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Remote/isolatedWestern style toilet
English speakingCalm beach
Sandy BeachHas private bungalows
Has family bungalowsIDR 400,000 to 500,000
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 can sleep up to four people on mattresses on the floor. Sheets, pillows, bolsters and mosquito nets are supplied.
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
Two options are available for transport between Jou Suba Homestay and Waisai:
Longboat: One way IDR 1,700,000 Maximum of 4 passengers.
Speedboat: One way IDR 3,000,000 maximum of 10 passengers.
Total trip cost is shared by passengers, and you will need to contact Jou Suba if you want to specify a preference for pickup method.
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.
Jou Suba is a good base from which to explore the nearby islands and villages of Meos Manggara, 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 less well known locations) in Meos Manggara. 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 Meos Manggara cays offer sights like West Waigeo’s “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.