Island Style

This category is open to island bungalow, guesthouse and home-stay operators across Vanuatu.

Island Bungalow

Island bungalows are accommodation establishments usually traditionally built with thatched roof, often in more remote locations, providing simpler forms of accommodation.

Breakfast is usually available, other meals by arrangement, with an emphasis on local food, culture and entertainment.


Guesthouses are accommodation establishments usually built with contemporary materials (in either traditional or modern style) offering private or dormitory-style rooms within a larger property.

Breakfast is usually available, other meals by arrangements and sometimes self-catering facilities are available. Guesthouses may be in rural or urban settings, but reflect a simple, local way of life.


Home-stays are accommodation establishments (including Bed & Breakfast) that allow for a visitor to rent a room from a local family in a home-like setting (rural or urban).

It is common to visitors to use this for improving their language skills and getting familiar with the local culture and lifestyle.

Past Award Winner

Rah Paradise Beach Bungalows

Luxury Accommodation