Tuesday, 26 March, 2019

Lalosi Homestay of Arborek Island – Raja Ampat


Lalosi Homestay is Traditional Papuan’s budget accommodation – owned and operated by Mr. Marlon Mambrasar and Mr. Ulis Mambrasar as Arborek’s local people. Lalosi’s located in Arborek Island, Northern of Raja Ampat Islands, West Papua, Indonesia.

Lalosi Homestay offers two private single room bungalows in a beachfront garden setting. One bungalow has a double bed with a daybed style bench on a private verandah, the other bungalow has two large single beds with a verandah with a bench seat and table. Beds are raised bench style with mattresses with covers, pillows, bolsters and mosquito nets.

Lalosi homestay is located on the other side of the island. Great ocean view right outside of your bungalow. This homestay occupies quite a large area; there are several bungalows; dining area, many day-beds for relaxing. They have bathroom & toilette in separate room (clean, water is abundant. There is only 1 each at the moment, but they plan to build another one in the future). The bungalow is spacious & airy. The room has mattress on the floor, a desk, & wooden/rattan carpet on the floor – very nice. There is private veranda on every bungalow, shared with the room next to yours.

Each bungalow also has its own separate seaside dining shelter with tables, bench seating and chairs. There’s also a 3 room bungalow with covered verandah with table and chairs and it’s own beachside bench and table setting in the shade of some trees.

Lalosi’s guests share a concrete floored bathroom and toilet building. A bathroom and western pedestal style toilet are in separate tiled rooms.

There’s good phone reception at Arborek and Lalosi has a generator for lighting and charging devices. Lalosi Homestay is a two minute walk from Arborek village’s jetty where basic supplies can be purchased.

Lalosi Homestay will launch the new 3 each VIP Room and also change / update all rooms with new style and facilities as soon.

Marlon and Ulis has basic English and lives nearby in Arborek Village.


Transfers from Waisai (Waigeo Island) to Arborek Island are available for each way in a fast boat that can carry up to 10 people with the cost bellow :

1 x Person : IDR. 1,200,000,-.
2 x Person : IDR. 700,000,-.
3 x Person : IDR. 550,000,-.

On the southern shore of Pulau Arborek, Lalosi Homestay looks across the strait toward Mansuar Island, Gam Island, and Batanta Island.

The homestay is in the village of Arborek, which has a jetty famous for its diving and snorkelling sights. Cultural performances are often staged in the village for guests of visiting liveaboard and cruise boats.

Arborek Island is the closest you can stay to the famed attractions of Manta Point and Manta Sandy and the island is also handy to Piaynemo Island, Mansuar Island, Gam Island, Fam Islands for those wanting to explore further afield.

The beach at Lalosi Homestay gives way to weedy shallows and then coral as you move away from the shore – good snorkelling can be had at the door, but the village jetty is where the real action is.

– Lalosi has Snorkeling Gear (Masks, Snorkel, Fin) available for rent for IDR. 75,000,- / Person.

– Manta Point snorkeling trips are available for IDR. 450,000,- / Person.

– Manta Point day trips for snorkeling to hunting Manta Ray at Melisa Garden can be arranged at cost of IDR. 450,000,- / Person.

– Sawingrai Village (Gam Island) day trips for sightseeing, snorkeling, feeding fish, and watching Red Bird of Paradise can be arranged at cost, bellow :

1 x Person : IDR. 950,000,-.
2 x Persons : IDR. 450,000,-.
3-4 x Persons : IDR. 350,000,-

– Piaynemo Island day trips for sightseeing and snorkeling at Melisa Garden can be arranged at cost, bellow :

1 x Person : IDR. 1,900,000,-.
2 x Persons : IDR. 950,000,-.
3-4 x Persons : IDR. 750,000,-.

– Mansuar Island Package trips for sightseeing and snorkeling at Sauwandarek Village, Yenbuba Village, and Cape Kri Sandbank can be arranged at cost, bellow :

1 x Person : IDR. 2,000,000,-.
2 x Persons : IDR. 1.250,000,-.
3-4 x Persons : IDR. 650,000,-.

4 x Rooms in 2 Bungalows (2 Persons / Room).
2 x Private Bungalow (2 Persons / Room).

Single : IDR. 600,000,- / Person / Night.

Diving is available on extra charge


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