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Pam Guesthouse Homestay offers three private bungalows on the eastern shore of Pam 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 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.
Read more about Raja Ampat boat transport prices here.
If you want to save some cash (and have plenty of time), you can reach Pam village via a public boat from Sorong. The public boat from Sorong is a
lot cheaper than any other means, but it’s also a long, slow journey. The boat leaves Sorong once a week at 1600 on Fridays, and goes via villages on the north coast of Batanta to Pam. It doesn’t arrive in Arefi at Batanta until 2200, so it would probably be an overnight journey to Pam. The boat returns via the same route on Saturdays. Once in Pam you could call (or ask around) for transfer to Andau. John Urbon in Sorong can help you find the public boat. Activities
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.
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. Features
Association member In village Reef dropoff Western style toilet Hiking available English speaking Calm beach Good phone signal
Sandy Beach IDR 0 to 350,000 Has private bungalows