Thursday, 21 March, 2019

Tau Yado House – Gam Island – Raja Ampat


3 private bungalows set in the shade behind the sweeping Yendebabo sands. A rich house reef, Red Birds of Paradise and bountiful wildlife await.

Tau Yado House is located on the wide sand beach of Yendebabo in eastern Gam.  Three single room private bungalows are set amid the shade of beachside trees – each has a verandah with ocean views. The bedding supplied is mattresses on the floor, which are equipped with covers, pillows and mosquito nets.

Meals are taken in a beachside dining shelter that has a large table and bench seating.  The dining shelter faces east and provides panoramic views. It’s a great place to relax with a morning coffee and watch the sun rise from the sea.

Tau Yado House was brand new when we visited in June 2015 and at that time the only seating available was in the dining shelter or on a single wooden beachside couch. The bungalow verandahs will be provided with chairs and a small table as soon as finances permit. In the meantime you might want to pack a hammock!

Toilet and bathroom facilities are housed in separate rooms in a pebble-floored bathroom shelter which is shared by all guests. Bathing is by bucket and ladle and toilet facilities are squat style.

Electricity for light and charging equipment is provided by generator from sunset to bedtime and Tau Yado House receives a strong telephone signal.

If you need basic supplies, the village of Yenbeser is about a ten minute boat ride away.

Very little English is spoken at Tau Yado House, so bring a phrasebook to ease communication if you don’t speak Bahasa Indonesia.

Transport / Getting there

Transfers between Tau Yado House and Waisai cost IDR 1,000,000 each way and are by longboat which can carry up to six people max. The trip cost is shared among passengers.


Wildlife abounds at Tau Yado and includes Red Birds of Paradise, whose displays can be observed just a short walk away from the homestay. Sea eagles are regularly seen dolphins and dugongs sometimes enter the bay in front of the homestay.

The house reef provides great snorkelling (bring your own gear) and diving can be organised in conjunction with the neighbouring Kordiris Homestay.

Tau Yado will organise boat trips to any Dampier Strait/Kabui Bay snorkelling site or attraction you might want to visit – just ask!

If you have a special interest in birdwatching or mangrove habitats, be sure to enquire about a longboat tour through the winding Dore Dor lagoon that separates the island Tau Yado occupies from the Gam mainland.

Single : IDR. 600,000,- / Person / Night/Twin Share including breakfast and taxes


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