Subdikar Homestay

Manyaifun - West Waigeo/Manyaifun

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Rooms

1 x Over water - Private bungalow

A single room bungalow (no ensuite bathroom/toilet) Sleeps max. 2 persons / room.

2 x Over water - Room in a bungalow

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

Rates

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Twin share from USD 30.76 per person / night including 3 meals daily

Single occupancy from USD 30.76 per person / night including 3 meals daily

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Features

  • Has email contact
  • English speaking
  • Mangroves
  • Seagrass
  • Coral
  • Hiking available
  • Good house reef
  • Calm beach
  • Has family bungalows
  • Sandy Beach
  • Wayag trips
  • Western style toilet
  • Near village
  • IDR 400,000 to 500,000
  • Has private bungalows

Details

Subdikar Homestay has one private and one two-room over-water bungalow on a west facing beach at the northern end of Manyaifun village.

Each room can sleep two people on mattresses on the floor, and bedding includes sheets, pillows, bolsters and mosquito nets. Although Subdikar can only accommodate six guests, larger groups can be accommodated in conjunction with the Subdikar’s immediate neighbour Saudori Homestay.

Subdikar’s two-room bungalow has a large common space where meals are served, and drinking water and tea and coffee making supplies are freely available. In front of the dining room, a covered verandah provides plenty of seating for relaxing, watching the sunsets over the bay and the marine life below the homestay.

Guests share a concrete-floored bathoom building which has running water and a western style toilet in one room and bucket bathing in the other.

Electricity is supplied by a generator which runs from around sunset to midnight. The Manyaifun mobile phone tower was not working when we visited in June 2017, but when weather conditions were right you could sometimes pick up a weak signal from Selpele. It was only useful for SMS though.

You can buy basic supplies in the nearby Manyaifun village, but you’ll need to bring sufficient supplies of your favourite snacks and anything else that you can’t do without. It’s also important to take any inorganic trash (especially plastic and batteries) that you create away with you when you leave – there’s no safe waste disposal on Manyaifun. (That’s the case everywhere in Raja Ampat – see this information.)

English is spoken at Subdikar Homestay.

Transport / Getting there

It’s a long trip (about 2.5 hours) from Waisai to Subdikar, but you’ll see a lot of Raja Ampat on the way. The route passes through Kabui Bay and Kabui Passage, then past white sand beaches and turquoise waters of the Meos Manggara islands.

Transfer prices in the table below are IDR, and are shared by boat passengers (pax).

FROM/TO1-2 PAX3-6 PAX
WAISAI1,900,0002,500,000
Kri1,900,0002,500,000
Gam1,700,0002,200,000
Arborek1,700,0002,200,000
Piaynemo1,600,0001,800,000
Pam/Saukabu1,800,0002,000,000
Dayan/Batanta2,500,0003,500,000

Read more about Raja Ampat boat transport prices here.

Activities

Located on a narrow sand spit between the ocean and a tidal mangrove lagoon, Subdikar Homestay has a rich house reef and crystal clear water that provides excellent snorkelling (bring your own gear).

A huge range of marine life frequents the bay at Manyaifun, much of which can be seen from the homestay deck without even needing to get wet. Turtles and dolphins are regular visitors by day and the seagrass beds below the homestay flash with bioluminescent plankton at night, and the clear tidal waters of the mangrove lagoon behind the homestay swarm with juvenile fish and other aquatic and bird life.

Snorkelling and sightseeing

Subdikar Homestay offers a range of snorkelling and sightseeing day trips to the remote, coral-fringed islands of West Waigeo. See this June 2023 pricelist (PDF 1063KB) for a selection of popular trips

Fishing trips

If you’d like to try your hand at catching your own fish dinner, Subdikar Homestay can take up to four people fishing for a trip price of IDR 400,000.

Manyaifun village and hiking

The village of Manyaifun is shared by the inhabitants of its Muslim and Christian quarters and is well worth exploring. Ask for a guide to show you the fresh water eels that inhabit a small pool on one of the streams that supplies the village water. The Nawan or Nipa Palm grows on Manyaifun and the thatch roofs of the village houses exhibit a classic pattern not seen in the more common thatch of other Raja Ampat villages.

Manyaifun’s a pretty village with traditional, rustic timber and thatch stilt homes sitting side by side with brightly painted more modern island homes. Explorations further afield can be made via the many tracks that fan out from the village.

Subdikar Homestay offers guided treks on Manyaifun for IDR 150,000 per person. Maximum group size is 10.

Waigeo Barat

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

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