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Reef dropoffWestern style toilet
English speakingGood house reef
Calm beachDiving available
Good phone signalSandy Beach
Wayag tripsHas private bungalows
Has ensuite bathroom/toiletIDR 400,000 to 500,000
Sauyai Homestay joins the many others on Kri’s north shore and offers 4 VIP bungalows in the shade of beachside trees.
Sauyai Homestay’s concrete-floored bungalows can sleep 3 people. The bungalow bedrooms have real beds equipped with sheets, pillows, bolsters and mosquito nets. Each bungalow has an ensuite bathroom with western style toilet and both bucket bathing and a shower. Room light switches and power outlets for charging devices are provided.
Meals are served on bungalow verandahs and drinking water and tea and coffee making supplies are provided free of charge.
Electricity at Sauyai Homestay is provided by generator and is available from sunset to around midnight. The north shore of Kri receives a strong phone signal and a 3G data connection is usually available.
The nearest village to Sauyai Homestay is Yenbuba at Mansuar. It’s about a 10 minute boat ride to Yenbuba but only basic supplies are available there, so it’s best to bring your favourite snacks and other must have items with you.
English is spoken at Sauyai Homestay.
Please always take all your inorganic trash away with you when departing Sauyai Homestay: There’s no means of safely recycling or disposing of suck rubbish on Kri, and leaving it there will cotribute to pollution in the islands.
Transport / Getting there
Pulau Kri provides the opportunity for long beach walks at low tide. If you want to make a day of it, you could cross the sandbanks at the island’s western end to Yenbuba, then continue along the path that joins Yenbuba to the villages on Mansuar’s north coast. It’s also possible to cross from the north coast, past a lake to the south coast village of Sauwandarek and arrange a pickup from there. There’s also a lookout point on the hills above the western end of Kri that provides panoramic views to Waigeo and Gam in the north, and southward across the Dampier Strait to Batanta. Sturdy footwear is recommended for the jungle paths that climb to the lookout!
Diving and snorkelling
Diving can be easily organised in conjunction with neighbouring dive centers and excellent snorkelling is available at the door (bring your own snorkelling equipment). Sauyai Homestay can provide snorkelling and/or sightseeing trips to anywhere you want to go. A selection of the most popular destinations can be found in the table below. Prices are in Indonesian Rupiah and are per trip, shared by participants. Trips are by large longboat capable of carrying up to eight passengers.
|Max Point/Cape Kri||500,000|
|Tanjung Kri reef||200,000|
|Pasir Timbul sandbank||200,000|
|Kabui Bay & Passage/Batu Pensil||5,000,000|
See our Kri Island page for an overview of the island and its attractions.