Takapuna Rest House situated on Ranongga Island is a traditionally built house offering comfortable basic accommodation for guests in Kara village. Visitors to Takapuna may enjoy the amazing experience of traditional Solomon Island living
Kenneth Roga has an extensive 20 year history working as the Cultural Officer for the Western Provincial Government . On retirement the family decided to build the rest house on their home land with Kenneth acting as the Operation Manager of the family project. His daughter Serah and son-in-law Denver provide assistance from Honiara. Their tribes are the Nulu and Ghalaghal peoples of Ranongga .
This accommodation provider has taken action to address one or more issues (whether environmental, social or cultural) which will contribute positively to the long term viability of the destination and hence their site displays a Caring for the destination rating.
Main area of focus in Caring for the Destination:
The rest house provides work opportunities for locals in the Kara region in the form of farming produce, selling crafts made in the villages and directly caring for visitors.
Detailed description of the Caring for the Destination Initiative:
In an effort to develop small incomes in a rural environment, a program to develop butterfly farms was started many years ago. With encouragement from the Ministry of Tourism and Culture, the rest house was built to offer more job opportunities to this small community. The accommodation allows the butterfly enthusiasts to stay over, and the farmers and carvers now have another avenue to sell their products.