The SpaceGood sleep let you ready to fun at outdoor activity. We really wish the guest makes great memories at Orchid Island. Guest Access《Public space》
Vanity unit*3 (with hair-dryers)
Mini living room (with refrigerator)
Balcony Interaction with GuestsHostel's name "Tomodachi(友達)", it means "friends" in Japanses. We hope between guests and local people has friendly communication, and feel the bounty of Nature in Orchid Island. Also our hostel staff be friendly for guests.
The owner is a Yami people (same as Tao people), his wife is a Japanese, at here we give a good stay for guests by warm and kind hospitality.
(1) The largest mobile network here is "Chunghwa Telecom (CHT)", others may not have signal on most of the island.
(2) Please note that because of meteorological conditions (high waves, typhoons or storms), ferry or plane are often canceled or delayed, so some people may be trapped on the island for several days.
(3) Especially if you need to move to another city from Tai-tung or Ken-ting, after leaving Orchid Island. We suggset you to buy train/bus ticket in a 7-11. Because tickets bought in a train station, can't be cancel or refund on the island, only the one bought in a 7-11 can. By the way, if you have to take a flight to overseas after your Orchid Island trip, think carefully about your schedules.
(4) The weather is relatively stable in June, traffic too. Flying fish season is from end of March to early June, so early June is the most appropriate time to visit Orchid Island! The NeighborhoodNight charges does not contain fee of rental motorbike and optional activities. Providing you need these, please pay dues by NTD cash after arrival.
(1) Snorkeling (Chinese speaking guide) 450NTD ------ Wetsuit included (because of the reefs and rocks).
(2) Night nature tour (Chinese speaking guide) 250NTD ------ It must finish around midnight, so please, respect other guests rest.
(3) Around the island tour (Chinese speaking guide) 200NTD or more.
(4) Climb Heavenly Lake tour (Chinese speaking guide) 300NTD or more.------ Moutain path, please prepare adapted walking shoes.
※ If you wish to attend activities, you can sign up during booking or check-in. But the weather conditions and participants number can affect the program. In case of canceling, we will refund activities fee.
−−−−−−−−−−−−《Orchid Island View spot》−−−−−−−−−−−−
Orchid Island call "Pongso no Tao" in Yami language. There are 4 villages, separate 6 tribes. From ferry port counterclockwise, there are
:Yayo(椰油); Iratay(漁人); Imowrod(紅頭);Ivalino(野銀);Iranmeylek(東清);Iraraley(朗島(URL HIDDEN)
Yayo:Ferry port、Light house、Small pond 、Old light house、7-Eleven、Hai-yang Supermarket、Farmer's cooperative's supermarket
Iratay:Airport、Lan-en cultural museum
Imowrod:Post office、Hospital、Township's government hall、Cross-Island highway、Weather station、Big pond、Forest promenade 、Green grassland、Nuclear waste treatment plant
Ivalino:Cold water spring、Traditional underground house、Cross-Island highway
Iranmeylek:White Sandy Bay、Lover‘s Cave、Warship island
Iraraley:Traditional underground house、Strangely shaped rocks
There are two main roads :Island round highway and Cross-Island highway.
※Yami's traditional underground house, still have some people living there, please don't enter private yards or take photo. Taro fields and traditional canoes also are part of Yami's life, please stay away from them. Getting AroundHostel TOMODACHI at the back of Orchid Island Post office, also near by medical center building. 5min from airport; 15min from port by car/scooter.
Hostel TOMODACHI dosen't have shuttle service. But, you can choose scooter rental. The scooter rental service shop's staff will picking up you when you arrive to Orchid Island. Just pay the rental dues to the staff. After you getting your scooter, you can drive to hostel TOMODACHI, behind of the Post office, it takes about 5min from the airport; 15min from the port. Preferably, when you made night resevations, ask for a scooter renting if you need. If you wait for your arriving, it could be too late and not be able to find one. Please note that all of optional activities need a scooter. The Community Bus is just a basic public transportation, very infrequent.
Rental motorbike Price 24hours:500NTD、48hours:1000NTD、72hours:sale price 1400NTD
【Need driver's license:International Driving Permit or Taiwanese driver's license】
※【International Driving Permit】(IDP)------Check your valid date and need the permit stamp at license categories A : Motorcycles.
※【Taiwanese driver's license】------ Check your driving permit type as [普通重型機車] or [大型機車駕照]
@We also rental bicycles (250NTD per day), please ask to us for details.
@Hostel pick up service: Ferry port hostel (100NTD for one person/one way); Airport hostel (50NTD for one person/one way) Other Things to Note(1) Because we have another booking system, Airbnb calendar may not be perfectly sunchronized. We are sorry if we unable to accept your request.
(2) If you arrive in after 18:00 the scheduled check-in date , please contact us by Airbnb in advance. If you not arrived by 18:00 without contact, your booking will be treated as a NO SHOW case. Please note that we charge 100% for the first night and 50% for the remaining nights. Moreover, we might refuse to your next booking in that case.
(3) In case of uncontrollable situation (Ex. bad local weather, typhoon, earthquake), your flight or ferry (from Taiwan main island to Orchid Island) will maybe be canceled. Such cases you must [sent message to hostel TOMODACHI by Airbnb by 18:00] your check-in day, and then we check the fact, if sure we will full refund. If you contact hostel after 18:00, we charge 100% for the first night and 50% for the seconf night in that case. If you cancel your hostel reservation before flight or boat have been canceled, we will deal with according to the cancellation terms as the above chart.
(4) In case of Taiwan Meteorological Agency issue a typhoon warning, you must [sent message to hostel TOMODACHI by Airbnb by 18:00] your check-in day, and then we check the fact, if sure we will full refund. If you contact hostel after 18:00, we charge 100% for the first night and 50% for the seconf night in that case. If you cancel hostel reservation before issue a typhoon warning, and flight or boat have not been canceled, we will deal with according to the cancellation terms as the above chart.