Vanu Waterfall, Pentecost, Vanuatu
Noda Guesthouse kitchen, Pentecost, Vanuatu
Noda Guesthouse bedroom, Pentecost, Vanuatu
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Noda Guesthouse in Vanu village provides accommodation five minutes walk from the local waterfall.

Tankyu tumas Andrew for updating us.

Costs and Booking
Noda Guesthouse charges 3000 Vatu per person, per night, meals included. Transfers to Lonorore Airport are 2500 Vatu, one way, shared between passengers. The waterfall fee is 800 Vatu per person, unlimited access, and the cave tour is 800 Vatu. Exchange rates.

In the land-diving season, Noda Guesthouse can put on Melanesian feast nights at weekends (1000 Vatu/person), subject to demand. Trips to see the nagol are 10000 Vatu/person. Exchange rates.

Noda Guesthouse was built by Silas Buli, the principal at nearby Ranwadi High School. His father, Sakias usually looks after the place and he speaks English. You can telephone Noda Guesthouse on 5473071 (Digicel) or 7727394 (Smile).

Andrew Gray has a page on Noda Guesthouse.

Accommodation and Food
Noda Guesthouse is a modern construction with two bedrooms, each with two single beds, and a kitchen. The windows are screened to keep mosquitoes out. Kerosene lamps are used for lighting. There's a small padlock for locking the bungalow door.

Next to the bungalow, there's a modern flush toilet and shower. Vanu village has a good water supply and there's running water in the kitchen too. Bring your own bath towel. The water supply comes down from a clean spring in the hills and is OK to drink.

The kitchen has the usual gas cook top, etc. There are a couple of stores in the village where you can buy basic food. Simple prepared meals include rice and tin fish or water taro and tin fish and bread with tea for breakfast. Guests with particular dietary preferences (e.g. vegetarians) should let Silas know in advance: he will do his best to accommodate guests needs, but may have to ask them to bring ingredients from Vila.

Vanu is a small village with just a couple of stores and a kava bar.

First surveyed: February 2005 by Stephen.
Last updated: April 2014 by Andrew

Visitor Ratings for Noda Guesthouse, Vanu Rate it
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29/06/2013 Standard

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You can also reach Silas by E-Mail and make reservations: nodaguesthousewaterfall@gmail.com
29/06/2013 Standard

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We spent 3 nights in Waterfall Village in April 2013. Before we arrived, we thought this would be long enough. When we had to leave, we would have liked to stay longer! We, a family of four, most enjoyed the daily stroll to the waterfall and the swimming and jumping in the cool, very refreshing water. We also visited the school (with bakery and kitchen), which was very interesting. We took basket weaving lessons with some of the local ladies and tried to paddle an outrigger canoe. We liked the cristal clear water and the coral and fish right in front of Noda guesthouse. What I enjoyed most were the long conversations with Chief Isaiah and with Silas' wife about life in Pentcost as compared to life in Europe. Although I travel a lot I have never before felt so close to people so completely different. I loved to read about local customs in the books provided in the guesthouse common room. The only thing we feel sorry about is that village people start to use plastic, and, since they are only
23/06/2013 Standard

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Bon accueil de Silas qui est venu nous chercher à 4h du matin au débarcadère du bateau. Ghesthouse très propre. Pension complète avec repas pris sous un joli faré. Bon rapport qualité/prix. Electricité en soirée. Endroit calme et reposant. Très belle plage de sable pour baignade et farniente. Gentillesse et professionnalisme de nos hôtes ne font aucun doute. Mais venant d'une immersion totale dans une vraie vie de village à Loltong, nous nous sommes cependant sentis ici un peu isolés et plus dans un statut de client. Quelques hésitations pour aller voir le très touristique et onéreux saut du gaul mais nous n'avons finalement pas regretté.
13/07/2012 Standard

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Très bon accueil de Silas et Jocelyne. Cuisine très bonne, copieuse et variée. Endroit charmant. Il y a juste ce qu'il faut pour le confort, mais la gentillesse de nos hôtes est telle que tout est bien...
24/11/2011 Standard

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This was really such an amazing experience! So glad we stayed here! Perfect hosts and such a great spot by a great village on Pentecost to explore. There is a waterfall via a lovely 10 minutes walk that we swam in 3 times a day to cool off. The beach right outside Noda is lovely for swimming in as well. So clear, clean and inviting! They cook you bloody good food as well! We stayed for 3 days. Such a bargin as well.
23/07/2011 Standard

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We booked a package with Air Vanuatu including 2 nights accomodation, all meals, transport and entrance fee to the landdiving site nearby the airport. Silas, who loves to talk to his guests, and his family are great hosts and food was plenty and tasty. Saturday evening we were invited to a kava ceremony by the local chief and had a big feast with local specialties. The local dance group was gorgeous with fantastic voices. Walk along the road to the next villages, take a refreshing swim in the cool nearby waterfall, do some snorkeling or just relax in the sunbed or on the beach.
10/05/2010 Standard

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Great shower ! Extra clean toilets ! Good food ! Nice dining area on the beach ! Amazing waterfall nearby ! Just go there to meet Zaccharias ! Emma from Singapore
04/10/2009 Standard

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Stayed one night back in April after the Nangol. We could not have been taken care of better. Food was great (roast pig for dinner and home baked bread for each meal) and the Kava flowed freely. Some girls from the college came down and danced for us. Swimming from the beach was beautiful and the sunset will stay in our memories for ever. Be sure to visit the waterfall.
28/07/2009 Standard

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Noda is great and Silas is a fantastic host. He made us feel so welcome and always found something for us to do. His sister cooked beautiful meals for us, and loved to sit and join us for a cuppa and a chat! Definitely check it out if you're in the vicinity, and make sure you have someone take you up to the waterfall. Hannah
17/09/2006 Standard

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Stayed at the Noda guesthouse in May 2006 for 3 nights. There are two separate cottages, we stayed in a concrete block construction house with 2 bedrooms (one double and the other with 2 single beds. The house also has a kitchen. The ladies prepared lovely meals for us, fresh bread every morning for breakfast and meals included things like taro chips and steak. The bungalow has flyscreens and bednets. There is a flush toilet behind the other bungalow and the shower was outside in a tin cubicle with a hose attached.
The guesthouse is opposite a lovely beach and we used it as a base for visits to ranwadi school and the Nagol land diving.
Joanne

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