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Has email contactEnglish speaking
CoralHas family bungalows
Western style toiletRemote/isolated
IDR 400,000 to 500,000Has private bungalows
Jou Suba Homestay is located on a fine beach on the uninhabited island of Yef Kabu in remote West Waigeo.
Four large bungalows sit just above the high tide line on Yef Kabu’s eastern shore. Bungalow verandahs are large, have great ocean views and are equipped with table and chairs.
Bedrooms sleep two people on mattresses on the floor. Sheets, pillows, bolsters and mosquito nets are supplied. An extra mattress can be provided if required.
Guests share a 3 room bathroom building. A western style toilet, a squat toilet and dip mandi (bucket) bathing are provided.
Meals at Jou Suba Homestay are served on the bungalow verandahs and drinking water, tea and coffee making supplies are also supplied there.
Rustic stool and table settings sheltered by beach umbrellas provide several places to relax on the beach.
Electricity is provided by generator and is available from sunset to about midnight. A reasonably strong but variable mobile phone signal is received at Jou Suba Homestay. A data connection is occasionally supported.
You’ll need to bring any snacks and supplies you absolutely can’t live without, as the nearest village (Mutus) is about a 10 minute boat ride away and only very basic supplies can be purchased there.
English is spoken at Jou Suba Homestay.
To avoid contributing to the trashing of paradise, all homestays ask that you please take all your inorganic (especially plastic) waste away with you when you leave.
Transport / Getting there
Transfers between Waisai and Jou Suba Homestay cost IDR 2,000,000 each way for single passengers or 2 people sharing a longboat.
For larger groups and transfers to other destinations, please see the table below. With the exception of Waisai pickups, all transfers are by longboat, 4 passengers max,with total cost shared by passengers.
Total trip cost is shared by passengers.
|JOU SUBA TRANSFER COSTS||PRICE|
|Waisai 3-5 passengers – longboat||3,000,000|
|Waisai 6-8 passengers – speedboat||5,000,000|
Reaching West Waigeo is not cheap, but the remote region’s unique attractions and wild nature justify the expense. You’ll also see a lot of Raja Ampat on the way, including Kabui Bay and the famed Kabui Passage.
Read more about Raja Ampat boat transport prices here.
Jou Suba Homestay can organise any snorkelling and sightseeing trips you want. A selection of popular trips are provided below. All trips are in a longboat that can carry 4 passengers maximum. Prices are IDR per trip, shared by passengers.
|JOU SUBA SNORKELLING TRIPS||PRICE|
|Wayag (1-4 pax, by longboat, including entrance fee)||7,500,000|
|Wayag (1-4 pax, by speedboat, including entrance fee)||9,500,000|
|Wayag (5-8 pax, by speedboat, including entrance fee)||10,500,000|
|Piaynemo (including entrance fee)||1,800,000|
|Pef hand painting, Rat island, Waisilip village, Bianci, Mutus village||1,500,000|
|Ovo, bianci, mutus kecil||900,000|
Jou Suba is a good base from which to explore the nearby islands and villages, as well as the rarely-visited sights of West Waigeo.
Because of the region’s remoteness, West Waigeo’s reefs are pristine, rich and untrammelled by day tripping boats from Sorong and Waisai. Fabulous snorkelling is available in the area and it’s most likely that you will be the only people in the water.
Mantas congregate at Pulau Yefnabi and several other locations around the islands. They can even be found there between June and September, when they are usually absent from the better known Dampier Strait sites of Manta Point and Manta Sandy.
Apart from the excellent snorkelling and mantas mentioned above, the West Waigeo Islands offer sights like the local “Pasir Timbul” – a stretch of pristine white sand that emerges from the ocean with every low tide.
A visit to Aljui Bay is highly recommended, and provides the opportunity to see ancient rock art galleries, a large commercial pearl farm, secret lagoons, cultural sites and spectacular scenery.
See our West Waigeo page for an overview of West Waigeo, its islands, and their attractions.