Kesoko InnAddress: Baru Road, Noro
Kesoko Inn is a delightful contrast from the busy Port of Noro. Set high on the ridge overlooking the mouth of the Diamond Narrows, you could imagine you were in a remote location, with views over waterfront vegetation full of calling birds, and the steady flow of local watercraft coming and going from market.
The staff are very friendly and the rooms are exceptionally clean and neat.
The Roviana people are proud to have a custom spirit from days gone by, named Kesoko, who gave good luck to men going fishing. This name today is often used to encourage successfull ventures.
The Inn is situated in the residential area of Baru, on the south road, 1.5km from the Noro Town centre, looking over the entrance to Diamond Narrows which continues from the southern end of Kula Gulf called Hathorn Sound.
If arriving by plane to Munda-local transport runs regularly from Munda Airstrip to Noro Town via 14 km road and costs $15 per person. A private truck or vehicle hire will cost approximately $250 each way. Boat transport can also be arranged.
If arriving by boat, a taxi costs $10 or bus $3 to Baru.
Local sea transport is also available to/from Gizo via Pelena Express Monday, Wednesday and Friday.