Pam Guesthouse Homestay

Pam (Fam) Islands - Pambemuk



4 x Private bungalow

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

1 x 4d/3n tour+accommodation package for 2

4 day/3 night tour and accommodation package for 2 guests (See Activities section below for details) Sleeps max. 2 persons / room.

1 x 4d/3n tour+accommodation package for 4

4 day/3 night tour and accommodation package for 4 guests (See Activities section below for details) Sleeps max. 4 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) $29.08

4d/3n tour package for 2

4 day 3 night tour & accommodation package for 2 people (Includes 3 meals/day) $648.13

4d/3n tour package for 4

4 day 3 night tour & accommodation package for 4 people (Includes 3 meals/day) $1,138.37

Make a booking at Pam Guesthouse Homestay

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  • In village
  • Reef dropoff
  • Western style toilet
  • Hiking available
  • English speaking
  • Has email contact
  • Calm beach
  • Good phone signal
  • Sandy Beach
  • Has own speedboat
  • Has private bungalows
  • IDR 400,000 to 500,000


    Pam Guesthouse Homestay offers four private bungalows on the eastern shore of Pambemuk Island. (Pam is shown as Fam on most maps, but Pam is the correct local spelling and pronunciation.)

    Each bungalow has mattresses for two, available in either in twin or double form. Bedding includes sheets, pillows, bolsters and mosquito nets. The bungalows all have a covered verandah with a bench or individual chairs and a small table and have wide ocean views eastward to Batanta, Mansuar, Kri and the sunrise.

    Meals at Pam Guesthouse Homestay are served in a dining shelter that has a large table and bench seating. Drinking water, tea and coffee are always freely available to guests there.

    Guests share bathroom facilities, which are two adjoining pebble-floored rooms, each having a western style toilet and dip mandi (bucket) bathing.

    Electricity is supplied by generator and is available between sunset and midnight only. Pam Guesthouse Homestay receives a strong mobile phone signal, but we were unable to get a data connection when we last visited in June 2016.

    The homestay lies on the beach at the eastern end of Pam village, where there are small shops that sell basic supplies.

    Pam Guesthouse Homestay owner Ampi speaks good English.

    Finally, as everywhere in Raja Ampat, any inorganic trash you leave in Pam will remain there to contribute to pollution in the islands, so it’s always best to take any that you make away with you when you leave.

    Transport / Getting there

    Transport from Waisai to Pam Island costs IDR 2,100,000 each way. The journey is made in a large longboat that can carry up to five passengers. Cost is shared by passengers.

    Transfers by speedboat which can carry up to 8 are also available. Cost is IDR 2,500,000. You will need to contact your hosts if you want to specify a pickup method.

    Read more about Raja Ampat boat transport prices here.

    Public Boat

    If you are looking to save money on transfers and have plenty of time available, there is a public boat that runs between Sorong, Arefi on Batanta, and Pam village on Pambemuk. The public boat is a lot cheaper than any other means. It costs about IDR 120,000 one way between Sorong and Pam. It’s also a long, slow journey. The boat leaves Sorong once a week at 1600 on Fridays, and arrives in Arefi at Batanta at 2200. John Urbon in Sorong can help you find the public boat.

    You would need to let your homestay know you were arriving on the ferry so they could arrange a pickup or somewhere for you to spend the night in Pam. (Small boat travel at night is potentially dangerous.)

    The return trip usually leaves Pam around 0830 on Saturday morning, arriving in Arefi at about 1230 and Sorong at 1730.


    Beaches and snorkelling

    The Pam islands are a group of low sand cays that have the best beaches we’ve seen in Raja Ampat. Beaches where the sand slopes away into the ocean so there’s no risk of walking on coral when you enter the water. Pam Guesthouse Homestay is less than a kilometre from some fabulous uninhabited jewels just perfect for beach picnics and lazing the day away in those fabulous azure waters.  There’s good snorkelling around Pam too of course, and there’s nowhere closer to Piaynemo and that island’s magic reefs of Melissa’s Garden. Be sure to bring your own snorkelling equipment.

    Pam Guesthouse Homestay can organise snorkelling trips to all the secret Pam attractions as well as Piaynemo, Melissa’s Garden and anywhere else you might like to go.

    In addition to snorkelling, long walks can be made on the biggest Pam island right next door, which also has attractions like the crocodile-inhabited Yellow Lake.

    Snorkelling Tour and Accommodation packages

    Pam Guesthouse Homestay offers 4 day, 3 night snorkeling tour and accommodation packages for 2 and 4 people. The packages include Waisai transfers and 3 meals a day. Each couple is accommodated in a separate bungalow. (Ignore the “Sleeps max. 4 persons / room” in the package description above.)

    Not included: Raja Ampat Environmental Services Fee. You also need to bring your own snorkelling equipment.

    Day 1Pam Wall, Melissa’s Garden, Piaynemo
    Day 2Sardines Reef, Manta Point, Eagle Ray Point
    Day 3Napoleon Wall, Sandbank, Manta Lake
    Day 4Back to Waisai

    Village visits

    The guesthouse lies on the edge of Pam village, so immersion in day to day village life is guaranteed. There are a lot of children in Pam, who (when they’ve got over being shy) will enjoy your company and the chance to practice their English – or any other language you might like to teach them!

    The neighbouring “big island” is home to Sau Kabu village and the small shops and local guides there will benefit greatly from your patronage if you visit to see Yellow Lake or enjoy their fabulous beaches.

    Pam/Fam Islands

    See our Pam Islands page for an overview of the Pam/Fam Islands and their attractions.

    Pam Guesthouse Homestay Location Map