Vetape is a new Guest House
on Tangoa Island, south Santo. Tangoa is just 200 metres
from the mainland and some people swim across the channel
but beware of Tiger Sharks. Local people say that dogs get eaten when
they fall out of canoes. They also believe
that sharks will only eat people who are guilty of a wrongdoing.
is a small island. People choose to live there because it
is dry and relatively mosquito free. There a many creeks
on the mainland and a submarine pipe transports fresh water
across to the island.
you can learn about the history of the island and the missionaries,
go fishing and snorkelling. On the mainland you can go bush
walking to the Tapuntari Waterfall and other places.
seen Vetape Guesthouse and the information here is from
a poster seen in Luganville and a quick day trip to Tangoa
mainland in February 2007.
Guesthouse can accommodate 7 people in a three bedroom,
local style house. Bring
your own snorkelling equipment.
Accommodation is 2500 Vatu per person,
per night. With meals it is 3250 Vatu. The waterfall tour
is 1500 Vatu per person. The charges
seem a bit expensive for an off the beaten track bungalow
and we hope they are negotiable. Exchange
You can telephone Vetape Guesthouse on 36253 (Steven Meto
or Viji Vutilolo).
is not far from Luganville and the road is relatively good.
There are several market trucks on Monday to Saturday afternoons. See out Santo page
for general transport information.
updated: February 2008 by Stephen.