really do 'sail into paradise' because there's no airport
on Ureparapara. Visitors to Ureparapara are almost exclusively
cruising yachts and it's likely to remain this way. The yacht
season runs from June to October each year.
Costs and booking
Titison Guesthouse costs 1000 vatu per person, per night and
includes all meals. Exchange rates.
is no phone coverage of Ureparapara. Just go and the whole
village will come down to the beach to meet the newcomers.
The bungalows are owned by Chief Nicholson Dini.
There are two tiny bungalows: one has a double bed, the other
has two singles. There is netting on the windows and mosquito
nets are provided. There are separate shared ablutions with
a bucket-flush toilet and hose shower. Each bungalows has
a small solar light but a torch would be helpful.
You will need to charter a speed boat from either Vanua
Lava or Mota Lava islands.
Ships are much too infrequent. It's a costly exercise, expect
to pay between 40,000 and 60,000 Vatu for the return trip,
depending on who takes you. Stopping over at the Reef
Islands is a great idea.
We were told that talcum powder is a good fire
ant deterrent. Bring insect repellent, soap, toilet paper,
towels, and something to use as a pillow. Apparently there
is a store in the village.
surveyed: January 2013 by Dianne.
Last updated: March 2013 by Stephen