Selabalam Lapo Homestay

West Waigeo/Manyaifun - Selpele


4 x On land - Room in a bungalow

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


Per person (full board)

If no other rates are shown, price for all rooms is per person per night (Includes 3 meals/day) IDR 350,000 / person / night

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  • Remote/isolated
  • Western style toilet
  • Hiking available
  • Coral
  • Good house reef
  • Calm beach
  • Sandy Beach
  • IDR 0 to 350,000
  • Wayag trips
  • Has family bungalows


    Selabalam Lapo Homestay is located on a fine beach near Selpele village in remote West Waigeo.

    Two large, two-room bungalows sit in the shade of beachside trees. Each bungalow has a big verandah with ocean views, and an indoor common area from which the bedrooms are accessed. Tables, chairs and benches are provided at each bungalow.

    Bedrooms sleep two people on mattresses on the floor, and sheets, pillows, bolsters and mosquito nets are supplied. Each bedroom has a back door which provides access to each bungalow’s bathroom and toilet building. Room light switches and power outlets are provided in each bedroom.

    Each bungalow has its own bathroom and toilet, located immediately to the rear of the bungalow, a couple of steps from each bedroom door. A western style toilet occupies one room, while the other is a tile-floored bathroom with bucket bathing. Running water is provided in both.

    Meals at Selabalam Lapo Homestay are served in a beachside dining shelter. A large table and bench seating are provided in the sand-floored dining room, and drinking water, tea and coffee making supplies are always freely available there.

    Table and chair settings and wooden benches provide several places to relax by the beach.

    Electricity is provided by generator and is available all night. Only a weak and variable mobile phone signal is available at Selabalam Lapo Homestay. An internet connection is not possible.

    You’ll need to bring any snacks and supplies you absolutely can’t live without, as the nearest village (Selpele) is about a 20 minute boat ride away and only basic supplies can be purchased there.

    Only a little English is spoken at Selabalam Lapo Homestay, so if you don’t speak Bahasa Indonesia, bringing a phrasebook is recommended.

    If you don’t want to contribute to the trashing of West Waigeo’s currently pristine environment, it’s imperative that you take all your plastic waste away with you when you leave.

    Transport / Getting there

    Selabalam Lapo Homestay provides speedboat transfers from and to Waisai, but the price had not been settled when we visited in June 2017. We’ll post prices as soon as they are provided to us, but expect that they will be similar to those quoted by neighbour Kamar Raja Homestay.

    Reaching West Waigeo is not cheap, but the remote region’s unique attractions and wild nature justify the expense. You’ll also see a lot of Raja Ampat on the way, including Kabui Bay and the famed Kabui Passage.

    Read more about Raja Ampat boat transport prices here.


    Snorkelling, Birdwatching, Wildlife, Hiking…

    Selabalam Lapo Homestay is a perfect place to simply relax and enjoy true wilderness ambience, but there’s also plenty to do if you want to be active.

    There’s great snorkelling straight off Selabalam Lapo’s fabulous beach, where walking sharks are quite common. Longboat snorkelling trips can be arranged to any of several other fabulous sites, including nearby islands and places where you can swim with mantas.

    A tour of Aljui Bay provides the opportunity to see ancient rock art galleries, a large commercial pearl farm, secret lagoons, cultural sites and spectacular scenery.

    Long beach walks and guided birdwatching or jungle hikes can also be arranged. An hour’s hike through the jungle to the village of Selpele is just one possibility. Visits to other island villages can be made by longboat, or included as part of a snorkelling or sightseeing trip.

    Kuskus, Western Crowned Pigeons, Sea Eagles and the mound-building Maleo are just a few of the many animals you’re guaranteed to see at Selabalam Lapo Homestay.

    Wayag Tours

    Wayag can be visited from Selabalam Lapo Homestay, but again, prices hadn’t been set when we visited in June 2017, and will probably be comparable to those from neighbour Kamar Raja.

    Waigeo Barat

    See our West Waigeo page for an overview of West Waigeo, its islands, and their attractions.

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