Mandarou Homestay

Pam - Pam (Fam) Islands


5 x On land - VIP bungalow

A single room bungalow with ensuite bathroom and toilet. Sleeps max. 3 persons / room.


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Twin share from USD 38.45 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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  • Large groups OK
  • Coral
  • Hiking available
  • Calm beach
  • Child discount
  • Sandy Beach
  • Western style toilet
  • IDR 500,000 to 600,000
  • Near village
  • Has ensuite bathroom/toilet
  • Has private bungalows


Mandarou Homestay is one of five homestays that lie on the fine, white sand beach at Saukabu village, on Pam Island’s sheltered north-east coast.

Five uniquely styled VIP bungalows are located just back from Mandarou’s fabulous beach.

The bungalows sleep two on inner-spring matresses on the floor. Bedding for a third guest can be provided if needed. The usual bedding and mosquito nets are supplied, and all rooms are provided with electric fans, a small table, electrical outlets, and room light switches.

VIP bungalows have ensuite bathrooms with western-style toilets and dip-mandi (bucket) bathing.

All bungalows have covered verandahs with sea views through the beachside trees. Chairs and table are provided on the verandahs.

Meals are served in Mandarou Homestay’s beachside dining room. Free drinking water and tea and coffee making supplies are always available for guests there.

Mandarou Homestay usually receives a decent phone signal, and internet connections are available. The signal varies dramatically though, and occasionally vanishes completely.

Electricity is from Saukabu’s village supply, and is available at night only.

Only a little English is spoken at Mandarou Homestay: Bring a phrasebook or offline translation app  to ease communication.

There are small shops in Saukabu, but be sure to stock up with anything you consider essential, because local villages only have basic supplies available.

Safe rubbish disposal doesn’t exist in Raja Ampat: Please take all your inorganic waste away with you when you leave. Anything left in the islands will only contribute to the trashing of paradise.

Transport / Getting there

Transfers between Waisai and Mandarou Homestay cost IDR 2,500,000. The longboat used can carry up to four passengers and the trip cost is shared.

Transfers between Meos Ambower Homestay and Mandarou cost IDR 400,000. Cost is shared by passengers (max 4).

Read more about Raja Ampat boat transport prices here.

Public Boat to the Fam Islands

If you have plenty of time, you don’t mind a bit of discomfort, and you want spend as little as possible on transport costs, then there are cargo boats that you can use to get to the Fam Islands. (Obviously, if you are going to arrive on the cargo boat, then you don’t need to request a Waisai pickup when submitting the booking form above.)

Here’s what you need to know about getting the cargo boat to Fam.


Bring your snorkelling gear! Snorkelling over coral outcrops is available off the beach at Mandarou Homestay. Long beach walks are possible at low tide.

Walking paths connect the villages of Saukabu and Saupapir. From Saupapir, the trail continues to a jetty on the north side of the island. The round trip to the jetty and back from Saukabu is about 11 kilometers.

Mandarou Homestay can arrange tours to all the famous snorkelling sites and attractions around Pam and Piaynemo. (Pam and Piaynemo are the preferred local names of the islands often marked on maps as Fam and Penemu.) Spectacular karst island panoramas like those of Wayag are available at Piaynemo, and the many low sand cays to the south of Pam feature deserted beaches, sapphire seas and the opportunity to snorkel with mantas.

Mandarou Homestay Piaynemo highlights tour

Mandarou offers a tour to Piaynemo to visit the top view lookout, as well as the Star and Manta Lagoon viewpoints. The cost is IDR 1,000,000. Cost is shared by participants (max 4).

Snorkel with Mantas (bring your own equipment)

A trip to snorkel with mantas at Miosba, Andau Besar and Andau Kecil costs IDR 600,000. The trip cost is shared by particpants (max 4).

Snorkel Pam Jetty (bring your own equipment)

Snorkelling trips to Pam Jetty costs IDR 500,000. The trip cost is shared by particpants (max 4).

Pam/Fam Islands

See our Pam Islands page for an overview of the Pam/Fam Islands and their attractions.

Mandarou Homestay Location Map