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Talaip Homestay is located in remote West Waigeo, on the same Selpele district island as
Way Tunu Homestay.
A jetty provides easy access to Talaip Homestay’s land based accommodation: A two room bungalow in the dense shade of an overhanging tree and two private bungalows. A third private bungalow was under construction when we visited in June 2016.
All bungalows are nicely constructed with covered verandahs and well appointed with power outlets and room light switches. All bungalow rooms have nice thick mattresses on the floor, mosquito nets, pillows, bolsters and mattress covers.
A squat toilet and dip mandi bathroom are provided in separate rooms in a bathroom building that’s shared by all guests.
Meals are served at Talaip Homestay in a shady, sand floored dining shelter that’s equipped with long tables and bench seating. The usual free drinking water, tea and coffee are always available there and we can vouch for the delicious sweet snacks served in the afternoons.
In addition to the sea views from the dining room, there are a shady beachside tables and chair settings as well as a few hammocks slung between beachside trees.
Electricity is provided by generator from sunset to midnight. There’s no phone reception at Talaip Homestay.
The nearest village to Talaip is Saleo, where a phone signal and basic supplies are available. You need to be sure to bring all essential items with you though. You might want to consider bringing some extra snacks too. Please take all your inorganic rubbish (especially plastic and dead batteries) home with you: As in the rest of Raja Ampat there is no safe waste disposal and it would be a shame to contribute to the garbage problem and pollution on such a pristine island. See our “
Don’t rubbish Raja Ampat” page for more detail about waste management issues in the islands.
Only minimal English is spoken at Talaip Homestay, so consider bringing a phrasebook to ease communication.
Transport / Getting there
Transport between Waisai and Talaip Homestay is by speedboat capable of carrying up to 14 passengers and costs IDR 6,000,000 each way. (Shared by passengers.)
The trip is a long one (about 2 hours) and goes via Kabui Bay and Passage and past the sand cays and islands of Manyaifun and Batang Pele before entering the fiordlike seascape of the Salpele district islands.
Read more about Raja Ampat boat transport prices here. Activities
Talaip Homestay is located on an island at the mouth of West Waigeo’s Aljui Bay and provides an excellent house reef for snorkellers. The island is densely forested and provides the adventurous the opportunity to birdwatch and hike to the lake near
Way Tunu Homestay on the island’s western shore.
Visits to the Aljui Bay pearl farm can be organised and snorkelling and sightseeing trips to locations near and far can be arranged as required on Talaip Homestay’s speedboat.
Wayag sightseeing and snorkelling day trip: IDR 6,000,000 shared by passengers (max 14)
Piaynemo sightseeing and snorkelling day trip: IDR 7,000,000 shared by passengers (max 14) Piaynemo sightseeing and snorkelling day trip with transfer to Waisai: IDR 14,000,000 shared by passengers (max 14) Features
Remote/isolated Association member Reef dropoff Quiet hideaway Hiking available Coral English speaking Good house reef Calm beach IDR 360,000 to 450,000 Sandy Beach Has own speedboat
Wayag trips Has private bungalows