Tapor Aikos Homestay

Gam - Southern Gam

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Rooms

3 x Over water - Private bungalow

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

1 x On land - Private bungalow

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

Rates

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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Features

  • Near village
  • Reef dropoff
  • Western style toilet
  • Mangroves
  • Quiet hideaway
  • Seagrass
  • Hiking available
  • Coral
  • Birds of Paradise
  • Good house reef
  • Snorkeling equipment
  • Diving available
  • Good phone signal
  • Has own speedboat
  • IDR 0 to 350,000
  • Wayag trips
  • Has private bungalows

Details

Tapor Aikos Homestay has four single room private bungalows. Meals are served on the bungalow verandahs and free drinking water, tea and coffee making facilities are provided.

A large single room bungalow at the top of the Tapor Aikos hill has a double mattress on the floor equipped with sheets, mosquito net and pillows. A large covered verandah with table, bench seating and power outlets provides expansive ocean views toward Arborek.

Three over-water private bungalows are located in front of the mangroves at the bottom of the Tapor Aikos Homestay hill. 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. 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.

Two bathroom buildings are provided. Next to the hilltop bungalows is a concrete floored hut with a dip mandi bathroom and squat toilet in separate rooms. Further down the hill, just above the over water bungalow is another bathroom building with 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/TOIDR (one way trip price)
Waisai700,000
Arborek400,000
Kri and Mansuar600,000
Friwen600,000
Batanta1,500,000
Manyaifun1,500,000
Selpele1,600,000

Read more about Raja Ampat boat transport prices here.

Activities

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.

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 2019 price list here (PDF 62KB).

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.

Tapor Aikos Homestay has 3 sets of snorkeling equipment available for rental at the rate of IDR 50,000 per set per day, but bringing your own is recommended in case the ones on hand don’t fit. Diving can also be organised in conjunction with Arborek Dive Shop or other dive centers.

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.

Pulau Gam

See our Gam Island page for an overview of Gam and its attractions.

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