Nyanse Homestay

Southern Gam - Gam



2 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 30.76 per person / night including 3 meals daily

Single occupancy from USD 30.76 per person / night including 3 meals daily

Discount for children under 12

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  • Has email contact
  • Good phone signal
  • Reef dropoff
  • Mangroves
  • Seagrass
  • Coral
  • Hiking available
  • Good house reef
  • Birds of Paradise
  • Quiet hideaway
  • Has raised beds
  • Wayag trips
  • IDR 400,000 to 500,000
  • Near village
  • Has private bungalows
  • Diving available


    Nyanse Homestay is located on the sealed walking path between Sawinggrai and Kapisawar villages on Gam.

    Two over-water private bungalows are accessed by a boardwalk that extends out beyond the mangroves that line the shore.

    Bungalows sleep two on raised beds. Mosquito nets, bedding and towels are provided. The bungalow bedrooms are fitted with ceiling fans, light switches and power outlets.

    Covered verandahs with tables and chairs provide ocean views.

    Meals are served in Nyanse’s over-water dining room, and drinking water, tea and coffee making supplies are always available there for guests.

    Nyanse Homestay guests share a two-room bathroom building that located amid the mangroves, and is accessed via the boardwalk that connects the homestay to the shore. One room houses bucket bathing and a shower. The other has a slightly raised squat toilet.

    Nyanse Homestay receives a  strong 4G phone signal. Electricity is supplied by a generator which runs all night..

    It’s a five minute walk from the villages of Kapisawar and Sawinggrai, where basic supplies can be purchased, and good snorkelling can be had from the jetties.

    Please do take any inorganic waste like plastic or dead batteries away with you when you leave: There’s no safe method of disposal for this kind of trash in Raja Ampat, and leaving it at the homestay will only contribute to Raja Ampat’s growing pollution problem.

    Only a little English is spoken at Nyanse Homestay. Bringing a phrasebook or translation app is recommended if you don’t speak Bahasa Indonesia.

    Transport / Getting there

    Transfers between Nyanse Homestay and Waisai is by twin-engine longboat which can carry up to four passengers.

    For a solo traveller, the one-way transfer cost is IDR 800,000

    For more than one person, a transfer cost of IDR 1,000,000 is shared by passengers.

    Read more about Raja Ampat boat transport prices here.


    Diving and snorkelling

    Diving can be arranged in association with Arborek Dive Shop. Neighbouring village jetties provide easy places to enter the water for great snorkelling along the reef dropoff. If you’re a competent swimmer, you can drift with the tide from a village jetty back to the homestay. Bring your own snorkelling gear.

    Snorkelling and sightseeing tours

    Nyanse Homestay can provide any kind of tour you want, including day trips to the Wayag islands.

    Walking sharks can be observed from the homestay verandah at night and the fringing coral reef drops into dark blue depths 30m from the homestay’s door. A nice shaded swimming beach can be found at the village of Kapisawar, an easy walk to the west. The homestay’s mangroves shelter hordes of juvenile fish and nudibranchs and archer fish and walking sharks are common inhabitants.

    Concrete walking paths connect the village of Sawinggrai with Kapisawar and provide the opportunity for easy walking in the shade of coconut palms to experience Pulau Gam village life. The nearby jungle is home to a wide variety of animals including Red Birds of Paradise, which can be seen displaying nearby at Sawinggrai.

    Pulau Gam

    See our Gam Island page for an overview of Gam and its attractions.

    Nyanse Homestay Location Map