Polibetakevar Guesthouse, Ambrym, Vanuatu
Polibetakevar Guesthouse inside, Ambrym, Vanuatu
Polibetakevar Guesthouse, Ambrym, Vanuatu
Polibetakevar Guesthouse, Ambrym Vanuatu Aelan Walkabot rating
Visitor Ratings (5 Votes) Rate it

Polibetakevar is a small inland village on west Ambrym. They had a simple community guest house, built in 2005. They didn't get many tourists and the leaf house has rotted away over the years.

Nevermind, Polibetakevar is still a very welcoming and unspoilt village in 2014. Volcano treks are arranged through Meltungon village (see our Walking Ambrym page for details).

First surveyed: June 2005 by Stephen.
Last updated: January 2014 by Stephen.

Visitor Ratings for Polibetakevar Guesthouse Rate it
Date Ratings Comments
16/11/2013 Standard

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This guesthouse actually no longer exists but I arrived off Tina1 cargoship from Vila very late in heavy rain without any previous contact & straight away they had something ready.
The house I stayed in also belongs to Terry & I must have met him but I don't know who he is. For my stay I had Patick Philip (5368305) looking after me the whole time like a father, Terry's mother cooking all my meals & acting like a mother to me & Terry's brother Densley Bong (5944683) acting like my brother teaching me the local language & Bislama which was handy because he doesn't speak English nor do many people in this area of Ambrym (Most speak Bislama, French & Local Languis).
The food was 3 meals a day included in the price of Rice, Cabbage, Cooked Green Banana, Taro & Lap-lap with sugar water or sometimes 3in1 coffee it was always big portions with other villagers sometimes giving me extra meals.
16/11/2013 Standard

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**I wrote too much for one review** I drank fresh Kava with them, saw their Nasara (Kastom Area) & was generally made to feel like one of the villagers I had an amazing time & as it seems like I was the 1st person to stay there in 4yrs I hope more people choose to stay here They charged me 6,000VT for 6 days which is also really cheap, the bungalow was only 1 bed & it had mosquito net, blanket, pillow, they also gave me a torch for night & a lock for my door which I never used because it seemed pointless I had a really bad experience with the chief of Meltungon setting me up with a porter instead of a volcano guide which resulted in him leaving me to attempt the volcanoes alone but when I arrived back in Polibetakevar the villagers felt bad for me & were so apologetic & actually became more protective over me This is a real Aelan experience & if you choose to stay here tell them that Alasdair recommended it because they will be happy to hear that I have told other people
11/04/2009 Standard

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Few visitors go here and it's not the highest standard bungalow but I like the people and its cheap. Get of the tourist trail and stay a few days.
21/10/2006 Standard

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Great people on a great island. Superb Rom dance. Very friendly chief. An insider's tip. Don't miss.
20/05/2006 Standard

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The villagers are so nice and accomodating.

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