We wanted to visit this island because it was not your usual run of the mill resort, and its remoteness and rustic nature appealed. The boat trips to and from the island were a bit of a challenge (see below) however we were glad we chose to stay there. The island is covered in lovely rainforest, full of birdlife (surprisingly many species the same or similar to Australia), and lizards, while the surrounding waters teem with reef fish, black tip reef sharks, dugongs (though sadly we didn't see any), and turtles. Great snorkelling (despite some damage to the coral from tsunamis). The weather was against us and we only stayed 2 nights so didn't get to see as much as we had hoped. The room was very comfortable with queen sized bed, mosquito net, and covered waterproof deck, we didn't mind the rainwater showers or outdoor toilet, and the food was not bad. If you are after luxury, forget it, but if you like adventure this is the place for you. However DON'T try to go to the Wilderness Lodge directly from here - if the seas are at all rough (as they were for us), you would be in for a 4 hour plus boat ride in rough seas - very very unpleasant in the wooden long boat, sitting on hard wood bench seats. The 2.5 hour boat ride to Tetepare from Munda was long enough (and we are seasoned boaties). Don't recommend taking young kids or elderly people here for that reason. We were not impressed with our travel agent Go Tours as they provided no information whatsoever about the boat trips - had we known we may still have visited both Tetepare and Wilderness but in a different order. Glad we went nevertheless.
- Also Known As:
- Tetepare Island Eco-Lodge Solomon Islands/Munda