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- Good house reef
- Calm beach
- Child discount
- Sandy Beach
- Western style toilet
- IDR 400,000 to 500,000
- Has private bungalows
Snonbepur Homestay offers three private beach bungalows on the southern shore of Pulau Dayan, in far western Batanta.
The bungalows sleep two on mattresses on the floor. The usual bedding and mosquito net are supplied, and an extra mattress can be provided if needed.
Meals are served in a sand-floored, beachside dining room. Free drinking water and tea and coffee making supplies are always available there for guests.
Guests share a two-roomed bathroom building that provides a western style toilet and dip mandi bathing.
A serviceable 4G signal is usually available at Pulau Dayan, but it was weak and variable at Snonbepur Homestay in December 2022. Electricity is supplied by generator and is available from sunset to around midnight.
Only a little English is spoken at Snonbepur Homestay, so bringing a translation app or phrasebook is recommended.
Yenyar is the nearest village, and is about a 40 minute boat ride away. Be sure to stock up with anything you consider essential, because local villages only have basic supplies available.
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
One way transfers between Waisai and Snonbepur Homestay cost IDR 1,700,000.
The longboat used can only carry two passengers and their luggage.
Read more about Raja Ampat boat transport prices here.
Public Boat to Batanta
If you have plenty of time, you don’t mind a bit of discomfort, and you want spend as little as possible on transport costs, then there are cargo boats that you can use to get to Batanta. (Obviously, if you are going to arrive on the cargo boat, then you don’t need to request a Waisai pickup when submitting the booking form above.)
Here’s what you need to know about getting the cargo boat to Batanta.
Pulau Dayan was the site of one of Conservation International’s first Raja Ampat Marine Protected Area patrol posts. It’s easy to see why. The reefs around Dayan Homestay are some of the richest we’ve ever seen. Be sure to bring snorkelling gear, because Dayan is a snorkellers’ heaven. You do need to be careful of the strong currents that sweep around the island when the tide is running though!
Dayan also boasts long stretches of perfect beach, including sections where it’s easy to get in and out of the water without stepping on coral. Mantas, whales, dolphins, and turtles are all often seen, and dugongs are occasional visitors.
Dayan’s homestays are very remote – but if you were heading to (or from) a Pam Islands homestay, Dayan would be the perfect place to spend a few days in the middle of the journey.
The pure, clean waters of the bays around Dayan and Batanta are perfect for oyster cultivation, and there’s a pearl farm nearby that could probably also be visited if you were interested. Batanta jungle treks and waterfall visits can also be arranged.
If you’re interested in seeing one of the last remaining villages in Raja Ampat in which all the houses are traditionally built, organise a visit to Yennyar. Yennyar is the name by which everyone refers to it, but the village’s formal name is Marandan Weser. Yennyar is a forty minute longboat ride from Dayan.
If you’re looking for a place to really get away from it all, can afford the extra travel cost, and are looking for excellent snorkelling and blissful downtime, it’s hard to imagine a better alternative.
See our Batanta page for an overview of Batanta, its neighbouring islands, and their attractions.