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- No Wheelchair Accessible
- No Breakfast Included
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- No 24 Hour Check in
- No Air Conditioning
- No Internet Access
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Gariva Village, Gariva Village, Papua New Guinea
It's breathtaking position makes this a popular destination for couples; it has all the romance of the old South Pacific.
Overlooks the blue Solomon sea with a incredible tropical beach at your door step, ask for there romantic waterfall tour where you are taken to spectacular water fall inside the bay by canoe, where they will leave you for a few hours with some refreshing coconut milk and cooked lobster.
Village guest houses and village homestays provide very basic but adequate accommodation. You will sleep on a clean bed either on a raised bed frame or laid out on a beautifully woven mat on the floor, protected by an insect net. The room will have a table and chair and somewhere to hang your towel and clothes.
While some villages have piped water, others rely on water carried from a nearby stream. Guests can bathe in the stream or scoop water over themselves in a private outdoor bathroom. Alternatively, paddle to the nearest fjord waterfall and stand under Nature's shower.
Guest toilets at village stays are private pit latrines discreetly located a short distance from the bungalow. Water is also available in containers outside the guest bungalow for washing hands and brushing teeth. Toilet paper, soap etc is provided, or BYO favourite brand.
Meals at village stays around Tufi are cooked in the traditional way. Seafood including reef fish is always on the menu and the local specialty is freshly caught crayfish (lobster) cooked in a variety of ways such as boiled in coconut milk, barbequed and curried.
Meals always feature local vegetables and seasonal fruits including sweet potatoes, yams (similar to a stringy potato), ripe bananas, juicy pineapples, and local oranges. Meals are prepared over an open fire, often using the traditional Oro claypots. Guests will be fed, fed and fed some more. Your favourite food items can be brought with you from Port Moresby if required, your hosts will not be offended... especially if you share!