Mangkur Kodon Homestay, Pulau Kri, Raja Ampat

Mangkur Kodon Homestay

Kri - West end

  • Very good - 4 starfish
  • Very good - 4 starfish
  • Very good - 4 starfish
  • Very good - 4 starfish
  • Very good - 4 starfish
  • (4/5 starfishes)

Commanding the bay at Kri’s western end, Mangkur Kodon has an onsite dive centre, bungalows for big groups and a private honeymooner’s over-water hideaway.


Rooms
8 x On land - Room in a bungalow Sleeps max. 2 persons / room
2 x Over water - Room in a bungalow Sleeps max. 2 persons / room
1 x Over water - Private bungalow Sleeps max. 2 persons / room
Rates
Couple IDR 700,000 / couple / night
Single IDR 400,000 / person / night
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Details

Mangkur Kodon Homestay has four two room bungalows on land and a huge 3 room bungalow over water next to those. The three room bungalow comprises two standard rooms at front and a huge room at the rear. There is also a “honeymoon bungalow” – a private bungalow set over water at a distance from the others. Mangkur Kodon has plans to add another two land based private bungalows. All rooms sleep two in large single beds with mattress covers, pillows and mosquito nets. The private bungalow has a double bed.

An over water roofed deck adjoins the three room bungalow and is equipped with a small dining table and bench seating, chairs and small tables and a hammock. A separate dining shelter with large table and bench seating is also provided on land.

Two combined dip mandi bathrooms with western pedestal style toilets are housed in a separate building and are shared by all guests.

Electricity is provided by generator for lighting and charging devices. The generator operates from 6.00pm to 6.00am. Mobile phone reception at Mangkur Kodon is good.

Mangkur Kodon Homestay is a short boat ride from Mansuar’s Yenbuba village where there are small shops to purchase basic supplies.

Raimon speaks good English and lives on site and you can pay for your stay at Mangkur Kodon with Visa or Mastercard.

Accommodation and transport discounts for long stays

Mangkur Kodon offers discounted room rates for long stays. After you have stayed for one week, your nightly room price will be discounted to IDR 500,000 for couples and IDR 350,000 per night for singles. If you stay for 10 nights or longer, your transport to from and to Waisai will be free.

Transport / Getting there

Mangkur Kodon has a speedboat for Waisai transfers. The boat price each way is IDR 500,000 which is shared between passengers. If you stay for ten nights or longer, Waisai transfers are free.

Read more about Raja Ampat boat transport prices here.

Activities

Diving with Mangkur Kodon Homestay

Mangkur Kodon Homestay has experienced dive guides and a compressor and equipment available and can arrange diving at any of Raja Ampat’s dive sites. Dives cost IDR 450,000 per person per dive including equipment and guide. There is a great house reef and excellent snorkeling around the homestay and the delights of the Yenbuba jetty are a few minutes away by boat. Snorkelling gear is not provided.

Trips to see the Red Birds of Paradise display near Sawinggrai village on Gam are available. The visits cost IDR 200,000 per person plus boat hire. Other nature and village tours can be arranged depending on boat availability.

Low tide exposes extensive sandbanks that join Kri to the nearby islet of Ransiwor and across to Mansuar and Yenbuba village. These provide the opportunity for long walks and exploration of tidal pools. It’s also possible at low tide to walk the entire northern shore of Kri.

Features

  • Association member
  • Large groups OK
  • Reef dropoff
  • Western style toilet
  • Seagrass
  • Hiking available
  • For the sociable
  • Coral
  • English speaking
  • Good house reef
  • Calm beach
  • Diving available
  • Good phone signal
  • IDR 360,000 to 450,000
  • Sandy Beach
  • On site dive centre
  • Has own speedboat
  • IDR 0 to 350,000
  • Has private bungalows
  • Can pay by credit card

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Name Raimon Sauyai
Phone +6285243359154

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67 thoughts on “Mangkur Kodon Homestay

    • Good - 3 starfish
    • Good - 3 starfish
    • Good - 3 starfish
    • Good - 3 starfish
    • Good - 3 starfish
    • (3/5 starfishes)

    Hey Hey,
    we stayed four nights there and liked it very much. Best thing was the snorkelling. In front of the bungalow there is a big sandbank and an amazing house reef. You can choose to go to the left or right drop off, where you can see turtles, sharks an beautiful corals. At low tide you can also go to yenbuba jetty for snorkelling (over the sandbank) and visit mansuar village. There you can also find a small market.

    Our overwater bungalow was very nice. We liked it very much. Dont bring food with you, because of the rats. You can lock the food at the dining place.

    Raymon is a nice host – when he is around! he shows you couscous and answers questions – his english is very good.

    • Good - 3 starfish
    • Good - 3 starfish
    • Good - 3 starfish
    • Good - 3 starfish
    • Good - 3 starfish
    • (3/5 starfishes)

    Hi
    can we see sharks by snorkeling there ?
    same question for mantas ?

    any idea about the price for excursion from that place to Pyanemo ?

    thanks!

    • Hi Tim

      Blacktip reef sharks are quite common in the shallows around Kri, so yes – you should see some. You need to go a bit further afield for mantas, but Mangkur Kodon can arrange that for you. Mantas are usually around from mid-October to mid-May. Can’t say what MK would charge for a Piaynemo visit, but the average price from Kri ranges between 5 and 6 million rupiah.

    • Very good - 4 starfish
    • Very good - 4 starfish
    • Very good - 4 starfish
    • Very good - 4 starfish
    • Very good - 4 starfish
    • (4/5 starfishes)

    I had one of the bungalows over the water , very nice. The price of accommodation is very reasonable. Raymon was a competent and friendly host .
    I did not have a problem with rats but would recommend that mattresses and bedding are put out in the sun when it is shining as everything begins to smell mouldy when it is raining a lot.
    Snorkelling to the jetty is wonderful, I saw lots and lots of big fish, turtles and a great variety of fish. The diving guests were happy. I did not dive myself.
    It is very suitable for a family with children.

    • Very good - 4 starfish
    • Very good - 4 starfish
    • Very good - 4 starfish
    • Very good - 4 starfish
    • Very good - 4 starfish
    • (4/5 starfishes)

    The best beach for shure! really a confortable place! Clean, but we had rats.

    It’s different from the pictures and what you can read above. There are bungalows on land and 2 privates overwater facing the sea. They are building more.

    We had good food but sometimes they didn’t “find fish”…haha
    Snorkeling in front is good also
    Really good place!

  1. Hey guys got a question: Is there a locker or safety deposit where you can keep your valuables? Thanks in advance!

    • Hi Dia –

      To the best of our knowledge there is not. We’ve only ever heard of thefts at one homestay and that one is in the process of installing safety deposit boxes in rooms. Shame – it’s never been a risk at homestays before!

  2. Wendy Mckoy says:

    • Very good - 4 starfish
    • Very good - 4 starfish
    • Very good - 4 starfish
    • Very good - 4 starfish
    • Very good - 4 starfish
    • (4/5 starfishes)

    We stayed for only two nights but loved every minute! Raimon and Lucas were especially helpful. The meals and accommodation were simple but all that we needed. The snorkeling and diving were superb in the channel directly across from the homestay. Bring food on your flight as you may be waiting for a while at the harbor in Waisei to be picked up as Raimon only has one boat. Highly recommended!

  3. Ulrich Meier says:

    • Not bad - 2 starfish
    • Not bad - 2 starfish
    • Not bad - 2 starfish
    • Not bad - 2 starfish
    • Not bad - 2 starfish
    • (2/5 starfishes)

    We stayed two weeks at Mangkur Kodon in March 2017.
    First of all: the location is amazing, the snorkeling between the homestay and Mansuar superb. But… the organisation of the homestay was a bit dissappointing:
    First of all, make sure not to call Lucky (his number is still on the page) because he did not mentioned anything and brought us to his own homestay, which is on the other side pf the island (despite of 3 calls in advance to arrange everything).
    Then bring a lot of fruit and vegetable if you want to eat healthy. They are not provided. We almost had to beg for them to get it one time after many days. Breakfast is really bad. Only oily things with lot of sugar, something light would be better. Also they use exactely the same sauce for almost all of the dishes, and if you are vegetarian its going to be frustrating.
    We had to remind the staff (who are really friendly) of almost all their duties (changing the water tank, toilet paper, toilet/shower water, tea).
    And you can only go diving with them when they are not busy with other things .. which seemed to depend a lot on the daily mood as well.
    Also its not possible to pay by creditcard.
    Beds and rooms are good.

  4. Stayed 2 weeks at mangkur kodon. Enjoyed it very much. The owner Raimond and his staff are very friendly. The snorkeling trips fantastic. Can highly recommend the place. Best beach and sunset view on kri island. Food was good and plenty.

    • Amazing - 5 starfish
    • Amazing - 5 starfish
    • Amazing - 5 starfish
    • Amazing - 5 starfish
    • Amazing - 5 starfish
    • (5/5 starfishes)

    Stayed here for 12 nights in the earthly delight of Mangku Kodon. Raimon and his family, the most authentic, caring and funny people. The food, for sure the best on the island, the host..for sure the best on the island. No need to worry about anything, snorkel trips were great, safe and secure, trustworthy staff. The accommodation perfect with the house reef in front and spectacular sunsets from the amazing living room suspended over the sea with hammocks. Raimon is family and I’ll be back to share his home for more years to come. Farewell for now and thanks for making my trip so memorable

    • Nino Gvetadze says:

      Hi Anna,
      Since you were most recently at Mangur Kodon Homestay, can you please tell me how clean the place was? I’ve seen a few reviews taking about trash lying around on the beach near the bungalows, etc. Photos also show some of it. Was it the same this January? I’m planning to go there in April, but don’t want to end up being frustrating seeing trash around in beautiful nature. Your frank response on this will be highly appreciated.
      Many thanks!
      Nino

      • I have the same question… Somebody told me that 6 month ago this homestay was not in good conditions… Maybe they did some renovations? Would like to know before to go…

  5. We had an amazing experience here. Raymond the owner is incredibly helping and taking care of all your needs. We felt home and welcomed. The place is with no doubt the most beautiful one in Kri, so are the rooms with great view. The food was always rich and tasty and the whole family always gave us smiles all day. This is the place to be in Kri!

    • Amazing - 5 starfish
    • Amazing - 5 starfish
    • Amazing - 5 starfish
    • Amazing - 5 starfish
    • Amazing - 5 starfish
    • (5/5 starfishes)

    I think his is the best location on Kri. It has a beautiful curved beach, the water really is turquoise with no sea grass. There is a sand spit to bask on and a big communal deck with hammocks that catch the late afternoon sun and stunning sunsets. It gets a really nice breeze which is great for a good nights sleep. Raymond is such a lovely guy and makes you feel really welcome. I love the relaxed friendly atmosphere here. Very tasty food and more than enough. Not 5 star luxury but in my book – much better. I just want basic accommodation in an amazing natural setting. The positon at the end of the island commands the best aspect and views.

  6. Máté (Hungary) says:

    • Very good - 4 starfish
    • Very good - 4 starfish
    • Very good - 4 starfish
    • Very good - 4 starfish
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    • (4/5 starfishes)

    I read all of the comments below, and apparently the managment has changed a lot in the recent years. I stayed 2 days/2 nights in Nov,2016, and most of the problems what comments mentioned were already solved.
    The room was clean, but the mattress is already old, dirty and absolutely uncomfortable.
    The food was great and enough all the time, even when we arrived late on the first day we got a lot of food in 20 minutes.
    I didn’t see any rats, however now they have many cats instead :)
    The toilets need to be improved for sure, just as they should collect the rubbish from the lot around the homestay. 20 meters from your room you can find dirty diapers and even though you can’t see them directly, it’s just disgusting and absolutely unacceptable.
    Raymond (the owner) looks like a great guy, butdo not except that everything will go smoothly.

    • Amazing - 5 starfish
    • Amazing - 5 starfish
    • Amazing - 5 starfish
    • Amazing - 5 starfish
    • Amazing - 5 starfish
    • (5/5 starfishes)

    I really enjoyed my stay at the homestay. This place offers the best view from the whole island. The place is really clean. Food was always delicious and enough. Diving with Raymond was nice and we felt save. Make sure you bring a five computer. They don’t have them for rent. Don’t try to pay your bill with credit card it is not working. Bring cash. Raymond also offers nice trips to other islands. I would love to come back to raja ampat.

    • Very good - 4 starfish
    • Very good - 4 starfish
    • Very good - 4 starfish
    • Very good - 4 starfish
    • Very good - 4 starfish
    • (4/5 starfishes)

    Quiet a good place to stay…seems luky learned his lesson and the place is clean again…the food was good and always enough…they even prepared the coconutcrabs we ve bought and the sambal was delicious…raymon was also most friendly but shy and willy is a pearl of human beeing….giant scenery and fantastic sunsets..a big minus is the with 100k daily very overpriced snorkelgear rental…so bring ur own equipment and stay happy….we did a supertour with willy and the 3 kitchenladies and had an gorgeous day at melissas garden .pianemo and arborek…we will return 4 sure one day but now we are going to explore some more islands around

    • Amazing - 5 starfish
    • Amazing - 5 starfish
    • Amazing - 5 starfish
    • Amazing - 5 starfish
    • Amazing - 5 starfish
    • (5/5 starfishes)

    We spent 5 nights at Magur Kodon homestay, in late September 2015.
    The place was empty and we stayed at the best bungalow, the one over the water and facing the amazing daily sunset.
    The homestay location is perfect, on the very tip of Kri Island and so was “our private” low tide beach in front of the bungalow.
    Food, cooked buy Raymond’s wife, was delicious and in good quantity (ckicken or fish and a good diversity of vegetables, and morning pancakes – very tasty!).
    Luky is now running the place. He was always nice and helpful (try to speak quite with him and making understand what you need).

    Luky and Raymond run a small but well maintained dive center. Diving with them was reliable and safe (don’t miss sardine reef and Mike’s point). Raymond is shy but a good guide under the water. And they have the best prices around (450.000Rph/dive)

    For snorkeling which is amazing, just swim towards the south side of Kri/Mansuar to the near Yenbuba jetty which has a resident school of barracudas, great corals and “uncountable” variety of fishes (on the way it will be difficult to miss all the turtles and reef sharks around).
    After snorkelling both sides north and south of Kri (north in front of Yenkorano and Kri Eco resort / south from Lumba lumba to Yenbuba Jetty), we choose south as we love turtles (and it’s plenty of them) and big fish schools (quality of corals and quantity of small fishes are pretty same both sides).

    Amazing stay at this “5 star” homestay.
    One tip: try to avoid high season/indonesian holidays, to have the place quite.

  7. Probably the best setting on Kri. You have a nice beach, the best sunsets in whole Raja and it´s possible to walk to Mansuar when the tide is low. The snorkelling is superb. Yenbuba jetti is amazing. With a lot of turtles, sharks and big fish. The corals next to the jetti and beneath are excellent. The food was quite Okay. We had a lot of fish. Even a whole grilled Makarel. But it`s true: the kids are sometimes noisy, but they are at least little kids. Always close to their mothers who work there. They start crying when their mother has to serve the food or do the laundry. So in the end, they cry because of the guests. :-) The dive shop was not operating when I was there, because the compressor war broken.

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    • (0/5 starfishes)

    Positive aspects:
    Great snorkeling on the reef, mainly at low tide: we saw several black tips, turtles, walking sharks, etc.

    Negative:
    The place was very badly managed, we constantly had to go and ask for toilet paper, water, tea, etc., they were not proactive at all.
    It was also very dirty, there was trash laying in front of the bungalow doors for days and even when I asked them to clean it, they didn’t. The ashtrays and the bins were full, even in the toilets.
    Furthermore the place was also very noisy. They had several very young kids and would let them cry and shout all day long close to the bungalows. Not the nicest way to be woken up at 6 in the morning…
    It is the only place in Raja Ampat where I had difficulties to get enough food as a vegan, mainly for breakfast.
    I did not dive with them because I had an ear infection, but it seemed to be very badly organized. Raymon was often hours late.
    Excepted the diving, they did not offer any other activities.
    They ask 400’000 for the rooms, which is more than the usual price in Raja Ampat and which is not justified at all whe you consider all the above.
    I left 2 days earlier than planned because I was bored and annoyed by the dirt and the noise.

  8. Danilo Andreatta says:

    • Amazing - 5 starfish
    • Amazing - 5 starfish
    • Amazing - 5 starfish
    • Amazing - 5 starfish
    • Amazing - 5 starfish
    • (5/5 starfishes)

    siamo appena tornati dall’Indonesia, una parte del soggiorno è stata presso mangkur kodon. che dire, il posto è magnifico, tra le isole di Kri e Mansuaer un mare strepitoso, da un lato sabbia bianca dall’altra un reef ricchissimo, con corallo molto ben conservato ed una quantità e varietà di pesci raramente visibile semplicemente snorkelando, ( per dare un idea mi sono immerso a cuba, in messico, a bunaken, a komodo, nell’arcipelago di sangalaki, nel mar rosso, in thailandia, nelle filippine…. e ben pochi di questi posti reggono il confronto.
    eravamo in 4, l’homestay è basic come si conviene in questi posti, ma siamo stati magnificamente bene, ottimo cibo, attrezzatura sub in buono stato, Luki e Raymond sono sempre stati molto disponibili e flessibili nel cambiare programmi.
    un posto da consigliare

    Danilo

  9. stayed at mangkur kodon earlier this month with my friends.. the scenery at this part of kri was beautiful.. i didn’t dive with them but my friend did.. the dive trip was great, saw about 15 mantas..the food was ok..we went to another island around lunch and informed raymond to keep some food for us.. so we had no problem with food shortage..
    expect things to be run at slower pace.. i checked with luki on my departing schedule for next day..i was only informed that we would leave after breakfast..around 7am, as they only have 1 boat (which also serve as dive boat)..so on the day, i woke up earlier to pack & get ready..by 7am i was ready to go, but saw no one..went over to the dive shop, only then i was informed that they have another boat and would leave around 8++..i woke my friends at wee hours to say goodbye.. & i only left after the 3rd goodbye (hahah)
    We paid 300k rupiah per person per night, and the dive cost 450k per dive (cheapest on the island – yenkoranu & wobbegong cost 100k more)
    the boat transfer to waisai cost 500k rupiah per boat

    • Not bad - 2 starfish
    • Not bad - 2 starfish
    • Not bad - 2 starfish
    • Not bad - 2 starfish
    • Not bad - 2 starfish
    • (2/5 starfishes)

    Summarizing everything in this place made by nature is amazing, the things made by human terrible. It is such a shame that soooooo beautiful place is wasted by so stupid people. You can read all about it in other feedback.
    If you wanna stay here but a lot of suplies in Sorong and bring them with you.(you can also go do Waisai for shoping transfer to waisai is not so expensive use that) Secend thing i would take next time is speargun, if you dont catch fish yourself (with is extreamly easy so many fishes!) you will propably be starving here. Sell me the land and i will put it in the right order!

    • Needs improvement - 1 starfish
    • Needs improvement - 1 starfish
    • Needs improvement - 1 starfish
    • Needs improvement - 1 starfish
    • Needs improvement - 1 starfish
    • (1/5 starfishes)

    Hello!
    I stayed in this Homestay from the 30/12/14 to the 4/01/15 .
    What to say, there is only and only one reason for me to recommend this place, and it’s the position. Yeah, because i have to admit it’s amazing and has a beautiful beach + a near jetty whit An amazing Coral reef!
    Now let me start whit alla the negatives things.
    We talked whit luky the 29/12 and He told us He was going to Pick us up the 30/12 At 10:30. He arrived At 13:00, and then we had to accompany him to Buy food for the Homestay.
    Another thing : don’t be late for dinner or lunch! We saw in Six days 2 couples that arrived a Little late and They stayed whitout eating. One couple went to ask for the food and luky answered ” You were late, it’s Your problem if You dont eat”. The food was always the same quantity, They doesnt care if new people arrives and You are 10 and Not 5.
    They definitely give Small portions of fish… I dont say They need to give us lots of It, But at least a few for everybody.
    They also are so dumb, so forget to Buy Coke, beers or anything… We tryied to Tell to luky to Buy Beer etc. And to sell It to the tourist whit a higher price and his answer was ” we focus on diving”. Okay, They dont have business sense.
    We reni the equipment one day and Luky told to us to jeep It in Our bungalow. When we went to pay He wanted us to pay all the 6 days Even if He was the one Who told us to keep it But we didnt use it + in any case it wasnt all the 6 days, ofc we refused to pay all the rupias He asked for.
    Luky also ask 13 million to the trip to Penemu!!!!! Wen we went to arborek to Another Homestay (mantas homestay) the owner asked Just 2.5 million x boat (Incredible! !).

    Now the Last point.
    RATS.
    Yep, lots of rats, You can See it in the room and the dining place.
    Okay, it’s An island, it’s normal, But Still EWW! Why dont They get Cats????
    Now the price : 600.000 Rp x2 x night so it’s Not much.

    Remember to bring whit You everything! Also better to use your own stuff, They arent very hygienic. If You See the kitchen You stop to eat…lol.
    The good thing is that Now i appreciate a lot more everything.
    In the end, yes to the beach and the position But a Big no for the rest!!

    • Amazing - 5 starfish
    • Amazing - 5 starfish
    • Amazing - 5 starfish
    • Amazing - 5 starfish
    • Amazing - 5 starfish
    • (5/5 starfishes)

    hi ,
    Family of four ,we are just back from raja ampat after 12 days in mangkur kondon …
    A very big thanks for this unforgetable experience …
    Special mention for Rai , Alfian and of course Mama !…And big kisses for Ike !
    Food, acomodation all very basic but the place is realy incredible , beach , sunset , top snorkeling just in front ….and the people , even if the ice must be broken first are realy realy nice ..
    Raja ampat is just incredible , even for non divers …
    Lucky , good luck for your new guest house … We will be back !!!!

  10. Now a comment on Mangkur-Kodon: great place to be!
    first: they have a visa/master card machine, very handy, you don`t need millions of cash.
    Luki and boys were very helpful, very warm hearted
    Raymond`s family is very friendly
    nice atmospere among tourists and locals alike
    food ok water/ tea/ coffee/ available during the day
    all meals are taken together, practical and ecological way
    + Very basic facilities (cold Mandis-shower, western toilet in a dark simple room with moskitos), need mosquito coil also in kitchen hut
    + clean houses,
    + nice beach also cleaned up daily,
    + one beautiful water bungalow, the other bungalows also on stilts and made from local materials, with moskito nets
    + friendly lovely people,
    + good & quite new dive equipment and a good dive guide (Raymon and Luki), good price.
    We can recommend this place! It was beautiful stay there for more than one week.
    Luki gave me this number 0852 542 5968

  11. Spent 13 nights here in February . Bungalow and sleeping arrangements as anywhere else .. With mattress and mosquito net . Rats … No actually a cat ! House reef … Incredible , jumping manta , dolphin all in the bay . The wood on the jetty could do with some repair . We had some great boat trips .. The mandi was just do-able ! The food ? After 13 days it got very boring … Vegetarians and vegans be ware ! Best to do a load of shopping before you come . They kindly let me use the kitchen to top up our food intake ( vegan & veg) please remember tourism is pretty new here , lead by example , no use throwing a tantrum because your breakfast has no croissant ! Bring it with you if you can’t live without it . And please take your rubbish back to Sorong :) ( it costs no extra ) would we stay again … Yes , we liked the place and Raimon & his crew . It took a little while to break the ice . Remember you are coming here and paying for mind blowing snorkeling/diving .. Don’t expect the ritz ! X

  12. gertraud erhardt-banerjee says:

    I have been with mk for 5 days. My experiances have been different.
    3 people complaint the breakfast. toastbread with fungers and marmelade.
    Lucky answered “when you dont like go other place” this he sayed twice.
    Boatstour with lucky: just follow the current. ….When everybody was in the sea he disappeared with the boat…
    by a very strong current he left us alone.
    We complaint to Raimon his brother.
    Raimon told us lucky will get now his own Homestay. .
    Plenty of rats all over also in the rooms.

  13. Enzo is italian, his wife Maria (Mariama Romben) come from Mamasa, Sulawesi.
    I’ve seen many beautiful places & islands in Indonesia, but Raja4 ist the most beautiful place I’ve ever seen….

    • Stay Raja Ampat says:

      We agree Frans – it sure is! By the way – Enzo and Maria are not associated with Mangkur Kodon any more – they are in a new venture at Kordiris. See Kordiris’ page. All the best and hope you get to return to R4 soon :)

  14. I am planning a trip to R4 next year. Does anyone knows of any homestay is near to Raja Empat Dive Lodge? I would love to dive with this dive centre but not stay there…too expensive.

    • Stay Raja Ampat says:

      We don’t know of any homestays on Mansuar Dorelia. The nearest homestay that we know of would be this one (Mangkur Kodon).

  15. Ive tried searching for a detailed map of the homestays at Mansuar island but to no avail. Im looking for a homestay near to Raja Empat Dive Lodge.

    • Stay Raja Ampat says:

      Hi Marlon – As stated at the top of the page, MK offers diving. We’ve published all the info we have available. You’ll need to contact them for further details. If you have any success and would like to share the info to help other SRA visitors, please feel free to do so. Sorry we couldn’t be more help!

    • Hi Marlon
      At MK you never know if they have a boat, fuel, diving gear, compressor and so on! For diving you should go to a expensive resort. They have all the diving gear and you know its working very well. If Luki is at MK its good, but if only Raymond it can be very difficult (food, transport, snorkeling trips). But its for sure one of the most beautiful place in Raja.

      • Thanks. Seems not a convenient option. Anyway, since Raja Ampat is huge, which resort (the budget or the lux ones) that offers a scenic view of this heaven?

  16. I’m currently in Bunaken Island and met a couple that spent a week here in Sept 2013. They gave me this number for Luki: 6285254275968

    • Stay Raja Ampat says:

      Thanks Alex – hopefully it’s the right one for folks wanting to make a booking. (Sure wish somebody from MK would let us know what their correct contact details are!)

  17. Hi, in response to your request to find out if details provided by Mykee are correct: yes they are! I booked a few days there (we haven’t been yet – 2 weeks to go!) Additional details: LUKI +6281280704010. Thanks!

    • Stay Raja Ampat says:

      Thanks so much for your valued feedback Edith – it’s great news and we’ll add that extra contact info now. All the best for your trip and please feel free to email us or comment further after your stay. Some photos of the latest developments at MK would be great :)

  18. That number should work Edith… in international form it should +62812 for Telkomsel simPATI… very sorry to put up a confusion… but hopefully you’ll get the reply as you wished for! best of luck!

    For those who wants to check The Mayalibit Bay Area in Raja Ampat, go to : mykeesimplelife.blogspot.com there are some pictures there… ^_^

  19. The phone number seemed a bit too long, but I have just tried now to SMS full number +6281280704010. Waiting for reply, fingers crossed!

    • Stay Raja Ampat says:

      There’s over 240 million people in Indonesia Edith – and each of them has at least one phone, so the numbers *need* to be long! You’ve worked out the correct form of the number though, so hopefully you’ll get a reply. Best of luck :)

      • I understand. I had previous tried to SMS a number found on their website which only had 10 digits including country code?! Hopefully this one is the right one but yes, it seems more like it! Thanks for your website, it is a great help in planning our trip!

  20. Hi, I’m also trying to get in touch with Mangkur-Kodon, but the above number has country code Japan 081?? I’ve just tried to SMS and it definitely is not the right number. Country code for Indonesia is 0062 to start with…

    • Stay Raja Ampat says:

      Hi Mykee – Yes – as far as we can tell they are, but so far nobody has been able to provide us with working contact details. Perhaps if you go and stay there, you could comment again and let everybody know what they are :)

  21. Rurry Wijayanti says:

    I really miss their hospitality.. Mangkur kodon has a strategic place for snorkeling an diving
    If im not mistaken, enzo is italian and his wife is indonesian..i hope i can back soon there :)

  22. one tipp: no VISA-ATM in Raja Ampat & Waisai, so bring enough money from Sorong!!!
    Else you have to go to Sorong. In Waisai the ATM only accepts MasterCard.
    Now a comment on Mangkur-Kodon: great place to be!
    + Great food (even sometimes chips=pommes frites) with lots of fish & chicken in big amounts, enough vegetables… fresh water tastes a bit smokey…
    + Very basic facilities (cold Mandis-shower, western toilet in a dark simple room with moskitos),
    + clean houses,
    + nice beach also cleaned up daily,
    + one beautiful water bungalow, the other bungalows also on stilts and made from local materials, with moskito nets
    + friendly lovely people,
    + good & quite new dive equipment and a good dive guide (Raymon), good price.
    We can recommend this place! It was beautiful stay there for more than one week.

    • Stay Raja Ampat says:

      Hi Marc – thanks for the update! It’s great to know Mangkur Kodon are still accepting guests – it would be great if you could tell everybody what their contact phone number is and what current prices are…

      Full info about banking services is available on our site at the Money, Banks and ATMs page.

  23. Stay Raja Ampat says:

    Raja Ampat resident Max Geraldi tells us that Mangkur Kodon is definitely still operating. We’ll post new contact details as soon as we can. Thanks Max! :)

  24. Stay Raja Ampat says:

    Does anybody know what’s happening at Mangkur Kodon? None of the phone numbers listed on their website respond to SMS and booking requests via their contact page are apparently being ignored. Are they still taking guests?