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- Good phone signal
- Reef dropoff
- Sandy Beach
- Western style toilet
- IDR 500,000 to 600,000
- Near village
- In village
- Diving available
Nyandetor Homestay is located in a quiet and beautiful secluded bay on north shore of Pulau Friwen. Two private beach bungalows are available.
All bungalows have verandahs on which two chairs and a small table are provided for each room. Mattresses on the floor are equipped with sheets, pillows, bolsters and mosquito nets. All rooms have power outlets and room light switches.
Guest meals are served in the over water dining room which has great views across to Gam and the entrance to Kabui Bay. Drinking water, tea and coffee are always available in the dining room, which is also well positioned to make the best of sunset views. Power outlets for charging devices are also available in the dining room.
Guests share a 2 room bathroom building that has western style toilets.
Electricity is provided by generator from sunset until around midnight. A decent 4G signal is available at Nyandetor.
Although Nyandetor’s location is secluded, it’s right next to Friwen village where basic supplies can be purchased. Nyandetor owner Yanse Wawiyai and his family live in Friwen village, so most of the time you’ll have the place to yourself.
Only very basic English is spoken at Nyandetor Homestay, so bringing a phrasebook is a good idea if you don’t speak Bahasa Indonesia. In the unlikely event of communication difficulties you can’t solve, you’ll be able to find an English speaker in the village to help out.
Transport / Getting there
It’s all about the ocean at Nyandetor Homestay.
Dolphins cruise the waters beyong the rich house reef every day. The sandy bottom inshore from the house reef is home to an unusual species of colourful scorpionfish that conceals itself in the sand. In the afternoons, frigatebirds often gather above the strait between Friwen and Gam to steal fish from other seabirds and occasionally dive for their own.
Relax on the beach and watch the changing ocean moods between Friwen, Gam and Waigeo, snorkel the coral gardens at the homestay door, or explore the reef that fringes the series of small bays between the homestay and the eastern end of the island.
Great snorkelling with huge schools of juvenile fish can be had at the nearby village jetty and Nyandetor can arrange longboat tours to snorkel the famed Friwen Wall as well as tours further afield to snorkel with Mantas or visit other islands and sights.
Diving is available in conjunction with Kordiris Homestay.
Nyandetor Homestay provides snorkelling and sightseeing trips on demand. A selection of popular trips are below. Prices are IRD, and trip cost is shared by passengers. (Maximum of 6 passengers)
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When you’ve spent enough time in the water, the land has plenty to offer too.
Explore Friwen village and discover trails through sago and coconut plantations and jungle to island’s many bays and viewpoints. Cross to the southern side of the island and watch the sunset light up the limestone cliffs of Friwenbonda (Friwen Wall).
Huge black Palm cockatoos and brightly coloured Eclectus parrots are frequent visitors to Nyandetor Homestay – especially when the big Ketapang (beach almond) tree next to the homestay has fruit. Nyandetor can arrange longboat tours to see Red Birds of Paradise near Yenbeser on Gam, or to any of the other Dampier Strait or Kabui Bay sights you’d like to visit.
See our Friwen Island page for an overview of the island and its attractions.