There are so many things that make this place unique. But the gardens are what really thrilled me. You enter the property by meandering along raked paths through lush densely planted garden beds full of colour. Once through reception and down to the restaurant over the water there are added garden ornaments and hanging art made of mosaics and ceramics that are artsy and whimsical.
Our accommodation was upstairs in a lagoon view room with a huge wooden balcony that looked out over the garden, restaurant area and lagoon. Because you are amongst the trees at this level the shade they afford is what makes it so cool and pleasant.
Ursula and Richard are the perfect hosts. The advice they gave us for getting to know Vanuatu in a week was invaluable. They are lovely people, considerate, kind and generous. I couldn't fault this place in fact. The beds are firm and comfy, rooms a good size, service excellent, facilities very good especially for the price you pay. It's quirky, charming and very appropriately designed for the climate.
The breakfast included each morning was substantial. Fresh fruits, croissants and toasted batard, juice and coffees.
We had 2 meals here during our stay as well as breakfast each day. I cannot recommend highly enough the Fishermans Feast. I binged on crayfish, coconut crab, calamari, wahoo, coconut crusted prawns.....All of it fresh and the light pernot flavoured sauces and chilli lime glazes were exquisite. I still salivate thinking about it. The restaurant is perfect for a romantic evening.
Ursula and Richard provide you with something special when you stay here. Yes it's 40 years old, no it's not a fancy schmancy resort. It is so much more than that! It's a whole experience. We have LOVED our stay and have made wonderful lifetime memories during our stay here.