Yenkangkanes Homestay

Near Waisai - Waigeo



2 x Over water - Private bungalow

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

4 x Over water - Room in a bungalow

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


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Twin share from USD 30.76 per person / night including 3 meals daily

Single occupancy from USD 30.76 per person / night including 3 meals daily

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  • Reef dropoff
  • English speaking
  • Seagrass
  • Coral
  • Hiking available
  • Birds of Paradise
  • Good phone signal
  • Calm beach
  • Has family bungalows
  • Sandy Beach
  • Has raised beds
  • Western style toilet
  • Near village
  • IDR 400,000 to 500,000
  • Diving available


Yenkangkanes Homestay offers two over-water private bungalows and two over-water family bungalows.

The family bungalows have two rooms, which can be separately booked. If you want an entire family bungalow, request two rooms. (2 x Over water – Room in a bungalow)

A premium is charged for the private bungalows.

All rooms sleep two on a real beds. Sheets, pillows, bolsters and mosquito nets are supplied. Each bungalow has a shared verandah with chairs and tables from which to take in sunsets and the ocean views to Gam and Friwen islands.

Yenkangkanes Homestay’s dining room was still under construction in December 2023. Until it is completed, meals will be served on bungalow verandahs. Free drinking water, tea and coffee are provided at all bungalows.

Guests share a single bathroom shelter with a combined dip mandi and western style toilet.

There’s good phone reception at Yenkangkanes Homestay – a 4G data connection is usually available. A generator provides electricity from sunset until around 1.00am and a backup solar system provides lighting after that.

Basic supplies are available in the nearby village of Saporkren, which is a short boat ride or 30 minute walk away. Alternatively, Waisai can be reached by car in about 20 minutes. Please do your best to avoid contributing to Raja Ampat’s growing rubbish problem by taking all your inorganic trash away with you when you leave.

There is almost always an English speaking staff member around at Yengkangkanes Homestay.

Transport / Getting there

A sealed road connects Yenkangkanes to Waisai and ferry harbour transfers cost IDR 300,000 each way. Vehicles used can easily accommodate 4 guests and baggage.

Read more about Raja Ampat boat transport prices here.


Most guests at Yenkangkanes have come to observe Waigeo’s famed Wilson’s Bird of Paradise, but there’s good snorkeling available, and the walk to Saporkren village along the beach at low tide reveals three strongly flowing springs of beautifully cool fresh water.

Birds of Paradise

Both Wilson’s and the Red Bird of Paradise can be seen near Yenkangkanes. Tours leave before dawn at around 4.00am. Tours cost IDR 300,000 per person, per site. (IDR 600,000 per person if you want to see both Wilson’s and Red Birds of Paradise.)


Diving is available by arrangement with nearby service providers. See this page for essential Raja Ampat diving safety information.


Yenkangkanes offers good snorkeling (bring your own gear) over seagrass rich with fish and the reef that clothes the drop off beyond the seagrass beds. Dolphins frequently cruise the drop off in front of the homestay. The nearby village of Saporkren also has great snorkelling, especially over the colourful corals around the jetty that extends into Kabui Bay on the western side of the village. There’s good snorkelling beneath Saporkren’s main jetty too.

Your hosts can provide snorkelling trips to any destination you want.

Village visits

Saporkren village is well worth a visit, especially by walking along the beach at low tide. In addition to the previously mentioned springs, there are some great sandy coves and a raised boardwalk around a bluff on the outskirts of the village. The village itself is very picturesque and its inhabitants friendly and welcoming. If the tide is high, Saporkren can also be reached by walking along the road from Yenkangkanes and taking a jungle path from where the road ends. The road is quiet except on holidays when people from Waisai visit the beaches for picnics.

Pulau Waigeo

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

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