Yenbuba Homestay

Kri - West end



4 x Over water - Private bungalow

A single room bungalow (no ensuite bathroom/toilet) Sleeps max. 2 persons / room.

2 x On land - Private bungalow

A single room bungalow (no ensuite bathroom/toilet) Sleeps max. 2 persons / room.


Private bungalow - couple (full board)

Per night per couple (includes 3 meals/day) IDR 900,000 / couple / night

Private bungalow - single occupancy (full board)

Per night single occupancy (includes 3 meals/day) IDR 500,000 / person / night

Private bungalow - child under 12 (full board)

Per night per child under 12 (includes 3 meals/day) IDR 250,000 / child / night

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  • Reef dropoff
  • Western style toilet
  • Seagrass
  • Hiking available
  • Coral
  • English speaking
  • Good house reef
  • Has email contact
  • IDR 450,000+
  • Calm beach
  • Diving available
  • Good phone signal
  • IDR 360,000 to 450,000
  • Sandy Beach
  • On site dive centre
  • Has own speedboat
  • Has private bungalows


Yenbuba Homestay has four private over-water bungalows, and two private bungalows on land. Western Kri’s wonderful reefs and sandbanks are at the door.

All bungalows have verandahs with table and chair settings, hammocks and ocean views. Bungalow bedrooms have double beds equipped with pillows, bolsters, sheets and mosquito nets. The over water private bungalows have glazed windows and solid, lockable doors.

Bathroom facilities are shared by guests. A tiled, three room building contains bucket bathing and a shower in one room, a western style toilet in another and a squat toilet in the third.

Meals are served in a large concrete-floored dining room with views across the strait to Gam and Waigeo. The dining room has two large tables with bench style seating and free tea, coffee and drinking water are always available there for guests. Power outlets are available for charging devices.

There’s good mobile phone reception with data services available at Yenbuba Homestay. Electricity is provided by generator for device charging and lighting from sunset to about midnight.

Mansuar’s Yenbuba village is a ten minute boat ride away and basic supplies can be purchased there. As for all Raja Ampat homestays, please take any inorganic trash you generate away with you: You’ll be contributing to the rubbishing of Raja Ampat if you don’t.

English is spoken at Yenbuba.

Transport / Getting there

Waisai transfers cost IDR 500,000 each way (IDR 1,000,000 for the round trip), with cost shared among passengers.

Read more about Raja Ampat boat transport prices here.



Soul Scuba Divers is based at Yenbuba Homestay. The dive center is run by western instructors and has a great reputation.


Yenbuba has great snorkeling on its house reef beyond the inshore seagrass shallows. You need to bring your own snorkelling gear. At low tide extensive sandbanks join Kri to the nearby islet of Ransiwor and beyond that to Mansuar. The sandbanks are worth exploring to see the myriad of creatures trapped in the tidal pools, but be sure to wear sun protection while doing so!

The sandbanks also provide access to the village of Yenbuba on Mansuar, which has some great snorkelling beneath its jetty and in the channel between Yenbuba and Ransiwor. Be aware of currents if you decide to explore the channel. The sandbanks make it possible to walk to Yenbuba at low tide, but be careful to time your return appropriately or you’ll be in need of a boat to get back.


Paths lead to the heights of northern Kri behind the homestay, from where panoramic Dampier Strait views can be had. The jungle you’ll pass through on the way is rich with birdlife and if you’re quiet and observant you may encounter one of  Kri’s resident monitor lizards. Long walks along the north shore of Kri are possible at low tide, and crossing the sandbanks mentioned above will open up the possibility of long treks from Yenbuba to the other villages and sights of Mansuar.

Yenbuba Homestay Tours

Yenbuba can organise a variety of guided tours in Raja Ampat. Prices for the most popular of those are in the table below. Just ask if you’d like to organise a custom tour.

Prices quoted are IDR per trip and are shared by participants…

Manta Sandy1,500,000
Cape Kri300,000
Friwen Wall650,000
Kabui Bay and Passage2,000,000
Yenbuba Jetty100,000
Mios Kun600,000
Red Bird of Paradise @ Sawinggrai600,000

Pulau Kri

See our Kri Island page for an overview of the island and its attractions.

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Yenbuba Homestay Contact Details

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