Follow by Email

Ibu Maria's Homestay

ibu maria's homestay

Ibu Maria's Homestay
Location: Yenwaupnor village on Gam Island's south coast
Accommodation: Three ocean bungalows

Owner: Ibu Maria
Phone: +6281354054198 or +6282199347626 (SMS text message best)


Three large traditional Papuan village stilt bungalows. The bungalows have spacious verandahs that face the sunrise across the strait between Gam and the islands of Kri, Ransiwor and Mansuar. Backing onto mangroves, the bungalows are built over the ocean and are reached by a private boardwalk from the shore. At least one has two rooms.

Ibu Maria is the only budget accommodation place we know of that has a ten seat, covered speedboat (photo at right below). The boat is available for day trips and Ibu Maria can arrange pickups from Waisai or Sorong. Contact Ibu Maria's for prices and bookings.

Jungle walks to see Red Birds of Paradise are possible from Yenwaupnor, and if you come back hungry from one of those, we're told the homestay food (prepared by Ibu Maria's sister who used to cook on cruise ships) is fantastic.

Accommodation Prices

Per night per person: IDR 500,000
Accommodation prices include 3 meals a day and an afternoon teatime snack
Prices are quoted in Indonesian Rupiah (IDR) and are current as of November 2013
 At time of posting: 1 USD = 9,565 IDR 1 EUR = 12,298 IDR 1 AUD = 9,922 IDR

    Ibu Maria's is the first Raja Ampat homestay to be submitted to us by one of our site visitors. A big thank you to Lina Ratulangie for contacting us and providing the details and photos for this listing - it's great to hear from you and we hope this info brings lots more happy travellers to Ibu Maria's.
Here's a copy of Lina's original comment as received via our contact form:
We just returned from Raja Ampat, we stayed at Ibu Maria home stay for 5 nights ( October 26-30, 2012) at Yenwaupnor island, the cottage is traditional raja ampat house and above the water, it is clean and ibu Maria is v ery nice lady and the food is yummy althought it is home stay, she can arrange transportation speed boat from Sorong to her place and to go around the surronding Island ibu Maria has her own speed boat with reasonable price to rent. I really enjoy this place and fore sure will return again next year.

related post :
1.Raja Ampat
2.Mangkur kodon and Arborek home stay
3.Ransiwor Homestay
7.Bunaken on my amazing island and the best spot for diving in the world
8.Ciwedey the best beatiful white crater in bandung
9.History of baduy's people

1 komentar:

  1. Have you ever thought about adding a little bit more than just your articles?
    I mean, what you say is important and everything. However just imagine if you added some great graphics or video clips to give your posts
    more, "pop"! Your content is excellent but with pics and clips, this
    site could undeniably be one of the most beneficial in its niche.
    Fantastic blog!

    Take a look at my web site - Forex Auto Trader