Bosnik Beach, Biak
Bosnik, 18km from Kota Biak, is a laid-back village strung along the coast for 2km, where you could happily base yourself for a relaxing few days. Its daily morning market is busiest on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday, when Padaido islanders come in biggest numbers. The best section of beach is Pantai Segara Indah at the eastern end, with shelters (30,000Rp per day) and some coloured coral offshore. It’s virtually empty weekdays.
Guesthouse Beach Bosnik, 500m east of the market, has half a dozen spotless upstairs rooms, four of them air-conditioned and two with private bathroom, in a sturdy brick-and-ironwood house facing the sea. Owner Agustina speaks English and meals are available.
Bosnik-route taksi from Kota Biak usually go as far as Opiaref, where the coast road turns inland. You can continue on foot 6km through Opiaref to Marau, Saba and Wadibu, where a road heads 500m inland to join the Anggaduber road. The coral and fish off Pantai Marau make for good snorkelling and diving, as do the rocky islets off Saba.
Anggaduber, 3km beyond Wadibu, has grass-lawned houses and a fine, palm-lined, sandy beach, with good snorkelling towards its western end.