Wainay Homestay

Southern Gam - Gam

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Rooms

2 x On beach - Private bungalow

A single room bungalow (no ensuite bathroom/toilet) Sleeps max. 3 persons / room.

Rates

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Twin share from USD 32.68 per person / night including 3 meals daily

Single occupancy from USD 32.68 per person / night including 3 meals daily

Discount for children under 12

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* Under 12yrs

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Features

  • Coral
  • Quiet hideaway
  • Good house reef
  • Birds of Paradise
  • Calm beach
  • Child discount
  • Wayag trips
  • Snorkeling equipment
  • Western style toilet
  • IDR 500,000 to 600,000
  • IDR 400,000 to 500,000
  • Has private bungalows

    Details

    Wainay Homestay occupies a quiet cove on Gam’s southern coast.

    Two private beach bungalows are available. Each sleep two on mattresses on the floor. An extra bed can be provided if required, and all the standard bedding and mosquito nets are supplied. Bungalow verandahs have wide ocean views, and are equipped with table and chairs and a hammock.

    Meals are served in Wainay Homestay’s beachside dining shelter. The sand-floored shelter has a large table and bench seating. Drinking water and tea and coffee making supplies are always freely available to guests there.

    Guests share bathroom facilities. A two room bathroom building houses a western style toilet and shower in one room. A squat toilet and shower is provided in the second room.

    Electricity is available from a generator that runs from sunset until around midnight.

    In December 2022, only a variable phone signal was available at Wainay Homestay. It would not support a data connection, so you should probably be prepared to be offline while you’re there.

    Only a little English is spoken at Wainay Homestay. Bringing a translation app or phrasebook will ease communication.

    The nearest villages are Friwen and Yenbeser. Both are about 15 minutes away by boat, and basic supplies are available there. Stronger 4G signals are also usually available at Yenbeser and Friwen.

    Please don’t leave any inorganic trash at Wainay Homestay. Inorganic waste (especially plastic) that is left at homestays will simply contribute to Raja Ampat’s growing rubbish problem.

    Transport / Getting there

    One way transfers between Wainay Homestay and Waisai cost IDR 500,000. Transfers are by longboat that can carry a maximum of 2 people. Cost is shared by boat passengers.

    Read more about Raja Ampat boat transport prices here.

    Activities

    Wainay Homestay occupies a thin arc of secluded beach on the islet of Kordiris, which is separated from Gam proper by the wildlife rich Dore Dor mangrove waterway. The winding mangrove filled waterways and dense jungles of Dore Dor are a birdwatchers paradise, alive with hornbills, sea eagles, eclectus parrots, kingfishers, herons… the list goes on.

    The jungle behind Wainay Homestay is home to Red Birds of Paradise, couscous, squirrel-like tree rats, black king cockatoos and bush fowl that build huge nest mounds in the forest.

    Trips to Red Bird of Paradise displays cost IDR 100,000 per person.

    Snorkelling

    You’ll find excellent snorkelling over healthy coral at Wainay Homestay. Dolphins and turtles are frequent visitors, and whales can be observed further offshore as they move through the strait in April and May.

    Wainay Homestay has 10 sets of snorkelling gear available. Equipment rental costs IDR 50,000 per set per day. (Probably best to bring your own if you need larger size fins.)

    The jungle behind Wainay Homestay is home to Red Birds of Paradise, couscous, squirrel-like tree rats, black king cockatoos and bush fowl that build huge nest mounds in the forest.

    Tours

    Wainay Homestay can provide sightseeing tours to anywhere you might like to go, including Wayag.

    Pulau Gam

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

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