What a lovely setting and beautiful island. We were picked up by Taska and AJ who we became buddys with in a short time. Both are friendly, warm characters. During our visit AJ the bar manager was a great source of information and gave fantastic service in both the bar & restaurant and pretty much every where else. AJ was always "on the ball". The resort itself has 6 bungalows and we stayed in the deluxe ocean front bungalow which could sleep 5 in 2 bedrooms. The bungalow is delightful and has a lovely open rainwater shower. The grounds are spacious and very well kept with tree orchids and local flowers in abundance. The restaurant and bar are informal and very friendly and we met some lovely people during our stay. The food is a tad expensive and does not vary much from day to day. We loved the resort but as a couple found the fishing tours very expensive (A$50 per hour plus petrol which equated to $550 for one day for us) but would be less so for a group. The fishing guide Taska is great and knows his stuff. Disappointingly our room was only serviced once during our 3 night stay and other guests confirmed the same. This does need to be addressed, as clean towels and toilet paper should be mandatory for the rates charged. Despite this, due to the lovely AJ and Taska and surrounding beauty, we had a great time.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Zipolo Habu Resort is located on Lola Island in the beautiful Vona Vona Lagoon and are accessible by a 20 minute scenic boat ride from Munda Airport. We are proud to be one of the leading and most respected family run resorts in the Solomon Islands. We offer a range of accommodation from our Traditional Bungalows, built to reflect an authentic island living experience, through to our Semi-Deluxe and Deluxe Bungalow range, each with progressing levels of attention to detail. All of our bungalows have basic kitchenettes to allow for the preparation of meals, tea and coffee making facilities and fresh drinking water.All bungalows are fitted with 240 volt power from 11am-11pm and our Semi-Deluxe and Deluxe range have back up power which allows for the use of fans and lighting 24 hours a day.Our two Deluxe Bungalows both have ensuite bathrooms, whilst our Traditional and Semi-Deluxe utilise shared facilities conveniently located behind the bungalows amongst flowering orchids and frangipani.Not only are we known as the Solomon Islands premier fishing resort due to our numerous custom fishing boats and onsite tackle shop, we also offer supurb diving (PADI) and surfing (albeit seasonal). We have a wide variety of local day-trips on offer to ensure guests get the opportunity to explore all that the region has to offer. We can tailor experiences to suit your interests - be it visiting local villages or spending the day relaxing on the beach on your own uninhabited island. We also provide picnic baskets and can even organise a bottle of wine - it's up to you. From the resort we offer bushwalking, beach volleyball, snorkeling, jetty fishing and kyaking. For the less adventurous we have karaoke and satellite TV as well as plenty of hammocks to lounge in. At the end of the day, enjoy a cold drink from our fully lisenced bar and a sumptuous meal from our resturant where we speciallise in fresh locally caught seafood. We can arrange transfers to and from other accommodation in the area at competitive prices. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Zipolo Habu Hotel Lola Island