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In villageWestern style toilet
Calm beachDiving available
Good phone signalSandy Beach
Has private bungalowsCan pay by credit card
IDR 400,000 to 500,000Child discount
Raja Ampat Sunset Homestay lies on Arborek’s northern shore, a few steps away from the vibrant Arborek village.
Raja Ampat Sunset Homestay has three private bungalows on the beach. The bungalows are over water at high tide, and each has a covered verandah equipped with a small table, chairs and a hammock.
The bungalow bedrooms sleep 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. An extra mattress can be provided if needed.
Meals are served in an over-water dining room, and free drinking water and tea and coffee making supplies are provided for guests. Like all homestays, Raja Ampat Sunrise serves local style food, which always contains rice and vegetables with fish, egg or chicken. If you are vegetarian or have special dietary needs, please be sure to let your hosts know when you meet them.
Guest share a two room bathroom building which has a western style toilet in one room and dip mandi (bucket) bathing in the other.
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 Sunset Homestay.
Coconut crabs: This protected species is unfortunately hunted and sold at some places in Raja Ampat. Please don’t buy any. Raja Ampat Sunset Homestay will refuse to cook them for you and will insist you release them instead.
Long stay discount: 12% discount if staying longer than 6 nights.
Transport / Getting there
Raja Ampat Sunset Homestay offers two choices for Waisai pickups and dropoffs.
By longboat capable of carrying 4 passengers max costs IDR 1,000,000 each way (shared by passengers)
By speedboat (10 pax max, shared) IDR 2,000,000
Please note that you will need to call Raja Ampat Sunset Homestay if you want to specify a preference.
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 Sunset guests diving at any of the famous Dampier Strait and Kabui Bay dive sites. Arborek Dive Shop also provides credit card payments for Raja Ampat Sunset Homestay.
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.
Walking sharks and blacktip reef sharks frequent the shallows beneath Raja Ampat Sunset Homestay, and there are also hosts of small critters sheltering in the nearby 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.
Sightseeing and Transfers
Arborek village often mounts cultural performances, and production of handcrafted souvenirs is thriving. Raja Ampat Sunset 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. A selection of popular tours and transfers is provided below. Trip prices are the total cost in Indonesian Rupiah and are shared by participants.
|Manta Sandy & West Kri||600,000|
|Yenbuba & Sauwandarek jetties||1,200,000|
|Imbraimuk Island (extreme western Gam)||800,000|
|Pasir Timbul sandbank||1,000,000|
|Batanta (Arefi, Birie, Yarweser)||2,000,000|
|Piaynemo or Pam Village by longboat||1,500,000|
|Piaynemo or Pam Village by speedboat||3,000,000|
|Manta Point & long coral reef||250,000|
|Manta Point and Way Island||1,500,000|
See our Arborek Island page for an overview of the island and its attractions.