Saturday, 16 February, 2019

Warimpurem Homestay – Saporkren Island – Raja Ampat

Showcasing a terrace and a private beach area, Warimpurem Homestay is located in Tapokreng in the region of Papua Barat. Guests can enjoy the on-site restaurant.

A coastline full of freshwater springs and laughing children, Wilson’s and Red Birds of Paradise nearby and some of the best cooking in the islands

A terrace or balcony are featured in certain rooms. Each room is fitted with a shared bathroom.

You will find concierge services at the property.

There are lots of activities in the area, such as snorkeling, diving and fishing. The family stay also provides car rental.

We speak your language!

Warimpurem Homestay has been welcoming guests since Aug 19, 2016
Homestay: 3 rooms

Warimpurem Homestay is near Saporkren village, about a 20 minute car ride away from Waisai port. Three private bungalows are available. One is located on the beachfront, the other two are just behind it.

All bungalows sleep four on mattresses on the floor. Bedding includes sheets, pillows, bolsters and mosquito nets. All rooms are equipped with power outlets and room light switches.

Each bungalow has a covered verandah that has bench seating and a small table. The beachside bungalow also has a wooden recliner from which to soak up its ocean views.

Meals are served in a separate dining shelter and comments in Waripurem’s guest book show that Mama Engge’s cooking is one of the highlights of most guests’ stay. Guests will always find free drinking water, tea and coffee available in the dining shelter. There are also more power outlets there for charging devices. In addition to the dining shelter, there are a few beachside bench seats and tables for relaxation.

All guests share a 3 roomed, pebble floored bathroom building. Dip mandi bathing facilities are available in each. There is a western style toilet in one and a squat toilet in another.

Warimpurem has a strong mobile phone signal which usually supports a decent data connection and electricity is provided by generator from sunset until around 1.00am.

The nearby village of Saporkren has some small shops selling basic supplies. Saporkren is a short boat ride or 30 minute walk away. Waisai can be reached by car in about 20 minutes if you need more than Saporkren can supply. AS everywhere in Raja Ampat, its best to take all your inorganic trash away with you when you leave so as not to contribute to the islands’ growing rubbish problem.

Basic English is spoken at Warimpurem and Florens at the adjacent Yenkangkanes Homestay is always available to help out if need be.

Transport / Getting there
Warimpurem is connected by sealed road to Waisai and transfers from the ferry harbour cost IDR 350,000 each way. Price is per journey and can be shared among the vehicle passengers (the cars used can easily accommodate four passengers and baggage).

Warimpurem Homestay offers diving, snorkeling, Bird of Paradise tours and the opportunity to explore Saporkren village and the hidden bays and springs between there and the homestay. If you have your own snorkelling equipment there’s seagrass beds and a reef dropoff to explore at the homestay and some great snorkelling over colourful coral around the Kabui Bay jetty at the western end of Saporkren village. Marine life beneath the main jetty at Saporkren is also worth a look.

Birds of Paradise
Warimpurem’s Bird of Paradise tour guide Franky Mambrasar can show you Raja Ampat’s famed Wilson’s Bird of Paradise as well as the more common Red Bird of Paradise. Bird of Paradise tours cost IDR 200,000 per person and start early to be on site at dawn when the birds display. It’s a two hour walk through the jungle to Franky’s Wilson’s site, departing before dawn at around 4.00am. Franky also knows a good spot for observing cockatoos which is a much shorter hike, being about a 30 minute walk from Saporkren.

Village visits
Saporkren is a pretty village and well worth visiting, especially by walking along the beach at low tide. Just to the west of the homestay is the strong spring of cool, fresh water from which Warimpurem takes its name. The Warimpurem spring and two others just like it are only visible at low tide and the walk to the village passes several white sandy coves and shady picnic places popular on the weekends. A raised boardwalk around a rocky bluff near Saporkren offers some great ocean and beach views. Watch for the pods of dolphins that regularly visit this stretch of coast. Saporkren can also be reached via the road that passes the front of the homestay and then via a jungle path that continues from where the road ends. Traffic on the road is very light and almost all vehicles are motorbikes except on weekends when Waisai locals visit the beachside picnic spots along the coast.

Room Rates: USD 45/night/single or double including breakfast

High and peak season apply from Oct 01-April 30 with additional surcharge USD 25/night/room


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