Grace Lodge is a newly established traditional style bungalow in Mengge Village on Simbo Island. Simbo Island is a venting volcano with megapode bird hatcheries. This is a great opportunity to experience local daily life and culture with the Simbo people. The slow pace of life and interesting daily tasks to gather food and maintain shelter creates a fascinating holiday.
Grace Lodge is located on the north-eastern side of Simbo Island, 27 km from Gizo. The trip takes approximately 1 and half hours boat ride from Gizo, and is dependant on the weather. Delays may occur at times.
Hotel Address: Mengge Village, Simbo Island
From Honiara, visitors to Simbo Island travel by light plane (1hour by Dash 8) to Nusatupe Airfield which services Gizo on the western end of the New Georgia group of islands. Visitors should be prepared for the fact that Gizo is a small airstrip on an island with only a few buildings on the edge.
On arrival at Nusatupe Airfield , Grace Lodge staff pick up their guests with an open 22 foot outboard engine powered canoe - standard transport in the area. The trip takes about 1 and a half hours across open water. Be prepared for the chance of getting wet from spray on the way to the island! We suggest carrying a spray jacket for boat crossings.
If guests are arriving from Honiara by boat, Grace Lodge staff will collect you from the Government wharf in Gizo town.