FAQ - Visiting Us
How do i get there ?
Are children welcome at the resort ?
Of course they are. But as our Resort does not meet international safety standards, parents must watch their children. For younger children we can provide extra beds in your bungalow.
Is it safe ?
In urban areas in Papua disturbances sometimes occur. The Baliem Valley is not such an area. The Baliem Valley is a tranquil place, and our Resort is surrounded by friendly and cooperative villages. It is 100% safe.
How Can I book ?
Fill the contact form, tell us what you like to do, your travel dates, number of people, and we will get back to you. We will answer quickly with a straightforward reply.
What languages do your guides speak ?
Indonesian and English.
What Payment methods work on site ?
At the moment we can only accept payments in cash in Rupiah. Therefore, we ask you to pay in advance, and we prefer to fix your program in advance. Payments in advance can be made via bank transfer in USD, EUR, or IDR.
Do you have Wifi ?
Yes we have free wifi. The best connection is from the lobby/restaurant. In the bungalows, the connection is not so good. The mobile phone network in the resort is usually good.
What to do with diving luggage ?
When you book one of our packages you can hand your diving luggage to our staff at Jayapura airport and he will safely store it for you until you return. It’s customary to tip for this service.
Why do you consider yourself an Eco lodge ?
Our Resort is situated in idyllic nature, surrounded by villages of the locals. The Resort owns 1000+ hectares of private land. This land is left in its natural state and protected from deforestation and destruction. Moreover, a large part of our staff comes from the surrounding area, we receive our resources from there, we are a direct supporter of the local population, and have been for 20 years.
is it okay to take photos of people ?
That depends. A pig festival, for example, gives you a great opportunity to take pictures. You come as a guest and are treated as such in a friendly way. People you meet by chance, on the other hand, will most likely demand payment or even refuse a photo altogether. If you are unsure, ask your “subject” before taking the photo.
are the excursions private or do other guests join as well ?
All excursions are organised especially for you. You have your own guide and vehicle. The only exception are pig festivals, where we put guests together in small groups if possible. During the Wamena Festival all activities are done in small groups unless we confirmed you otherwise.
What food do you serve ?
In our restaurant we serve mainly Indonesian food. For lunch and dinner, rice, potatoes and all kinds of vegetables are the main ingredients. Most of the vegetables and fruit come from the farmers in our direct neighbourhood. We also serve meat or fish from the market. Our breakfast is similar to an American breakfast, but mostly vegetarian. We are sure you will enjoy it.