Nyandetor Homestay




3 x On beach - Private bungalow

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


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Twin share from USD 34.61 per person / night including 3 meals daily

Single occupancy from USD 34.61 per person / night including 3 meals daily

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  • Reef dropoff
  • Coral
  • Quiet hideaway
  • Good house reef
  • Good phone signal
  • Calm beach
  • Sandy Beach
  • Western style toilet
  • IDR 500,000 to 600,000
  • Near village
  • In village
  • Diving available
  • Has private bungalows


Nyandetor Homestay  is located in a quiet and beautiful secluded bay on north shore of Pulau Friwen. Three 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 a small dining room on land. Drinking water, tea and coffee are always 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

Transport between Waisai and Nyandetor Homestay costs IDR 600,000 each way. A longboat capable of carrying up to 8 people is used and the cost is shared by passengers.

Read more about Raja Ampat boat transport prices here.


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.

Snorkelling trips

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)

Friwen Wall250,000
Batu Lima300,000
Sawandarek Jetty1,000,000
Pasir Timbul sandbank600,000
Kabui Wall1,000,000
Yenbuba jetty700,000

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.

Pulau Friwen

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

Nyandetor Homestay Location Map