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.