Waiwo Sau Homestay

Batanta - Birie Island


2 x Over water - Private bungalow

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


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Twin share from USD 28.09 per person / night including 3 meals daily

Single occupancy from USD 28.09 per person / night including 3 meals daily

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BOOKING FORMS HAVE BEEN TEMPORARILY REMOVED while we make some changes to our system.

Booking forms should return to the site by August 13 at latest.

PLEASE NOTE that Raja Ampat is currently officially closed to visitors.

Local government plans a limited reopening to visitors in October, followed by a full reopening in December 2020.

If you are not already in Indonesia, then please also be aware that local government plans rely on Indonesia re-opening to international visitors.

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  • Remote/isolated
  • Western style toilet
  • Quiet hideaway
  • Coral
  • Good house reef
  • Calm beach
  • Has private bungalows
  • IDR 400,000 to 500,000


    Waiwo Sau Homestay shelters in a protected bay on the east coast of Birie Island.

    Two private, over-water bungalows are available. The bungalow bedrooms are set up for two, but extra mattresses can be provided if needed. Each bungalow has a covered verandah with views to the north over the calm waters of Waiwo Sau’s coral-filled bay.

    Meals are served on the bungalow verandahs and drinking water and tea and coffee making supplies are provided free of charge.

    Guests share a concrete-floored bathroom building which houses a western style toilet and bucket bathing.

    Electricity is supplied from a generator and is available from sunset to about midnight. A weak and erratic phone signal is available at Waiwo Sau Homestay, but it will not support an internet connection.

    Basic supplies can be purchased from Arefi village which is about a fifteen minute boat ride away, but it would be wise to arrive at Waiwo Sau with all the consumeables you consider essential for your stay.

    Please do be sure to take any packaging or inorganic waste that you create away with you when you leave. There’s no safe means of inorganic waste disposal in Raja Ampat. Plastics left in the islands either have to be burned, or they will eventually wind up in the ocean.  See our Don’t rubbish Raja Ampat article for more about this.

    Only a little English is spoken at Waiwo Sau Homestay, so a phrasebook or translation app is recommended if you don’t speak Bahasa Indonesia.

    Coconut crabs: This protected species is unfortunately hunted and sold at some places in Raja Ampat. Please don’t buy any. Waiwo Sau Homestay will refuse to cook them for you and will insist you release them instead.

    Transport / Getting there

    One way transfers between Waisai and Waiwo Sau Homestay cost IDR 1,500,000 Transfers are by longboat capable of carrying five passengers. Trip price is shared by passengers.


    Waiwo Sau Homestay is backed by the large trees of a bird-filled tropical rainforest, and the quiet bay in front of the homestay provides good snorkelling. Birie’s jungles come down almost to the high-water mark, so there’s not much of a beach at high tide, but the bay is easy to enter and leave, has plenty of healthy coral, and is sometimes visited by dugongs.

    Waiwo Sau can arrange snorkelling and sightseeing trips to any Batanta highlights you want to visit.


    See our Batanta page for an overview of Batanta, its neighbouring islands, and their attractions.

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