Yengkawe Birdwatching Homestay

Near Waisai - Kabui Bay - Waigeo



2 x Room in a bungalow

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

2 x Over water - Private bungalow

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


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Twin share from USD 32.68 per person / night including 3 meals daily

Single occupancy from USD 32.68 per person / night including 3 meals daily

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  • Coral
  • Hiking available
  • Quiet hideaway
  • Birds of Paradise
  • Good phone signal
  • Calm beach
  • Has family bungalows
  • Sandy Beach
  • Wayag trips
  • Has raised beds
  • Western style toilet
  • IDR 400,000 to 500,000
  • Diving available
  • Has private bungalows


    Yengkawe Birdwatching Homestay sits next to the mouth of a jungled ravine on the southern coast of Waigeo at the entrance to Kabui Bay.

    Two private, over-water bungalows, and a 2-room family bungalow are available. (Rooms in the family bungalow are rented separately, so if you want the whole bungalow, request 2 x “Room in a bungalow” on the booking form.)

    Private bungalows have raised beds, while the family bungalow rooms have mattresses on the floor. Sheets, pillows, bolsters and mosquito nets are supplied in all rooms.

    Bath towels, power outlets and room light switches are provided in all rooms.

    Meals are served in an over-water dining room. Free drinking water, tea and coffee are always available to guests there.

    Bathroom and toilet facilities are housed in a separate building and are shared by all guests. The toilet is western pedestal style. A separate dip mandi bathroom is located next to it. The bathroom building is on land, and is accessed by a boardwalk.

    There’s a strong mobile phone signal at Yengkawe Homestay and a (slow) data connection is usually possible. Electricity for lighting and charging devices is available 24/7.

    Basic supplies can be purchased at Saporkren village, which is only a few minutes away by boat. Its also possible to walk to Saporkren via a jungle path (about 30 minutes.) Like everywhere else in Raja Ampat, there’s no safe way to dispose of inorganic waste at Yengkawe, so it’s best to take all yours away with you when you leave to avoid the possibility of further rubbishing paradise.

    Some Yengkawe staff can speak basic English, but it would be a good idea to bring a phrasebook if you don’t speak Bahasa Indonesia.

    Transport / Getting there

    Wasai transfers are by speedboat and cost IDR 500,000 each way. The boat used can carry 4 guests, and trip cost is shared by passengers.

    Read more about Raja Ampat boat transport prices here.


    Yengkawe Birdwatching Homestay’s little secret bay is a great quiet hideaway. A tiny arc of powder-soft white sand beach lies at the mouth of a jungled limestone gorge, with views across clear turquoise water to Gam Island.

    There’s good snorkeling in the waters around the homestay and dolphins pass close by the homestay every day between 10am and noon as they patrol Kabui Bay.

    As suggested by Yengkawe’s name, birdlife abounds in the jungle surrounding the homestay and there’s a path to a hilltop viewpoint for panoramic views across Kabui Bay, Gam and Urai Islands. A guided trek to the viewpoint costs IDR 100,000 per person. You can also hike through the jungle to Saporkren, where you can experience village life, refresh yourself in the freshwater springs on the beach and get in a little more snorkelling.

    Kayak rental

    February 2024 update: Yengkawe no longer has kayaks available for rental.

    Diving & snorkeling

    Yengkawe Homestay can arrange diving with nearby operators. Yengkawe can arrange snorkelling trips to any site you wish. See the day trip table below for a few of the more popular options.

    Bird watching

    Trips to see Birds of Paradise can be arranged for IDR 250,000 per person.

    Day Tours

    Prices are in Indonesian Rupiah and are all inclusive and shared by boat passengers. Time is made for snorkeling (bring your own gear) and dives can be included but will cost an additional IDR 500,000 per person per dive.

    Kabui Bay/Batu Pensil with lunch at Urai Island 3,000,000
    Manta Point with lunch at Friwen Island 3,000,000
    Pasir Timbul sandbank with lunch at Mios Kun 2,500,000
    Tanjung Besi half day tour (lunch at Yengkawe) 1,500,000
    Wayag full day packet tour14,000,000
    Piaynemo full day tour7,000,000

    Pulau Waigeo

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

    Yengkawe Birdwatching Homestay Location Map