The only resort on Nggatirana Island and a nature conservation area, Evis Resort offers a round the island nature trail, direct access to the beach and an excellent coral reef that is teeming with life, featuring a good mix of hard & soft coral plus many varieties of fish. Evis Resort offers accommodation for the more discerning traveller seeking comfort and a personalised experience.
Evis Resort is the newest resort in the Solomon Islands and consists of a number of individual architect designed premium beachhead bungalows, plus a central unit consisting of restaurant, bar, visitor centre and convenience rooms. All visitor buildings are built on posts approximately 2m above current sea level giving great lagoon views.
As at January 2018 three bungalows (“single units”) are completed – these each have very one large king-sized bedroom, a separate lobby and luxury showroom / W.C. A further single unit to the same design plus a two bedroomed flexi-unit are also currently under construction and should be finished during 2018. All bungalows (except disabled unit) offer direct beach access and a ramp/bridge to the round the island path. Furthermore, all bungalows have wide verandas. All units are provided with rainwater harvesting which allows us to currently stock up to 25,000 litres of rainwater. Water is pumped to each unit. Power is currently gen-set, but will eventually be converted to solar.
Nggatirana Island is a private island (“perpetual estate”) and covers 15Ha. The resort is the only development on the island. In addition to the visitor facilities mentioned above, we have facilities to house and feed the local resident workers, built in traditional “leaf hut” style. The area of the island and the home reef is a designated conservation area. Nggatirana Island is well located, being on the edge of the Nono Lagoon and just 23 minutes by 40hp boat from Seghe airfield. For those making their own way, Nggatirana is off the south west side of Vangunu approximately 10km from Seghe, just northwest of Mbopo and Halisi villages.
* Restaurant – French-Lagoon Fusion cuisine. The restaurant has lagoon views and is open, but roofed. It can seat up to forty guests on ten tables.
* Bar – good stock of cold beer and hand picked wines.
* Disabled facilities – Unit 3 has been designed with the special needs of disabled travellers in mind. Doors are extra wide (900mm), and power sockets are mounted higher up the wall than usual. It is connected directly to the central unit by means of a flat bridge and to a 2.1m wide beachhead boardwalk by means of a gentle 8% ramp. The restaurant area is also wheelchair friendly with 900mm access to convenience rooms and an extra wide WC cubicle.
* Visitor centre – trip planning, office and local crafts shop.
* Snorkelling – with masks and snorkels on free loan – excellent home reef – other reefs including Mushroom Reef, Hele Bar, Soltai 61 wreck etc.
* Nature walks – both round the island path and on neighbouring Vangunu (including pre- historic rock carvings)
* Excursions for picnics on nearby Hele Islands and reefs
* Dive shop is anticipated to be completed in 2018.
* Host and chef is Andrew. Andrew is fluent in English, French and Dutch, plus reasonable German and some Czech.
* Daily 24 hr. security and concierge services are provided by Shelton and his local security and boat driving team.
* Daily housekeeping is looked after by Lola – rooms are cleaned and made up each day. All towels and linen are of high quality.