Keru Indos Homestay (at left - Tapor Aikos at right on headland), Kapisawar, Pulau Gam, Raja Ampat

Keru Indos Homestay

Gam - Southern Gam

Kapisawar and Sawinggrai villages close by, fine ocean views, a great house reef, Red Birds of Paradise and easy access to Arborek and Gam Bay.


Rooms
2 x Over water - Room in a bungalow Sleeps max. 2 persons / room
Rates
Single IDR 350,000 / person / night
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Details

Keru Indos Homestay is a two room, over water bungalow in the sheltered bay in front of Kapisawar village on Pulau Gam.

Perfect for a family holiday, Keru Indos has a large and nicely decorated verandah with tables and chairs and ocean views to Arborek, Mansuar and Batanta. Meals at Keru Indos are served on the verandah which also has fine views to the sunset over western Gam.

The two bedrooms each sleep two people on mattresses on the floor and pillows, bolsters, sheets and  mosquito nets are supplied.

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 no phone signal available when we visited in June 2016.

Kapisawar village lies at the end of Keru 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 Keru Indos homestay.

Transport / Getting there

Transport from Waisai to Keru Indos Homestay costs IDR 1,000,000 and is by longboat capable of carrying four passengers. Trip cost is shared by passengers.

Read more about Raja Ampat boat transport prices here.

Activities

Snorkelling and diving

Diving is available at Keru Indos Homestay in association with Arborek Dive Shop. There’s good snorkelling (bring your own gear) all along the southern coast of Gam and Keru Indos has a great house reef.

Snorkelling and sightseeing trips can be arranged as desired and use Keru 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.

TRIP PRICE
Arborek and Mantas 500,000
Gam Bay 500,000
Cape Kri 600,000
West Mansuar 600,000
Piaynemo day trip 3,000,000
Pulau Yeben 700,000

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.

Features

  • Near village
  • Association member
  • Reef dropoff
  • Western style toilet
  • Seagrass
  • Hiking available
  • Coral
  • Birds of Paradise
  • English speaking
  • Good house reef
  • Has email contact
  • Diving available
  • IDR 0 to 350,000

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Name Yahya Mambrasar
Phone +6282248932044
Name Fransina Mambrasar
Phone +6285244990956
Alternative Phone +6282398332119
Email keruiindoshomestay@gmail.com
Facebook https://www.facebook.com/keruiindos.mananhomestay

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