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Good phone signalReef dropoff
Good house reefBirds of Paradise
Quiet hideawayWayag trips
Snorkeling equipmentWestern style toilet
IDR 500,000 to 600,000Near village
Diving availableHas private bungalows
Tapor Aikos Homestay has three over-water bungalows. Meals are served on the bungalow verandahs and free drinking water, tea and coffee making facilities are provided.
Covered verandahs with a tables and chairs provide ocean views, and easy access to the water is provided by the jetty the bungalows sit next to.
Two separate garden table and bench seat settings are provided and a couple of other bench seats occupy positions with nice ocean views from the shady garden on the hill above the bungalows. The garden and grounds of the homestay are an orchid lover’s paradise. There are hundreds of naturally occurring plants and several different species represented.
Tapor Aikos guests share a two-room bathroom building that provides a western style toilet and bucket bathing.
There’s a good mobile phone signal at Tapor Aikos Homestay and electricity is supplied by a generator which runs from sunset until around midnight.
Tapor Aikos Homestay is a five minute walk from the village of Kapisawar where there is a nice swimming beach and basic supplies can be purchased. Please do take any inorganic waste like plastic or dead batteries away with you when you leave though – there’s no safe method of disposal for this kind of trash in Raja Ampat, and leaving it at the homestay will only contribute to Raja Ampat’s growing pollution problem.
It’s a good idea to bring a phrasebook if you don’t speak Bahasa Indonesia, as very little English is spoken by the homestay family. A translator is available nearby if needed.
Transport / Getting there
Waisai transfers are by speedboat which can carry up to 6 passengers, and cost IDR 700,000 one way, shared by passengers. Table below shows transfer prices to/from other locations.
|TRANSFER FROM/TO||IDR (one way trip price)|
|Kri and Mansuar||600,000|
Read more about Raja Ampat boat transport prices here.
Tapor Aikos Homestay is set in a private location atop a limestone promontory next to Kapisawar village.
Connected to Kapisawar by a stony path (sturdy footwear recommended) and rustic stepladder, the homestay is surrounded by a profusion of naturally occurring orchids and shaded by overhanging trees. The flowering orchids (in December) and papaya trees provide a unique ambience and the homestay is a convenient departure point for visits to the attractions of Manta Sandy, Arborek and Piaynemo.
The homestay has great ocean vistas and a view of Kapisawar village and jetty in the bay to the west. Kapisawar is a largely traditional and very pretty village with many timber homes and tiny red burrowing crabs inhabiting the bare ground between the beachside houses. Concrete paths connect Kapisawar to Sawinggrai to the east and provide for easy walking and village visits. Excursions to Sawinggrai to see Red Birds of Paradise display are easily arranged and can be accomplished on foot from the homestay.
Tapor Aikos Homestay Raja Ampat tours
Tapor Aikos Homestay offers a wide range of half-day, full-day and multi-day boat tours. Exploring a range of islands (including Wayag), activities available include fishing, hiking, cave, forest and village visits. Camping instead of homestay accommodation is available if preferred. Custom tours of any duration can also be organised.
View/download the 2022 price list here (PDF 103KB).
Snorkelling and diving
A path from the homestay leads down to the ocean and brings you to a jetty perfect for snorkelling from during high tide. The shallow and rich homestay house reef extends from the point to a deep water dropoff, with shallow mangrove fringed bays with seagrass and coral to either side.
Diving can also be organised in conjunction with Arborek Dive Shop or other dive centers.
See our Gam Island page for an overview of Gam and its attractions.