Yendebabo has three single room beachside private bungalows and one two room bungalow. All have verandahs and bedrooms equipped with mattresses with covers, pillows and mosquito nets. Some have plastic chairs and small tables.
Guests staying in the traditional bungalows share a bathroom shelter which has a dip mandi bathroom and western style toilet in separate rooms.
Also available are four 2 room beachside VIP bungalows. Each room has an ensuite bathroom with shower and western style toilet. The VIP bungalows have glazed windows, lockable doors and double beds. There were no mosquito nets visible on the day we visited and we noticed that the rooms were quite a bit hotter than the traditional bungalows due to their solid timber and concrete construction. The bright blue metal roofs of the VIP bungalows ensure you’ll always know where your accommodation is: Unlike traditional Papuan buildings, these are visible from miles away!
Meals are served for all guests at Yendebabo’s beachside dining shelter. Drinking water, tea and coffee are always available there. In addition to the long table and bench seating found at most homestays, Yendebabo Homestay also has a refrigerator for cold drinks!
In addition to the dining shelter and bungalow verandahs, Yendebabo has shady beachside seating and a hammock for relaxation.
Yendebabo has good cell phone reception and lighting and electricity is supplied at night by a generator.
Basic supplies are available at Friwen village, which is about ten minutes away by boat.
English is spoken at Yendebabo and the owners live on site.
Transport / Getting there
Waisai – Yendebabo transfers are by speedboat and cost IDR 500,000 per person each way (IDR 1,000,000 for the round trip). The transfer price is shared by passengers and the boat can carry up to 8 people.
Yendebabo and its neighbour Meot Trairam Homestay share a marvellous stretch of sandy beach which is sheltered and perfect for children. The sand gives way to seagrass and then to reef as you move away from the shore and there’s a wide variety of marine life to be observed.
Diving and snorkelling at Yendebabo Homestay
Yendebabo has it’s own dive centre with tanks and equipment for ten divers. Dives cost IDR 500,000 per person plus a shared boat cost of IDR 300,000 for dives at any of the Dampier Strait and Kabui Bay sites. Dives at Piaynemo (Penemu) and other distant sites can be arranged. (The boat cost will be higher according to distance.)
Snorkellers can rent fins, masks and snorkels when not in use by divers, but bringing your own equipment is always a good idea to ensure you don’t have to deal with ill-fitting masks or fins.
Yendebabo has a speedboat capable of carrying 8 passengers and sightseeing trips can be arranged on request if the boat is not otherwise busy.
Dawn excursions (departing 5.00am) to see Red Birds of Paradise display are available at Yendebabo and cost IDR 100,000 per person. Many other interesting animals inhabit the jungle at Yendebabo – be sure to keep your eye out at night for cuscus!
Standard Room : Rp. 550.000/night including 3 meals a day
VIP Bungalows : Rp. 900.000/person/night including 3 meals