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Has email contactEnglish speaking
Good house reefQuiet hideaway
Calm beachHas raised beds
Western style toiletIDR 400,000 to 500,000
Familys Homestay offers 2 private beachfront bungalows on the sheltered northern shore of Pulau Rambau, near Batanta’s western end.
The bungalows sleep two on raised beds. The usual bedding and mosquito net are supplied, and an extra mattress can be provided if needed.
Meals are served in a beachside dining room, where free drinking water and tea and coffee making supplies are always available for guests.
Guests share a two-roomed bathroom building that provides a western style toilet and dip mandi bathing.
Only a weak 4G signal is available at Familys Homestay. Electricity is supplied by generator and is available from sunset to around midnight.
English is spoken at Familys Homestay.
The nearest village is Yenyar, which is about a ten minute boat ride away. Be sure to stock up with anything you consider essential, because local villages only have basic supplies available.
Safe rubbish disposal is unavailable on any of the Raja Ampat islands, so if you want to avoid contributing to the trashing of paradise, please take all the inorganic waste you create away with you when you leave.
Transport / Getting there
Transfers between Waisai and Familys Homestay cost IDR 2,000,000 each way. The longboat used can carry up to four passengers and the trip cost is shared.
See transfer prices for other destinations here (PDF 32KB)
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.
Off-grid snorkeling, bird watching and beach relaxation.
Be sure to bring snorkelling gear, because Pulau Rambau’s reefs are rich and healthy. Excellent snorkelling is available off the beach at Familys Homestay. Dugongs are occasional visitors. Snorkelling trips to nearby Pualua Dayan and reefs further afield are available on request.
See Familys Homestay’s 2023 trip pricelist here (PDF 32KB)
Pulau Rambau’s forests are filled with birdlife, including the mound building megapode known locally as the maleo.
See our Batanta page for an overview of Batanta, its neighbouring islands, and their attractions.