Way Tunu Homestay, Selpele, West Waigeo, Raja Ampat

Way Tunu Homestay

West Waigeo - Selpele

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Want to get off the beaten track? Here’s a sweet, secluded homestay in the midst of West Waigeo’s spectacular fiordlike seascape.

1 x On land - Private bungalow Sleeps max. 2 persons / room
2 x On land - Room in a bungalow Sleeps max. 2 persons / room
Single IDR 350,000 / person / night
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Way Tunu Homestay occupies a secluded azure cove near Selpele in West Waigeo and offers a single room private bungalow and a two room bungalow, both of which are on land, but have fine sea and sunset views.

All rooms have mattresses on the floor with mosquito nets, mattress covers, pillows and bolsters and power outlets. The private bungalow has an enclosed and covered verandah.

Meals at Way Tunu Homestay are served in a sand floored dining shelter equipped with large tables and bench seating. As with all Homestay Association member homestays, free drinking water, tea and coffee are provided there.

Bathroom facilities are provided in two separate buildings. Both are single rooms with tiled floors with squat toilet and dip mandi.

There is a beachside platform and a bench seat for relaxing and taking in the sunset.

Electricity is provided from a generator from sunset to about midnight, but there is no phone signal at Way Tunu.

The village of Selpele is a ten minute boat ride away, but only basic supplies are available there, so you need to bring all essential items and any extra snacks you might want with you. Please be sure to take all the inorganic trash you create home with you, as there is no safe waste disposal on Way Tunu Homestay’s island, or indeed in Raja Ampat in general. See our “Don’t rubbish Raja Ampat” article for more information about the trash problem in Raja Ampat.

No English is spoken at Way Tunu Homestay, so a phrasebook will be useful if you have no Bahasa Indonesia.

Transport / Getting there

Transport from Waisai to Way Tunu costs IDR 4,000,000 each way in a speedboat that can carry up to 14 people. The boat services other West Waigeo homestays too and trip costs are shared among passengers, so with good planning you shouldn’t need to pay the full cost on your own.

The trip takes around two hours and passes through Kabui Bay and Passage and the many small sand islets of the southern part of West Waigeo.

Read more about Raja Ampat boat transport prices here.


Way Tunu Homestay lies in a coconut grove in a beautiful little bay with great views to the north west. A gently sloping sand beach provides easy entry to the fabulously blue waters of the bay and Way Tunu’s island is densely forested and alive with birdsong, particularly around the lake that lies about a hundred metres into the jungle behind the homestay.

In addition to the short walk to the lake, the adventurous have the option of hiking through the jungle to the heights and other beaches of the island.

Way Tunu is perfect for a quiet getaway, snorkelling and exploring the winding fiordlike passages of the region. Set in the heart of the islands of West Waigeo, Way Tunu Homestay is a good base for exploring the Waigeo villages of Salpele and Saleo, as well as the nearby Kawe Island and Aljui Bay pearl farm.

Snorkelling and sightseeing trips can be arranged on request.

Snorkelling and sightseeing trips can be arranged on request.

Way Tunu Homestay Wayag and Piaynemo Day Trips

Wayag trips are available for IDR 6,000,000 shared by passengers

Day trips to Piaynemo are IDR 8,000,000 shared by passengers


  • Remote/isolated
  • Association member
  • Quiet hideaway
  • Coral
  • Calm beach
  • Sandy Beach
  • IDR 0 to 350,000
  • Wayag trips
  • Has private bungalows

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Name Leo
Phone +6281240356072
Name Otto
Phone +6282399167476

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10 thoughts on “Way Tunu Homestay

  1. Great place! Best food ever. We where even served fresh Lobster and Sushi.

    And very friendly family!

    Thank you!

  2. We were 7 in this trip and were hopping frome one homestay to another daily. However, in Way Tunu we ´stuck´ for 3 nights. Guess why?
    Fully justifies a long journey.

  3. hello my name is riccardo along with two friends January 22, 2017 we are at Waisai we are looking for someone to share the boat to way tunu homestay

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    • (5/5 starfishes)

    Wow this place is amazing! We stayed here for 4 nights and really enjoyed it. The family is so nice and they make you a delicious meal 3 times a day and a snack in the afternoon.

    They showed us the most beautiful places. We also did a trip to Wayag. The most amazings islands i’ve ever seen. I would highly recommend this place!

  4. ********BOAT-SHARING NOVEMBER / DECEMBER 2016******
    we´ll be in Raja Ampat from 21st November to 10th December 2016.
    One or two weeks of this time, we want to spend on the outer islands of West Waigeo, Manyaifun or/and Selpele.
    If you want to share the boat-trip (and the costs), from Waisai or maybe Southern Gam to West Waigeo, I´d be happy to hear from you.
    (Please notice: there are three “r” in azzurrro)