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Reef dropoffWestern style toilet
Calm beachGood phone signal
Sandy BeachHas private bungalows
Saputra Homestay was known as Wapen Homestay until January 2020.
Saputra Homestay occupies a sheltered cove near Yenbeser village on Pulau Gam’s eastern shore.
Two private bungalows are available, both of which sit in the shade of beachside trees and have ocean views to Pulau Friwen. Bungalow verandahs have tables and chairs and bedrooms are equipped with mattresses on the floor with sheets, pillows, bolsters and mosquito nets.
Meals at Saputra Homestay are served in a beachside dining shelter, where you’ll find drinking water and tea and coffee making supplies freely available.
Guests share a two-room bathroom building which has bucket bathing and a western style toilet.
Electricity is provided by generator and is available from sunset to about midnight, and Saputra Homestay receives a good phone signal that will allow a slow data connection.
Bring any essential supplies with you, as the nearest village of Yenbeser is about a kilometre and a half away by boat. Basic supplies can be purchased in Yenbeser’s several small shops.
Minimal English is spoken at Saputra Homestay, so if you don’t speak Bahasa Indonesia, bringing a phrasebook will help ease any communication difficulties.
As elsewhere in Raja Ampat, it’s essential to take any inorganic waste you create (especially plastic) away with you when you leave. Leaving things like plastic and dead batteries at homestays will only contribute to the trashing of paradise, as effective waste recycling and disposal is not yet available in Raja Ampat.
Transport / Getting there
Good snorkelling can be had from the beach at Saputra Homestay (bring your own gear) and the homestay is close to the excellent snorkelling sites of Frwen, Friwen Wall and Batu Lima.
Saputra can organise boat tours for snorkelling and/or sightseeing to any Dampier Strait and Kabui Bay sites you’d like to visit.
Here is Saputra Homestay’s February 2020 tour and transfer price list. (PDF 76KB)
See our Gam Island page for an overview of Gam and its attractions.