Bay is one of the most idyllic places in Vanuatu.
It's popular with cruising yachts, which visit from
May to October each year. The yacht club opened in 1996.
It's supposed to be a community business but nowadays Chief
Nelson and his family are looking after the place.
waterfall is a good place to swim (there's another smaller
waterfall above the big one) and the reefs in the bay are
good for snorkelling and diving. Climbing the hills above
Asanvari, you will be rewarded by fine views to Pentecost,
Ambrym, Paama, Malekula and Malo. Another
walk into the bush takes you to some wet caves with bats.
In 2005 there were a couple of new, private bungalows under construction at Asanvari. These businesses may not have survived
because there are not enough travellers visiting Asanvari
and the yachting crowd will continue to visit the existing
yacht club. Contact us if you can provide and update.
A night at Asanvari costs 1500 Vatu per person, per night.
Expect to pay at least 1000 Vatu extra per day for meals. Exchange
You can call Asanvari yacht club directly on 38239.
Asanvari Yacht Club has two large bungalows and a dining
hall. The bungalows have concrete floors, bamboo walls and
Natangura thatch rooves. The aluminium frame sliding glass windows
are a novelty. There's limited solar lighting and a generator. Mosquito nets are provided.
yacht club has one shared modern toilet and one shower.
In 2005 the hot water system was down. Bath towels
and toilet paper are provided.
food at Asanvari is generally nothing to write home about,
at least during the off season. Main meals are rice and
vegetables and/or chicken. Breafasts are toast, omelette
and coffee. Expect better food during the high season including
fresh fish. In 2005 there was
no refrigeration and no beer. The water supply at Asanvari
comes from a clean source in the hills and is OK to drink.
most convenient airfield for Asanvari is at Sara on north
During the yachting season, from May to October,
it might be possible hitch a ride on a yacht to Santo.
surveyed: February 2005 by Stephen.
Last updated: February 2005 by Stephen.