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Uepi Island



Morovo Lagoon, Solomon Islands


By Richard Moore

Uepi Island Resort pictures

Diving Around Uepi Island

  Uepi Island, Solomon IslandsFor a slice of paradise book into the Uepi Island Resort, an eco-friendly establishment that is a mecca for divers.

The island complex is beautiful, relaxing and the bungalows sensibly placed to give the maximum amount of privacy and make the most of thestunning surroundings.

I didn't get a waterside unit but that was fine with me as the beach was only a 30-second stroll away and my bungalow was a ripper. Big comfy bed, a desk to work at, a separate changing area, shower and toilet, as well as a lovely, covered outdoor eating area.

At Uepi Island Resort the main action is in the Big House, where people can sit around and relax unsder an amazing matted roof, have drinks at the bar or enjoy great food at the communal dinners.

These were great as you could chat with the owners Jill and Grant Kelly - who are renowned divers - and other guests about what they had got up to that day while tucking into some just-caught seafood. My picks were scrumptious crab and a seared mackerel that was absolutely to die for.

One of the best aspects to Uepi Island Resort is its intimate nature with 20 guests making for a friendly, but private if you want, stay.

The resort has six spacious, well-appointed bungalows for families or couples, two units and two guest rooms. All rooms have private bathroom with ambient temperature showers and toilet facilities.

Now don't do as I did and drop your key through the decking as you will then need to endure a crawl under the structure - past crab holes and at risk of meeting other beasties.

If you are in need of accommodation in the Solomons contact the visitor bureau and they will be more than happy to assist you.

Visit the bureau's website by clicking here.


Copyright 2014 RICHARD MOORE