Uduna Cove Beach Bungalows, Nguna Island, Efate Vanuatu Aelan Walkabot rating
Visitor Ratings (12 Votes) Rate it

Uduna Cove is a fresh new place to stay on Nguna, opened in March 2010. The beach bungalows have front door access to the Nguna-Pele Marine Protected Area.

Tankyu tumas Kerry for telling us about this new bungalow.

Costs and Booking

Accommodation at Uduna Cove costs 3000 Vatu per person, including breafast, and other meals are 1000 Vatu per day. Exchange Rates.

Telephone 7766263 (Emma Sisi), 22219 (Leitau) or 5432202 (Caroline). Emma can even meet you in Port Vila if you are not sure how to get to Nguna. The bungalow owner is Mr Kalsau Tassong.

Accommodation and Food

Uduna Cove presently has one bungalow (July 2010), with two separate rooms that open to a verandah. One of the rooms has a double bed. The other room has a single bed and a double bunk. The rooms have fly screens, mosquito bed nets and locking doors. A shared shower and a flush toilet are located outside.

There is space around the bungalow where you may camp in your own tent.

Uduna Cove Beach Bungalows has a kitchen and a dining room. Huge aelan kaekae meals are served.

First surveyed: July 2010 by Kerry.
Last updated: July 2010 by Stephen.

Visitor Ratings for Uduna Cove Beach Bungalows, Taloa Rate it
Date Ratings Comments
22/01/2015 Standard

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Great location and tidy well kept bungalows amongst pretty gardens. The food from Emma's mum is worth the stay alone and the trek up to the extinct volcano was delightful. Recommend strongly.
03/01/2015 Standard

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The bungalows are simple, but the food is excellent. The location is very good and allow you to go to a number of villages on the main road which is beautiful. Excellent place for hikes (small or longer). Emma and her family are lovely !
04/02/2013 Standard

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Uduna Cove bungalows are absolutely beautiful. The food was AMAZING, we were cooked up an absolute feast and it was amazing. We stayed at a few bungalows on a few different islands and I must say I think Nguna island is the one most used to tourists, and some how it lost some of its magic. In saying it that is a personal choice of travel. It has no reflection on the standard and service of Uduna bungalows.
26/08/2012 Standard

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Emma and her family were very hospitable. The bungalows were just as expected, clean and just like camping out! As a first time bungalow stay, it was a great experience, lovely place, great company and surroundings. Would recommend Uduna Beach Bungalows to families, couples, or those on their own who want a safe and comfortable place to experience an island get away.
27/07/2012 Standard

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Extinct volcano: Emma's mother, the lovely woman who takes care the bungalows, will take you up if you ask. The other option is to go by yourself and find a guide in Rewoka. We did ii and it's fine: on the path behind Uduna bungalows, take your left and walk for 5 minutes (direction opposite to the village). There will be a track on your right, so take it. It is large enough for a truck, so you won't miss it. Follow that track and start the ascension. After about 30 min., you'll arrive in the 1st village. Go trough it (football field, school) following the track. Really, there is only one track/road, so you can't go wrong. You'll cross a 2nd village, and then a 3rd, called Rewoka. Once in Rewoka, ask for Noel. He is always around and he will guide you to the top for 1500Vt/persons. There are other guides in Rewoka, you won't have problem finding one. Once there, it's about 45 minutes of moderate exercise to get to the top. Count about 5 hours for the whole trip from the bungalow.
27/07/2012 Standard

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We had a two very good nights at Uduna Cove Bungalows in June 2012. Nice and clean, with mossies nets. The outdoor kitchen is really nice. Island kaekae was great and generous. Bungalow on the marine protected area, so great snorlel. Don't be afraid to jump in and swim a good 20meteres from the shore. There it really starts to be nice, with lots of big boomies, colorful coral and fish. 5 minutes from the village of Taloa, that you will find it you take the right on the path just beside the bungalows. Go for a kava with the locals, really nice people in Nguna !
18/09/2011 Standard

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We had a wonderful stay at Uduna cove Beach Bungalows Sept 2011 for 2 nights Transfered from Port Vila on local truck V500 50minutes then 30 minute boat ride V500 to a glorious unspoilt island. Taloa village a very neat tidy area and the people very welcoming. Snorkeling OK. The meals were traditional and very nice and plenty of variety.
03/05/2011 Standard

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We stayed here just after Christmas 2010 and had a great time. Taloa village is very interesting, the Chiefs Nakamal is now finished and worth asking someone if you can visit. Our host (Carlo) also took us to the local kava bar! We were a little disappointed by the snorkeling, but that could be because we didn't explore too far off the island, preferring to stay closer to the shore. I have been told that further around to Pele is better snorkeling.
Accommodation is clean and sufficient, we stayed in the rear bungalow and it was really hot! Because of the humidity and the mosquitoes we might have been better off staying in the front bungalow with some sea breeze.
Uduna Cove Beach Bungalows is a great place to stay, clean, tidy kitchen and dining area and the food was delicious. The hosts were also able to arrange our return transport to north Nguna by boat which was very helpful.
28/12/2010 Standard

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Nguna is a wonderful place, so close to Port Vila, to discover the real life, like in the past. It is very easy to converse with local friendly people. I stayed 4 nights in Uduna in November 2010. I liked the garden, at only a few steps from the seaside, the western style bathroom, the veranda (useful if raining) and the comfortable bed. Leitau is a very good cook (wish you can taste her wonderful garlic bread!). There is no electricity here, only a generator that is stopped after dinner (while you are given an oil lamp). But if you need to reload any device battery, just tell her and she will satisfy you. Uduna has now 1 bungalow (2 rooms) and 2 cottages. Michel, from Canada.
14/11/2010 Standard

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I was lucky enough to spend two nights in this wonderful place last week and can honestly say it was the highlight of my stay in Vanuatu. Emma and her parents Leitau and Carlo are lovely, kind people and make you feel like one of the family. The rooms are clean and comfortable - they have since added two more and another hut is a work in progress. Leitau errs on the side of enormous with her servings of delicious food. Yes, the generator is only on for a few hours a night - not really long enough to chill a beer - but the hosts supply hurricane lamps, which they leave on all night. Maybe it was the time of year, or perhaps it was the breeze, but mozzies were not a problem - I slept bare-chested both nights. The family are justifiably proud of their bathroom and flush toilet! But the real joy for me was Taloa village and the friendliness of its people - man, woman, boy or girl, they just love a chat and burst into gales of laughter at the drop of a hat.
06/09/2010 Standard

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We had a wonderful 3 days here in September 2010.
The food is excellent, if oily (everything fried and soaked in oil). The local dishes are very tasty.
The bungalow is extremely basic but it seems to be quite mosquito proof (we didn't need to use the mosquito net provided). Beware of ants though - they will surround any food left in your room.
Contrary to the above review, electricity is limited to a small generator running for about 1.5 hours while they serve dinner (it provides lighting). It was enough to charge my computer battery for a little but not enough that I could write my book during the day (something I'd hoped to do). This isn't necessarily a problem, come here to relax. I'm just saying that it isn't "power till 9pm".
If you are looking for a genuine island experience, this is a really great option.
The volcano climb is a must-do activity. Just beware of their time estimates! What they describe as a 2-3 hour walk was 4.5 hours (young couple of average fitness).
18/07/2010 Standard

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We stayed in June 2010 and loved it, we can't wait to return. Great snorkelling right off the beach, in the marine protected area, so may cost 400vatu. Emma, Caroline and Leitau showed us amazing hospitality and they proudly served excellent local meals of many varieties. The one building has 2 separate rooms with separate access, so you can book one or both. Amenities are Western style with flush toilet and cold shower. The bed was firm. but comfortable enough, with mosquito nets and fly screens on the windows. Mosquito coils were placed in the room just before dusk and the generator was running until about 9pm. Just a couple of minutes walk to Taloa Village where you can buy basic supplies and Tusker that's almost cold.

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