We consistently receive excellent feedback from guests

“Visiting this tiny remote island, which can be accessed by canoe across a lagoon connecting it with the main island of Mota Lava, is a life changing experience and one which is very humbling. You can expect a very simple but very adequate and comfortable bungalow with all you need to enjoy this place of beauty and ever changing scenes. A place without electricity or hot water with wonderfully clean ablution block and flowers daily in your room. A place where white sands and coral reefs and fish are there to enjoy. While the scent of frangipani wafts around the island - small fires cooking the meals served 3 times a day are burning to provide delicate, delicious and very healthy food.”

We had only a sketchy idea of what to expect as we travelled to this tiny island situated to the north of Espiritu Santo, settled in a glistening ocean of navy blue and turquoise. The island is visually stunning with tall swaying coconut palms, golden beaches, warm lagoons and beautiful sunsets. Yet here was more. We were so openly and warmly greeted by and accepted into the community of Rah who demonstrated so naturally those wonderful traits we seem to spend so long teaching our own children. They were joyful, warm, friendly, thoughtful and caring. They have so little but gave so generously. The richness of their custom and culture overwhelmed us as we were invited to join their daily lives. We spent time sitting under the stars philosophising about our lives and theirs and determined that perhaps we didn't have all the answers. Soul searching can be an indulgent exercise but it can also encourage us to revisit our own values and judge them for their worth.

The time we spent with the beautiful people of Rah was a time never to forget and the friendships made are ones to cherish into the future.'

“Since returning to my own country Australia just one week ago my mind is constantly winding backwards to living on an island in the Banks Group that is so rich in Melanesian tribal culture and with people who are so selfless. This area of Vanuatu is without any means of income to support family life other than creatively providing people like us with hospitality for a week of fun and adventure. My week amongst these people was a learning experience of a community who are striving to provide for their children's well being in health and education with great sacrifice. Their community life is one of a team and family quietly and slowly achieving to provide more opportunities. I valued being able to talk to the women in the village who are concerned about women's health issues and how to improve these. Sharing with these women touched my emotions.”

“I find the concept of this form of eco-tourism which indeed ends up supporting the people who need it very good, and we certainly learned a lot during the two weeks. For me it feels as if we came as tourists but left as friends. Best holiday we have had.”

“Rah is a stunning place for photography.”

“One is surrounded by beauty in this silent and remote little paradise. I will return to reconnect with these special people.”

“Their gentleness and self sufficiency is inspirational.”

“Thank you once again for our fabulous trip to Rah .”

'Our Vanuatu holiday was fantastic. Friendly, warm people, sensational scenery and cultural experiences. Simon has put together a great holiday package. We relaxed, swam, ate village food, danced with the locals and tried fishing from canoes.   L ife is fairly precarious for the locals and us tourists help to improve things. Never got below about 26 degrees and rained only as we were leaving (see truck photo).   Looking forward to telling you more stories soon.” 

'Simon I will try to put some words together this coming week to express my experience on Rah. This is going to be difficult as this is not tourism, this is a cultural relationship experience and never to be forgotten. Never will I NOT think of these people and the week I've spent with you all - so very , very special and unique. Thank you again and again for putting yourself out there for these people.'

'This trip has been a lifetime experience with so many wonderful experiences with such beautiful and gentle people.   I will never forget my time on Rah with you and my friends and of course all those wonderful community people of Rah Island.' 

'A life changing experience - remaining forever etched in my head and heart”

Since returning to my own country Australia just one week ago, my mind is constantly winding backwards to living on an island in the Banks Group that is so rich in Melanesian tribal culture and with people who are so selfless.  This area of Vanuatu is poor without any means of income to support family life other than creatively providing people like us with hospitality for a week of fun and adventure.

My week amongst these people was a learning experience of a community who are striving to provide for their children's well being in health and education with great sacrifice.    Their community life is one of a team and family quietly and slowly achieving to provide more opportunities.     I valued being able to talk to the women in the village who are concerned about women's health issues and how to improve these.   Sharing with these women touched my emotions.

The surprises for me were the people of Rah and Mota Lava - as they befriended a group of people as if we were their family.    Their gentleness and self sufficiency is inspirational.' 

'Visiting this tiny remote island which can be accessed by canoe across a lagoon connecting it with the main island of Mota Lava is a life changing experience and one which is very humbling.  You can expect a very simple but very adequate and comfortable bungalow with all you need to enjoy this place of beauty and ever changing scenes.  A place without electricity, hot water, water rations, wonderfully clean ablution block and flowers daily in your room.  A place where white sands and coral reefs and fish are there to enjoy.  While the scent of frangipani wafts around the island, small fires cooking the meals served 3 times a day are burning to provide delicate and delicious and very healthy food.  

One is surrounded by beauty in this silent and remote little paradise.  I will return to reconnect with these special people.'