If you are coming to this blog from the miles and points community, no doubt you will have read some other blogs about the beautiful over-water bungalows in Bora Bora and the Maldives. They average about $500 a night, cost between $200-500 to get to the island the resort is on and meals are not included. One blogger did try to find some bargains but even those started at $280. Yes, you can get to some of them on miles and hotel points but with the recent devaluations even that can be expensive. I have a new addition to the 16 cheapest overwater bungalows in the world!
What if I told you there was a small but attractive eco-resort with overwater bungalows at high tide in one of the world’s top diving locations, not to mention many exotic birds? All this for the princely sum of $70 per couple including 3 meals a day!
Introducing the HamuEco Resort! As I said yesterday, it is easy and cheap to get from Sorong to Waigeo and if you contact the English speaking manager Hasna via Facebook, she will send a taxi to pick you up at the dock and bring you to the resort for around $20.
What I loved most about this place was the fact that I could lie on the bed, look out the door to the right and see Palm Cockatoos flying over the trees and to the left was the deck facing the sunset!
Bathrooms are shared and located ashore down the pier so you will need a flashlight at night. They have a generator which they shut off at night but they are flexible if you need to charge your batteries.
The main course will be catch-of-the-day but for people who don’t eat fish, they can do eggs and veggies, not sure what else as that was all I asked for.
You can see fish when you sit on the deck!
Hasna can book you on scuba diving, snorkeling trips and also arrange an excellent bird guide named Benny. I will put the birding info in the next post so stay tuned!