Both my wife and I spent ten glorious days at Uepi in September of this year (2011). As I had never dived before, I was trained by the local dive masters including the owners Grant and Jill. In the end, I completed 15 dives in the most amazing tropical waters I have been in - far better than the Barrier Reef, Fiji, Vanuatu and PNG. The variety of aquatic animals and coral gardens was abundant and first class. The wreck dives are a must do. My wife snorkelled whilst I dove and she loved every minute of it as the snorkelling can be carried out right at the resort on amazing coral walls.
In addition, there are organised fishing trips, kayaking, sail boats and ski paddling to keep you entertained when your not diving/snorkelling.
We found the accommodation very comfortable and the million dollar views from the Lagoon front bungalows were awesome. Those that complain about the lack of hot water need to harden up - the weather dictated cool showers 24/7.
The food was nice, fresh and plentiful. The lunches delivered to your bungalow allowed for peaceful quiet time away from others.
After dinner, the evenings where spent (predominantly around the bar area) discussing the days dives and what to expect the following day. Even the organised games of volleyball with the staff were a highlight.
A very big thanks to Gill, Grant, Josh and Wes for an unforgettable holiday. I hope to visit there again and enjoy the delights all over again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- With an international reputation for excellence, Uepi Island Resort in the Western Province is the ultimate getaway in the Solomons. World class diving, snorkeling and sea kayaking is complemented by beachfront bungalow accommodation, friendly personalized service and meals based on fresh local produce. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Uepi Island Hotel Marovo