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Near villageWestern style toilet
Hiking availableEnglish speaking
Calm beachGood phone signal
Has private bungalowsIDR 400,000 to 500,000
Raja Ampat Sunrise Homestay has one bungalow with an ensuite bathroom (VIP bungalow) plus eight private bungalows set just back from the beautiful beaches of Pulau Pam’s northern shore. Each bungalow sleeps two and is equipped with a raised bed that has sheets, pillows and a mosquito net.
The bungalows each have covered verandahs with ocean views and private bungalow guests share a four-room bathroom. Two rooms have western style toilets and two provide bucket bathing.
Meals are served in a beachside dining room where drinking water, tea and coffee are always freely available to guests.
Electricity is provided by generator and is available from sunset until around midnight. A decent phone signal is available, but the last time we visited Pam it wouldn’t support a data connection.
Raja Ampat Sunrise Homestay lies next to Sau Kabu village where basic supplies can be purchased in small local shops. Sau Kabu (like everywhere else in Raja Ampat) has no secure way of disposing of inorganic waste, so it’s best to take any you create away with you to eliminate the chance of it eventually winding up in the ocean.
English is spoken at Raja Ampat Sunrise Homestay.
Please note: Coconut crabs are a protected species. Please don’t buy them. Raja Ampat Sunrise Homestay will refuse to cook any you might bring and will instead ask that you release them.
Transport / Getting there
Transport between Waisai and Raja Ampat Sunrise Homestay costs IDR 2,100,000 each way, with the cost shared by boat passengers. No word yet on what type of boat is used.
Sunrise can also arrange transfers to and from other islands. Some of the more common destinations are shown below and again, prices are shared among passengers.
Read more about Raja Ampat boat transport prices here.
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.
There’s a host of activities available from Raja Ampat Sunrise Homestay. Pam Island has lakes and a trans-island walking path to explore, the Wayag-like panoramas of Piaynemo are close by, and you can snorkel with mantas at nearby Mios Ba.
Fabulous snorkelling is available around the Pam Islands sand cays and coral reefs and at Piaynemo’s Melissa’s Garden – be sure to bring your snorkelling gear. In addition to the many local trips Raja Ampat Sunrise Homestay offers, you can also make an all day excursion to Wayag if you want.
Prices in the table below are per trip (shared by passengers), as advised on March 1, 2019
|Mios Ba manta||600,000|
See our Pam Islands page for an overview of the Pam/Fam Islands and their attractions.