Warikaf Homestay

Gam - Northern Gam - Kabui Bay



2 x Over water - Room in a bungalow

A room in a bungalow with 2 or more rooms and shared common areas. Sleeps max. 2 persons / room.


Per person (full board)

If no other rates are shown, price for all rooms is per person per night (Includes 3 meals/day) IDR 400,000 / person / night

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  • Remote/isolated
  • Mangroves
  • Quiet hideaway
  • Hiking available
  • IDR 360,000 to 450,000
  • Has family bungalows


    Warikaf Homestay is a two room bungalow built over  water in a unique and isolated location in a ‘hidden bay’ amid the Wayag-like karst islands of northern Kabui Bay. Named for the fresh spring water that emerges from a nearby cave, Warikaf was originally built as a stopover for sea kayakers exploring Kabui Bay and is splendidly remote. There is no phone network coverage. A generator is provided for lighting and charging devices.

    Warikaf’s two rooms have free standing double beds with mattress covers, pillows, bolsters and mosquito nets and share a large verandah with a table and wooden chairs.

    There is free flowing gravity fed spring water from a standpipe on a boardwalk jetty that connects the homestay to Gam Island. (The water is boiled for drinking.) A combined concrete floored dip mandi bathroom and squat toilet is on the island at the end of the boardwalk.

    It’s a 30 minute trip by boat to the nearest village where only basic supplies can be purchased, so it’s best to bring everything you’ll need with you.

    Warikaf Homestay owner Pak Daud Mayor and his wife live on site while guests are staying, but have no English, so be sure to bring a phrasebook if you have no Bahasa Indonesia.

    Transport / Getting there

    Transport from and to Waisai is by longboat and costs IDR 500,000 each way, shared between up to 3 people. For more than 3 passengers a speedboat would need to be chartered at a cost of IDR 500,000 per person each way. The journey to Warikaf gives passengers a good look at Kabui Bay.

    Read more about Raja Ampat boat transport prices here.


    Warikaf Homestay’s bay provides good snorkeling. Backed by a thin fringe of mangroves, the bay is patrolled by black tipped sharks and visited by schools of juvenile fish and occasionally by hunting dolphins.

    The entrance to the famed dive and snorkel site of the Kabui Passage is close by, and the village of Kabui can be reached in 30 mins by boat, or via a 3 to 4 hour hike through the jungle of the island’s north shore.

    Local sightseeing trips and village visits can be arranged for IDR 100,000 per person. The same cost will cover snorkelling trips to Kabui Passage or around the karst islands of Kabui Bay, which are very similar to the famed islands of the much more distant Wayag.

    Birds of Paradise can be seen at Kabui village, and for the intrepid, it’s possible to arrange a trek from there over into Gam Bay.

    Another possible trek is from Kabui across the hills into Yenwaupnor village. The trek affords panoramic views of Kabui and Gam Bays and can be accomplished in a few hours.

    The Gam jungle itself is home to mound building wild bush fowl, cuscus, bandicoots and hosts of birds.

    Pulau Gam

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

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