Napoleon Sawandarek Homestay

South coast - Mansuar



1 x Over water - Private bungalow

A single room bungalow (no ensuite bathroom/toilet) Sleeps max. 3 persons / room.

2 x On beach - VIP bungalow

A single room bungalow with ensuite bathroom and toilet. Sleeps max. 3 persons / room.

2 x On land - VIP bungalow

A single room bungalow with ensuite bathroom and toilet. Sleeps max. 3 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

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  • Reef dropoff
  • Large groups OK
  • Coral
  • Hiking available
  • Good house reef
  • Calm beach
  • Has raised beds
  • Sandy Beach
  • Western style toilet
  • IDR 400,000 to 500,000
  • On site dive centre
  • Has ensuite bathroom/toilet
  • In village
  • Diving available
  • Has private bungalows


Napoleon Sawandarek Homestay lies at the edge of Sauwandarek village, which is on the south coast of Pulau Mansuar.

Four VIP bungalows (private bungalows with ensuite bathrooms) are available. Two are located on the beach, and two on land. All ensuite bathrooms have western style toilets and bucket bathing.

An over-water private bungalow is also offered. A western style toilet and bucket bathing is provided in a bathroom building on land.

All bungalow bedrooms have real beds, and extra mattresses can be provided if needed. Bedding includes sheets, pillows, bolsters and mosquito nets. Bedrooms have light switches and power outlets, as well as a small table and cupboard. All bungalows have covered verandahs with a table and chairs provided.

Meals are served in an over-water dining room that has panoramic ocean views. Drinking water and tea and coffee making supplies are always freely available there for guests.

Electricity is supplied by generator, and is available from sunset to around midnight. There is no phone signal available at Sauwandarek.

Only a little English is spoken at Napoleon Sawandarek Homestay, so a phrasebook or a translation app will prove handy if you don’t speak Bahasa Indonesia.

As everywhere in Raja Ampat, only very basic supplies are available in village shops, and there is no way to properly dispose of inorganic waste at Sauwandarek. To avoid contributing to the trashing of paradise, all homestays ask that you take all your inorganic trash away with you when they leave.

Transport / Getting there

One way transfers between Waisai and Napoleon Sawandarek Homestay cost IDR 1,000,000 Transfers are by longboat which can carry up to 4 passengers, and the total cost is shared by passengers.

Read more about Raja Ampat boat transport prices here.


Napoleon Sawandarek Homestay has fabulous snorkelling at the door.

Easy access to the water is provided by the village jetty, which also shelters large schools of fish and many colourful soft corals. Healthy coral reef stretches right along Mansuar’s southern shore, where rich upwellings attract plenty of marine life.

Long hikes are available on Mansuar. Follow the path leads north from Sauwandarek, and you will pass by a lake in the center of the island, before coming to the north shore village of Yenbekwan, where more great snorkelling is available. From Yenbekwan, it’s possible to follow a jungle path eastward, all the way to Yenbuba village on Mansuar’s eastern tip. If you’re really keen (and the tide is low), from Yenbuba you can cross the sandbanks to Kri.

Napoloeon Sawandarek Homestay can also provide snorkelling and sightseeing trips to anywhere you might like to go. Do be aware that Sauwandarek village is of the Seventh Day Adventist faith, and that the day of rest there is Saturday. Apart from providing transport to Waisai if needed, your hosts will not be available for boat trips or other guided activities on Saturdays.

Napoleon Sawandarek Dive Center

Napoleon Sawandarek has an on-site dive center.

Dives cost IDR 550,000 per person, per dive with equipment supplied.

Divers with their own equipment (including tanks) can dive for IDR 450,000 per person, per dive.

There is no additional boat charge for diving these local sites: Sawandarek, Yenbuba Jetty, Ransiwor.

Additional boat charges for other sites are as below.

  • Around Kri and Mansuar island 250,000 (minimum 2 dives, 2 divers)
  • Manta ridge, Manta sandy, Arborek 1,000,000 (minimum 2 dives, 4 divers)
  • Melisa garden, Fam wall, Rufas, Piaynemo 1,500,000 (minimum 2 dives, 4 divers)

Pulau Mansuar

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

Napoleon Sawandarek Homestay Location Map