Nyandesner Homestay

North coast - Mansuar



3 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 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
  • Mangroves
  • Seagrass
  • Coral
  • Hiking available
  • Quiet hideaway
  • Good house reef
  • Good phone signal
  • Western style toilet
  • IDR 400,000 to 500,000
  • Has private bungalows


Nyandesner Homestay lies between mangroves that front a sliver of sandy beach on Pulau Mansuar’s north shore.

Three over-water private bungalows are available. Bungalow verandahs are equipped with tables and chairs and look north across the strait to Gam and Waigeo. Bedrooms have mattresses on the floor, and bedding includes sheets, pillows, bolsters and mosquito nets. Bedside tables are provided, as are bath towels and tissues. Bedrooms are fitted with light switches and power outlets for charging devices.

Nyandesner Homestay’s dining room is a separate over-water building. Guest meals are served at a large table with bench seating and drinking water, and tea and coffee making supplies are always freely available there.

All guests share a western style toilet and bucket bathing in a bathroom that is located on land behind the bungalows. Make sure you bring a torch to light your way at night!

Electricity is supplied from a generator which runs from sunset to around midnight, and Nyandesner Homestay receives a decent 4G phone signal which can usually support a (slow) data connection.

Basic supplies are available in Kurkapa/Yenbekwan, which is about a ten minute boat ride away.

Raja Ampat suffers from a total lack of safe waste disposal and recycling services. All homestays request that their guests please take their inorganic waste away with them when they leave, so as to not contribute to the growing trash problem in the islands.

Only a little English is spoken at Nyandesner Homestay, so it’s probably a good idea to bring a phrasebook or translation app with you if you don’t speak Bahasa Indonesia.

Transport / Getting there

Transfers between Waisai and Nyandesner Homestay cost IDR 1,000,000 each way, in a longboat capable of carrying up to 4 passengers. Cost is shared by passengers.

Read more about Raja Ampat boat transport prices here.


Nyandesner Homestay is set in a quiet, private location that isn’t subject to the incessant boat traffic that some busier islands have. It’s a great place to relax, watch the rich birdlife in the surrounding trees and the black tip and walking sharks that cruise the shallows beneath your bungalow. There are plenty of choices when it comes to activities, too.


Be sure to bring snorkelling gear! Nyandesner’s house reef is rich, and the reef dropoff is quite close to shore.  If you’re keen to snorkel with Mantas, Manta Point and Manta Sandy are a short boat ride away. Nyandesner Homestay can of course provide snorkelling and sightseeing trips to anywhere you might like to go.

Island exploration

A short walk to the west and a couple of hundred metres inland is a hidden lake. From the lake you can take a trail across the island to the village of Sauwandarek which lies about 500m beyond the lake. We’re told that you can reach the nearby villages of Kurkapa and Yenbekwan on foot in about 30 minutes, and we know that from Yenbekwan you can continue to Yenbuba. Both Sauwandarek and Yenbuba have good snorkelling, and if you’re at Yenbuba at low tide, it’s possible to cross the sandbanks to Kri.

Pulau Mansuar

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

Nyandesner Homestay Location Map