Inyeug (Mystery) Island features Vanuatu's most private bungalow.
Since nobody lives here, the bungalows are self catering
and you need to bring at least some of your food with you.
Local produce is available on the mainland and there are basic
Flights to Aneityum are once a week. Most visitors spend a
few days on Mystery Island and then move to the mainland for
the rest of their stay.
Accommodation on Mystery Island is good value at 1500 Vatu
per person, self catering, payable in Vatu cash. Exchange
Island is a community based tourism project. The island tourism
committee now has an office in Anelgauhat (there's usually
someone there on weekday mornings).
Vanuatu Tourism Office web page: Mystery Island Bungalows
The bungalows and restaurant were upgraded in 2004 and the
family bungalow refurbished in 2005. There are two twin bungalows
constructed of local materials, each with one single bed and
one double bed. The big family bungalow has four rooms and
five beds. Bedding, bath towels and toilet paper are provided.
The doors have locks. There are no mosquitoes on Mystery Island.
There is no electricity and kerosene lamps are used for lighting.
Water for drinking, washing and cooking is from a rainwater
tank (buckets are used in the kitchen and shower).
are plenty of toilets all about the island (for the cruise
ship tourists) of the dry pit type with plastic toilet seats.
kitchen is very good with a gas stove and oven, kitchen sink
and all the pots, pans, plates, cups, glasses and cutlery
you should need. Matches, dishwashing liquid, scourers and
sponges are also supplied. You really only need to bring your
food. Local fruit, vegetables and seafood are available -
ask your hosts. There is no electricity and no refrigeration.
At most times you will be alone on Mystery Island except for
service visits by your hosts, once a day except on the sabbath. The airport phone
was dead in August 2004 and again in April 2006 - be prepared
for total isolation.
surveyed: August 2004 by Stephen.
Last updated: April 2006 by Stephen.