Imagine a holiday where you have an entire island to yourself, shut away from the daily grind of working and set in one of the most magnificent areas in the world. At Bokissa Private Island Resort, your dreams become a reality.
The island sits amongst a garland of coral reefs, illuminating through sparkling blue seas with its own private beachfront. Bokissa is the only resort on the island, and it’s the only one you could need, allowing guests to clearly hear the hiss of waves crashing onto the shore as well as the rustling breeze which gently caresses the island’s rainforest.
When we say rainforest, we mean almost 100ha of ancient trees and foliage that create the most intimate and private island experience you could ask for. Its waters offer world-class dive sites that attract lovers of the ocean depths from around the world, as well as nature enthusiasts who come for the rainforest and stay for the serenity.
Rock gently in a hammock along the tree-lined shores, or grab a kayak to explore the southern seas. Cool off with a dip at the end of a day in the sun, whether it’s in the ocean or the resort’s own fresh water pool.
The accommodation options are as stunning as they are comfortable. All fares are situated right on the beach, so you wake up each morning with views of the pristine ocean. Grassy surrounds make lazing with a book and a drink even easier, and the timber shutters and ceiling fans keep rooms cool even when you’re hot. Choose from regular, deluxe or family size fares depending on your requirements, but know that whatever you choose, you’ve made the right choice. Bokissa Private Island Resort is, quite simply, paradise.
Bokissa Private Island Resort is in the north of Vanuatu just off the island of Espiritu Santo. Transfers from Santo to Bokissa Island are by the islands private boat.
Air Vanuatu provides a number of options to visit Espiritu Santo. Vanuatu’s capital Port Vila is a 45-minute flight away or you can fly direct, non-stop from Brisbane to Santo in just 2.15 mins every Tuesday morning and returning 5 days later direct into Brisbane on a Sunday evening. Ex Sydney & Melbourne special combination fares exist to provide easy access to Santo.
It goes without saying that people who go to Bokissa are looking for a place to enjoy their privacy and immerse themselves in a dream South Pacific holiday in the embrace of a truly lovely little tropical island with a white sand beach, sparkling clear water, and really beautiful living coral reefs. Bokissa Private Island Resort is a place where you are “on your own” but with the facilities to do whatever you like: enjoy a romantic dinner, kayak up a hidden river, picnic on a desert island, dive on the President Coolidge, the largest accessible shipwreck in the world, or maybe the smaller MV Henry Boneaud or other wreck or coral reef sites, swim in an azure Blue Hole fed by underground springs, trek through the rain forest, or just laze about in front of your Far, swing in a hammock under a big old tree overlooking the white sand beach and shimmering blue lagoon, enjoy a relaxing massage on the beach, open up a good book, and drift in the calm currents. And at days end take a dip in the 25m pool, a drink at the swim-up bar, and prepare for a fabulous dinner.
Your nightly rate at Bokissa Private Island Resort includes breakfast, lunch and dinner. Breakfast is an island-style buffet with fresh organic fruits, home-made jams and breads. Guests can choose a hot breakfast option at an extra cost. Lunch is normally buffet or picnic baskets can be arranged for guests choosing to escape to a deserted beach or taking a day tour. Dine under the stars t night on the deck with new-found friends and choose from fresh rock lobster or local crayfish, just-caught fish, famous Santo beef, the local pork or chicken, freshest organic tropical fruits and vegetables (not to mention their famous coconut pie!). And of course theres a well-stocked bar with an extensive wine list to ensure your absolute dining pleasure. Shoes are optional!
Regular theme nights with local band. Music each evening in the bar whilst enjoying a drink or even a game of pool.
Each of the 15 air-conditioned Beachfront Fares have absolute beach frontage along with screened timber shutters and ceiling fans. Each far has its own “space” with deck chairs, a hammock, and gardens. The native style thatch roof provides insulation to maintain a cool interior but under the thatch, the fare is constructed of modern materials to assure your absolute comfort. Fully screened and air conditioned with 24 hour 240 volt electricity. The interior can be configured as a double with a queen-size bed to a quad-share with four single beds. There are tea and coffee making facilities, a mini-fridge, desk and chair. The ensuite bathroom has a ceramic tiled floor, shelves for clothing, lush fluffy towels, hair dryer, and instant gas hot water for the shower and vanity.
The Deluxe Beachfront Fare is off by itself with plenty of privacy, deck recliner chairs, a hammock, spa and gardens. It has a large lounge and a separate bedroom.
There is also a duplex-style fare with 2 bedrooms, 2 ensuites, 2 lounge areas, a hot tub and a large private beach deck. This Deluxe Beachfront 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. 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.
Bokissa Private Island Resort welcomes guests 12 years and above all year round. During school holidays, families with younger children are also welcomed.
As romance is high on the list of reasons to visit Bokissa, they even have their own Outer Island Chapel in which a wedding can be held amid decorations of frangipani and hibiscus, complete with a local Melanesian Childrens Choir. Massages and treatments, using their very own natural oils and fragrances, can be arranged with Bokissa Islands local ladies, and are an ideal prelude for a wedding, honeymoon or other special occasion. Perhaps you would like to be married on the beach, in a forest grove, or in the Outer Island Chapel. Bokissas wedding co-ordinator will advise and assist you with all your planning in this respect. And, after the ceremony, why not opt for your own candle-lit dinner for two on Bokissas private jetty over-looking the channel between Bokissa and the neighbouring islands.