This form is for bookings only - you can not use it to check availability. Here is why Features Association member Large groups OK Western style toilet Quiet hideaway Birds of Paradise Snorkeling equipment Calm beach Diving available Good phone signal Sandy Beach Has own speedboat IDR 0 to 350,000 Wayag trips Has private bungalows Details
Yengkawe Homestay sits next to the mouth of a jungled ravine on the southern coast of Waigeo at the entrance to Kabui Bay. There are two private and one two-room over water bungalows. Bedding in all rooms consists of mattresses on the floor and includes sheets, pillows, bolsters and mosquito nets.
Private bungalow rooms have small table shelves and bath towels are provided. Each private bungalow has a verandah with ocean views and table and chair settings. Power outlets and room light switches are available in all rooms.
Meals are taken in a dining shelter which has a large table with bench seating or they can be enjoyed on your own bungalow verandah. Free drinking water, tea and coffee are always available in the dining shelter.
Bathroom and toilet facilities are housed in a separate building and are shared by all guests. The toilet is western pedestal style with a separate pebble-floored dip mandi bathroom next to it.
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 provided at night only via generator.
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
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 Activities
Yengkawe Homestay’s little secret bay is a great quiet hideaway. A 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.
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.
Diving & snorkeling
Yengkawe Homestay can arrange diving with nearby operators.
Yengkawe has 20 sets of snorkelling gear available, good snorkelling at the door, and can arrange snorkelling trips to any site you wish. See the day trip table below for a few of the more popular options.
Trips to see Birds of Paradise can be arranged for IDR 200,000 per person.
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.
SNORKELING/TOUR SITE PRICE 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 tour 14,000,000 Piaynemo full day tour 7,000,000 Pulau Waigeo
our Waigeo Island page for an overview of the island and its attractions.