The front waters of Windesi are called Mariponi (meaning the front waters that are calm). There are islands in the region that are surrounded by white sand beaches and below surface of the sea, pristine coral reef thrives to provide homes to various species of marine creatures.
Visitors who like swimming, snorkeling and freediving, need to bring their own snorkeling device such as mask, snorkel and swim fins. They can take pictures of the beautiful underwater world of Windesi if they bring waterproof camera such as Nikon W300 and Olympus TG-6.
For visitors who are interested in exploring the rainforest of Windesi, they can ask some villagers to accompany them. Paradise birds such as Lesser Birds of Paradise, King Birds of Paradise, Magnificent Riflebird can be found in the forest of Windesi. Sulphur-crested Cockatoo, Palm Cockatoo, Eclectus Parrot, and etc.
A Little Story from World War II
During World War II or the Pacific War in 1942 to 1944, the Imperial Japanese Forces stationed their troops, ships and other equipment in Windesi. As of today, there are still shipwrecks or planewrecks in and around Windesi area.
There is a house next to the house of head of District Windesi where visitors can go to stay during their holiday in Windesi. The current head of District Windesi is Moses Windesi 0821 2950 6668. His house can be reached on foot from ship harbor. Further inland, visitors will be able to see Wamesa Tengah village. For accommodation in the village, visitors can contact its village chief Ekber Karim 0812 4037 9341. Please, use Google Translate to convert your message into Indonesian language so that they could understand your points.
|Guesthouse for visitors in District Windesi of Wondama regency|
How to get there?
Fast passenger boat Express Bahari goes from Manokwari city to Windesi and other coastal villages in Wondama regency several times a week. Visitors need to go to Anggrem harbour of Manokwari city to catch the boat for traveling to Windesi. The ticket price is around 15 US dollars.
Ferry ship KMP Napan Wainama also visits District Windesi. It is a roro vessel. Visitors need to go to ferry harbor of Manokwari city to get info about the schedule of the boat. It travels to Windesi and other coastal villages and town of Wondama regency several times a week. The ticket price from Manokwari to Windesi is around 10 US dollars per person or even less.
Visitors who are interested in traveling to District Windesi, and need more info, please, contact:
Tourist Guide Association (HPI) of Wondama regency
- Eky Sawaki: +62 812 4893 1154
- Amsal Tinoring: +6282197937120
Visitors can also make direct contact with local people in Windesi village and Wamesa Tengah Village (before sending WA or text message, please, use Google Translate to convert your language into Indonesian language)
- Yaru Karubui +62813 4401 8389
- Samuel Windesi +6281248818763
- Hans Sawasamariay +62812 4777 6258
- Herman Paduay +62821 9766 1786
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