We arrived New Years eve and stayed at Hidden Treasures for 2 nights (wish it was longer). Martha and Tom were great hosts – Martha is an excellent cook, and Tom is a humorous and informative tour guide (Both speak very good English). Nothing was too much trouble, and we were excited when they offered to take us to their village on NYEve night to watch the local church celebrations – this was one of the highlights of the trip, the children singing and dancing were delightful, and we were made to feel very welcome. This did cost us 1500vatu (AUD $15.00) which we were not of told at the time, but it was a great experience and definitely worth the money.
Hidden Treasures is a well-run property with good quality bungalows and a beautiful setting. When you stay here it feels like there is no one else around as it is off the main road, but close enough to the small town (20 minute amble) for supplies, or just to go for a walk. The food was better than expected – with Tom catching lobster for dinner on our first night!!! Incredible and reasonable priced, and breakfasts are a real treat – fresh fruit and juice and homemade ‘french toast’. Tom was also our tour guide up to the volcano, Mt Yasur, and he was very accommodating, taking us to unexplored places and a beautiful white sand beach near Port Resolution.
The accommodation is of a very good quality with good bedding; an attached bathroom (shower only has cold water) and a quaint front veranda. There is a constant electricity supply so you can still charge the camera etc. One thing to be aware of is that the window frames are covered with shading cloth (no glass) so this lets in the sea breeze, but it is not very secure – that being said there is always someone on site, even at night, and the door is lockable. The restaurant looks out over the sea and is always clean and tidy. Make sure you have a go at snorkelling off their reef, it is amazing.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Hidden Treasure Bungalows resort on Tanna island is set amongst lush vegetation in secluded tranquility, and takes in spectacular views of the ocean, stunning sunsets and white sandy beaches. Close to the beach amazing rock pools can be found which make beautiful swim sites, perfect for snorkeling. Hidden Treasure has four bungalows, all built Melanesian-style with private facilities catering for the comfort of both single/independent travellers and couples. The resort is located on the west coast of Tanna island, not far from the main commercial town area of Lenekal. Tours on offer include an adventure trip to Yasur Volcano, Yakel Custom Village, the Tanna Magic Tour and more. Return airport transfers can be arranged. ... more less