Rissen Homestay

Batanta - Batanta



2 x On beach - VIP bungalow

A single room bungalow with ensuite bathroom and toilet. Sleeps max. 4 persons / room.


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Twin share from USD 38.45 per person / night including 3 meals daily

Single occupancy from USD 38.45 per person / night including 3 meals daily

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  • Coral
  • Hiking available
  • Quiet hideaway
  • Good house reef
  • Birds of Paradise
  • Calm beach
  • Has family bungalows
  • Sandy Beach
  • Western style toilet
  • IDR 500,000 to 600,000
  • Near village
  • Has ensuite bathroom/toilet
  • Has private bungalows


Rissen Homestay is on the beach, a ten minute walk from the Batanta village of Marandan Weser. Marandan Weser is commonly called Yennyar, and it is one of the last villages in Raja Ampat in which all the homes are of traditional construction.

Rissen Homestay offers two VIP family bungalows with expansive ocean views.

The bungalows sleep 4, on 2 double mattresses on the floor. Sheets, pillows, bolsters and mosquito nets are provided.

The ensuite bungalow bathrooms have western style toilets and dip mandi (bucket) bathing.

Meals are served on the bungalow verandahs, and free drinking water and tea and coffee making supplies are provided there for guests.

Electricity is provided by generator and is available from sunset to around midnight. The generator can be started at other times if required. A charge may apply for the extra fuel used.

Rissen Homestay receives a weak and variable (H / E) phone signal. An unstable data connection is sometimes available.

Only a little English is spoken at Rissen Homestay. Bringing a phrasebook or offline translation app is recommended if you don’t speak Bahasa Indonesia.

You will need to come fully stocked with all the consumeables you consider essential, as only very basic supplies can be purchased in Yennyar’s small home kiosks.

As everywhere else in Raja Ampat, safe waste disposal and recycling is unavailable, so please take your inorganic trash away with you when you leave. Lack of effective waste disposal and recycling means that trash left in the islands will end up polluting paradise.

Coconut crabs: This protected species is unfortunately hunted and sold at some places in Raja Ampat. Please don’t buy any. Rissen Homestay will refuse to cook them for you and will insist you release them instead.

Transport / Getting there

Transport between Rissen Homestay and Waisai is by longboat capable of carrying a maximum of 4 passengers. A one way trip costs IDR 2,000,000. The trip cost is shared by passengers.

Transfers to/from other destinations as below. Price is IDR per trip, shared by up to 4 pax max.

Biryei Homestays900,000
Kri Homestays1,000,000
Friwen Homestays2,000,000
Gam Homestays (Sawinggrai)2,000,000
Arborek Homestays1,000,000
Sauwandarek Homestays1,000,000

Read more about Raja Ampat boat transport prices here.

Public Boat to Batanta

If you have plenty of time, you don’t mind a bit of discomfort, and you want spend as little as possible on transport costs, then there are cargo boats that you can use to get to Batanta. (Obviously, if you are going to arrive on the cargo boat, then you don’t need to request a Waisai pickup when submitting the booking form above.)

Here’s what you need to know about getting the cargo boat to Batanta.


You probably won’t find another village like Yennyar in Raja Ampat. All of the village houses are traditionally constructed from local timber and natural materials. There are no phone or internet services and the pace of life is one which is fast disappearing from the world.

The village was founded by members of the Seventh Day Adventist faith, so their day of rest is Saturday, not Sunday as elsewhere in the islands. Note that (excepting Waisai transfers) boat trips and other activities dependent on your hosts may not be available on Saturdays. There’s plenty to do though: Long walks along a fine sandy beach, birdwatching, jungle etrekking or simply relaxing in the shade and enjoying a quiet escape from online life.


Be sure to bring snorkelling gear, as the reefs that extend all along Rissen Homestay’s beach are excellent. Marine life is vibrant and dolphins, turtles and dugongs can all be seen if you are lucky. Rissen Homestay can organise any snorkelling or sightseeing trip that you’d like to do.

Waterfall visits and jungle trekking

Batanta’s central highlands create a lot of rain, hence the island’s lush rainforest and many waterfalls. The ancient forests behind Yennyar are home to huge numbers of birds, including Wilson’s Bird of Paradise and Cassowaries. Rissen Homestay is a great base if you are a birder, and/or want to do some serious tropical forest trekking. Just tell your hosts your interests, or show them a picture of any particular species you’d like to see. Always go with a guide, and be sure to wear appropriate clothing and footwear, and to carry plenty of drinking water – it’s a jungle out there!

Dayan Mantas700,000200,000
Urun Island Snorkelling700,000250,000
Wai Island800,000450,000
Kri Sandbanks (Batanta)900,000450,000
Bird Watching Warei River700,000250,000
Piaynemo Full Day Trip (Entrance fee NOT incl.)5,000,0002,000,000
Dore Mangkway & Wobbegong snorkelling500,000150,000
Waterfall & Urun Island900,000300,000
Apyak & Manta800,000200,000


See our Batanta page for an overview of Batanta, its neighbouring islands, and their attractions.

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