My husband and I spent 4 nights with Rachel and Esso as part of our honeymoon on Vanuatu. This was a real opportunity to experience island life running on island time. Esso said one day "the probem is, I know too many people." As you drive along the road we stopped to talk to cousins, picked up uncles and even perfect strangers. Uncle George stuck around for two days leading us on many of our adventures. Esso and Rachel have invested greatly in their tourism venture to not only improve the position and education of their family, but lead the way for smaller tourism ventures across the island- away from resorts. Esso is a strong, prominant leader in the community and his determination and commitent to his guests and to the development of tourism on Tanna is unsurpassed. The accomodation is comfortable and you will be thankful for Rachels efforts in the kitchen- only one serve of tapioca the entire stay! The views are amazing and we were treated to a special performance from Esso's daughter and their friends. Not a resort holiday but an eperience that is not to be missed if you have the time to experience Tanna from the people's perspective.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Our bungalows are situated in the unique central Middlebush area of Tanna, the main coffee growing region of the island, & in close proximity to everything. Located on a small plateau close to & overlooking the fantastic eastern coast of Tanna, providing amazing views, including Mt Yasur Volcano, the 'Nima' is a superior island style bungalow, while our standard bungalow is typical of Tanna. ... more less