Manyaifun - West Waigeo/Manyaifun
1 x On beach - Private bungalow
A single room bungalow (no ensuite bathroom/toilet) Sleeps max. 2 persons / room.
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Twin share from USD 26.92 per person / night including 3 meals daily
Single occupancy from USD 26.92 per person / night including 3 meals daily
- Hiking available
- Quiet hideaway
- Wayag trips
- Near village
- IDR 400,000 to 500,000
- Has private bungalows
December 2022: Manyaifun Homestay is being renovated and is currently unavailable to book. Please contact us if you want to be emailed when Manyaifun reopens.
Manyaifun Homestay is a single private bungalow located on a sandbar between a coconut grove and the coral rich waters near Manyaifun village.
The bungalow is over water at high tide, and sleeps two on a mattress on the floor, with sheets, pillows, bolsters and a mosquito net.
Meals are served at a table on the bungalow verandah, which overlooks a tidal inlet and bird-filled jungle. Free drinking water, tea and coffee are supplied. Pak Alex’s family also owns Sea Whip Homestay next door, and if you’re feeling sociable, you’re welcome to join guests at Sea Whip’s dining room or on Sea Whip’s over-water verandah.
The nearby two-roomed bathroom is shared by the guests at the neighbouring Sea Whip Homestay.The bathroom building has a raised squat toilet in one room and bucket bathing in the other.
Electricity is supplied by generator and is available from sunset to around midnight.
Manyaifun has a phone tower that provides a strong signal when it’s working.
Manyaifun Homestay lies a short walk from Manyaifun village where basic supplies can be purchased. Manyaifun is a remote island though, so consider bringing your favourite snacks and anything else that you can’t do without. It’s also important to take any inorganic trash (especially plastic and batteries) that you create away with you when you leave – there’s no safe waste disposal on Manyaifun. (See our article about rubbish in Raja Ampat for more info.)
Very little English is spoken at Manyaifun Homestay so a phrasebook is a good idea if you have no Bahasa Indonesia.
Transport / Getting there
Transport between Manyaifun Homestay and Waisai costs IDR 2,000,000 each way. Trip cost is shared by passengers. The boat used can carry up to five passengers.
It’s a long trip (about 2.5 hours), but you’ll see a lot of Raja Ampat on the way. The route passes through Kabui Bay and Kabui Passage, then past a number of uninhabited cays with white sand beaches and turquoise waters between Kabui and Manyaifun.
Transfers can be provided between Manyaifun and other destinations as below. Prices are IRD, shared by passengers.
|Arborek / Gam||2,000,000|
|Kri / Friwen||2,000,000|
Manyaifun Homestay is a great base for snorkelling, bird watching and hiking. The heights of Manyaifun offer great panoramic views, as do those of the much larger neighbouring island of Batang Pele.
Manyaifun village is a short walk away and provides the chance to experience local village life on a remote island. Ask to see the original bamboo water supply network that still provides water to some village houses, and also to see the fresh water eels that inhabit a small pond in the village stream.
Snorkeling at Manyaifun Homestay
At high tide the water beneath the homestay is alive with young fish, small sharks and mudskippers and there’s good snorkelling in Manyaifun bay. Pak Alex can organise snorkelling and sightseeing trips trips to any of West Waigeo’s remote, coral-fringed islands and Aljui Bay. A longboat is used and trip prices are shared by participants. The longboat can carry up to six passengers. A few popular trips are listed below.
Piaynemo Day Trip (snorkelling, viewpoint climb, includes entrance fee) – IDR 4,000,000 shared by 5 pax max.
Wayag Day Trip (snorkeling/climb for panoramic views, includes emtrance fee) – IDR 7,000,000 shared by 5 pax max
See our West Waigeo page for an overview of West Waigeo, its islands, and their attractions.