Manta Homestay




3 x On beach - 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.


Per person (full board)

If no other rates are shown, price for all rooms is per person per night (Includes 3 meals/day) IDR 350,000 / person / night

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  • In village
  • Reef dropoff
  • Western style toilet
  • Seagrass
  • Coral
  • Snorkeling equipment
  • Diving available
  • Good phone signal
  • Sandy Beach
  • IDR 0 to 350,000
  • Has private bungalows
  • Has family bungalows


    Manta Homestay is located on the beach on the north shore of Pulau Arborek, not far from the Arborek jetty.

    Three private beach bungalows are available. All have verandahs with a small table, chairs and hammocks, and views across the strait to Gam. Power outlets and room light switches are provided, and bedding is mattresses on the floor. Sheets, pillows, bolsters and mosquito nets are provided. Each bedroom also has a small table and an electric fan.

    There is also a 4 room family bungalow on land. The building has a large and shady verandah and is divided into 4 rooms. 2 rooms have freestanding double beds for couples and 2 have twin beds for singles travelling together.

    In addition to a spacious dining shelter with table and bench seats, Manta Homestay has outdoor settings in the garden, and hammocks strung between the garden trees.

    The shared bathroom is large and tile floored, with western style pedestal toilet and dip mandi bathing facilities.

    Electricity is from village supply and is usually available at all times except from 0700 to about 1000. Telkomsel’s Arborek tower provides a strong 4G signal.

    Arborek village shops are a minute’s walk away if you need supplies.

    Pak Nomensen doesn’t speak English, so bring a phrasebook if you have no Bahasa Indonesia. Someone in Arborek will be able to help if you encounter problems needing an interpreter.

    There are no safe waste treatment or recycling facilities in Raja Ampat, so, unless you don’t care about trash in the environment, it’s best to take all your inorganic waste away with you when you leave.

    Transport / Getting there

    Transport from Waisai to Manta Homestay costs IDR 1,000,000 each way. The cost can be shared by up to 5 or 6 people depending on luggage.

    Read more about Raja Ampat boat transport prices here.


    Manta Homestay affords ocean sunset views from its shady garden setting and views across the strait to Gam and Waigeo in the north.

    The homestay lies on the edge of the village of Arborek and if you’re keen to kick a ball, the village football pitch is right behind the property. There’s fantastic snorkelling and diving beneath the Arborek jetty which is an easy 5 minute walk away. The local community often stages cultural performances for visitors – ask about the possibility of those during your stay.

    Manta Homestay is close to the attractions of Manta Point and Manta Sandy and, for those wanting to explore more widely, is also a good departure point for visits to Piaynemo (Penemu) and the Pam (Fam) Islands.

    Good snorkeling is available from the beach at Manta, with a mixed seagrass and coral reef adjacent to the homestay and a dropoff to deep water not far from the shore.

    Manta has 4 sets of snorkelling gear available for hire at IDR 50,000 per day per set.

    Diving: Diving is available at Manta Homestay in conjunction with Arborek Dive Shop.

    Day trips to Piaynemo (Penemu) for snorkeling, sightseeing and taking in the Wayag-like panoramas there are available for IDR 2,000,000. The cost can be shared by up to 5 or 6 people and includes lunch.

    Snorkelling at Manta can be organised for IDR 500,000 per boat with cost shared among up to 5 or 6 passengers maximum.

    Pulau Arborek

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

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