This form is for bookings only - you can not use it to check availability. Here is why Features Near village Association member Western style toilet Seagrass Birds of Paradise Good house reef Snorkeling equipment Calm beach Diving available Good phone signal IDR 360,000 to 450,000 Sandy Beach Has own speedboat Wayag trips Details Maidofa Homestay was known as Monkairi Homestay until February 2018
Situated at Yenanas, to the east of Yenbeser village, Maidofa Homestay offers two rooms in a beachside bungalow. Each room sleeps four in two beds with mattress covers, pillows, bolsters and mosquito nets.
The bungalow’s verandah has great sea views and is equipped with a table and bench seat.
Bathroom facilities have a concrete-floored western style toilet and dip mandi bathroom in separate rooms.
A beachside dining shelter is located next to the bungalow.
There’s good cell phone reception at Maidofa and electricity is provided by a generator which runs at night.
Supplies are available in the village of Yenbeser on Gam’s south coast, which is a five minute boat ride away. If you’re in the mood for a walk, Yenbeser can be reached at low tide via a jungle path. The walk takes around 15 minutes, and path crosses the Dore Atri lagoon, which has lots of small coral on its otherwise sandy bottom. To minimise environmental damage, always do your best to follow in the footsteps of any who may have gone before you.
English is not spoken at Maidofa Homestay.
Please note: Sundays are a day of rest and family obligations for the Maidofa family. No tours, boat transport or organised activities are possible on Sundays.
Transport / Getting there Activities
Maidofa Homestay is located on a fantastic sandy beach and has a rich coral house reef close to the shore. The beach is sheltered, safe for swimming and good for children. Evening trips to see Red Birds of Paradise display are available and cost IDR 150,000 per person. It’s a 30 minute walk from Maidofa to the birds’ display site. The jungle at Maidofa is also inhabited by a host of other birds and animals like the nocturnal cuscus which you can observe at your leisure.
Snorkeling and diving
Snorkeling will reveal an ocean full of fish, and that icon of Raja Ampat marine life, the walking shark, can often be observed in the bay. Maidofa has three sets of snorkeling gear available which if not already hired out, can be used for free on the reef in front of the homestay. If you want to go further afield, the equipment can be hired for IDR 100,000 per day per set. A guide can accompany you if wanted – payment is by tipping as you see fit. If you need a boat, transport costs will be negotiated.
Diving is available at Maidofa Homestay by arrangement with neighbouring operators.
Maidofa Homestay tours
Prices are shared among total passengers (maximum of 8). Be sure to bring your snorkeling equipment!
LONGBOAT TOURS & SNORKELING PRICE (IDR) Manta & Arborek, Hidden Bay, Kabui Passage, lunch at Warikaf Homestay 3,500,000 Piaynemo day tour with extra snorkeling at Arborek Up to 4: 4,000,000 5 – 8: 5,000,000 Kri Islands and Yenbuba Jetty snorkeling + Pasir Timbul sandbank visit Up to 4: 900,000 5-8: 1,300,000 Wayag Up to 4: 7,500,000 5-8: 10,000,000 Piaynemo and Arborek, Manta, Pasir Timbul Sandbank, Friwen Wall 5,000,000 Kabui Bay & Passage, Hidden Bay, Batu Lima Up to 4: 1,500,000 5-8: 2,000,000 Manta, Arborek, Piaynemo, Hidden Bay, Kabui Passage. Up to 4: 4,500,000 5-8: 5,000,000 Friwen Wall, Batu Lima and Hidden Lake Up to 4: 500,000 5-8: 650,000 Waigeo – Wilson’s Bird of Paradise (add IDR 200,000 in total for transport) 300,000 per person Alfred Wallace campsite + Red Bird of Paradise, Dore Mkun sightseeing 200,000 per person Pulau Gam
our Gam Island page for an overview of Gam and its attractions.