Vavaghio Guest House, Santa Isabel

Your adventure to Vavaghio Guest House starts with the flight from Honiara to Suavanao, at the northern end of Santa Isabel province.  From there, you will have a 90 minute boat ride in a small Solomon Island Ray boat (pictured) with safety equipment, to Vakao Island, where the guest house is located.

There are two guest houses, each holding four beds. The houses are of simple design, being one large open bedroom with an open veranda outside. The beds are single but are designed so that two can be pushed together to make a double bed if desired. Each guest house has two small tables inside and a larger table with seating on the verandah. The construction is sago-palm leaf walling and roof, with a mixture of cut timber and bush material framing.

There is a larger building that is the lounge and dining area for guests. It also houses the kitchen where staff prepare meals for guests.

The shower is a modern style, with a tiled base, meltica wallboard walls and an adjustable and portable shower rose. The toilet is a modern “flush” model. The waste water and sewage is treated by an ample septic tank system. There is no hot water for showering or washing. For most guests this is not an issue, but after a long surf session, even with sea water temperatures of 28-29 degrees, a hot shower is sometimes nice. We have a few of the plastic camp showers for anyone really desperate for a warm shower.

This is a place for relaxing and adventure. If you want to look at your smartphone or laptop all day, then stay at home. There is no internet and very little mobile coverage here, so it is a great location for the big kids to play and talk to other guests, like we used to before technology took over our lives.

There are many options available, depending on your reason for going there. We can package flights from any destination, with stopovers in Honiara or extensions to other locations in the Solomons as required. Children under 12 years are half price.
  • Swimming
  • Snorkelling
  • Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Nature walks
  • Bird Watching (no known endemics)
  • Culture
  • Queen and single foam mattresses
  • Mosquito nets
  • Large and small table
  • Verandah
  • Private island location
  • Outdoor dining and lounge area
  • Communal cold water shower and flush toilet
  • Pontoon and beach access

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