Stayed in mid February 2014 for 2 nights - Very good budget accommodation. Approx $60 Australian per night.
Lilian and Sylvie are welcoming and make you feel comfortable and at home.
Local bus from airport to Anabru is 150VT each. May be a bit extra if you have alot or large luggage.
Our appartment had a separate bedroom, combined kitchen dining lounge room and separate shower / toilet. New pedestal fans were put in when we were there and these are more than adequate to keep you comfortable. Also had flat screen TV. Shower has plenty of hot water. Didnt hear any traffic noise at night.
Appartment had an electric cooktop, minibar fridge, microwave and cooking utensils. There is a grocery store next door that has all the basics for meals. If you want something more then walk down the hill (10 min) and you will find about 3 supermarkets and a couple of small restaurants. Local buses into town are 150 VT and pass regularly. There is also a full blown supermarket in town near the local market. Beer and alcohol available at good prices at the shop next to the BIG TUSKER bottle - you cant miss it.
Try the local market food before you buy up big on western prepackaged food. We ate nearly every day at the local market - Breakfast, lunch and occassionally dinner - dont forget to ask them to add a bit of salt. Some stalls even do takeaway - we got omlettes on rice for lunch at the airport on the way home. Only about 350-400VT each and tasty.
Make sure to try the Hot Tuluk wrapped in banana leaves - you will see the ladies with the large polystyrene boxes selling them at the market. Its meat and veg wrapped in a lap lap pastry pocket. 100VT each - best eaten fresh.
Now back to the lodge - it is very secure with a steel gate that is locked each night (you get a key) along with secruity measures on all the appartments. We felt safe at all times and walked to most places nearby including into town - Bus back though as there is a bit of a hill coming back and we had been out all day.
Summing up - Very good budget accommodation about halfway between airport and Port Vila with very helpful staff.
Slow down, relax and I hope you enjoy Vanuatu as much as we did.
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