong Homestay’s longboat is available for any other snorkelling or sightseeing trip you’d like to do.

    See this June 2024 pricelist (PDF 141KB) for a selection of popular choices.


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

    Dugong Homestay Location Map