is a small village next to the Nabi
Protected Area on Malekula. It's a really nice place
with a white sand beach, good snorkelling and
long walks in the bush. It's not tourist resort and that's a good thing!
Wiawi has bungalows near the boat passage which are very
nice but completely run-down (2005). Most
visitors stay in the village.
The Wiawi Guesthouse is inexpensive at 1000 Vatu per person,
per night, including all meals. All expenses are payable in Vatu cash. Exchange
nearest telephone is at Unmet village. Maybe they have mobile phone coverage now, in 2009, but we do not know any useful numbers. It's
generally OK to just turn up.
Wiawi's guesthouse is a basic bungalow, built of local materials.
It's actually the Dorcas House, a charitable women's association
of the Seventh Day Adventist church. Bedding and
mosquito nets are provided. There is no electricity. Hurricane
lamps are used for lighting.
shower is a bucket and well water is used for bathing. The old
bungalows actually have western showers supplied with rainwater.
The toilet is a simple dry pit squat design. Bring your
own toilet paper, soap and bath towel.
is basic aelan
kaekae. Bring your own tea/coffee. Rainwater is available
The truck road ends at Wiel village and it's about 30 minutes
walk (2 km) along the coast to Wiawi.
Getting to Wiel is fairly easy, find a truck at Lakatoro
Trading Centre. Getting back is a problem if the Leviamp truck (1 hour walk from Wiawi) leaves
early in the morning and sometimes it is
full. The next trucks are at Brenwei and Unmet (3 hour walk).
Unmet's truck makes multiple trips, throughout the day.
Wiawi you may continue on foot around the dog's head to
Tenmaru village and stay at Abetaruvar
Bungalow. It's about three and a half hours walk.
surveyed: October 2004 by Roy.
surveyed: December 2004 by Stephen.
Last updated: May 2009 by Stephen.