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Tau Yado House is located on the wide sand beach of Yendebabo in eastern Gam. Four single room private bungalows are set amid the shade of beachside trees – each has a verandah with ocean views. The bedding supplied is mattresses on the floor, which are equipped with sheets, pillows and mosquito nets. Each room has a small table and bench seat, power outlets, room light switch and clothes line. Twowels are also provided.
Meals are taken in a beachside dining shelter that has a large table and bench seating. The dining shelter faces east and provides panoramic views. It’s a great place to relax with a morning coffee and watch the sun rise from the sea. Drinking water, tea and coffee are always freely available to guests there.
A large swinging recliner hangs from a coconut tree over the beach and cargo net is also provided for lazing away the hours. Small table and bench settings are also available in the shade of beachside trees.
Toilet and bathroom facilities are housed in separate rooms in a pebble-floored bathroom shelter which is shared by all guests. Bathing is by bucket and ladle (dip mandi) and toilet facilities are squat style. A shelf and clothes line is provided in the bathroom.
Electricity for light and charging equipment is provided by generator from sunset to bedtime and Tau Yado House receives a strong 3G telephone signal which usually supports a data connection.
If you need basic supplies, the village of Yenbeser is about a ten minute boat ride away. In common with everywhere else in Raja Ampat, there’s no safe disposal of inorganic trash available at Tau Yado. Please take all your inorganic trash (plastic, dead batteries etc) away with you when you leave so as not to contribute to the
growing rubbish problem in the islands.
Very little English is spoken at Tau Yado House, so bring a phrasebook to ease communication if you don’t speak Bahasa Indonesia.
Transport / Getting there
Wildlife abounds at Tau Yado and includes Red Birds of Paradise, whose displays can be observed just a short walk away from the homestay. Sea eagles are regularly seen dolphins and dugongs sometimes enter the bay in front of the homestay.
If you have a special interest in birdwatching or mangrove habitats, be sure to enquire about a longboat tour through the winding Dore Dor lagoon that separates the island Tau Yado occupies from the Gam mainland.
Tau Yado House diving and snorkelling trips
The house reef provides great snorkelling (bring your own gear) and diving can be organised in conjunction with the neighbouring
Tau Yado will organise boat trips to any Dampier Strait/Kabui Bay snorkelling site or attraction you might want to visit – just ask! Some of the popular tours are listed in the table below. Prices are in Indonesian rupiah and trip price is shared by participants. A longboat capable of carrying six people is used.
Cape Kri & Pasir Timbul sandbank
Kabui Bay, Passage & Batu Pensil
Arborek and Mantas
Association member Reef dropoff Seagrass Coral Birds of Paradise Good house reef Calm beach Diving available
Good phone signal Sandy Beach IDR 0 to 350,000 Has private bungalows