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Has email contactCan pay by credit card
Good phone signalReef dropoff
WiFi availableEnglish speaking
Hiking availableBusy homestay
Good house reefCalm beach
Sandy BeachHas raised beds
Western style toiletNear village
On site dive centreHas ensuite bathroom/toilet
IDR 400,000 to 500,000Diving available
Warahnus Dive Homestay occupies a beautiful cove on Kri’s southern shore. Six VIP beach bungalows are available. All bungalows sleep a maximum of three guests, and all have an ensuite bathroom/toilet with showers.
Each bungalow has a verandah equipped with a small table and chairs and all have fabulous sea views across the Dampier Strait to Batanta.
Bungalow bedrooms have raised beds abd power outlets. Fans are also provided.
Warahnus Dive Homestay’s dining room is located on the beach too and has the same great views. Large tables and bench seating is provided and free drinking water, tea and coffee are always available there.
Electricity is available from a generator between sunset and about midnight and Warahnus Homestay receives a 4G phone signal which is usually capable of supporting a (slow) internet connection. Free WiFi is provided for guests.
Yenbuba village on Mansuar is a short boat ride away and at low tide can be reached on foot in about 30 minutes. Basic supplies are available in Yenbuba but as with most homestays, it’s best to bring any”must have” snacks or supplies with you. Please be sure to take inorganic rubbish like plastic and dead batteries away with you though. There’s no non-polluting waste disposal available on Kri and you’ll be contributing to the trashing of paradise if you don’t.
English is spoken at Warahnus Dive Homestay.
Transport / Getting there
Diving with Warahnus Dive Homestay
An on site dive center provides diving at all popular Dampier Strait sites. All equipment, and a dive guide are included. Price is IDR per person.
If you are bringing all your own gear, then dives cost IDR 450,000 per dive.
In addition to the price per dive as above, there is also a boat cost as shown below. The boat can carry a maximum of 6 divers. Prices are IDR, and are per trip, shared by participants.
|DIVE SITE||BOAT PRICE|
|Lau Lau Reef||300,000|
|Kabui Passage tour||3,000,000|
|Batanta Tour, incl manta, airplane & waterfall||3,000,000|
|Piaynemo Day Trip, incl Melissa’s Garden,Fam Wall, Rufas Reef & viewpoint||4,500,000|
Snorkelling with Warahnus Dive Homestay
There’s great snorkelling over the Warahnus house reef and the reefs between Kri’s west end and the small Ransiwor Island. Snorkelling tours are also offered. Prices in the table below are per boat trip. The boat can seat a maximum of 8 passengers on all trips except the Wayag one, which has a max of six passengers. Quoted Prices are IDR and are per trip (shared by passengers).
|SNORKELLING TRIP||TRIP PRICE|
|Pasir Timbul sandbank||400,000|
|Kabui Passage & Batu Pensil||4,000,000|
|Piaynemo Day Tour||6,000,000|
|Wayag Day Tour (Max 6 pax)||12,000,000|
Long hikes are available from Warahnus homestay. At low tide you can walk the entire north shore of Kri, or you can cross the sandbanks to neighbouring Ransiwor and Mansuar to visit Yenbuba village.
From Yenbuba a path heads west along the north coast of Mansuar to Yenbekwan village and then crosses the island past a lake to the south coast village of Sauwandarek. There’s excellent snorkelling all along the route. If you’re feeling energetic, you could make a day of it by leaving on a morning with a low tide and organising an afternoon pickup from Sauwandarek.
There are also shorter (and steeper!) local paths that lead through Kri’s jungle to the islands’ heights. Great panoramic views and spectacular sunsets are the norm, but be sure to take a light with you if going to watch the sunset as full dark comes on very quickly. If you want to see Red Birds of Paradise, head over to Sawinggrai on Gam to catch their dawn and dusk displays.
See our Kri Island page for an overview of the island and its attractions.