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Diving and village

Nice village of local people aware of value of coral reef near their jetty. Pleased to have manta... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Barbara Iwona W
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Friendly people, Wonderful homestay but not so good diving

People of Arborek Village is friendly and nice. I had a wonderful stay at Kalabia homestay. The... read more

Reviewed 18 September 2018
Singapore, Singapore
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Kepulauan Raja Ampat, Waisai, West Papua, Indonesia
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Nice village of local people aware of value of coral reef near their jetty. Pleased to have manta points near by. Well organized village.

Thank Barbara Iwona W
Reviewed 18 September 2018

People of Arborek Village is friendly and nice. I had a wonderful stay at Kalabia homestay. The owner is very responsive to our problems and queries. You have the most sincere hospitality you can get on the island. However, the diving wasn't great and i...More

Thank Alaksander
Reviewed 23 July 2018

The place is visited by day-trippers from Sorong at the weekends. It is simply a small village with homestays and a few independent dive operators. People jump off the jetty but there is little to see as the site needs deeper access to be valued....More

Thank MasafiOne
Reviewed 15 July 2018

I do not really like snorkeling but i recommend you this arborek. It is so beautiful. I do like variety of fishes swimming under the sea.

Thank Ruby2107
Reviewed 25 June 2018

Arborek, about 1.5 hours by boat from Waisai, is a very small island-village, in fact a sand cay, in Raja Ampat with population below 300. Walking around it takes less than an hour. An award-winning, model tourist village with plentiful fishes and nice corals right...More

Thank GabyVM
Reviewed 15 May 2018

Arborek is a small village, this area have a good spot for snorkling and stay, thousand fish arround boat area

Thank Hongli G
Reviewed 6 May 2018 via mobile

I don't have much more to say about it. It's a charm of village and I am afraid this review will open the door to a swarm of tourists like me. Leave it be. If you go, you'll get sad when it's time to leave....More

Thank Melmoth77
Reviewed 5 May 2018

A nice remote settlement with several places to stay if you can afford the transport to get out here. A single dive shop in operation, a good dive spot close to the shore and several homestays dot the island.

Thank terrythy
Reviewed 24 April 2018

What a beautiful little island. It was Sunday so no one was around but we walked the length of the town and were amazed at the landscaping and the sweet houses.

Thank Lulusurfdog
Reviewed 22 April 2018 via mobile

This was great diving. Lots of coral under the jetty. This place had several very large clams. The village was a cool place to walk around and they had a bathroom! We also did one night dive near here.

Thank KWelker
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