Douglas Bungalows is a well known place to stay on north
Ambrym near Ranon village. Ranon's
main attractions are hiking Mount Tovuo, kastom
performances and carving. Volcano treks are via Ranvetlam.
Both Freddie and Laan Douglas, the brothers who run Solomon
Douglas Bungalows, are skilled woodcarvers.
tumas Steve and Pip for updating Solomon Douglas Bungalows.
Accommodation at Solomon Douglas costs 3500 Vatu per person,
per night, including all meals. Guides/porters for the Mount
Marum volcano are 2000 Vatu each per day and the kastom
fee is 2500 Vatu per person. Exchange
call Laan Douglas on 5412615 (Digicel).
Solomon Douglas has three semi-modern bungalows up on the
hill and one down on the beach. The three on the hill sleep
five, four and four people. The one on the beach has one double
bed and one single. Mosquito
nets are provided and the bungalow doors have locks. Kerosene
or electric lamps are used for lighting.
Douglas Bungalows has a shared shower and western toilet.
The local water supply doesn't quite reach Solomon Douglas
Bungalows. An elevated drum supplies the shower and a bucket
is used to flush the toilet. Bath towel, toilet paper and
soap are provided.
Douglas serves meals with aelan
kaekae and fresh fish or chicken. The water supply is
OK to drink.
Suggestions and Transport
Ranon has a two or three stores, a medical clinic and a
few speedboats. Laan
Douglas has a speedboat and offers guests a reduced rate
of 6000 Vatu to or from Craig Cove (charter).
surveyed: July 2005 by Stephen.
Last updated: October 2010 by Steve and Pip.