Nemo Homestay

West Waigeo/Manyaifun - Manyaifun



1 x On beach - Private bungalow

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


Per person (full board)

If no other rates are shown, price for all rooms is per person per night (Includes 3 meals/day) IDR 350,000 / person / night

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  • Near village
  • Quiet hideaway
  • Hiking available
  • Coral
  • Good house reef
  • Has email contact
  • Calm beach
  • Sandy Beach
  • IDR 0 to 350,000
  • Wayag trips
  • Has private bungalows


Nemo Homestay is a single private bungalow located on a fine white sand beach to the west of Manyaifun village.

The bungalow sleeps two on a mattress on the floor, and has sheets, pillows, bolsters and a mosquito net supplied. A covered verandah affords excellent view across the bay between Manyaifun and the neighbouring uninhabited island of Batang Pele.

Meals are served at a dining room located the behind the bungalow, but you’re welcome to eat at the table provided on the bungalow verandah if you prefer. Free drinking water, tea and coffee are supplied.

A two-roomed 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.

The Manyaifun mobile phone tower was out of action when we visited in June 2017, but when weather conditions were right you could sometimes pick up a weak signal from Selpele. It’s only useful for SMS though.

Nemo Homestay is only 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 it’s best to bring a phrasebook if you have no Bahasa Indonesia.

Transport / Getting there

Transport between Nemo Homestay and Waisai is by longboat and costs IDR 1,500,000 each way for up to 3 people, or IDR 2,000,000 for 3 to 6 passengers. Trip cost is shared by passengers and the boat can carry up to six 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.

Boat transfers are also available to other islands if you are planning to stay at other homestays as well. The transfers are also by longboat as above, and the links are to descriptions of the destinations. Trip prices (shared among passengers) are below:

FROM/TO1 to 3 pax4 to 6 pax
Piaynemo (drop off/pickup)1,000,0001,500,000
Piaynemo (day tour incl. entrance fee)1,100,0001,300,000
Pam Island1,300,0001,500,000
Arborek / Gam1,000,0001,300,000
Kri / Friwen1,300,0001,500,000
Selpele Homestays800,0001,000,000
Wayag Day Trip (includes entrance fee)6,000,0006,000,000

Read more about Raja Ampat boat transport prices here.


Nemo Homestay is a great base for snorkelling, bird watching and hiking. The heights of Manyaifun offer fabulous panoramic views, as do those of the much larger neighbouring island of Batang Pele.

The Manyaifun village community is welcoming and the village is well worth exploring. Seek out the original bamboo water supply network that still provides water to some village houses, and the fresh water eels that live in a small pond in the village stream.

Good snorkelling is available of the beach at Nemo Homestay, and the West Waigeo area offers plenty of truly superb snorkelling locations. Nemo Homestay can organise trips of any length you wish. Be sure to bring your snorkelling gear!

The table below shows a few of the many possible snorkelling and sightseeing trips available from Nemo Homestay. Prices are in Indonesian Rupiah and are shared by boat passengers.

Pulau Kodon300,000
Pulau Yefnabi (Mantas)500,000

If you would like to organise a group stay at Manyaifun to save on transport costs, Manyaifun’s close neighbours Bon Wauw and Sea Fans homestays can accommodate you. See all Manyaifun homestays here.

Waigeo Barat

See our West Waigeo page for an overview of West Waigeo, its islands, and their attractions.

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