A good number
of visitors pass through Lalinda for volcano trekking. There's a guest house in the village that belongs to the Presbyterian
Women's Mission Union.
are, in fact, two sides to Lalinda, divided by church affiliations
and it's said they use different tracks to go to the ash plain!
On the other side of the road is the Seventh Day Adventist
(SDA) community. A famous volcano guide, Jimmy lives there
and they have a compound where some volcano trekkers camp.
has a black sand beach and coral reef, only about 30 meters
offshore, with superb snorkelling. Perhaps overlooked, Lalinda
also has a trail up nearby Tower Peak (999m above sea level)
which should be an enjoyable day hike.
the families in Lalinda make excellent handicrafts and welcome
visitors involvement. They are willing to personalise objects
and the craft items are genuine and much cheaper than if purchased
tumas Pete for updating us on Lalinda!
Accommodation at Lalinda is cheap at 1000 Vatu per person,
including some food. Exchange rates.
is in charge of the guesthouse and she speaks English. You
can call Marsing on +678 5340987 to pass on a message.
The guesthouse has three rooms for sleeping and is well equipped with mats, foam mattresses, pillows and mosquito nets provided. Kerosene lamps are provided
Lalinda guesthouse now has a kitchen with gas burners and a reasonable selection of plates, utensils, etc. The guesthouse also has its own rain water tank, fine for drinking, as well as the spring water available from the taps in the village.
guest house has its own squat pit toilet but no bathing
house (maybe in the near future). Toilet paper and towels are provided. There are communal showers in the village or you
can swim in the sea.
Lalinda has a couple of stores and two trucks. The nearest
medical aid is the Health Centre and Port Vato.
surveyed: July 2005 by Stephen.
Last updated: July 2009 by Pete.