Kordiris Homestay

Gam - Southern Gam



7 x Over water - Private bungalow

A single room bungalow (no ensuite bathroom/toilet) Sleeps max. 2 persons / room.

1 x On land - Private bungalow

A single room bungalow (no ensuite bathroom/toilet) Sleeps max. 2 persons / room.

4 x On land - Room in a bungalow

A room in a bungalow with 2 or more rooms and shared common areas. Sleeps max. 2 persons / room.


Room in a bungalow (full board)

Unless other rates are shown, price is per person per night. (Includes 3 meals/day) IDR 300,000 / person / night

Private bungalow (full board)

Unless other rates are shown, price is per person per night. (Includes 3 meals/day) IDR 350,000 / person / night

Make a booking at Kordiris Homestay

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  • Large groups OK
  • Western style toilet
  • Seagrass
  • Hiking available
  • For the sociable
  • Birds of Paradise
  • English speaking
  • Snorkeling equipment
  • Has email contact
  • Calm beach
  • Diving available
  • Good phone signal
  • Sandy Beach
  • On site dive centre
  • Has own speedboat
  • IDR 0 to 350,000
  • Has private bungalows
  • Can pay by credit card
  • Has family bungalows


Kordiris Homestay can accommodate up to 24 people in twelve rooms.

Kordiris has seven over-water private bungalows, and a private and a 4 room bungalow on land. All the private bungalows are a single room with covered verandah at the front. Bedding is mattresses on the floors, equipped with covers, pillows, bolsters and mosquito nets. The 4 room bungalow has hammocks on a shared verandah.

Meals are served in a large dining room built over the water. The dining room has fantastic views and is equipped with a pair of large tables and lots of bench seating. Drinking water, tea and coffee are always available there.

In addition to the main dining area, there are two additional shelters with tables and benches for relaxing or if you’re in the mood for private dining. More opportunities for relaxing are provided by the hammocks  strung between trees in the beautiful shady gardens. Bench seating and beachside table settings are also provided.

Bathroom facilities are shared by guests. 4 rooms with western style toilets and four bathrooms with bucket bathing are provided.

Mobile phone reception at Kordiris is good and a generator provides electricity for lighting and charging devices.

The villages of Yenbeser and Friwen are both about 15 minutes’ boat ride away if you need supplies.

You can pay by credit card at Kordiris Homestay, but it’s a good idea to test your card as described on this page before relying on its acceptability,

Transport / Getting there

Waisai transfers are by speedboat (maximum capacity 4 passengers) and cost IDR 500,000 per each way. (Cost shared among passengers.)

Read more about Raja Ampat boat transport prices here.


Located on the islet of Kordiris, which is separated from the Gam Island mainland by the wildlife rich Dore Dor mangrove waterway, Kordiris Homestay lies in the shelter of the point at the western end of a perfect white sand bay. The winding mangrove filled waterways and dense jungles of Dore Dor are a birdwatchers paradise, alive with hornbills, sea eagles, eclectus parrots, kingfishers, herons… the list goes on.

The sandy beach at Kordiris offers great snorkelling over seagrass and reef. Dugongs can sometimes be seen in the bay at front of the homestay and walking sharks are regular visitors. Whales can be observed further offshore from the homestay as they move through the strait in April and May.

The jungle behind Kordiris is home to Birds of Paradise, couscous, squirrel-like tree rats, black king cockatoos and bush fowl that build huge nest mounds in the forest.

Diving with Kordiris Homestay

Kordiris Homestay has an on-site dive center and offers guided dives at all the popular Dampier Strait sites. Equipment is available for 8 divers, and Kordiris’ dive boat carries emergency oxygen and a first aid kit.

Snorkeling at Kordiris Homestay

Kordiris has 10 sets of snorkeling gear available for hire at IDR 100,000 per set per day and can arrange snorkeling trips to anywhere you might want to go.

Red Bird of Paradise observation

A Red Bird of Paradise display tree is located a 15 minute walk from Kordiris. Guided visits cost IDR 100,000 per person.

Pulau Gam

See our Gam Island page for an overview of Gam and its attractions.

Kordiris Homestay Location Map

Kordiris Homestay Contact Details

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