Yenros Homestay

Gam - Eastern Gam

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Rooms

4 x On land - Private bungalow

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

Rates

Per person (full board)

If no other rates are shown, price for all rooms is per person per night (Includes 3 meals/day) IDR 400,000 / person / night

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Features

  • Association member
  • Reef dropoff
  • Western style toilet
  • Mangroves
  • Coral
  • Birds of Paradise
  • English speaking
  • Good house reef
  • Has email contact
  • Calm beach
  • Diving available
  • Good phone signal
  • IDR 360,000 to 450,000
  • Sandy Beach
  • Has own speedboat
  • Wayag trips
  • Has private bungalows

Details

Yenros Homestay has four single room, private bungalows located in a cove on a perfect stretch of beach near Yenbeser village on Gam. Bedding in all bungalows are mattresses on the floor with mosquito nets, pillows and bolsters.  Power outlets and room light switches are provided. Each bedroom also has a small table and towels are supplied.

Yenros Homestay’s dining room sits on the headland above the bungalows, and enjoys panoramic ocean views. The dining room’s shady deck is a great place to relax, and there are also a couple of seats provided in the shade of beachside trees.

Yenros’ bathroom and western style toilet are in two separate, concrete-floored rooms in a thatch hut behind the bungalows and are shared by all homestay guests.

Electricity is available from a generator that runs from sunset until around midnight and Yenros receives a reliable strong phone signal.

Yenbeser village is a ten minute boat ride away if you want to visit or buy basic supplies. Please don’t leave any inorganic trash at Yenros. You need to take such rubbish away with you to avoid contributing to Raja Ampat’s growing rubbish problem.

Melki speaks excellent English and Yenros Homestay staff live onsite when guests are in residence.

YENROS LONG STAY SPECIALSPRICE (IDR)
5 days/4 nights
Includes free Walking Shark tour

800,000 per night for couple
400,000 per night for single

7 days/6 nights
Includes free Walking Shark tour and Friwen Wall snorkeling.

800,000 per night for couple
400,000 per night for single

14 days/13 nights
Includes Friwen Wall and Batu Lima snorkeling
and Walking Shark and Hidden Lake tour

750,000 per night for couple
400,000 per night for single

 

Transport / Getting there

Waisai to Yenros Homestay tranfers cost IDR 100,000 per person each way in a speedboat that can carry a maximum of 6 passengers.

The table below shows transfer prices from/to other locations in Raja Ampat.

LOCATIONPRICE PER PERSON
Saporkren300,000
Yengkawe Homestay300,000
Kordiris Homestay300,000
Kri homestays500,000

Read more about Raja Ampat boat transport prices here.

Activities

Excellent snorkelling (bring your own gear) can be had over the pristine coral reef right in front of the homestay and a great expanse of white sand beach is revealed at low tide.

Diving

Diving is available at Yenros Homestay by arrangement with Arborek Dive Shop.

Wildlife

Wildlife abounds at Yenros. The vast array of reef fish to be seen in front of the homestay includes Yenros’ resident wobbegong shark and a few recently identified rare species. Dolphins and turtles are also frequent visitors. Raja Ampat’s famed walking sharks can be observed in the mangrove lagoons behind the homestay. Melki offers a guided night tour (bring your own flashlight) to find these iconic creatures. The tours cost IDR 50,000 per person and are provided on a “no see, no pay” basis.

Terrestrial wildlife includes a wide variety of birds, including the mound building megapode known locally as Maleo and several species of parrot. Cuscus are occasional nocturnal visitors, and a host of large (and sometimes noisy!) insect life including giant Atlas Moths can be observed at night as well. Another interesting night excursion Melki offers is a short boat ride to beachside caves where swifts gather to roost. The swifts’ nests are the type built from the birds’ saliva that in other places are harvested for birds’ nest soup. Trips to see the swifts cost IDR 50,000 per person and include the cost of the boat.

Yenros Homestay Raja Ampat Tours

Prices are in IDR and are shared among total passengers (maximum of 8). Be sure to bring your snorkeling equipment!

LONGBOAT TOURS & SNORKELINGPRICE
Manta & Arborek, Hidden Bay, Kabui Passage, lunch at Warikaf Homestay3,500,000
Piaynemo day tour with extra snorkeling at ArborekUp to 4: 4,000,000
5 – 8: 5,000,000
Kri Islands and Yenbuba Jetty snorkeling + Pasir Timbul sandbank visitUp to 4: 900,000
5-8: 1,300,000
WayagUp to 4: 7,500,000
5-8: 10,000,000
Piaynemo and Arborek, Manta, Pasir Timbul Sandbank, Friwen Wall5,000,000
Kabui Bay & Passage, Hidden Bay, Batu LimaUp to 4: 1,500,000
5-8: 2,000,000
Friwen Wall, Batu Lima and Hidden LakeUp to 4: 500,000
5-8: 650,000
Waigeo – Wilson’s Bird of Paradise
(add IDR 200,000 in total for transport)
300,000 per person
Alfred Wallace campsite + Red Bird of Paradise, Dore Mkun sightseeing250,000 per person

The Hidden Lake: Melki knows of a hidden jungle pool just inside Kabui Bay.  A lagoon completely surrounded by the jungled hills of Gam, the lake is  flushed by the tides, which enter via the fissured limestone separating the lagoon from Kabui Bay. The pool is a safe swimming place and shelter for fish and an array of unusual marine life like soft corals and giant Synaptid sea cucmbers. Melki has plans to build a deck over the water from the shady banks of the lagoon. When finished, it’ll be a great place to laze and swim during the heat of the day. Trips to the pool cost IDR 100,000 per person including boat transport.

Batu Lima: At the entrance to Kabui Bay, Batu Lima (Five Rocks) is a popular snorkelling and diving spot. Known to local people as Monkairi, Batu Lima is also the site of a Kanji-inscribed naval survey marker erected by Japanese forces during World War II. Snorkelling tips to Batu Lima cost IDR 50,000 per person (includes boat cost) and if the tide is high you can scramble from the boat to the top of the largest rock to see the marker and take in the Kabui Bay views. Combining the Hidden Lake and Batu Lima tours makes for a great longer excursion.

Arborek: Arborek visits (or transfers to/from) are available for IDR 1,000,000. The cost is shared by boat passengers.

Alfred Wallace campsite: Just behind Yenros Homestay is the river-like channel leading to Dore Mkun – the lagoon from which the famed naturalist Alfred Wallace struck out in search of a campsite when he visited Gam in the 1850s. At the site Wallace chose to use as a collecting and research base, using a description in his acclaimed The Malay Archipelago, the people of Yenbeser have reconstructed the hut Wallace lived in during his time in Gam. Even if you’re not that interested in the history, the scenic journey down the narrow waterway to Dore Mkun makes a visit worthwhile. Ask Melki about arranging a visit, or contact Simon Kolomsusu, a Yenbeser guide who has built some hides in the jungle near Wallace’s campsite from which you can observe Red Birds of Paradise.

Pulau Gam

See our Gam Island page for an overview of Gam and its attractions.

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NameMelki Dimara
Phone+6282198842182
Emailmelkisedekdimara@gmail.com
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Whatsapp+6282198842182