The Epi Guesthouse is situated on 13 acres of lush tropical gardens, on the south western coast of stunning Epi Island, only a half hour flight from Port Vila.
The winners of the Green Award in the 2008 Vanuatu Tourism Awards, leading the way in eco tourism, the Epi Guesthouse is also one of Vanuatu’s most unique tourism properties.
More of a lifestyle commitment than a commercial venture, staying at the guesthouse gives travelers a chance to experience a real alternative lifestyle first hand, and to see the fruition of a life dream pursued. What makes staying at the Epi Guesthouse so unique is the fact that this is really just a family home, with all the comforts of such, and our guests very quickly feel more like they are staying with friends.
We share all our meals with our guests, where we spend many hours discussing a variety of world topics.
Rooms are 10,000 vatu per person per night: this includes accommodation, all meals, tea, coffee, snacks etc., return transfer from Valesdir airport on Epi, and 12.5%VAT. There are seven bedrooms and four bathrooms in the guesthouse. We have permanent electricity, hot water, clean, comfortable rooms and a home-like atmosphere. Kids are most welcome and always love it here. We can provide babysitting services for a low fee.
Fly with Air Vanuatu from Port Vila to Valesdir Airstrip on Epi Island. This is a half hour scenic flight, with three flights per week. Alternatively, charter a flight with Unity Airlines, Helicopters Vanuatu or travel on an inter-island freight boat. A return fare from Port Vila to Valesdir is 14,600 vatu, with a 20% discount available if you have an international ticket. Children under 12 are 6,980 vatu and infants under 2 are1, 580 vatu. If you find it difficult to book your domestic fares, please allow us to help.
Guest enjoy romantic sunsets by the fire at our private beach, sleep out under the stars, beach barbeques, and kayaking through crystal clear water. Stroll on the white sand beach or try snorkeling with stunning coral gardens and abundant fish life. Choose a book or DVD from our large library or relax on the veranda with a stunning view.
Swim with Sea turtles and a Dugong
Travel by taxi truck up west coast of Epi, passing through the many small villages and stunning scenery on the way to Lamen Bay Swim in the tranquil waters of Lamen Bay with a tame dugong and sea turtles, before lunching on traditional island
fare at the Sunset Bungalows. The waterfall tour is a little more energetic but well worth the effort to walk through the rainforest behind the guesthouse, past more local gardens, to a beautiful mountain stream waterfall with a large pool. Take a refreshing dip and have morning tea, before heading back down to the coast via Valesdir copra plantation, with sweeping views of the coast of Epi.
The village tour takes you through a contemporary Ni-Vanuatu village, guided by our custom owner and hereditary chief of the village. Meet many of the locals, who are among the friendliest people on earth. Visit the gardens where they grow their food in what can only be described as permaculture. Taste some of the local fruits and nuts in season. On the edge of the village is the local primary school, where the children will steal your heart with their cheeky grins and joyful playing. ee the historical ruins of early day plantations while stopping to swim in a freshwater spring that rises up in the ocean. Try your hand at outrigger canoe fishing or go pig hunting with locals. We have fantastic off-the-beach snorkeling, with stunning coral gardens and fish life only a few feet from the water’s edge, so we can cater to all levels of snorkeling. Surf in Votlo by taking a taxi truck south where you can go surfing and picnic on the black sand beaches, stopping to see hot springs while passing beautiful beaches and local villages.
In the middle of the Coral Sea you will find a private slice of paradise – Epi Guesthouse. Situated on 13 acres of lush tropical gardens, this Pacific Island retreat is on the southwestern coast of stunning Epi Island, only a half-hour flight from Port Vila.
Epi Guesthouse is one of Vanuatu’s most unique tourism properties leading the way in Eco Tourism having won the Green Award in Vanuatu Tourism Awards two years in a row.
Staying at the guesthouse gives travellers a chance to experience an alternative lifestyle first hand with the comforts of solar hot water, hydroelectricity and WiFi access. Epi Guesthouse is unique because it is a family home, with all the comforts of such, and guests very quickly feel more like they are staying with friends.
All meals are shared with guests dining alfresco under the wide veranda, where many hours are spent engaged in stimulating and intelligent conversation, discussing and solving the problems of the universe. All while enjoying a refreshing cold drink from the well-stocked bar and feasting on the changing vista of the Coral Sea.
People come from all over the world to share their stories and their thoughts and are encouraged to spread the word about their experience of this slice of unspoilt paradise.
This is a wonderful opportunity for guests to experience a quiet sojourn on a secluded island.
We thoroughly enjoy the time we spend with people who come to us from all over the world, to share their stories and their thoughts, as we do with them.
It is a wonderful opportunity for us to live our quiet life on our secluded island, without having to give up the stimulation of regular intelligent conversation.
Rob has become a bit of a local character, with his weekly column Crappy Moments, featured in the Vanuatu Daily Post. Alix has become well known for her fantastic homemade meals using the freshest of organic produce.