Sunset Frangipani Bungalow, Pele Vanuatu Aelan Walkabot rating
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Takau’s Bungalow opened in August 2010 at Werearu ('Where-ray-aru') village. This place features a sheltered beach and sunset views.

Costs and Booking
Takau’s costs 3500 Vatu per night for adults and 1000 Vatu for children, including all meals. Exchange Rates.

You can telephone Enock Takau ('Ta-kow') on +678 5348534 (mobile).

Accommodation
The bungalow has one double and two single beds. Rooms have mosquito netting. Hurricane lamps are used for lighting. Showers are with a bucket and there is a water-seal toilet.

First surveyed: October 2010 by Cat.
Last updated: October 2010 by Stephen.

Visitor Ratings for Takau's Bungalow Rate it
Date Ratings Comments
19/11/2014 Standard

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Great place, Great people. Enok & his family are more than accommodating and we are really blessed to be able to visit on their island as often as possible. We will be back. Ben, Paw Paw, Daisy Jackie & Brad
24/12/2013 Standard

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Nice bungalow on a cute little island, which we would definitely recommend. Enock and Joanne are very welcoming and Joanne is a good cook as well. The bungalow is basic, but fine and the location in the smallest village on the island and right on the beach is just perfect. Enjoy your stay here!
18/10/2012 Standard

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We spent 3 nights here. Fantastic location, right on the beach. Food was good and plentiful. Enock and his wife were the perfect hosts. Why would you want to spend a night in Port Villa if you can stay here in Paradise. Perfect place to relax. The bungalow is clean. Plentiful tasty food served with a smile. We explored the island, learned lots from the friendly locals. We would love to go back.
20/08/2012 Standard

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Enock Takaua's Frangipani Sunset Bungalow on Pele was recommended to us in Vila after comming back from Tanna. By picking it we hit the jackpot and stayed for 10 nights - absolute bliss! The perfect spot to unwind and recharge during our 11 weeks Vanuatu Experience. After Epi, Ambrym and Emao we came back to Worearu for another eight nights before we flew back to NZ. The north-western tip of Pele is the most sheltered spot from the trade winds with lots of sunshine, white sand beach, beautiful snorkeling at the marine reserve, great Round the Island Walk at low tide and an ancient village fortifications to explore close by. Enock will happily guide you and give advise, he is a most obliging host!
Why stay in Port Vila when you can have your own little paradise so close by and affordable, no cars to anoy you, friendly islanders to talk to and busy children to watch enjoying themselves in and on the water in their canoes. Find out!
27/07/2012 Standard

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Activities: ask Enoch to take you to spearfishing. It is really a great experience. He goes far on the reef but it is not scary/hard. If you do the tour of the island: be prepared. It is great, but there is a part that is harder, with lots of volcanic rocks that you will have to climb up. Nothing that an average person can't do, but given the tide/sunset factors, I'd suggest you start by the hard part, and finish with the easy beach walk. To do that from Takaus, go up north-east towards Nguna island first. Locals will tell you that it takes 1 or 2 hours, so count a good 3 hours, if not four if you like to stop by for shells, pictures or people. The village at the south tip is beautiful. If you prefer easy activities, just walk down the beach until the village, and come back the same way :)
27/07/2012 Standard

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We had a wonderful time at Takaus bungalow, which is now called Frangipanee Island Paradise (or something like this). I would recommend this place to anyone as you get to have your own little piece of paradise. There are not a lot of places to stay on Pele and most of people go strait to Nguna but really, go to Takaus bungalow. There is much more sun there, less wind, and less people. The bungalow is great, very big and clean, with hard floor. There is a net provided for the bed. Enoch will prepare a nice little fire on the beach for you at night, and you'll see the locals fishing un the reef until late at night. If you want to snorkel on Nguna, or climb up the extinct volcano, just arrange a tranfert for the day, it will take 5 minutes (litteraly) and cost 500Vt (return). Then you'll have the best of both : fun stuff on Nguna in the day, and relaxing time on your white sand beach on Pele. See my comment on Uduna Cove bunglaows (Nguna island) if you want to climb up the extinct volcano.
15/07/2012 Standard

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Enoch and his family were great hosts. Food was good and beautiful relaxing island. Local people are very friendy.
16/04/2012 Standard

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We came to Pele island for 3 nights and stayed 5 nights, because for us it was heaven on Earth. The bungalow was the only one on the white-sand beach, the snorkelling right of the beach was amazing, the local village Worearu (with 24 people) was very friendly, our host Enok did everything to make us feel welcome, he took us fishing and to his garden, his wife was a wonderful cook and she let us watch when she prepared special local dishes (lap lap), the local children sometimes played on the beach, it was really everything we wanted from our stay on a secluded island.
The bungalows were very basic, so not appropriate for people who prefer resorts, there is no electricity in the village and no running water, the toilet and shower are "bucket-based", but that made the whole experience even more natural. The bungalow and surrounding area was very clean. Enok built a fire on the beach every evening, but since there is no electricity you go to bed soon after the sun sets.
15/10/2011 Standard

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We spent 3 nights at Takau's bungalow during September 2011. Enock Takau and his family were keen hosts who made us feel very welcome in their emaculately clean and well maintained accommodation. We loved their food, the fire on the beach in the evening, and the swing they made for our daughter in the cotton trees.
The bungalow is now bright green and the veranda faces the protected waters of the bay overlooking Nguna Island. The white coral beach in front of the bungalow is shaded by well-pruned cotton trees, and offers great swimming and snorkelling. As a bonus, the sun sets into the sea right in front of the bungalow! Very special!
We walked freely all around the island and visited the fringing reefs and forests in the north, and the villages and gardens in the south. Our stay was definitely the most enjoyable part of our Vanuatu holiday.

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