Raja Ampat Kalabia Homestay




1 x Over water - Large private bungalow

A larger single room bungalow (no ensuite bathroom/toilet) Sleeps max. 3 persons / room.

4 x Over water - Private bungalow

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

2 x Over water - Room in a bungalow

A room in a bungalow with 2 or more rooms and shared common areas. Sleeps max. 2 persons / room.


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Twin share from IDR 470,590 per person / night including 3 meals daily

Single occupancy from IDR 470,590 per person / night including 3 meals daily

Discount for children under 12

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  • Has email contact
  • Can pay by credit card
  • English speaking
  • Mangroves
  • Large groups OK
  • Seagrass
  • Good phone signal
  • Long stay discount
  • Calm beach
  • Has family bungalows
  • Child discount
  • Western style toilet
  • IDR 400,000 to 500,000
  • In village
  • Diving available
  • Has private bungalows


    Raja Ampat Kalabia Homestay lies on the north shore of Pulau Arborek, about a hundred metres west of Arborek’s jetty.

    Five private, over-water bungalows and a 2-room family over-water bungalow are available. (The family bungalow rooms can be booked separately. If you want both rooms, please select Over-water – Room in a bungalow, quantity two on the booking form.)

    Despite being right in Arborek village, the location is quite private, as the bungalows are screened by the mangroves that separate the homestay from the shore.  A 270<sup>o</sup> ocean panorama provides unobstructed sunrise and sunset views and a wide vista across the strait to Pulau Gam: It almost feels like being on a moored boat!

    Raja Ampat Kalabia Homestay’s family bungalow bedrooms are separated by a breezeway which provides access, cooling and better privacy than the more usual shared wall affords. Each bedroom sleeps two on mattresses on the floor. Bed linen, pillows, bolsters and mosquito nets are provided in all bedrooms, and all bungalows have multiple power outlets and room light switches fitted.

    Meals are served in an over water dining room, and free drinking water and tea and coffee making supplies are provided there for guests.

    Guests share a two-room bathroom building on land. The concrete-floored bathroom provide bucket bathing and a western style toilet in separate rooms.

    Electricity is from village supply and is usually available at all times except from 0700 to about 1000. Telkomsel’s Arborek tower provides a strong 4G signal.

    There are shops in the village that sell food, basic supplies and cold drinks, but (as everywhere in Raja Ampat) there’s no effective waste disposal or recycling available. If you don’t want to contribute to the trashing of paradise, please take all your inorganic waste away with you when you leave.

    English is spoken at Raja Ampat Kalabia Homestay.

    Long stay discount: 12% discount if staying longer than 7 nights.

    Transport / Getting there

    Transport between Waisai and Raja Ampat Kalabia Homestay costs IDR 1,000,000 each way. A longboat that can carry a maximum of 4 passengers is used, and the trip price is shared by passengers.

    Read more about Raja Ampat boat transport prices here.


    Diving and snorkelling

    Arborek Dive Shop is a short walk away, and is happy to take Kalabia guests diving at any of the famous Dampier Strait and Kabui Bay dive sites. Arborek Dive Shop also provides credit card payments for Kalabia.

    Be sure to bring snorkelling gear, as the waters beneath Arborek’s jetty and the reefs off the island’s eastern end are special. Arborek is also the closest accommodation to the famed Manta Point and Manta Sandy sites where you can dive or snorkel with mantas.

    White sand beaches extend on either side of the mangrove patch that screen Raja Ampat Kalabia from the shore. Walking sharks and blacktip reef sharks frequent the shallows, and there are also hosts of small critters sheltering in the mangroves and seagrass flats. Entering the water at low tide requires care, but the jetty is a short walk away, and from there you can easily snorkel the dropoff back toward the homestay.


    Arborek village often mounts cultural performances, and production of handcrafted souvenirs is thriving. Kalabia Homestay can organise boat trips to any sightseeing or snorkelling sites you might want to visit, and Arborek is small enough that you can easily drop in to the other 11 homestays to find travelling companions to share costs with.

    Pulau Arborek

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

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