Pele Island Accommodation Simoa Bungalows Overnight Eco Accomodation in Pele Island, Vanuatu
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    Getting here    

    Pele Island is located 7km north from Vanuatu’s main island Efate and takes just 20 minutes by motorised boat.  Boats leave the Emua Jetty which is a 50 minute bus ride from the capital Port Vila.  We can arrange bus transport to the Jetty from the airport or your hotel.

    What to expect

    Pristine coral reefs, fantastic snorkelling & swimming in clear,blue waters, beautiful white sandy beaches, amazingly friendly locals, opportunities to learn about tradition village culture and traditions and last, but not least, fantastic food prepared for you by Chef Mark Shong and using locally grown, organic produce.

    When snorkelling, you will see giant clams, abundant sea-life including green and hawksbill turtles, spotted eagle rays and if you are lucky enough to venture out in one of our boats, you may also see dolphins, dugongs and white tip reef sharks.

    There is no electricity on the island so there are no lights or electronic devices in the bungalows.  Bring your torch and have your mobile phone fully charged before you come – or better still, turn it off and experience a few days free of technology and interruptions!

    Please see our Frequently Asked Questions page for more information on what to expect.

    Activities

    • Enjoy snorkelling and swimming in the pristine waters of our Pacific paradise and explore the coral reefs that fringe Pele island.
    • Stroll along our white sandy beaches.
    • Hike into the centre of the island.
    • Experience the culture and traditions of local villages.
    • Witness nature at its best, unspoilt and unpolluted.
    • Savour traditional cuisine cooked by our chef and Simoa Bungalow owner Mark Shong.
    • Learn Bislama from local island residents.
    • Enjoy listening to local music and singing.
    • Join a fish feeding trip.
    • Go kayaking.
    • Meet and chat with a real village Chief.
    • Look out for dolphins, turtles and dugongs which frequent the shores.
    • Relax, read and recouperate!

    What to bring

    We suggest you bring the following items to help make your stay enjoyable:-

    • Torch
    • Insect repellent
    • Soap & spare toilet roll
    • Snacks (although with breakfast, lunch & dinner included in your stay, you are unlikely to be hungry!)
    • Hat & sunscreen
    • Own snorkelling gear
    • Reef shoes
    • Small first-aid kit
    • Garbage bag for any rubbish you can take off the island when you leave
    • Camera!

    Conservation Note

    Pele Island sits in the Nguna-Pele Marine Protected Area (MPA) which is run by a local non-governmental organisation made up of sixteen island communities dedicated to the protection and conservation of marine resources.  We want to protect Pele Island and its environment for future generations so please leave everything as you find it.  Please resist the temptation to remove or disturb shells, coral or other sea-life.  Please take any rubbish back with you to the mainland and please spread the word about our eco-tourism.

     

Pele Island
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