Commercial Centre guest house at Craig Cove has been operating
for many years. Only 15 minutes walk from the airport, it
is convenient accommodation for people arriving or departing
by air. Most tourists who stay here are just passing through.
Accommodation at Craig Cove costs 1500 Vatu per person,
per night, payable in Vatu cash. You can make enquiries
and bookings at the Craig Cove Commercial Centre store (telephone
The Commercial is a modern guesthouse with generator electricity
in the evenings. There are three bedrooms; two have a pair
of bunk beds and a single bed in each, one has a double
bed and a single bed. The main door is lockable. There are
no mosquito nets in the guesthouse and apparently no mosquitos
at Craig Cove.
guesthouse has a shared shower (bucket shower) and modern
flush toilet (bucket flush). The gravity feed water system
was out of order in July 2005. You have to haul your own
water from the rainwater well behind the guesthouse. Bring
your own bath soap and towel. Toilet paper is provided.
guesthouse kitchen has a gas cook top and a basic set of
saucepans, plates, cups and cutlery.
There are two stores
at Craig Cove. Fresh local bread is available and they often
have fresh fish. The Commercial Centre store has beer and
alcohol. Craig Cove has markets on Tuesdays, when the L/C Brisk comes. Also on Tuesdays, a restaurant behind the Commercial Centre sells meals with rice.
The Commercial Centre includes a National Bank of Vanuatu
branch (open on Tuesday and Friday). There is a Post Office
and a Police Station by the main road outside of Craig Cove.
Along the coast, Baiap Village has a medical clinic.
surveyed: June 2005 by Stephen.
Last updated: April 2009 by Stephen.