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.
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
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 http://www.positiveearth.org/vetmet/
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.
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.
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,
taro, rice and cucumber salad. Ranvetlam's water supply
comes from a spring in the bush and is OK to drink.
Suggestions and Transport
Ranvetlam has a couple of island stores, a medical dispensary
and four telephones. See our Ambrym page for transport.
surveyed: July 2005 by Stephen.
Last updated: July 2010 by Mayumi.