TETEPARE
 
 
The Last Wild Island
 
 
 
 
 
 
 Ecolodge accommodation on Tetepare Island. Photo by Anthony Plummer  www.anthonyplummer.com
 
THE TETEPARE ISLAND ECOLODGE ACCOMMODATION

Accommodation at the Tetepare Island Ecolodge is provided in two traditional Melanesian leaf houses with twin or double beds. The leaf-houses are set on the edge of the rainforest, close to the shores of a sparkling lagoon.

At night, you will drift off to sleep to the sound of waves crashing on the fringing reef of the lagoon and wake in the morning to the songs of birds.

Presently, we have five rooms, and can accommodate up to 13 visitors in leaf house accommodation. Bedding and mosquito-nets are provided. To ensure guests experience the true tranquillity of the largest uninhabited island in the South Pacific, we endeavour to limit visitor numbers to a maximum of 13 guests at any one time.

Shower and toilet facilities are basic and clean. The water supply is rainwater. There is no electricity on Tetepare. In keeping with ecologically-sustainable principals, we do not run a generator on Tetepare. Solar energy is used to provide lighting in the eating area, the field station and the ecolodge.

Meals are prepared by our specially-trained local cooks using fresh organic local ingredients, including vegetables grown in village gardens on nearby Rendova Island, and seafood caught fresh from the waters around Tetepare. We can cater for vegetarians.

Respecting local kastom

We would always prefer it if no alcohol comes onto Tetepare, alcohol is the cause of significant social problems amongst local people.  If you do bring any with you (there is none available on Tetepare), please be sensitive to local customs and drink it only in your room.  Do not offer alcohol to staff whilst on the island

When visiting the local villages, please wear knee length shorts or skirts. For getting in and out of our boats, female guests may also find it appropriate to wear some shorts beneath their skirts. Boardshorts can be worn over bathers when swimming

General Housekeeping Information

We are happy to offer a clothes-washing service for guests for an additional fee. Please be aware that weather conditions mean that clothes may not come back dry for 24 hours or more.

Babysitters can be hired to assist with child-minding on request. If you can, please let us know when making your booking if you are likely to require child-minding services. Arrangements can be made at short notice, of course, but we do prefer to plan this service ahead of time so we can be sure to have the most experienced people ready to look after your children for you.

Unfortunately, there is nowhere on the island where batteries can be charged for cameras etc, so please bear this in mind before coming to Tetepare.

 

 
 

RECENT VISITOR COMMENTS

"Thank you very much for a wonderful stay in a unique location. It is a glorious unspoilt island and is a treasure for the Solomons. Its pristine environment is a credit to its caretakers.’’
Geraldine and Tim George, Honiara/Australia.

“One of the best conservation and tourism programs in the Solomon Islands. I wish you well.’’
Mark Ligo

“What a wonderful place with wonderful people. Where in the whole world can you walk through virgin equatorial rainforest and then swim in a lagoon and see turtles, barracuda, bumphead parrotfish, sharks and even dugong, in crystal clear water? Tetepare is unique and will be ever more unique and cherished as much of the world deteriorates environmentally. Congratulations to the TDA for their foresight and commitment and increasingly evident success. The world is indebted to you.’’
Gregory Mackenzie, Sydney Australia

“Tetepare is a very special place. The snorkelling was out of this world. Had fun watching the turtles and crocodiles. Fantastic food.’’
Debbie Bax, New Zealand

“Tetepare is a very special and beautiful place. Congratulations to everyone for your hard work to conserve it. Don’t give up the fight.’’
Anne-Marie Byrne, Sydney Australia

“What an incredible island! Such an amazing history, landscape and fauna/flora. But above all, the stay is made so special by the enthusiasm, interest, humour and attention to detail of the lovely staff. And of course, the food, which is better than anything in Honiara. The Tetepare project should be an important part of the future of tourism in the Solomons and long may the funding and the support of the Tetepare Descendants’ continue."
William Baron, CBSI


 

 

 

 

 
   
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