From the foyer this hotel had a tropical charm congruent with the tropical background. Hotel interior was simple and gave the illusion that a few decades had slipped away and left an 'original' which might have harboured a swathe of visitors from the occident. Not just the anonymity of a glass and steel beachfront behemoth there was an air of relaxation and adventure. That atmosphere was belied by the fast hum of many modern conveniences but could not disguise the aura of a lost time past and a more anachronistic haven. A wide range of ethnic and social guests meeting at the awesome pool and the freedom to feel an isolation from other guest that is privacy were strong points of this hotel. Only a short and interesting walk from Vila and the feeling of authenticity rather that a 'plastic' environ together with great service made this a valuable experience in Vanuatu.