Об этом жилье
My place is close to the city center (5mn drive/ 2km walk), parks (Nelson Mandela park, Saralana park, Independence park, Port-Vila seafront, etc.), art (Diana Tam gallery, Camille Bastien foundation, Michoutouchkine & Pilioko foundation) and culture (Utlalo foundation, national museum, Chiefs nakamal, etc.).
You’ll love my place because of its good location, its cosy ambiance, and the friendly people.
My place is good for couples, solo adventurers, flash-packers and open-minded travellers.
Vanuatu – One of the Happiest Place on Earth
At Vanuatu Rainbow Lodge, we will not be the only one to tell you that ni-Vanuatu people live in the Happiest Place on Earth (and we are not talking about Disneyland, but real life!); the 2006 Happy Planet Index ranking says the same. Vanuatu appears to be the perfect place to live in regards to human well-being and lowest environmental impact per head, as it was the highest-ranked country in 2006 and took the 4th position in 2016!
Port-Vila – An Energetic and Lively City
You will never be bored in Port-Vila; there are too many things to do, too many things to see, too many things to experience! From the modern hustle and bustle of Downtown to the vintage appearance of the French Quarter, via Chinatown where you will feel like in Asia, Port-Vila is an always changing place with multiple faces. When you think that you have experienced everything, you discover something new.
Our capital city is a perfect destination for cultural experiences seekers and soft-adventure lovers, with its bountiful tourism activities, numerous shopping opportunities and amazing views.
At Vanuatu Rainbow Lodge, we would be glad to help you to find the perfect activities and places for you; do not hesitate to ask us all your questions.
Vanuatu Rainbow Lodge – Your Home Away from Home
The Vanuatu Rainbow Lodge is the unique straight-friendly guesthouse located in Vanuatu Islands, right in the South Pacific! Come to our tropical archipelago, and stay in our nicely appointed boutique retreat just 5 minutes from Port-Vila downtown. The Vanuatu Rainbow Lodge combines a conveniently located guesthouse with good comfort to create a nice and memorable experience for your ultimate Vanuatu trip.
With a maximum of 7 guests at a time the Vanuatu Rainbow Lodge is an oasis of relaxation and cultural experiences. Whether it is for your inter-islands transit, weekend escape, short or special occasion, you will not be disappointed.
We warmly invite you to come and discover what matters at Vanuatu Rainbow Lodge.
The Vanuatu Rainbow Lodge is an Adults Only retreat and does not cater for children under the age of 16.
You are welcome to stay with us at Vanuatu Rainbow Lodge!
Our Blue Bedroom is a shared room, dorm-style, with one bunk bed and one single bed. We will let you know if one bed is already booked when we will receive your booking request. If so, you will have the possibility to confirm your request or cancel it at no charge. If you confirm please bear in mind we may accept additional booking during your stay. if you don't want to share your bedroom, we recommend you to book our Purple or our Green Bedroom. Thank you for your understanding.
We have a fully equipped kitchen, which features:
– one fridge,
– one toaster,
– one rice cooker,
– one coffee machine,
– one microwave oven,
– one kitchen double-sink,
– four gas burners,
Our open-kitchen has a breakfast bar which can seats two guests, and a all-day tea and coffee making facilities access.
Our dining room seats 6-8 guests.
We also have a large outdoor dining area.
Please bear in mind all indoor areas of Vanuatu Rainbow Lodge are non-smoking.
Designated smoking-area is outside, where ashtrays are available.
Общение с гостями
Charles Banaiha, gardener & handyman
Charles was born on the 05th of March 1965 in Talisi village, on the island of Maewo, PENAMA Province. He arrived in Port-Vila, Efate Island, in 1990 and started to work as a security officer. He married Margaret in 1995, and they have three sons: Samuel, 17, born in 1999; Stevenson, 13, born in 2003; and Nickison, 9, born in 2007. They have since adopted little Lerian, aged 3, who is currently living on Paama Island. Charles and his family live at Seaside Paama.
Charles is a trustful and committed team member; he started to work for the Vanuatu Rainbow Lodge in January 2015. He does his best to ensure the garden is well maintained and the tropical sceneries pleases you. Feel free to ask him any question related to Vanuatu herbs and plants as he is passionate about his work and gardening.
Therese Beungkon, housekeeper & tailor
Therese was born on the 06th of April 1972 in Olal village, on the island of Ambrym, MALAMPA Province. She arrived in Port-Vila, Efate Island, in 2000 and started to work as a tailor. She has one son and one daughter: Ghislain, 23, born in 1993; and Esline, 18, born in 1998. Ghislain is one of the 3,500 ni-Vanuatu seasonal workers under the New-Zealand RSE scheme. Esline is pursuing her high-school studies at Lycee Louis-Antoine de Bougainville. They live at Nambatri. Another of Therese’s hobby, apart of sewing, is listening and dancing to French Caribbean Zouk music.
Therese is a dedicated and conscious employee; she started to work for the Vanuatu Rainbow Lodge in February 2016. She endeavors to chase the dust and ensure the house is spick-and-span. Don’t be afraid to flag her if something is not to your likeness.
Sebastien Bador, owner & manager
Sebastien was born on the 06th of May 1983 at Port-Vila Central Hospital, on the island of Efate, SHEFA Province. He studied tourism in New-Caledonia and France, and returned to his beloved home country in 2008. He is working at the Vanuatu Tourism Office, where he started as Marketing Manager, and currently occupies the position of Information & Research Manager. The Vanuatu Rainbow Lodge is a dream coming true as Sebastien always dreamt of having his own tourism accommodation to welcome visitors in his native land. The idea became reality when he bought this property in October 2013 and when it opened its doors to its first guests in May 2016.
You are more than welcome to ask him local travel tips and share your Vanuatu experience.
Другие важные подробности
Friendly Pets living on the property
Freddy the Goldfish and many guppies.
Venus (born on the 31st of December 2015) is a Blue Heeler/ Border Collie cross mix.
Eros (born on the 13th of October 2015) is a Red Heeler/ German Shepherd cross mix.
Minette (born on TBA) is an island cat.
Vanuatu has a prolific cultural heritage; rich with arts and crafts, carvings, sand drawings, paintings, pottery, weaving, jewellery, traditional clothing and hand woven baskets….
We feel blessed to live here among the Happiest People on Earth (Happy Planet Index, 1st in 2006 and 4th in 2016!) and we want you to know just how special and talented our ni-Vanuatu people are. Speak freely with us as we are mines of information when it comes to WHERE TO GO and WHAT TO SEE and WHAT TO DO when you visit VANUATU ISLANDS.
Sebastien only ask our guests for one thing: to be themselves. When he first opened the Vanuatu Rainbow Lodge, it was the realization of a dream he had. A unique holiday concept for LGBTIQ people. A place where there are no disapproving glances, no need to conceal that instinctive gesture, that soft wanted caress. A place to smile and be happy where like-minded people can forget about pointing fingers and disapproving whispers. A place where all feel at ease and become part of a family that is steadily growing.
Core Values @Vanuatu Rainbow Lodge
We have five core values that we try to live by;
1. Guest focus, you will always feel important.
2. Affordability, you shall be satisfied.
3. Cozy factor, you should feel comfortable.
4. Bite trendy, you’ll get a sense of being at home.
5. Thoughtfulness, YOU are important to us.
You have chosen a unique way to travel. The Vanuatu Rainbow Lodge will offer a unique experience that is different from a standard hotel. Please read the following carefully!
The owner may enter the room during the day or early evening when there is a concern for the room and at any time when there is an emergency.
For your comfort and make sure you relax as much as you want, the guesthouse caters for guests over 16yo.
Cleaning And Housekeeping
The Vanuatu Rainbow Lodge offers daily partial cleanings. You will find the place clean when you arrive and it will be cleaned when you depart. Guests shall maintain the rented premises in a clean and orderly condition. If we incur additional cleaning charges, we will add the amount to your rate.
We have almost daily housekeeping and the bed linen is changed every 3 days. Please ask the housekeeper for top-up of any items in your room or if you need assistance regarding housekeeping matters.
The Vanuatu Rainbow Lodge is in residential area. In consideration of neighbours and other guests, please do not make any unlawful, noisy or otherwise offensive use of the rented premises, nor commit or permit any nuisance to exist thereon, nor cause damage to the rented premises, nor create any substantial interference with the rights, comfort, safety, or enjoyment to the owner or other guests. The law under the Control of Nocturnal Noise Act makes it an offense to sing, shout, play a musical instrument or make other unreasonable noise within the town limits of Port-Vila between the hours of 9pm and 5am of the following morning so as to cause annoyance to the inhabitants of the town.
Eco Friendly & Waste Management
Electricity: Vanuatu Rainbow Lodge has been through an expensive process of replacing most of the old-style round incandescent bulbs by modern LED and fluorescent ceiling lights. Many of our devices run on rechargeable batteries.
Water: There are two water cisterns (1,100L and 500L) which collect pure Vanuatu rain water. We warmly encourage you to use them (we actually fill our drinkable water bottles with it, use it for washing and gardening) as heavy tropical rains are frequent in Vanuatu.
We try our best to reuse, reduce and recycle Vanuatu Rainbow Lodge waste as we endeavor in making our tropical islands a safe and healthy place.
Batteries: Please let us know if you want to dispose batteries as we do collect them for recycling purposes.
Glass: We collect glass containers too. Please leave them aside and we will re-use them.
Metal: There is a rusted half-drum located on the right hand side of the carport where cans, tins, aluminium and steel items are welcomed. It will be sent to Recycle Corp.
Organic: There is a Vermicompost area located behind the house, please save your organic waste as worms will turn it in usable mulch.
Paper: There is a plastic bin located under the same carport where you can throw your cartons and cardboards, magazines and newspapers.
Plastic bottles: Please don’t throw them away as these containers are always sought by locals to be reused.
Please keep your room key safe and secure at all times. Missing keys are a security issue. Please give your key to housekeeper at check-out or leave it on the kitchen bench if you have an early morning departure. If you lose your key there will be a VUV5,000 charge to replace it.
Maximum Number Of Occupants
Your rate is based on the number of guests on your confirmation. Our rooms allow a limited number of occupants. Please contact us for approval of extra guests and applicable charges. Additional guests may be asked to leave or you may be charged for each night the additional guest occupies the room.
Rates/ Room Tax
Posted rates are per person for the Blue Room and double occupancy for the Purple and Green Rooms. We include applicable taxes in our rates.
The Vanuatu Rainbow Lodge is neither responsible nor liable for any damage, loss or delay incurred by any person to themselves or to their property as a result of the act or omission of any person which might result from the placement.
Если вы отменяете бронирование за 5 дней до поездки или раньше, то мы вернем всю сумму бронирования. Если вы отменяете бронирование меньше чем за 5 дней до поездки, то мы вернем 50% стоимости всех ночей бронирования, кроме первой. Стоимость первой ночи не возращается.
I was born on the 06th of May 1983 at Port-Vila Central Hospital, on the island of Efate, SHEFA Province. I studied tourism in New-Caledonia and France, and returned to my beloved home country in 2008. I am working at the Vanuatu Tourism Office, where I started as Marketing Manager, and currently occupy the position of Information & Research Manager.
The Vanuatu Rainbow Lodge is a dream coming true as I always dreamed of having my own guesthouse to welcome visitors to Vanuatu Islands. The idea became reality when I bought this property in October 2013 and when it opened its doors to my first guests in May 2016.
You are more than welcome to ask me local travel tips and share your Vanuatu experience.