Charming, secluded, & perfectly private bungalows,
situated less than 10 seconds walk from the beachfront..
The Perfect Island Hideaway!
Whatever style of accommodation you choose, it’s all right on the beach … sheltered and shaded by the canopies of enormous beach trees, and separate enough to provide a private retreat, with grassy surrounds perfect for lazing on a deck chair and surveying the scene. All accommodations are well appointed and very comfortable.
Please note, as we are an eco-friendly resort, air conditioning is run from 8pm to 6am every day.
Beach Front Faré
Each of the air-conditioned Beachfront Farés have absolute beach frontage along with screened timber shutters and ceiling fans. The Farés are well separated with their own "space" with deck chairs, a hammock, and gardens. A native style thatch roof provides insulation to maintain a cool interior but under the thatch, the faré is constructed of modern materials to assure your absolute comfort. The Beach Front Faré has a queen size bed and a single bed with a recommended maximum occupancy of 2 adults and 1 child or infant. There is 24hr 240Vt electricity, tea and coffee making facilities, a mini-fridge, desk and chair. The ensuite bathroom has a ceramic tiled floor, shelves for clothing, hair dryer, and instant gas hot water for the shower and vanity.
Beach Front Duplex Spa Villas
There is also a duplex-style faré with 2 bedrooms, 2 ensuites, 2 lounge areas, a hot tub and a large private beach deck. This Deluxe Beachfront Duplex Spa Villa sits right on the water's edge. It is divided into two parts - A & B - separated by a patio and a communicating hall and doorway. Either can be rented as a stand-alone Villa or the two can be used for a family with separate entries, bedroom, sitting area, ensuite bathroom, and coffee-tea making facilities. The 'A' Side is split-level and is the larger of the two units. It has a spacious lounge area and the bedroom has a queen size bed. The 'B' side is smaller and on one level. It has a lounge area, separate entrance, communicating door, a queen size and a single bed.
Deluxe Beachfront Spa Faré
The Deluxe Beachfront Spa Faré has a separate queen size bed and a large living area with 2 single beds and a lounge area. There is also an external raised spa on a deck just to the side of the bungalow looking out to the beach.
Stunning Locally Grown Produce & Seafood!
Enjoy the true tastes of Vanuatu, with all food on the island being locally grown,
harvested, or fished in the local waters.. you don't get any fresher!
All Meals Included!
All food is included in our tariff and with four chefs and all organic food, plus access to fabulous seafood, you’re assured of eating well while you’re on Bokissa Private Island Resort – even afternoon tea!
The meals are:
~ Tropical/Continental breakfast included with hot options at an additional charge.
~ Table D’hote lunch included
~ Table D’hote or theme night dinner included.
Of course, if you'd like to stray from the reservation, why not let us organise a picnic lunch or have a romantic dinner for two on the jetty with only the waves and the stars as company?
Superb locally sourced ingredients!
Famous Santo beef, island pork and chicken, along with rock lobster, coral crab and freshly caught fish are on offer, and bread and desserts made daily on the island. We also have a special menu for children – they can eat at an earlier time with supervision if required.
Fantastic Wines & Cocktails!
You’ll find a wide selection of the finest wines from Australia, New Zealand and France, along with spirits, local and imported beer and Vanuatu kava made with our special recipie and pure distilled water from our own desalinator is available for those who wish to try it.
Weddings, Honeymoons, & Other Major Events Packages Available!
Featuring stunning views coupled with amazing service and a perfectly secluded location,
Bokissa Island is perfect for your next event, be it a birthday party, exclusive wedding, or major anniversary!
Weddings & Honeymoons!
Bokissa offers everything for a truly memorable wedding ceremony with a variety of sites for the actual wedding and all the ingredients for a wonderful honeymoon.
Our wedding coordinator will take care of all the arrangements, including the legal requirements, and discuss with you where on the island you wish to be married - on the beach in the glow of a fabulous sunset; in the thatched village church or perhaps in a forest glade. It’s the ultimate in romance!
Outer Island Wedding Package
Our wedding package is designed to meet your needs and provides absolute privacy and dedication to a memorable and romantic wedding day.
Our wedding package includes:
• Wedding license and official registration fees (including minister or celebrant’s return transport to the island)
• Details meeting with wedding co-ordinator
• Minister fees
• Choice of ceremony location in the “outer island chapel” or gardens on the beach
• Brides arrival by traditional outrigger canoe (optional)
• Tropical decoration of chapel and ceremony area including floral archway
• Champagne for toast after the ceremony
• Special “chef’s selection” dinner for two in a romantic setting
• Melanesian children’s choir
• Island bouquet and buttonhole flowers
Please accept with our compliments in your room on arrival:
• Room upgrade (subject to availability)
• A bottle of Champagne, fruit platter and fresh tropical flowers
Frequently Asked Questions
All the information on food, accomodation, facilities and special events
you'll need to know to get the most out of your Bokissa stay!
Q: How much does it cost to stay at Bokissa? A: Accommodation costs depend on the time of year, and availability, but as a rough guide, you will pay around AUD$400 per room per night for two adults in a Beachfront Fare’. This cost includes all meals, and transfers to and from the local airport which is a 5 minute car ride and a 40 minute fast boat ride to Bokissa. We often have special offers that are featured on our website or our Facebook page. You can also email our Australian Sales Office to be included on our data base for great deals during the year. We also like to look after our return guests with extra special offers!
Q: Is there a restaurant on Bokissa? A: Not as such.. All meals are included in your package, and are freshly cooked in our professional kitchen, often using fresh local ingredients grown organically on the island. Fresh fish, lobsters, prawns, and other seafood is purchased from the local fisherman from that day’s catch, and is of the highest quality. We also purchase premium beef from the local stock station, Santo Beef is exported worldwide and many of our guests rate our steak as a highlight of the trip! Our chefs also cater for all special dietary requests.
Q: What meals are provided? A: Breakfast starts at 7am is a simple continental meal, with fresh baked bread, condiments, cereal, juices, fresh fruit, and tea and coffee. A full cooked breakfast can be provided at a nominal extra cost.
Lunch & dinner are both fresh hot cooked meals made by our local chefs, and you’ll choose from several options, depending on what local fresh produce and meats are available that day. All produce is of the highest and freshest quality, and most fruits and vegetables come from neighbouring islands. Our guests often say the food is a highlight of the stay!
Q: Am I able to order a meal in-between times? A: While we have some small snacks available, it should be remembered that Bokissa is a fairly remote island, and we run our stocks of food and beverages very carefully to avoid spoiling and wastage. This creates some limitations on the adhoc service of food, which is why we decided many years ago to provide meals at set times as part of the package. If you’re really into snacking, it’s a great idea to bring them with you before you arrive.
Don’t worry though.. the meals are very tasty, with generous portions.. you won’t go hungry! That said, don't be afraid to ask for huge servings, and you can always take some fruit from breakfast with you to your room.
Q: Are we allowed to visit the local village on Bokissa? A: The local village is where all of the Bokissa staff live, along with their families. They’re more than happy to receive visitors, but please remember, you’re visiting their home, and this is their down time.. they’re not there to serve our guests at this time! Just check with any of the staff to make sure the time is convenient.
If you feel like it, the kids have limited access to toys and coloring-in books and small gifts are always appreciated and treasured.
Q: Can we visit the nearby islands, or go to Santo? A: To get to Santo is a 30 minute trip by boat, and is a service we’re happy to provide upon request. We don’t have a regular boat service back to the mainland as our boats are busy doing guest activities most days. We can schedule a trip to Luganville for you if you desire. The price of the return trip changes depending on the price of diesel fuel, which is quite expensive in Vanautu, but you should expect a cost of around US$150 for a return trip.
Q: Is there a day spa or massage available? A: Yes! Bokissa offers massages down by the beach, performed by our very own in-house masseuses. Full body massage is 4,000VATU (approx. $50AUD) per hour and couples can have a massage together for 3,500VATU per hour per person.
Q: Can you cater for food intolerances and vegetarians? A: Absolutely! Just be aware that soy substitutes and other vegetarian staples are not common in Santo, and as a result, the majority of your food will consist of salads made from locally grown produce. Certain food intolerances can also be catered for, but please let us know in advance so we can let our chefs know to make preparations! Most guests bring along their special flours, cereals etc.
Q: How large are the bungalows? A: The bungalows are approximately 4m x 4m (16m2) and come with a queen bed, a single bed, and an ensuite bathroom. The rooms are comfortable, although with relatively basic facilities.. remember, you’re on a relatively remote tropical island! There are other room types that are larger and can cater for families or couples travelling together.
Q: What facilities are in the bungalows? A: The emphasis on Bokissa is exploring the island, the local reefs, or relaxing on the beach, and in recognition of this, the bungalows are modestly equipped. There is a fridge with mini-bar containing snacks and drinks, and a hair dryer in each bungalow, but no TV. If you’d like to watch movies, you'll want to bring a laptop with movies pre-loaded!
Q: Are the bungalows air conditioned? A: Yes, all of the bungalows are fully air conditioned. Our staff will turn your systems on after dinner to make sure your rooms are nice and cool when you’re ready to go to bed.
Please note, as we are an eco-friendly resort, air conditioning is run from 8pm to 6am every day.
Q: Do the bungalows have internet (wi-fi)?A: While the bungalows do not have wifi or internet, the main hall has wifi, which is available for a small fee. Internet on the island is fairly slow though, so you probably won’t be able to do much more than send/receive emails. We like to give our guests a “digital detox” when they come to Bokissa!
Q: What electricity plug type is used in Vanautu? A: The plugs used in Vanautu are the same as in Australia & New Zealand, 240V with 3 flat prongs, the top two at an angle, and the bottom prong vertical. For more information click here http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeI.htm
Q: Is Bokissa available for functions such as weddings, or birthdays? A: Here at Bokissa we have played host to some truly stunning weddings and birthday events. We take great pride in making your special day the most amazing it can be, and we have the photos to prove it! Please make sure to book well in advance, especially if you’re thinking of booking the whole resort. For enquiries on pricing and dates, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Q: How does the wedding package work? A: Bokissa offers everything for a truly memorable wedding ceremony with a variety of sites for the actual wedding and all the ingredients for a wonderful honeymoon. Bokissa is also perfect for small groups to have their own South Pacific Island for their wedding…..
Our wedding coordinator will take care of all the arrangements, including the legal requirements, and discuss with you where on the island you wish to be married - on the beach in the glow of a fabulous sunset, our beautiful gardens, or perhaps in the tropical rainforest. It’s the ultimate in romance! Our wedding package is approximately $1800.00AUD
Words From Our Happy Guests!
❝ Had two wonderful weeks and had the best time. I dived 8 amazing dives - my favourite dives were the Henry Bernard and the night dive. Absolutely amazing! ❞
❝ This is the perfect place to unwind and get away from it all - no TV/limited wifi, and only a few other guests to share paradise with. You really have no choice but to relax! ❞
❝ My partner and I are going back to this beautiful island for the fourth time in March and can't wait. ❞