Monkairi Homestay

Gam - Eastern Gam

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Rooms

2 x On beach - Room in a bungalow

A room in a bungalow with 2 or more rooms and shared common areas. Sleeps max. 4 persons / room.

Rates

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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

Discount for children under 12

Features

  • Good phone signal
  • Seagrass
  • Coral
  • Hiking available
  • Good house reef
  • Birds of Paradise
  • Calm beach
  • Has family bungalows
  • Child discount
  • Sandy Beach
  • Wayag trips
  • Has raised beds
  • Snorkeling equipment
  • Western style toilet
  • Near village
  • IDR 400,000 to 500,000
  • Diving available

Details

September 2022: Monkairi Homestay has not yet reopened after the pandemic. Please contact us if you want to be notified when/if Monkairi reopens.

Situated at Yenanas, to the east of Yenbeser village, Monkairi Homestay offers two rooms in a beachside bungalow. Each room sleeps four in two beds with mattress covers, pillows, bolsters and mosquito nets.

The bungalow’s verandah has great sea views and is equipped with a table and bench seat.

Bathroom facilities have a concrete-floored western style toilet and dip mandi bathroom in separate rooms.

A beachside dining shelter is located next to the bungalow.

There’s good cell phone reception at Monkairi and electricity is provided by a generator which runs at night.

Supplies are available in the village of Yenbeser on Gam’s south coast, which is a five minute boat ride away. If you’re in the mood for a walk, Yenbeser can be reached at low tide via a jungle path. The walk takes around 15 minutes, and path crosses the Dore Atri lagoon, which has lots of small coral on its otherwise sandy bottom. To minimise environmental damage, always do your best to follow in the footsteps of any who may have gone before you.

English is not spoken at Monkairi Homestay.

Please note: Sundays are a day of rest and family obligations for the Monkairi family. No tours, boat transport or organised activities are possible on Sundays.

Transport / Getting there

Waisai transfers are by speedboat, take around 35 minutes and cost IDR 600,000 each way. Cost can be shared among boat passengers (maximum of 10 passengers).

Read more about Raja Ampat boat transport prices here.

Activities

Monkairi Homestay is located on a fantastic sandy beach and has a rich coral house reef close to the shore. The beach is sheltered, safe for swimming and good for children.

Evening trips to see Red Birds of Paradise display are available and cost IDR 150,000 per person. It’s a 30 minute walk from Monkairi to the birds’ display site. The jungle at Monkairi is also inhabited by a host of other birds and animals like the nocturnal cuscus which you can observe at your leisure.

Snorkeling and diving

Snorkeling will reveal an ocean full of fish, and that icon of Raja Ampat marine life, the walking shark, can often be observed in the bay. Monkairi has three sets of snorkeling gear available which if not already hired out, can be used for free on the reef in front of the homestay. If you want to go further afield, the equipment can be hired for IDR 100,000 per day per set. A guide can accompany you if wanted – payment is by tipping as you see fit. If you need a boat, transport costs will be negotiated.

Diving is available at Monkairi Homestay by arrangement with neighbouring operators.

Monkairi Homestay tours

Prices are shared among total passengers (maximum of 8). Be sure to bring your snorkeling equipment!

LONGBOAT TOURS & SNORKELINGPRICE (IDR)
Manta & Arborek, Hidden Bay, Kabui Passage, lunch at Warikaf Homestay3,500,000
Piaynemo day tour with extra snorkeling at ArborekUp to 4: 4,000,000 5 – 8: 5,000,000
Kri Islands and Yenbuba Jetty snorkeling + Pasir Timbul sandbank visitUp to 4: 900,000 5-8: 1,300,000
WayagUp to 4: 7,500,000 5-8: 10,000,000
Piaynemo and Arborek, Manta, Pasir Timbul Sandbank, Friwen Wall5,000,000
Kabui Bay & Passage, Hidden Bay, Batu LimaUp to 4: 1,500,000 5-8: 2,000,000
Manta, Arborek, Piaynemo, Hidden Bay, Kabui Passage.Up to 4: 4,500,000 5-8: 5,000,000
Friwen Wall, Batu Lima and Hidden LakeUp to 4: 500,000 5-8: 650,000
Waigeo – Wilson’s Bird of Paradise (add IDR 200,000 in total for transport)300,000 per person
Alfred Wallace campsite + Red Bird of Paradise, Dore Mkun sightseeing200,000 per person

Pulau Gam

See our Gam Island page for an overview of Gam and its attractions.

Monkairi Homestay Location Map