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Matevulu Lodge

Lot 006 Matevulu East Coast Road, Saraoutou, Espiritu Santo Vanuatu
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If you’re looking for a quiet place disconnected from the town but fully connected to the nature, this is the place for you. Located on the luxuriant Espiritu Santo Island in Vanuatu, on the waters edge of a turquoise lagoon and surrounded by 2 magnificent Blue Holes with crystal water, you will find us welcoming you in our small paradise. Our spacious bungalow offers modern facilities and comfort, a private bathroom and a wooden deck overlooking the beach. The bungalows are positioned away from each other to maximize peace and quiet. All guests will be sharing the Lodge spacious and tranquil living-area which is complete with an equipped kitchen for your own use, food storage facilities, a wooden deck and comfy lounge chairs, a & bbq place, hanging hammock and swings over the colorful lagoon. We do not have restauration but breakfast is included with the night. You can enjoy for free, kayaks, one paddle-board and snorkel gear. We also propose freediving discover tours and courses onsite Catch a glimpse into the daily life of our Ni-van family and see how to prepare a traditional meal with Madeleine, explore our flower garden and discover our stone statues and black palm sculptures, grab a fresh coconut from our coconut trees and learn how to make your own coconut milk, relax on the deck, soak up the view and connect with the luxuriant nature.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Paid internet
Pool / beach towels
Free breakfast
Kids' outdoor play equipment
Highchairs available
Complimentary tea
Outdoor dining area
Water sport equipment rentals
Canoeing offsite
Walking tours
Board games / puzzles
Taxi service
24-hour security
BBQ facilities
Baggage storage
Mosquito net
Outdoor furniture
Shared kitchen
Shared lounge / TV area
First aid kit
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Washing machine
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Room features
Blackout curtains
Private beach
Additional bathroom
Private balcony
Separate dining area
Coffee / tea maker
Walk-in shower
Separate living room
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Private bathrooms
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Room types
Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, French, Spanish
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Olivia wrote a review 2 Mar
Port Vila, Vanuatu1 contribution
My friend and I stayed three nights here and we were looked after SOOO well by Gaelle and her gorgeous team. We were given a huge, modern bungalow with the most GLORIOUS hot water system we nearly cried it was so amazing (we had just spent two weeks roughing it in the bush exploring another island). They have good quality SUP's and kayaks available to check out the various blue holes that are nearby. The hammocks and swings hanging from the trees over the beach/water at high tide will gain you at least a billion likes on insta if that's your thing ;) Gaelle's breakfasts she put on every morning were delicious, freshly made bread, organic homemade jams, seasonal fruit and smoothies, and various cereals and muselis were available. Don't forget unlimited organic Tanna Coffee! (again, this was something we had been without for some time and when we saw the plunger we nearly died with excitement). The common area where we sat down for breakfast or to read books from the bookshelf was its own waterfront bungalow. Exquisitely furnished with a mixture of traditional carvings, bowls and baskets contrasting with beautiful modern and handmade tables, chairs and crockery. You get given your own pantry and part of the fridge to store your groceries for other meals when you're not eating out. There are extensive cooking utensils available and allllll the pots, pans, enormous gas ranges and whatever you want to cook up a storm! We didn't get around to it but if you bothered to go fishing the oven could probably fit a wahu in that oven. I can't wait for the borders to open back up and take my Mum and my Grandma for an awesome girls holiday!
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Date of stay: January 2021
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Response from GAELLE ROUSSEL, Propriétaire at Matevulu Lodge
Responded 2 days ago
THANKS SO MUCH girls !! Hope to see you soon again in Santo ! xoxo
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Peter M wrote a review Feb 2021
Mount Kuring-Gai, Australia22 contributions8 helpful votes
We both truly totally enjoyed ourselves whilst staying at Matevulu,,, The great island styled bungalows were spacious,very clean, Fantastic views of the water and lagoons, you can watch the sunrise from your bed,,,, or balcony which is only metres to the beach and waters. There’s plenty to do in the surrounding areas. Or just layback and enjoy the serenity that Matevulu has,, The breakfasts (included) are amazing the coffee as well,,,, Gaelle is a fabulous host & extraordinarily helpful,,,,, We’ll be returning as soon as it’s feasible,,,, Would recommend staying here to anyone looking for the definitive island paradise holiday,,,, PeterM & Anita 🎣🏖👣🌴🌅☀️🇦🇺🇻🇺
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Response from GAELLE ROUSSEL, Propriétaire at Matevulu Lodge
Responded 1 week ago
THANKS a bunch Peter & Anita 🙏🏼🥰 Looking forward to see you again on our beautiful island.
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peterob77 wrote a review Feb 2021
Port Vila, Vanuatu8 contributions
stunning location, waking up in the morning to a beautiful bay, swim before and after work . cant get any better than that. really cool lounge and dining area with a fully equipped kitchen. great hosts. highly recommend anyone heading to Santo to stay here.
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Date of stay: October 2020
Trip type: Travelled on business
Response from GAELLE ROUSSEL, Propriétaire at Matevulu Lodge
Responded 1 week ago
Hey Peter !! Merci beaucoup! And see you next week on our beautiful island 😉
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Leighton S wrote a review Feb 2021
Blenheim, New Zealand69 contributions9 helpful votes
My wife and I stayed 2 nights in the large bungalow with our 11 year old son. The bungalow was spacious and comfortable with steps down to the beach for easy swimming. Everything was perfect here..the view is fantastic and the shared kitchen is full of local art. The breakfasts were delicious and the host was charming. This is an absolutely amazing place to take a break. Relaxing and beautiful.
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Date of stay: February 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
Response from GAELLE ROUSSEL, Propriétaire at Matevulu Lodge
Responded 1 week ago
THANKS so much Leighton for the lovely words!! Happy you enjoyed here! Have to think for another breakfast delicatessen for your next time here 😉😚
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SouthSeasAmerican wrote a review Aug 2020
Luganville, Vanuatu294 contributions158 helpful votes
Our international vacation plans were cancelled because of covid-19 border closings, so we looked for a place to go for a local holiday here on Santo. Our choices were limited to places that allow children. Matevulu Lodge was nearly the only available option that also offered self-catering. We could not have made a better choice. Edouard and Gaëlle’s hospitality was peerless. They both speak good English and Bislama in addition to their first language, which is French. They provided a continental breakfast every morning that featured Gaëlle’s delicious homemade tropical fruit jams. We cooked our own meals otherwise, including meals cooked on the grill with firewood they supplied. This allowed us to control the ingredients of the food we ate, as well as keeping our costs down. The communal kitchen is beautiful and well-equipped. The repaired and cleaned buildings and grounds are a visual respite from the hurricane damage that still exists in other parts of the island. We stayed in the Flaoa Bungalow, which comfortably accommodated the three of us—and I do mean comfortably. The mattresses were fantastic! The ensuite with shower is very spacious. We really appreciated Edouard’s efforts to try and make the water heater work perfectly. Although he was frustrated by lack of proper replacement parts on the island, we did have limited hot water at our disposal. The bungalow has full length windows on the ocean side to allow both the view and the breeze to pass through. There are heavy drapes to block out the sunrise if you want to sleep in, and good flywire to make the bungalow mozzy-proof as long as the doors were closed. We burned a mosquito coil for an hour or so each night to kill the mozzies that came in the door with us, but after that we could put the coil out and breath clean ocean air. The bungalow has beautiful hardwood floors and a veranda just a few steps up from the beach. The bay in front of the Lodge is shallow and sandy a long way out. This makes it a perfect place for kids to swim. The Matuvor River enters the bay a short distance to the right, and the mouth of the river makes another great swimming hole. A relatively short paddle up the river leads to the Riri Blue Hole. Two small islands are easily accessible in the bay between the Lodge and Oyster Island. There were so many things to do within wading or paddling distance that we never used automobile transportation between our arrival and departure. However, we know there are many more attractions just a short drive away. Our week at Matevulu Lodge was the best local vacation we have ever had during our eleven years in Vanuatu.
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Date of stay: August 2020
Response from GAELLE ROUSSEL, Propriétaire at Matevulu Lodge
Responded 19 Aug 2020
THANKS so much Gregory, Rondalyn and Annalyn for your lovely words ! It goes straight to the bottom of our heart and it means a lot for us in these hard times ! Hope to see you another time ! Good luck Gregory with your arm, and send a fluffy hug to Annalyn from Chatouille! Gaelle and Edu
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Frequently Asked Questions about Matevulu Lodge
Which popular attractions are close to Matevulu Lodge?
Nearby attractions include Matevulu Blue Hole (1.8 km) and Mount Hope Waterfall (1.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Matevulu Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, free parking, and paid internet access.
Which room amenities are available at Matevulu Lodge?
Top room amenities include a refrigerator, an additional bathroom, and blackout curtains.
What food & drink options are available at Matevulu Lodge?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, barbeque facilities, and complimentary tea during their stay.
Is parking available at Matevulu Lodge?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Matevulu Lodge?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, and French.
Does Matevulu Lodge have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.