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Epi Island Guesthouse

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Valesdir, Epi Island Vanuatu
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In the middle of the Coral Sea you will find a private slice of paradise - Epi Guesthouse. Situated on 13 acres of lush tropical gardens, this Pacific Island retreat is on the south western coast of stunning Epi Island, only a half hour flight from Port Vila. Epi Guesthouse is one of Vanuatu's most unique tourism properties leading the way in Eco Tourism having won the Green Award in Vanuatu Tourism Awards two years in a row. Staying at the guesthouse gives travellers a chance to experience an alternative lifestyle first hand with the comforts of solar hot water, hydroelectricity and WiFi access. Epi Guesthouse is unique because it is a family home, with all the comforts of such, and guests very quickly feel more like they are staying with friends. All meals are shared with guests dining alfresco under the wide veranda, where many hours are spent engaged in stimulating and intelligent conversation, discussing and solving the problems of the universe. All while enjoying a refreshing cold drink from the well-stocked bar and feasting on the changing vista of the Coral Sea. People come from all over the world to share their stories and their thoughts and are encouraged to spread the word about their experience of this slice of unspoilt paradise. This is a wonderful opportunity for guests to experience a quiet sojourn on a secluded island.
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Valesdir, Epi Island Vanuatu
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Cam S wrote a review Feb 2017
2 contributions2 helpful votes
Epi Guesthouse is such an incredible and comfortable place to stay to unwind and relax. The immaculately handcrafted house is perfect for lazing about, with an endless supply of fresh coconuts, beautiful swimming spots & to top it all off Rob and Alix are amazing hosts. Absolutely recommended to anyone that is looking for a secluded retreat. Just a short cheap flight from Port Vila.
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Date of stay: January 2017
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Hey Cam, a pleasure to have you stay, and thanks for your tech assistance. Hope to see you back here some day. Cheers, Rob and Alix.
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Ezra E wrote a review Jan 2017
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The Epi Island Guesthouse is truly a destination that visitors will remember forever! From the minute you step onto the soft, lush grass lawn you feel welcome and loved by the Guesthouse's wonderful hosts Alix and Rob. The guesthouse is rife with western amenities such as beautiful private hot showers (designed artfully by Rob himself!), luxurious beds, a full kitchen, wifi, reading library, an enormous daybed, etc (I could go on and on!). Getting there is half the fun! Local flights form Port Vila to Epi depart maybe twice a week, and offer stunning views of both islands from above before landing you on a lush green runway of Epi's "Airport"...you feel like a real adventurer! Whether you're traveling alone, as a couple, or in a group, Alix and Rob are a perfect mix of friendly, helpful, and respectful. You can visit the nearby Sara village for a taste of the local culture, swim in one of Epi's beautiful waterfalls, or simply waste away the day on the daybed or in their private cove or beach. An amazing truck ride can be arranged to visit neighboring villages, and to a very special beach where lucky swimmers might be able to swim with a local celebrity - a Manatee! All in all I've never been to a place like the Epi Island Guesthouse. The food is freshly picked and harvested from their own farm and gardens, and every piece of timber has been milled from local trees. It's truly ecotourism at it's finest. Do yourself a favor and book immediately!!!!
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Date of stay: February 2016
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Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Frederike A wrote a review Oct 2016
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I have stayed at the Epi Guesthouse for a week. Of all places I have been to in Vanuatu and even the whole world this was the most special. Epi island is very beautiful! It is the most green island I have been to and It made me feel relaxt and safe from the moment the little plane landed. The guesthouse is like a little peace of heaven, the wooden house made me feel at home directly! I the daytimes, Rob and Alix took me out on a reef walk, snorkel trip (where I saw turtles, octopus and heaps of colorful fish), kayak trip (with dolphins!!) and a amazing hike through the bush, over hills and along the beach. In the evenings they took me down to there private beach where we had diners, wine and bonfires under the stars. Not only the guesthouse but also the company and good care of Rob and Alix made this pace special. Rob is a amazing, lovingly, creative man which build this house all by himself. Rob, thank you for all your wonderful conversations and all your tours and lessons in the gardens. Alix is an amazing host and cook who is spending most of the day in the kitchen, experimenting on amazing recipes and making the house smell like home. Thank you Alix for your kindness and all cooking lessons. I wish you lots of love and all the best. I hope more people get to experience this wonderful place.
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Date of stay: September 2016
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Amanda M wrote a review Oct 2016
Caulfield South, Australia7 contributions3 helpful votes
This is my sixth trip back to Epi Island Guest House and each time is as wonderful as the first! The guest house is situated in the most beautiful garden setting, surrounded by coconut covered hills and you feel so relaxed from the minute you arrive. Very comfortable rooms and nothing is too much trouble for your hosts Alix & Rob. Having a private beach with not a soul around, there are big queen size day beds to lie in the shade or relax on a hammock when you are not snorkelling or swimming. The food is fantastic and there is always great conversation around the hand carved table. I would highly recommend a holiday here.
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Date of stay: January 2016
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Treager wrote a review Oct 2016
Kuranda, Australia24 contributions6 helpful votes
Time stands still! Great swimming and snorkelling, lots of comfortable places to relax, read a book, gaze at the horizon. Hospitality exceptional, amazing meals whipped up by Alix, mostly self-sufficient, so nice fresh food! Good company if you want it or leave you in peace if that is what you need.... Highly recommended! access to snorkelling equipment etc and good walks too.....
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Date of stay: November 2015
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Frequently Asked Questions about Epi Island Guesthouse
What are some of the property amenities at Epi Island Guesthouse?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at Epi Island Guesthouse?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Epi Island Guesthouse?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
Does Epi Island Guesthouse have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Epi Island Guesthouse offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are pets allowed at Epi Island Guesthouse?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.