Mawar Homestay




3 x Over water - Private bungalow

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

7 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

Discount for children under 12

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  • WiFi available
  • English speaking
  • Reef dropoff
  • Large groups OK
  • Coral
  • Good house reef
  • Good phone signal
  • Has family bungalows
  • Child discount
  • Calm beach
  • Sandy Beach
  • Has raised beds
  • Western style toilet
  • Near village
  • IDR 400,000 to 500,000
  • Diving available
  • Has private bungalows


Mawar Homestay lies at the western tip of Pulau Arborek and has seven private beach bungalows and three over water bungalows.

The over-water bungalows have raised beds with pillows, bolsters, sheets and mosquito nets and each room has a room light switch, power outlets and a small table. The beach bungalows are similar, but have mattresses on the floor.

Bungalow verandahs have a table and bench seating and Mawar has also strung some net hammocks between the coconut palms and provides a beachside shelter with table and benches.

Meals at Mawar Homestay are served in a dining shelter that also has sea views, and coffee, tea and drinking water are provided there free of charge.

All guests share Mawar’s two room, concrete floored bathroom building. Both rooms have bucket bathing. A western style toilet is in one, and a raised squat toilet in the other.

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, and Mawar Homestay provides free wifi for guests.

Mawar Homestay is on the outskirts of Arborek village where basic supplies and cold drinks can be purchased and diving is available at Arborek Dive Shop.

English is spoken at Mawar Homestay.

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Transport / Getting there

Transport between Waisai and Mawar Homestay can be be either longboat or speedboat. The longboat can carry up to four passengers and costs IDR 1,000,000 each way. Speedboat transfers can carry 8 passengers and cost IDR 1,500,000 – the trip cost is shared by passengers.

Longboat transfers are also available for those arriving from or departing to other islands. Mawar transfers between Gam and Arborek and Kri and Arborek are IDR 500,000 (Cost is per trip, not per person.)

Read more about Raja Ampat boat transport prices here.


Arborek Island provides fabulous snorkelling and diving. It’s a small island – nowhere is more than 10 minutes’ walk away and in addition to village visits there are often cultural performances to enjoy.

Mawar Homestay can organise trips to other snorkelling spots (bring your own equipment) and is very close to Manta Sandy where you can snorkel with mantas.

A day trip to Piaynemo is offered and costs IDR 3,000,000 by speedboat (max 8 passengers) or IDR 1,500,000 by longboat which can accommodate up to four passengers. Cost is shared by passengers.

Pulau Arborek

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

Mawar Homestay Location Map