1 x Over water - Private bungalow
A single room bungalow (no ensuite bathroom/toilet) Sleeps max. 3 persons / room.
3 x Over water - Room in a bungalow
A room in a bungalow with 2 or more rooms and shared common areas. Sleeps max. 3 persons / room.
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Twin share from USD 29.27 per person / night including 3 meals daily
Single occupancy from USD 29.27 per person / night including 3 meals daily
- Near village
- Reef dropoff
- Western style toilet
- Hiking available
- Birds of Paradise
- English speaking
- Good house reef
- Has email contact
- Diving available
- Has private bungalows
- Has family bungalows
- IDR 400,000 to 500,000
December 2020: Indos Homestay is temporarily closed for renovation.
Indos Homestay has two over-water bungalows in the sheltered bay in front of Kapisawar village on Pulau Gam.
Perfect for a family holiday, Indos’ 3 room bungalow has a large and nicely decorated verandah with tables and chairs and ocean views to Arborek, Mansuar and Batanta. Bedrooms sleep two people on mattresses on the floor, and pillows, bolsters, sheets and mosquito nets are supplied.
The private bungalow has a real bed equipped with the usual bedding and mosquito net.
Both bungalows have power outlets for charging devices and bedroom light switches and fine ocean views to Arborek and sunset views over western Gam.
Meals at Indos Homestay are served on the family bungalow verandah.
A two room, sand floored bathroom building on land houses a dip mandi bathroom and western syle toilet.
A generator supplies electricity between sunset and midnight, but there was only a weak phone signal available when we last visited in June 2017.
Kapisawar village lies at the end of Indos Homestay’s boardwalk and basic supplies are available there. It’s best to arrive with any consumeables you regard as essential though, and please take all your inorganic rubbish away with you when you leave. The only waste disposal available on Gam (as in all of Raja Ampat) is incapable of safely removing plastics from the environment. Please don’t add to the problem.
English is spoken at Indos Homestay.
Transport / Getting there
Transport from Waisai to Indos Homestay costs IDR 1,000,000 and is by longboat capable of carrying four passengers. Trip cost is shared by passengers.
Snorkelling and diving
Diving is available at Indos Homestay in association with Arborek Dive Shop. There’s good snorkelling (bring your own gear) all along the southern coast of Gam and Indos Homestay has a great house reef.
Snorkelling and sightseeing trips can be arranged as desired and use Indos’ longboat, which can carry up to 4 passengers. Just a few of the many options are quoted in the following table. Prices are in Indonesian Rupiah and are per trip, not per person.
|Arborek and Mantas||500,000|
|Piaynemo day trip||3,000,000|
Village visits, hiking, Bird of Paradise viewing
Kapisawar is a pretty village with a shady beach and plenty of opportunity for social interaction. The village jetty also provides good snorkelling at high tide, but beware of currents out near the end when the tide is running.
A shady concrete walking path joins Kapisawar to Sawinggrai village to the east. Sawinggrai also offers social interaction, fabulous jetty snorkelling and occasional cultural performances in the building on the end of the jetty. The path continues to the east, past a number of other homestays to Nudibranch Homestay where there’s a solid boardwalk that allows you to easily explore the mangrove forest.
Red Birds of Paradise display at dawn and dusk in the jungle inland from Sawinggrai – just ask if you’d like to organise a guided tour.
See our Gam Island page for an overview of Gam and its attractions.