We wanted superb walk-off-the-beach-snorkeling and that is definitely what we got.
We'd been to two other locations in Vanuatu and this had easily the best fish (no fishing allowed so they were large) and great coral as well. For this reason alone we'll probably come back. The diving was excellent too.
The accommodation is very 80s with neon strip lighting in the large rooms and tired bedding and bathrooms. All functional but not modern. The food was good, but also 80s style, being heavy with cream.
The logistics from getting from the airport to the island worked very well, but were not in any way luxurious. The flexibility of the staff was appreciated with expertly made sandwiches for our packed lunch.
One thing to note is: you are seated for meals with the other guests, which may not suit all. Though some had their evening meals in the kava hut.
Is it good value for money? Absolutely for the snorkeling and diving - but if you're not into your coral and fish - maybe think again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Bokissa Private Island Resort is a 30 minute fast boat ride from Luganville which is the main town in Espiritu Santo, Vanuatu. Bokissa is 16 absolute beachfront bungalows on a beautiful island of 175 acres of pristine beaches and tropical rainforest. Walk out of your bungalow onto the sand and into the water - straight off the beach snorkelling and just 10-20 minutes from world famous wreck and reef diving. Bokissa's tariff includes return airport transfers and all meals during your stay. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Bokissa Eco Island Hotel Espiritu Santo
- Bokissa Eco Island Santo
- Bokissa Private Island Resort Vanuatu/Espiritu Santo