My partner and I recently returned from a ten day holiday in Vanuatu. We spent four nights staying at the Lonnoc Beach Bungalows which are about 1.5 hours drive from Luganville.
These quaint little bungalows are very basic - no hot water, electricity only between sunset and about 8:30pm (the electricity is a new feature, they literally put it in the week before we arrived) - but they are situated right on beautiful Lonnoc Beach. Picture white sand, shady trees and clear turquoise water lapping over the reef. It is simply gorgeous!
Breakfast is included in the tariff and consisted of fresh fruit and toast. Lunches and dinners are a basic affair but the food is good and very reasonably priced. They have soft drinks and beer (VB or Tusker) available at the bar. If you want something else I'd suggest bringing some of your own as well as some snacks as there is nowhere around Lonnoc to buy these things from.
The staff are really friendly and love to have a chat. They also run some tours which include swimming at the blue hole, fishing in an outrigger canoe, snorkelling, kastom village, etc. Again very basic but they're not expensive either.
The best bit of this accommodation is it's location. You've literally never seen anything like it. It's worth sacrificing some modern conveniences to experience this place.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located in the beautiful North-East coast of Santo and surrounded by acres of rain forest, Lonnoc Beach Bungalows are a retreat into paradise. Whether you wish to relax on our perfect white beaches, snorkel reefs or tour local sites, Lonnoc will be a hard place to leave.- Voted 'Vanuatu's Best Island Bungalow' in 2007- Canoeing, snorkeling, turtle spotting- Tours to blue holes, villages, family farms and cultural activities- Restaurant and Bar overlooking beach- 6 Ocean View Bungalows; 2 Family Bungalows, 1 Dormitory, plus 2 Seafront Bungalows including a new Honeymoon Suite. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Lonnoc Beach Bungalows Hotel Espiritu Santo
- Lonnoc Beach Bungalows Vanuatu/Espiritu Santo