Guesthouse is on north Pentecost at Lavatu.
It is 15 minutes walk from the Sara airfield and 15 minutes
from the landing for boats from Maewo.
Not far away, the beach at Laone is nice and
a tourist bungalow was under construction in February 2005.
By the school at Nazareth, stands a memorial to Father Walter
Lini who helped steer Vanuatu to independence in 1980 and
was the nation's first Prime Minister.
Ezekiel, the owner of Walarua, is often away on Santo and
his wife, Marion, looks after the business. Accommodation
at Walarua Guesthouse costs 1200 Vatu per person, per night,
self-catering. You can telephone Walarua Guesthouse on 38388
(public telephone next to the store). They speak English. All expenses are payable in Vatu cash.
Ezekiels Guesthouse has three bedrooms, each with two single
beds, and a kitchen. There were no fly screens in February
2005 but few mosquitoes as north Pentecost is a dry place.
Kerosene lamps are used for lighting. The outside doors
guesthouse kitchen has the usual gas cook top and a basic
set of pots, plates, utensils etc. There are more than a
few stores around where you can buy food and fresh local
bread. Sometimes there are fundraisers or mini-markets on
"busy street" where you can buy tan
kaekae. Water is supplied from Ezekiel's two rainwater
tanks and it's OK to drink.
and behind the guesthouse is a basic pit
toilet and a haos
blong swim (bucket showers). Bring your own bath towel,
toilet paper and soap.
Suggestions and Transport
North Pentecost has a National Bank of Vanuatu and there's
a medical clinic near the Nazareth school. Some ships use
the passage at Laone, about 30 minutes walk from the Sara
surveyed: February 2005 by Stephen.
Last updated: March 2005 by Stephen.