Make a booking at Yenkoranu Homestay
This form is for bookings only - you can not use it to check availability. Here is why Details
Yenkoranu Homestay offers standard rooms in one four room bungalow and one two room bungalow. Standard rooms have double mattresses on the floor with covers, pillows, bolsters and mosquito nets. Standard rooms share concrete bathroom facilities with tiled floors which have separate dip mandi bathrooms and squat toilets and bathtowels are supplied.
Private (VIP) bungalows
Yenkoranu’s private (VIP) bungalows have glazed windows and ensuite private bathrooms with showers and western style pedestal toilets. The private bungalows have free standing double beds with covers, pillows, bolsters and mosquito nets and bath towels are supplied.
VIP Type 1 bungalows are the four beachfront ones. VIP Type 2 bungalows are essentially the same, but are not beachfront.
Yenkoranu offers guests staying 11 nights one night for free.
Yenkoranu has a large concrete and tile floored undercover dining/restaurant area with tables, chairs and refrigerators for cold drinks. Free drinking water, tea and coffee are always available there.
For outdoor relaxing, there are hammocks on a roofed deck built over the water. Hammocks are also strung between the trees that separate the private bungalows from the white sand beach.
There’s good phone reception at Yenkoranu, and electricity is provided by a generator which usually runs all night.
The nearest village to Yenkoranu is Pulau Mansuar’s Yenbuba – a ten minute boat ride away – but if you need more than basic supplies you’d be better off organising a ride to Waisai one of of Yenkoranu’s 3 boats.
English is spoken at Yenkoranu.
Insos Raja Ampat Liveaboard dive and snorkelling boat
Yenkoranu Homestay also offers liveaboard accommodation on the Insos Raja Ampat – the first Papuan owned liveaboard boat, and the first to be available in Raja Ampat all year round. See the
Insos Raja Ampat page for full details.
Pay by credit card!
As of June 2014, Yenkoranu Homestay offers guests the ability to pay by Visa and Mastercard. Credit card payments attract a 3% surcharge to cover bank fees.
Note: There’s no guarantee that your particular bank’s credit card will be accepted by the processing bank. The facility is provided by Indonesia’s Mandiri Bank, so if you want to rely on your card for payment it would be wise to check that it will work in a Mandiri ATM before arriving in Sorong. See our Money, Banks and ATMs page for more information about access to cash in the islands. Transport / Getting there
Waisai transfers by speedboat cost IDR 600,000 one way for up to 4 passengers. For each extra passenger above 4, IDR 150,000 is added to the trip price. The total trip cost is shared among passengers.
Transfers are free for guests staying 7 nights or longer.
Yenkoranu also offers Sorong speedboat pickups for transfers direct to the homestay. This service costs IDR 7,000,000 per trip. The cost can be shared among passengers up to the boat capacity of 12 people.
Read more about Raja Ampat boat transport prices here. Activities
Located on a white sandy beach on the north shore of Kri Island (also known as Pulau Mansuar Kecil), Yenkoranu has a great house reef and good snorkeling and diving is available at the door. At low tide you can walk for miles along the beaches of Kri. It’s even possible to walk across the sandbars to Pulau Ransiwor and Yenbuba village on Pulau Mansuar.
Diving and snorkelling trips can be arranged to any destination. Yenkoranu has 15 sets of snorkeling equipment available for rental at IDR 50,000 per day per set. Snorkeling trips to nearby locations such as Pulau Koh can be arranged for as little as IDR 50,000 per person.
Yenkoranu has its own fully equipped diving centre and offers diving at nearby locations like Manta Point, Piaynemo (Penemu), Kabui Passage and Pef for IDR 550,000 per person per dive.
PRICE PER DIVE
Guided with equipment supplied
Guided with own equipment
Yenkoranu offers guests doing 11 dives one dive for free.
PADI courses from an accredited instructor will be available at Yenkoranu from September 27 2016. Courses available range from Introdution to Scuba Diving to Advanced Open Water. Contact Yenkoranu for more information.
Yenkoranu snorkelling tours
Tours below are for up to 10 people maximum, with cost shared among participants. Tours to other destinations can be arranged.
Mios Kun, Friwen Wall, Yenbuba Jetty
Sauwandarek, Yenbuba Jetty, Cape Kri
Yenkoranu can also arrange Bird of Paradise and jungle exploration tours and can organise for you to visit any of Raja Ampat’s attractions. After a big day out, retire to the seaside dining room and enjoy one of the special dishes Ibu Grace offers in addition to standard Raja Ampat fare. Sinole Yenkorano, Yenkorano special eggplant sauce, tuber / bête Yenkorano with coconut milk and grilled fish Yenkorano are but a sampling of those.
Association member Large groups OK Reef dropoff Western style toilet For the sociable Coral English speaking Good house reef Snorkeling equipment Has email contact IDR 450,000+ Diving available Good phone signal IDR 360,000 to 450,000 Sandy Beach On site dive centre Has own speedboat IDR 0 to 350,000 Has private bungalows Can pay by credit card
Has ensuite bathroom/toilet