Imagine yourself on a small tropical island perched on the edge of the longest lagoon in the world. At Uepi Island Resort, situated on one of the barrier reef islands which defines the edge of the magnificent Marovo Lagoon, you need share this unique experience of paradise with only a few other people.
This area of the Western Province, Solomon Islands, offers opportunities for visitors to experience the culture of local people whilst relaxing in a tranquil environment. Six bungalows, two units and two guest rooms offer clean, comfortable accommodation and the 32 bed maximum capacity ensures that all guests enjoy privacy and the intimacy of a small group of people.
Whilst one side of this barrier reef island is on the edge of the Marovo Lagoon , fringed with sandy beaches on the clear lagoon waters, the other has a wall of uplifted volcanic rock covered with corals.
Accomodation tarrifs include full meal packages. Prepaid transfer costs are compulsory upon securing booking.
Transfer from Seghe Airport to Uepi and return per person:
Adults $115 AUD (SBD 805)
Children 7-12 years $40 AUD ( SBD 280)
Children 3-6 years $25 AUD ( SBD 175)
Jill and Grant have been a part of Uepi since the 1980's. Originally, as shareholders, they have participated in the management of the resort as relief staff, and have made Uepi their permanent home since 1999. Along with their local staff, they continue to welcome guests with much enthusiasm.
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:
Uepi is involved with the local community contributing to social, cultural, physical environment issues and contributing to natural environment conservation.
Detailed description of the Caring for the Destination Initiative:
Jill and Grant Kelly have been involved with Uepi for the past 30 years and have been managing the resort since 2000. Uepi staff are heavily involved with the local community, proving jobs, purchasing food and other supplies locally and also protecting the pristine environment. This includes ongoing assesments of reef and fish stocks.