Kamilisa Memorial Resort, Torres Islands, Vanuatu
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Kamilisa Memorial Resort is a short walk from the airstrip.There are no villages on Linua Island. Honeymoon Beach, five minutes walk across the island is sheltered and secluded. Across the estuary, Loh is a larger island to explore with limestone caves and good views from the top of the hills.

Kamilisa is owned and run by a retired school teacher couple, Whiteley and Elsie Toa. It's open year round but only sees about twenty tourists a year. Most visit for the beaches and the seafood.

"The friday plane was cancelled due to bad weather and so more coconut crab, lobster, fresh fish and great hospitality for another week." Simon, 2009.

Costs and Booking
Kamilas Resort is 3000 Vatu per person, per night, with meals. Exchange Rates. No phones.

Accommodation and Food
Kamilisa has four bungalows with a total of six beds. Two bungalows are doubles and the other two each have a pair of single beds inside. The bungalows are built of local materials and have locking doors. Mosquito nets are provided.

There is one western style toilet with a water seal (bucket flush) and one haos blong swim (bucket showers). Well water is used for washing. Toilet paper is provided and a bath towel can be supplied (most people bring one). Kerosene lamps are used for lighting. Whiteley has a small generator but may not have fuel.

Are there any other island bungalows in Vanuatu where you can eat fish, coconut crab and lobster for lunch and dinner every day? Meals are prepared in a simple local style with rice and aelan kaekae (yam, lap-lap, pumpkin with coconut cream, nalot breadfruit, cucumber salad, aelan kabis and fruits (paw-paw and watermelon). If the stores have flour you can have bread for breakfast with tea or instant coffee and fruit. Otherwise you'll get aelan kaekae like fried lap-lap, yam chips or fried banana. A 1000L rainwater tank supplies drinking water.

Suggestions
The Torres Islands are the most tropical in Vanuatu so make sure you use high protection sunscreen. If you like snorkeling, bringing your own kit is an excellent idea.

Whiteley now has a solar panel and inverter, handy for charging your portable electronics.

First surveyed: May 2004 by Stephen.
Last updated: October 2014 by Stephen.

Visitor Ratings for Kamilisa Memorial Resort Rate it
Date Ratings Comments
15/08/2014 Standard

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Welcome to Paradise! Les îles Torres offrent de superbes plages de sable blanc désertes. Les gens sont adorables, vous y passerez un excellent moment. Les bungalows de Kamilisa sont en très bon état (régulièrement rénovés). Les plats sont copieux et excellents. Pensez à ramener du riz ou des biscuits si vous en souhaitez car les îles ne sont pas toujours bien approvisionnées. Mais la nourriture locale suffit largement! Whiteley est un super hôte qui vous montrera avec plaisir les beautés de ces îles. Whiteley bought an inverter last month so you can charge your cameras and phones if there is sun! Encore merci à Whiteley pour son accueil. Cécile
26/06/2014 Standard

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We were there 10-11 years ago when they only had one bungalow. I still remember how wonderful it was to be there. Peace, beautiful nature and amazing people.
And the food...Amazing too!
Monica
18/01/2013 Standard

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We spent a lovely three days at Kamilisa in one of their newly renovated bungalows (28-30 December 2012). Whitely Toa is a very experienced operator and our stay couldn't have been more comfortable, despite the fact that we arrived unannounced. There is no phone coverage at all in the Torres at this point, so if you want to book accommodation it's best to talk to Air Vanuatu and ask their agent on Loh Island to pass on the message.
Whitely was an excellent host, showing us the village and caves, and taking us on a tour of the lagoon in an outrigger at no extra cost. Daily swims at Honeymoon Beach were a highlight. Coconut crabs really do abound in these islands and the locals were disappointed to discover we didn't eat them, nonetheless the vegetarian meals they served up were delicious. All in all, a very enjoyable introduction to the Torres.
20/11/2011 Standard

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If you want to get away from it all and be looked after do come here. Whiteley Toa is a charming host with excellent English and a great sense of humour. He has been to England and must have been a great teacher before he retired.
The situation is beautiful, the food is unbeatable with so much tasty and varied dishes, every day something tantalizing new. Definitely worth the extra air fare to come up here. If there is something you cannot live without do bring it as boats only come every 2 or 3 months. And of course leave something behind as they have very little here.
16/10/2010 Standard

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Sooo much great food! The hosts are fantastic and there is even a library.
If you want a relaxing time truly away from it all, this is the best place in Vanuatu.
Some highlights:
- Magical evenings watching the moon over the islands.
- Lobster, Coconut crab, so much yummy food
- A lazy day on beautiful Honeymoon Beach
- Just so relaxing!
01/08/2010 Standard

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we are a french family with 4 children 11,7,3 years old) and a baby 19 month we staid 1 week here and it is a paradise every thing was excellent the boss whiteley and his wife elsie, the food ( coconut crab, fish, lobster, vegetables...), the bungalows, the bed with mosquitonet), the landscape, all the population we met we have already been in the paradise and don't worry the hurricane:there is a very big cave for all the population. thanks you whiteley and elsie and everybody
28/09/2009 Standard

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We stayed for ten fabulous days in this beautiful place. Whiteley and Elsy look after their guests with great care. The pretty bungalows and amenities are sparklingly clean. Elsie changed our bedding every 2 days and cooked us delicious and varied meals of cocunut crab, fish or lobster, succulent laplaps and fresh garden vegetables, not forgetting her homebaked bread or pancakes for breakfast!
Whitley took us on various excursions (included in the price) to visit the villages, caves and other local sites. Kind people, beautiful beaches, bush walks discovering the fauna and flora, we had a great time and plan to go back before the end of the year!
31/01/2009 Standard

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absolutely amazing - I found heaven on earth and the best hospitality to go with it - the food was sensational - fresh fish, lobster and coconut crab every day - if you like to get away from it all this is the place to kick back, relax and enjoy the good and simple life
03/11/2008 Standard

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03/03/2007 Standard

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Awesome!! Great food, Great people, Beautifull!!
07/08/2006 Standard

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Everthing was great.
17/06/2006 Standard

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We stayed at Kamilisa in 2003 and it was very nice. The bungalows are very clean and bedding is very clean and comfortable. Toilet and showers are awesome for such a remote place and I know that the Toa family works hard at keeping everything just so well.

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