This is an awesome 5-star "get away from the rat-race island retreat" -> it is a retreat though and not a 5-star hotel, so set your expectations accordingly. Your hosts, Annie and Garry, are extremely friendly and accomodating and go the extra mile to ensure your stay is stress free and relaxing. The accommodation is clean and comfortable, the surroundings are lush and beautiful, and the location is fantastic - right on the lagoon. Don't expect there to be reliable internet but do expect warm water and plenty of laughter from the local kids playing in the water. This was just what I needed. We will definitely be back.
If you want to be part of village life in Vanuatu and wake up to the roosters, dogs and kids having fun - this is your place. We loved it. The waterfront villa is more than adequate, well equipped and so well serviced by Sarah, the housekeeper. The location is outstanding on the edge of the lagoon and opposite the Erakor Island Resort. You are made to feel genuinely welcome at the Resort, if you decide against cooking for yourself. Just a three minute boat ride away and they pick you up. Alternatively a trip to the market on the combi buses is tremendous fun and Annie, your landlady, will introduce you to the French deli and the fish shop. So cooking at home, in a splendid environment with a great barbeque, is the other alternative. The combi buses are 200 metres up the hill and we never had to wait for one to pass. Swimming is not great unless you venture a way out, but snorkeling and kayaking is a joy. Annie kayaks out to the reef every morning and swims back, pushing the kayak ahead from time to time on the return journey. If you are fit you should join her. We enjoyed inviting the village kids in for a biscuit after school. But they never encroach unless you invite them. Such good fun.
What a let-down. It is located in a remote nu van village, where the locals party all night, and burn rubbish all day!. Sure it "looks" good, but the accommodating lacks the basic entertainment facilities, the lagoon is littered with crown-of-thorn starfish, and the "owner" has no regard to re paying funds if you want to depart early. I was taken for a ride!!!! Be very wary of this place, which goes under at least 3 different names. NEVER pre-pay. There in no pool!