Friday, January 27, 2017

Snorkeling Holiday in Mansinam Island of Manokwari

Coral Reef in Mansinam Island of Manokwari
Mansinam island is located near Manokwari city. It has been a favorite destination for visitors who are interested in snorkeling over the coral reef of the island. A lot of species of fish live in its waters including grouper, parrotfish, boxfish, pink anemonefish, damselfish and surgeonfish.
Mansinam is also an important island for Christian pilgrims. It was the site where European missionaries landed on 5 February 1855 to Gospel for the first time to the indigenous Papuan people.
British scientist Alfred Russel Wallace also landed on the island in 1858 when he conducted his research expedition in Dorey bay of Netherlands New Guinea.
Snorkeling in Mansinam

Doreri Guesthouse
Doreri Guesthouse in Mansinam island
There is a guesthouse in Mansinam island. Its name is Doreri Guesthouse and is just 1 minute walk from the beach. So, visitors who stay at the guesthouse will have plenty of time to enjoy snorkeling and swimming. There is also jogging trek around the island which visitors can use for morning and afternoon exercises. They can also go birdwatching and butterfly watching along the same road.
There are 12 rooms with sea view and 12 rooms with jungle view. The rate per room is 500,000 rupiahs/ night for 2 people (breakfast is provided). An additional extra bed is 250,000 rupiahs per person.
The indigenous Papuan people who live in the island are the ones who run the guesthouse. So, if you stay in the island, you have directly support their jobs in preserving their marine and island forest environment. Our facility is not luxurious compared to city hotels and our staff are not as skillfull as the ones in big hotels but we will do our best to serve everyone who stays in our Doreri guesthouse.

Where is it?
Please, see the following map of Indonesia. Manokwari is the capital of West Papua province. Doreri Guesthouse is located in Mansinam island.
Manokwari city is the capital of West Papua province

Doreri Guesthouse is located in the southwest of Mansinam island.
It can be reached by water taxi from Manokwari for about 15 minutes
How to get there?
Fly from your country to Jakarta (the capital of Indonesia).
There are daily flights to Manokwari served by such airlines as: Garuda, Express Air, Sriwijaya, Nam Air.
Before flying to Manokwari, please email us, so that we could meet you at the airport and arrange your trip to Mansinam island.
Bedroom in Doreri Guesthouse of Mansinam island

You could contact me by email to: to book room at Doreri Guesthouse. However, because internet connection is often interrupted in Manokwari city, you could send text message to my cell phone number: +6281332245180. Just mention the date of your arrival in Manokwari and how long you plan to stay in the island.

What you need to bring:
Most visitors go to Mansinam island for snorkeling. So, I highly recommend that you bring your own snorkeling gear (mask, snorkle, and fins). A good underwater camera is also useful if you want to take pictures of various species of fish that thrive in the coral reef at the front of the guesthouse.
Anti-insect lotion is also needed.

Additional tours
If you want to stay longer, we can organize a snorkeling tour to more coral reef sites in Manokwari. We can also organize a customized hiking and camping tour in the jungle of Arfak mountains at separate cost.



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