Mansinam is a small island that is located in Dorey bay near Manokwari city. The island is considered as The Island of Civilization by The Indigenous Papuan people. Christianity was introduced for the first time to the Papuan people on 5 February 1855 by three German evangelists C.W. Ottow and his wife, and Geissler. At that time, the indigenous people were involved in tribal wars. The evangelists and their successors built schools, health clinics, and churches that have now become GKI (Gereja Kristen Injili di Tanah Papua). One of the largest Christian denominations in West Papua. They were able to stop tribal wars, slavery.
|White Sandy Beach of Mansinam Island|
In addition to visiting Cross Monuments, visitors can enjoy swimming, snorkeling and scuba diving at the island. Coral reef area is only a stone throw away from the Doreri Guesthouse The government build concrete road that circles the island. It is suitable for visitors who are interested in nature walk or birdwatching walk particularly on the south-eastern region of the island.
Snorkeling or Scuba Diving
Coral reef is the tropical rainforest of the ocean. It is the natural habitat of thousands of species of fish. Mansinam island has got several sites that are suitable for snorkelers and scuba divers. The recommended snorkeling site is the coastal area near Doreri guesthouse. Visitors could see various species of fish including damsel fish, grouper, butterfly fish, jack fish, that live in the coral reef of the island.
|Doreri Guesthouse in Mansinam Island|
Overnight stay 500,000 rupiahs/ room/ night for 2 people
Motorized boat rent 500,000 rupiahs/ day
Bicycle rent 75,000 rupiahs/ bike/ day
Motorcycle rent 100,000 rupiahs per day
Snorkeling mask 50,000 rupiahs per day
Scuba Diving 800,000 rupiahs per day
This Doreri Guesthouse is located in the south east area of Mansinam island. It is run by Salomina Rumadas. To book a room in the hotel, please send text message to: +6281284333345.
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