Meos Ambower Homestay

Meos Ambower - Pam (Fam) Islands



5 x Over water - Private bungalow

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


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Twin share from USD 30.76 per person / night including 3 meals daily

Single occupancy from USD 30.76 per person / night including 3 meals daily

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  • Coral
  • Quiet hideaway
  • Good house reef
  • Calm beach
  • Sandy Beach
  • Has raised beds
  • Remote/isolated
  • Western style toilet
  • IDR 400,000 to 500,000
  • Has private bungalows


    AUGUST 2024: Meos Ambower Homestay will be closed for major renovations during August 2024. No bookings will be accepted for nights in August.

    Meos Ambower Homestay lies on a sheltered beach on the uninhabited island of Ambower.

    Meos Ambower Homestay has five private, over-water bungalows. All bungalows have verandahs with chairs and expansive ocean views. Bungalow bedrooms have raised beds. Sheets, pillows, bolsters and mosquito nets are supplied. Power outlets and room light switches are fitted.

    Meals are served in an over-water dining room. A refrigerator is provided, but it is only powered while the homestay generator is on. Guests will always find free drinking water, tea and coffee making supplies available in the dining room. Please advise your hosts upon arrival if you are vegetarian or have any other special dietary requirements.

    Meos Ambower Homestay guests share a  concrete-floored bathroom building. A western style toilet is provided in one room and dip mandi (bucket) bathing in the other.

    Electricity is from a generator and is only available from sunset to about midnight. Meos Ambower Homestay receives a 4G signal, and free wifi is available at night while the generator is running.

    Only a little English is spoken at Meos Ambower Homestay, so a phrasebook or translation app is highly recommended if you don’t speak any Bahasa Indonesia.

    You’ll need to bring all the consumables you consider essential for your stay, as there are no shops on Meos Ambower. The nearest village of Saupapir on Pam is about a ten minute boat ride away, but only very basic supplies of the kind used by local people are available there.

    Raja Ampat has no safe waste disposal or recycling infrastructure. All homestays request that their guest please take their inorganic waste away when they leave, so as to not contribute to the growing trash problem in the islands.

    Coconut crabs: This protected species is unfortunately hunted and sold at some places in Raja Ampat. Please don’t buy any. Meos Ambower Homestay will refuse to cook them for you and will insist you release them instead.

    Transport / Getting there

    Waisai pickups and dropoffs cost IDR 2,000,000. Transfers are by longboat capable of carrying 4 passengers. Transfer cost is shared by passengers.

    Read more about Raja Ampat boat transport prices here.

    Public Boat to the Fam Islands

    If you have plenty of time, you don’t mind a bit of discomfort, and you want spend as little as possible on transport costs, then there are cargo boats that you can use to get to the Fam Islands. (Obviously, if you are going to arrive on the cargo boat, then you don’t need to request a Waisai pickup when submitting the booking form above.)

    Here’s what you need to know about getting the cargo boat to Fam.


    Meos Ambower Homestay is a perfect base from which to explore the Pam Islands. On the other hand, as an uninhabited island with some lovely small, secluded beaches and no telecommunications, Ambower is also a perfect place for for private downtime: The choice is yours.

    The Pam Islands are a group of low sand cays that have the best beaches we’ve seen in Raja Ampat. Beaches where the sand slopes away into the ocean so there’s no risk of walking on coral when you enter the water. Meos Ambower is no exception. Enjoy easy access to a rich marine environment where dense schools of fish will often be seen below your bungalow.

    The popular tourist drawcard of Piaynemo is nearby and a visit to the lookout there can be combined with snorkelling the famed reefs of Melissa’s Garden.  Mantas, dolphins and whales are frequent visitors. (All are wild animals with their own schedules though, so, naturally, a sighting or encounter can’t be guaranteed on any particular day!)

    The much larger Pam Island is right next door to Ambower. A quick boat ride across the narrow strait that separates the two islands will place you at the beginning of a path that connects Pam’s two villages. Exploring Pam’s beaches, villages and coconut groves is a great way to spend a day. Be sure to ask about Pam’s virgin coconut oil industry. Oils and pure coconut soaps can be purchased from the local cooperative and you are welcome to observe and/or participate on production days.

    Meos Ambower’s reefs are rich with marine life and your hosts can organise any snorkelling or sightseeing trips you might want to do. The table below lists a few popular options for speedboat tours.

    Piaynemo, incl Melissa’s Garden & Top View Point (max 10 pax)1,500,000 shared
    Andau Manta Point (min 4, max 10 pax)150,000 per person
    Nafsi snorkelling (min 4, max 10 pax)150,000 per person
    Mioskor snorkelling (min 4, max 10 pax)150,000 per person
    Manaru snorkelling (min 4, max 10 pax)150,000 per person
    Wild coconut crab viewing (min 4, max 10 pax)100,000 per person

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