Saupon Mangrove Homestay

Mayalibit Bay/East - Waigeo

Saupon Mangrove Homestay, Waifoi, Mayalibit Bay, Waigeo, Raja Ampat


1 x Over water - Private bungalow

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

1 x On land - Private bungalow

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

4 x Over water - Room in a bungalow

A room in a bungalow with 2 or more rooms and shared common areas. Sleeps max. 3 persons / room.


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Twin share from USD 42.29 per person / night including 3 meals daily

Single occupancy from USD 42.29 per person / night including 3 meals daily

Discount for children under 12

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  • Mangroves
  • Large groups OK
  • Hiking available
  • Birds of Paradise
  • Has family bungalows
  • Child discount
  • Above IDR 600,000
  • Remote/isolated
  • Western style toilet
  • Has private bungalows


    Saupon Mangrove Homestay is located at the end of a winding passage through the mangroves of Waigeo’s northern Mayalibit Bay.

    The mangroves, rainforests and villages of the Waigeo interior are the attraction here. (See this page for more about the attractions of the Waigeo’s hidden heartland.)

    Accommodation for up to eighteen guests is available.

    All bungalow rooms sleep two people on mattresses on the floor. A third guest can be accommodated if need be. Bedding supplied includes mosquito nets, sheets, blankets, pillows and bolsters.

    All bungalows are fitted with light switches and power outlets, and all have covered verandahs with tables and chairs.

    Bungalows available are:

    • One private bungalow on land.
    • One over-water private bungalow, and
    • Two two-room, over-water bungalows. Two room bungalow rooms are booked individually. If you are a group of four wanting to share a bungalow, then you will need to request “2 x Room in a bungalow” on the booking form above.

    Meals at Saupon Mangrove Homestay are served in the homestay’s over-water dining room. The large dining room has views of the homestay lagoon and surrounding mangrove forest. Drinking water, and tea and coffee making supplies are always freely available there for guests.

    Guests share a two room bathroom building on land. The bathroom hut providesa a western syle toilet in one room, and dip mandi (bucket) bathing and a shower in the other..

    A generator supplies electricity between 6pm and 6 am.

    No phone signal is available at Saupon Mangrove Homestay, so be prepared to be offline and uncontactable while there. A phone signal can be received at the nearest village of Waifoi, which is about 30 minutes away by boat or on foot. The Waifoi 4G signal usually supports a slow internet connection.

    Be sure to bring any consumeables you regard as essential. Only basic local supplies are available in Waifoi.  Please also take all your inorganic rubbish away with you when you leave: There is no effective waste disposal in Raja Ampat. Any non-biodegradeable waste left there will only end up as pollution. Please don’t contribute to the trashing of paradise.

    Only a little English is spoken at Saupon Mangrove Homestay. To ease communication, bringing a translation app or phrasebook is recommended.

    Transport / Getting there

    Transport between Waisai and Saupon Mangrove Homestay costs IDR 4,000,000. (IDR 8,000,000 for the round trip)

    The boat used can carry up to six passengers, and the trip cost is shared by passengers.

    It’s long way from Waisai, and you’ll get to see some spectacular Mayalibit Bay scenery on the way.

    Pickups and dropoffs are also available from Warsambin, a village in the river-like channel that joins Mayalibit Bay to the ocean. Warsambin is connected to Waisai by road, and is serviced by taxis and local public transport. (Ask around in Waisai if you want to get the bus.)

    Transport between Warsambin and Saupon Mangrove Homestay costs IDR 3,000,000

    Read more about Raja Ampat boat transport prices here.


    Saupon Mangrove Homestay offers the chance to experience Ambel Maya village life, to trek in the Waigeo interior, and to explore the secrets of Mayalibit Bay.

    White dolphins, black orchids, the looming, horned peaks of Gunung Nok: The Waigeo interior is very different to the white sand beaches and coral reefs that most Raja Ampat visitors come for.

    Saupon Mangrove Homestay invites you to share in the harvest and preparation of the local staple of sago. Or you can help release juvenile sea cucumbers to replenish a traditional fishery in the bay. See the black orchids of Kampung Beo. Maybe, if you’re lucky, you’ll catch a glimpse of Mayalibit Bay’s secretive white dolphins. Visit a waterfall, and experience dawns and sunsets from observation platforms with panoramic views above the jungle canopy. Or just relax at the homestay and soak up the bird-filled ambience of the mangrove forest. Maybe you’ll spot a crocodile!

    See Saupon Mangrove Homestay’s 2024 tour price list (PDF 36KB) for details and great value prices of the most popular tours on offer.

    For more details about the flora and fauna likely to be encountered around Saupon Mangrove Homestay, or if you are interested in longer treks into the jungle, see this related Raja Ampat Trekking page.

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

    Saupon Mangrove Homestay Location Map