the cottage

Oravae Cottage is an open-plan wooden bungalow built from local supplies. It has one bedroom with double bed, plus an additional four single beds in the spacious living area.  The cottage also contains a kitchenette and an indoor shower and toilet, plus an additional outdoor shower.

The highlight, undoubtedly, is the over-water verandah that leads right out over a beautiful blue lagoon, complete with hammocks and deck chairs. (Sleeps 6)

There are now two additional cottages to accommodate larger groups up to 10, however the island is only ever booked for one party at a time.

The Penthouse: an overwater bungalow adjacent to Oravae Cottage,  It has a double bed, indoor toilet and outside shower, and a huge wooden deck perfectly positioned to catch the sea breezes across the lagoon. (Sleeps 2)

The Treehouse: Nestled in the trees on stilts right on the water’s edge, it has two wooden decks, the main one having direct views to the impressive Kolombangara Volcano.  It has one double bed, and bathroom facilities are shared with the Cottage and Penthouse. (Sleeps 2)

Your friendly hosts, Patson and Naomi Baea, offer a comfortable stay with seclusion and so much more.


  • gas lighting, fridge and stove
  • over-water verandah
  • local canoe
  • meals included
  • linen and towels
  • cutlery and kitchen supplies
  • tea and coffee
  • a selection of inflatables