Aniwa Ocean View Bungalows Vanuatu Aelan Walkabot rating
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These bungalows are on the southern side of Aniwa, facing Tanna – you can see Mount Yasur volcano smoking away by day and glowing at night. Set out on a ridge above the ocean, about 20 minutes walk from Ifaresei village, the bungalows have lovely views and you can watch dolphins swim past in the early morning. A reef edges the beach and there are pleasant walks in the area. You can find more details at their website

Tankyu tumas Daniel for the update.

Costs and booking
Accommodation is 2500 Vatu per night single and 4000 Vatu per night double/twin including breakfast. Children under 12 are 1000 Vatu per night. Meals are 750 Vatu or 1500 Vatu for lobster.

Father and son, Joshua and Jethro Mudji, run the bungalows together, with the help of Jethro’s wife, Jennifer, who does the cooking. While the phone signal is fairly reliable, the surest way to contact Jethro is by text message.

Jethro's mobile: +678 596 4778
Joshua's mobile: +678 561 6506

Accommodation and food
Aniwa Oceanview Bungalows has two double and three single bungalows, set in lush gardens. Coral pathways lead to the dining bungalow, which catches the breeze. The bungalows are solar powered and have mosquito netting. Clean linen and towels are provided.

Breakfast usually consists of bread from the family’s oven up in the village and fresh fruit from their garden nearby. For lunch and dinner, chicken or freshly caught fish are available, usually with fresh coconut milk, lime and spring onion, and rice or sweet taro. If you require lobster at short notice, Jethro will happily dive for a fresh catch and serve it to you within the hour! Bottle water, rain water, homemade lemonade and cold beer are available.

Services and suggestions
Aniwa is as yet undiscovered by tourists and hospitality is genuine and heartfelt. Ifaresei guests are invited to events such as John Frum worship, which have been unaffected by tourism.

Aniwa has a health clinic with a resident nurse. The island has only one car. Joshua will organise your needs and provide guides for any activities.

First surveyed: 2011/2012 by Helene.
Last updated: Dec 2013 by Daniel.

Visitor Ratings for Aniwa Ocean View Bungalows Rate it
Date Ratings Comments
30/08/2014 Standard


I loved it to stay in such a beautiful Garden. The view to the Sea was excellent. Jennifer, Joshua and all the Family did their best that i could enjoy my stay. The Food was Great. Jennifer can explain so Many Details of the Culture in an excellent english. I am very happy that i was there.
22/10/2013 Standard


We stayed there a week working on a project. The family was so incredibly helpful, accommodating and pleasant. We could not have asked for a better place to be based out of. And, the food was really great. I can't say enough nice things about this place.
03/08/2012 Standard


We stayed three days with Joshua's family, and it was an unbelievable experience. They made everything for us and were so nice. The bungalows are very clean, the food is very good (lobsters, taro, bananas, coconut, etc.) and the view is just amazing. We went snorkeling on the reef next to the bungalow and it was amazing. If you want to rest, discover Aniwa and have an amazing moment, it is the right place.
19/07/2012 Standard


They went to an incredible amount of effort to cater for a group of 13 of us for 1 night. The accomadation and toilet is very clean with immaculate gardens. the location is great, The food and crayfish were excellent and they would have the best mandarins and oranges you could eat. I would recomend this guest house and the hospitality offered to anyone wanting an Island experience.
26/01/2012 Standard


We spent 10 days at Ifaresei Ocean View quite by accident (having intended to stay elsewhere) and it was one of the best experiences we have had anywhere in the South Pacific! The bungalows themselves are immaculately maintained in a beautiful and peaceful setting. Its very quiet as its away from the village (no roosters or dogs!) The host Joshua has put so much care into setting up his bungalows that we were really comfortable. We were also bowled over by the hospitality of Joshua and his family who treated us like honoured guests. They invited us to village events like weddings and Friday night John Frum worship, took us snorkelling and walking and prepared a suckling pig feast for us on our last night, New Years Eve. The food was excellent - apart from lots of seafood, we had the best laplap we've ever tasted. Bring lots of books and a reading headlamp.

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