Sawedi Homestay

South coast - Mansuar



3 x On beach - VIP bungalow

A single room bungalow with ensuite bathroom and toilet. Sleeps max. 3 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

Discount for children under 12

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* Under 12yrs

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  • Has email contact
  • Reef dropoff
  • Coral
  • Hiking available
  • Good house reef
  • Good phone signal
  • Calm beach
  • Sandy Beach
  • Has raised beds
  • Western style toilet
  • Has ensuite bathroom/toilet
  • IDR 400,000 to 500,000
  • In village
  • Has private bungalows


    Sawedi Homestay has three beachfront VIP bungalows with ensuite bathrooms, located at Sauwandarek village on Mansuar’s south coast.

    The bungalows sleep two on  raised beds. An electric fan, and the usual bedding and mosquito net is provided. An extra mattress can be provided if needed.

    The bungalow verandahs have ocean views and are equipped with a hammock and table and chairs.

    The ensuite bathrooms provide a western style toilet and dip mandi bathing.

    Meals are served in Sawedi Homestay’s beachside dining room. Free drinking water and tea and coffee making supplies are provided there for guests.

    Sawedi Homestay receives a good 4G phone signal. Electricity is from the town supply and is usually available from sunset to sunrise.

    Only basic English is spoken at Sawedi Homestay, so bringing a phrasebook or translation app is recommended.

    Safe rubbish disposal is unavailable on any of the Raja Ampat islands, so if you want to avoid contributing to the trashing of paradise, please take all the inorganic waste you create away with you when you leave.

    Transport / Getting there

    Transfers between Waisai  and Sawedi Homestay (or vice versa) cost IDR 1,000,000. The longboat used can carry up to four passengers and the trip cost is shared.

    Arborek transfers are also available at a shared cost of IDR 600,000.

    Read more about Raja Ampat boat transport prices here.


    Sawedi Homestay has excellent snorkelling at the door. Easy access to the water is provided by the nearby village jetty, which also shelters large schools of fish and many colourful soft corals. Healthy coral reef stretches right along Mansuar’s southern shore, where rich upwellings attract plenty of marine life.

    When you need a break from the water and sun, Sauwandarek’s wide sandy beaches and beachside trees provide plenty of shady places to relax with a good book.

    Long hikes are available on Mansuar. Follow the path leads north from Sauwandarek, and you will pass by a lake in the center of the island, before coming to the north shore village of Yenbekwan, where more great snorkelling is available. From Yenbekwan, it’s possible to follow a jungle path eastward, all the way to Yenbuba village on Mansuar’s eastern tip. If you’re really keen (and the tide is low), from Yenbuba you can cross the sandbanks to Kri. Sawedi Homestay can also provide snorkelling and sightseeing trips to anywhere you might like to go.

    Do be aware that Sauwandarek village is of the Seventh Day Adventist faith, and that the day of rest there is Saturday. Apart from providing transport to Waisai if needed, your hosts will not be available for boat trips or other guided activities on Saturdays.

    Pulau Mansuar

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

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