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Western style toiletCoral
English speakingGood house reef
Has email contactCalm beach
Diving availableGood phone signal
Has private bungalowsHas family bungalows
Famangkor Homestay has a 4 private bungalows facing a private beach on the southern shore of Friwen Island.
Bedding is mattresses on the floor with covers, pillows, bolsters and mosquito nets, and all bungalows have a small verandah at the front with a table and plastic chairs.
Meals are served in a beachside dining shelter where coffee, tea and drinking water are freely available for guests. Power outlets are also available in the dining shelter.
An outhouse building provides a dip mandi bathroom and western style pedestal toilet in separate rooms. These facilities are shared by guests.
Pulau Friwen has decent phone reception and a data connection is usually possible. Famangkor has a generator which operates from sunset to around midnight.
Supplies can be purchased in Friwen village, which is an easy five minute walk away through via a jungle path through sago and coconut groves.
The Mayor family lives in nearby Friwen village and Pak Yopi’s son Martin has basic English. In the event of any problems requiring a translator, an English speaker can usually be found in Friwen to help out.
Transport / Getting there
On the eastern tip of Pulau Friwen, Famangkor Homestay looks across the narrow channel to Friwenbonda and the famed dive site of the Friwen Wall. There’s great coral for snorkeling right at the door and dugongs can sometimes be seen over the house reef at high tide. At high tide, the water is easily entered from Famangkor’s sandy beach.
Diving with Famangkor Homestay
Diving is arranged in conjunction with the neighbouring Kordiris Homestay on Gam.
Famangkor Homestay snorkeling trips and Wayag tours
Famangkor can organise snorkeling trips to any Raja Ampat site you want to visit (bring your own equipment). Below are just some of the available options. Prices are in IDR and trip cost is shared by participants.
|Pasir Timbul sandbank||500,000|
|Manta Point / Arborek||1,500,000|
|Kabui Bay / Batu Pensil||3,000,000|
|Kabui Bay / Kabui Passage||3,500,000|
|Wayag / Kawe||12,000,000|
The village of Friwen is a short five minute walk away through jungle interspersed with coconut and sago groves. There are small shops for supplies and more great snorkeling available under the village jetty.
Demonstrations of traditional production methods of sago and coconut oil can be arranged for those who are interested and trips to see birds of paradise at nearby Gam can also be organised.