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Has email contactCan pay by credit card
Good phone signalReef dropoff
Hiking availableBirds of Paradise
Has family bungalowsHas raised beds
Sandy BeachWestern style toilet
IDR 400,000 to 500,000Near village
Diving availableHas private bungalows
Warimpurem Homestay is near Saporkren village, about a 20 minute car ride away from Waisai port.
Four private bungalows are located on the beachfront. Each can sleep four people.
A two-room family bungalow is also available. It is located on land behind the beachfront bungalows. The family bungalow sleeps two people in each room. (If you want to book the entire family bungalow, select 2 x Room in a bungalow on the booking form.)
All bungalows have real beds and extra mattresses can be provided if required. Bedding includes sheets, pillows, bolsters and mosquito nets. All rooms are equipped with power outlets, room light switches, a small desk with lockable drawers and a mirror. Bathtowels are provided.
Each bungalow has a covered verandah with seating and a small table.
Meals are served in a separate dining shelter and comments in Waripurem’s guest book show that Mama Engge’s cooking is one of the highlights of most guests’ stay. Guests will always find free drinking water, tea and coffee available in the dining shelter. There are also more power outlets there for charging devices. A voltage stabiliser is provided for sensitive equipment. In addition to a couple of hammocks provided in the dining shelter, there are a few beachside bench seats and tables for relaxation.
All guests share a 3 roomed, tile-floored bathroom building. A western style toilet is provided in one room, a shower in another, and a traditional squat toilet and dip mandi is provided in the third.
Warimpurem has a strong mobile phone signal which usually supports a 4G data connection and electricity is provided by generator from sunset until around 1.00am.
The nearby village of Saporkren has some small shops selling basic supplies. Saporkren is a short boat ride or 30 minute walk away. Waisai can be reached by car in about 20 minutes if you need more than Saporkren can supply. AS everywhere in Raja Ampat, its best to take all your inorganic trash away with you when you leave so as not to contribute to the islands’ growing rubbish problem.
English is spoken at Warimpurem Homestay.
Please note: Coconut crabs are a protected species. Please don’t buy them. Warimpurem Homestay will refuse to cook any you might bring and will instead ask that you release them.
Transport / Getting there
Warimpurem is connected by sealed road to Waisai and transfers from the ferry harbour cost IDR 300,000 each way. Price is per journey and can be shared among the vehicle passengers (the cars used can easily accommodate four passengers and baggage).
Read more about Raja Ampat boat transport prices here.
Warimpurem Homestay offers diving, snorkeling, Bird of Paradise tours and the opportunity to explore Saporkren village and the hidden bays and springs between there and the homestay.
If you have your own snorkelling equipment there’s seagrass beds and a reef dropoff to explore at the homestay and some great snorkelling over colourful coral around the Kabui Bay jetty at the western end of Saporkren village. Marine life beneath the main jetty at Saporkren is also worth a look.
Diving can be arranged in conjunction with nearby service providers. See this page for essential Raja Ampat diving safety information.
Birds of Paradise
Warimpurem’s Bird of Paradise tour guide can show you Raja Ampat’s famed Wilson’s Bird of Paradise as well as the more common Red Bird of Paradise. Red Bird of Paradise tours cost IDR 250,000 per person. Wilson’s Bird of Paradise tours cost IDR 300,000 per person. (So IDR 550,000 per person if you want to see both.)
Note that if you want to see both Red and Wilson’s in a single day, then you’ll need to do one in the morning and one in the evening. (The display site for the Red is about a 45 minute walk from Warimpurem, in a different direction to the Wilson’s display site.)
Morning tours start early, so as to be on site at dawn when the birds display. It’s about a ninety minute walk through the jungle to the Wilson’s site, departing before dawn at around 4.00am. There is also a good spot for observing cockatoos which is a much shorter hike, being about a 30 minute walk from Saporkren.
Saporkren is a pretty village and well worth visiting, especially by walking along the beach at low tide. Just to the west of the homestay is the strong spring of cool, fresh water from which Warimpurem takes its name. The Warimpurem spring and two others just like it are only visible at low tide and the walk to the village passes several white sandy coves and shady picnic places popular on the weekends. A raised boardwalk around a rocky bluff near Saporkren offers some great ocean and beach views. Watch for the pods of dolphins that regularly visit this stretch of coast. Saporkren can also be reached via the road that passes the front of the homestay and then via a jungle path that continues from where the road ends. Traffic on the road is very light and almost all vehicles are motorbikes except on weekends when Waisai locals visit the beachside picnic spots along the coast.
See our Waigeo Island page for an overview of the island and its attractions.