Jou Suba Homestay

Yef Kabu - West Waigeo/Manyaifun



3 x On beach - Private bungalow

A single room bungalow (no ensuite bathroom/toilet) Sleeps max. 3 persons / room.


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Twin share from USD 26.92 per person / night including 3 meals daily

Single occupancy from USD 38.45 per person / night including 3 meals daily

Discount for children under 12

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* Under 12yrs

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  • English speaking
  • Coral
  • Calm beach
  • Has family bungalows
  • Child discount
  • Sandy Beach
  • Wayag trips
  • Remote/isolated
  • Western style toilet
  • On site dive centre
  • IDR 400,000 to 500,000
  • Diving available
  • Has 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.

Waisai 3-5 passengers – longboat3,000,000
Waisai 6-8 passengers – speedboat5,000,000
Manyaifun Homestays600,000

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 has an on site dive center. Equipment is available for up to eight divers at a time.

Dives, including equipment hire cost IDR 750,000 per person per dive.

Additional boat costs are charged as below. (Shared by participants, maximum of 8 divers.)

IMPORTANT: To allow for purchase of boat fuel and other preparations, please advise Jou Suba a few days in advance if you want to dive. (Contact details are provided in booking confirmation emails.)

Piaynemo, Melissa’s Garden, Rufas3,000,000
Tamaku and Ovo1,500,000
Bianci, Gof and Mutus1,500,000
Pef and Paniki2,000,000
Yefnabi manta1,300,000

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.

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 village1,500,000
Ovo, bianci, mutus kecil900,000

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.

Waigeo Barat

See our West Waigeo page for an overview of West Waigeo, its islands, and their attractions.

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