This form is for bookings only - you can not use it to check availability. Here is why Features Remote/isolated Association member Good house reef Has email contact Diving available IDR 0 to 350,000 Wayag trips Has private bungalows Details
Korbekwan Homestay was completely rebuilt in 2017/18 and now has three private, over-water bungalows in front of an extensive mangrove forest. The bungalows have large enclosed verandahs with table and chair settings and panoramic ocean views.
Each bungalow sleeps two people on mattresses on the floor. Mosquito nets are provided, but Pak Daniel guarantees Korbekwan is free of both mosquitoes and sandflies.
A long boardwalk jetty connects the homestay buildings to the shore, where a concrete bathroom contains a dip mandi and hybrid raised squat toilet.
There’s no telephone network coverage at Korbekwan Homestay, but a generator is available for charging devices and lighting at night.
The nearest shops for supplies are at Kampung Kapisawar which is ten minutes away by 15HP longboat when seas are calm. If conditions are rough the journey can take up to 30 minutes.
Korbekwan staff have very limited English, so a phrasebook would be a good idea if you have no Bahasa Indonesia.
As everywhere in the Raja Ampat islands, there is no safe waste disposal available at Korbekwan, so unless you don’t care about
the trashing of paradise, you need to take all the inorganic waste you create away with you when you leave. Transport / Getting there
Korbekwan’s longboat is used for Waisai transfers. The transfer cost is IDR 1,000,000 each way, which can be shared by a maximum of 4 passengers.
Fantastic snorkeling and jungle exploration opportunities!
Korbekwan means “long stretch of mangroves” and the homestay is situated amid extensive blue water mangroves on the western end of Gam Island.
Korbekwan is built beside a sand bottomed bay of seagrass, which is surrounded by mangroves and opens onto a rich and healthy coral reef. The three marine ecosystems of the area mean that sealife is rich and varied. The reef is home to giant clams and drops to deep water a stone’s throw from the end of Korbekwan’s jetty.
The mangroves are home to blue spotted rays, nudibranchs, hosts of juvenile fish and a species of
Cassiopea jellyfish that congregate upside down on the bottom of the lagoon, looking like some strange anemone garden. The seagrass meadow in the bay is patrolled by blacktip sharks and is occasionally visited by dugongs. When the plankton is blooming in Gam Bay, mantas can be seen surface feeding at the front of the homestay and hunting dolphins often cruise the edge of the reef dropoff.
A long and picturesque boardwalk leads through the mangroves to the shore, where ancestors of the local people long ago planted a mango tree and banana grove. The forest behind the plantation is home to eclectus parrots, eagles, hornbills, coucous, crowned pigeons and wild pigs.
Diving trips can be organised in conjunction with dive centers on Arborek or Kri. and excellent snorkeling is available at the door. (Bring your own snorkeling gear.)
Korbekwan Homestay tours
Korbekwan can organise sightseeing and snorkeling tours to anywhere you want to go. Gam Bay and the Pef lagoon are close by. The table below shows a small sample of the most popular destinations. Prices are in Indonesian Rupiah.
TRIP Price per TRIP (Shared) Price per PERSON Price per PERSON Manta Point / Arborek 1-2 pax: 500,000 3-4 pax: 200,000 >4 pax: 170,000 Gam Bay 1-2 pax: 450,000 3-4 pax: 200,000 >4 pax: 170,000 Cape Kri / Yenbuba Jetty 1-2 pax: 500,000 3-4 pax: 200,000 >4 pax: 200,000 Imbraimuk 1-2 pax: 500,000 3-4 pax: 200,000 >4 pax: 200,000 West Mansuar 1-2 pax: 600,000 3-4 pax: 200,000 >4 pax: 200,000 Mansuar Full Day Trip 1-3 pax: 1,000,000 4-5 pax: 300,000 >5 pax: 250,000 Friwen Wall 4-5 pax: 250,000 >5 pax: 200,000 Yeben Island Full Day Trip 1-3 pax: 1,000,000 4-5 pax: 300,000 >5 pax: 250,000 Piaynemo Full Day Trip 1-4 pax: 3,000,000 >4 pax: 300,000 Around Gam via Kabui Passage 1-2 pax: 2,500,000 4-5 pax: 600,000 >5 pax: 500,000 Wayag Day Trip Less than 4 pax: 10,000,000 >4 pax: 2,500,000 Pulau Gam
our Gam Island page for an overview of Gam and its attractions.