Mangrove Homestay

Mansuar - North coast



1 x On beach - Private bungalow

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

4 x On beach - Room in a bungalow

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


Couple in private bungalow (full board)

Per couple per night (Includes 3 meals/day) IDR 600,000 / couple / night

Single in private bungalow (full board)

Per night single occupancy (Includes 3 meals/day) IDR 350,000 / person / night

Single in standard room (full board)

Per night single occupancy (Includes 3 meals/day) IDR 350,000 / person / night

Couple in standard room (full board)

Per couple per night (Includes 3 meals/day) IDR 600,000 / couple / night


  • Near village
  • Reef dropoff
  • Western style toilet
  • Mangroves
  • Hiking available
  • Coral
  • Good house reef
  • Has email contact
  • Calm beach
  • Good phone signal
  • Sandy Beach
  • IDR 0 to 350,000
  • Has private bungalows
  • Has family bungalows


    Mangrove Homestay is closed until June 1, 2019.

    Located in a sheltered, northward facing cove near Yenbuba village on Mansuar, Mangrove Homestay has one private bungalow and two two-room bungalows. All are right on the beach, with verandahs that are over water at high tide.

    The bungalows have large bedrooms with real beds, sheets, pillows, bolsters and mosquito nets.  Bedrooms are also equipped with a small table and have power outlets and a room light switch.

    A covered walkway from the rear of each bungalow gives access to the bedroom/s and the verandah. The verandahs are provided with a small table and two chairs and have great views across the strait to Gam and Waigeo.

    Mangrove Homestay’s bathroom and toilet facilities are in separate rooms in a building behind the bungalow. The toilet is western pedestal style, the bathroom is dip mandi. Both rooms are also equipped with handheld shower heads.

    Meals are taken in a beachside dining shelter which also has great views of the strait between Mansuar and Gam. Tea, coffee and drinking water are always to hand there. A new, hexagonal over-water dining room was under construction when we last visited in November 2017, as was a a private, over-water “honeymoon bungalow”.

    Electricity at Mangrove Homestay is supplied by generator and is available from sunset to around midnight.

    The proximity of the Yenbuba phone tower means Mangrove Homestay has great mobile phone reception which will usually support a 4G internet connection. (You won’t get 4G speed though!)

    The village of Yenbuba is a short walk away along a well made path and basic supplies can be purchased there.

    Only a little English is spoken at Mangrove Homestay.

    Transport / Getting there

    Transport between Waisai and Mangrove Homestay is by speedboat and costs IDR 600,000 each way. The price is per trip and is split between passengers.

    Read more about Raja Ampat boat transport prices here.


    Mangrove Homestay is a good base for a range of activities, with excellent snorkelling available at the door and close by at Yenbuba Jetty. Mangrove doesn’t have snorkelling gear available, so make sure to bring some.

    There’s lots of hiking possibilities as a well made trail joins the homestay to the nearby village of Yenbuba and the more distant Yenbekwan to the west. From Yenbekwan it’s possible to continue along the north coast and then cross Mansuar past an inland lake to the south coast village of Sauwandarek. There’s great snorkelling at Sauwandarek too, but you might want to organise a boat ride back, rather than make the return trek!

    At low tide it’s possible to cross exposed sandbanks to the tiny island of Ransiwor that lies between Mansuar and Kri. There’s excellent snorkelling to be had around the southern shores of Ransiwor too, but be aware that currents there can be very strong once the tide starts running.

    The sandbanks themselves make for a fascinating exploration, as many young fish and other marine creatures are trapped in shallow pools by the retreating tide. Kri can be reached via the sandbanks at low tide as well, which opens up even more hiking possibilities. Be sure to time your walks carefully though, otherwise you’ll need to pay for a boat to get back to Mansuar.

    The jungle behind Mangrove Homestay is full of birdlife, as are the low tide shallows in front of the homestay. You’re guaranteed to see Walking Sharks sleeping amid the nearby mangroves during the day, as well as host of small fish and other marine creatures. Do be careful walking in the shallows though: Try to always take the same (and shortest) path, as compaction of the sand destroys the homes of the myriad of creatures that live and breed in it.

    Mangrove Homestay Raja Ampat Tours

    Mangrove Homestay can arrange boat tours by speedboat or longboat to any destination you wish to visit.

    Pulau Mansuar

    See our Mansuar Island page for an overview of the island and its attractions.

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