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Vetmet Bungalow, Ranvetlam, Ambrym, Vanuatu
Vetmet Bungalow inside, Ranvetlam, Ambrym, Vanuatu
Vetmet Bungalows view, Ambrym, Vanuatu
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'Vetmet' means black stone in the language of north Ambrym. Vetmet Bungalows provides a high standard of accommodation and is quite popular with volcano trekkers.

Update May 2010: Vetmet was a bit run down and closed in May 2010. Isaiah Bong plans to restart the business.

Tankyu tumas long Mayumi for updating Vetmet.

Costs and Booking
Vetmet Bungalows charges 3500 Vatu per person, per night including all meals. It's pricey but a good place. All expenses are payable in Vatu cash. Exchange rates.

You can telephone Isaiah Bong, the owner/manager, on 48687, mobile 5407896 or 5606449. In March 2010 the Telecom Vanuatu landlines were down. Vetmet is on the web at

Accommodation and Food
Vetmet has three bungalows and a restaurant. Two of the bungalows each have a double bed and a single bed inside. The third bungalow has two bunk beds and one single bed. They all have locking doors and mosquito nets are provided. Kerosene lamps and candles are used for lighting.

Vetmet Bungalows has a shared shower and toilet block. Isaiah is justifiably proud of his wood-fired hot water system and shower. Vetmet also has a modern flush toilet. Bath towels, soap and toilet paper are supplied.

The food is good at Vetmet Bungalows. Breakfasts are bread or gato with tea or instant coffee. Lunches and Dinners use aelan kaekae and may include fish or chicken, taro, yam, water taro, rice and cucumber salad. Ranvetlam's water supply comes from a spring in the bush and is OK to drink.

Services, Suggestions and Transport
Ranvetlam has a couple of island stores, a medical dispensary and four telephones. See our Ambrym page for transport.

First surveyed: July 2005 by Stephen.
Last updated: July 2010 by Mayumi.

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01/05/2006 Standard


A visit there in early 2006 was great. Spent 3 nights there, swimming, walking before walking the volcano. Great hospitality, great food, music. It's a must!! John & Renee

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