main destination on west Vanua Lava is Waterfall Bay. Here
the Sasara River makes a twin waterfall into a pool by the
ocean. It's popular with cruising yachts.
Malau Yacht Resort is owned and run by Chief Kerely Malau.
He also set up and manages the Waterfall Bay Association. The bungalows are by the beach
and close to the waterfall. There
are also some caves in the area and inshore reefs.
Charges and fees are Malau Yacht Resort are presented below. Exchange
|Waterfall Bay Tour
|Bush and garden tour
|Kastom wall painting cave tour
|Cave of skulls tour
|Kastom dance (minimum 4 people)
are no communications and most visitors just turn up unannounced. You might
contact the tourism officer at TORBA Province in Sola (38550)
for an update before going, but it's not really required.
There's one bungalow, built of local materials. It has
two rooms, each with two single beds and locking doors.
There are no mosquito nets but a mosquito coil is provided. There
are few mosquitos. Lighting is from kerosene lamps.
a dry pit toilet. You bathe at the waterfall. Bring toilet paper, a towel and soap.
is good at Waterfall Bay. Lunch or dinner may be fish or
chicken with rice, water
taro or lap-lap
manioc. Breakfast may be banana chips and tea or instant
coffee. Lobsters are abundant on the reefs off the beach
and freshwater prawns are available.
main business is entertaining yachts. The yacht season runs
from June to October each year. You can see some handicrafts
for sale in the restaurant building.
a 3 or 4 hour walk from Vureas Bay to Waterfall Bay,
6 to 7 hours direct from Sola.
You may charter a speedboat
in Sola to Waterfall Bay for about 10000(?) Vatu, one-way. There are no speedboats at Waterfall
Bay so plan your return carefully.
surveyed: May 2004 by Stephen.
Last updated: July 2009 by Stephen (basic edit only).