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- No Wheelchair Accessible
- No Breakfast Included
- No Travel/Tours Desk
- No 24 Hour Check in
- No Air Conditioning
- No Internet Access
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Siu Village Stay
Siu Village, Siu Village, Papua New Guinea
Siu Village Stay is a homestay about 30 minutes boat ride from Tufi wharf, situated on a grassy point right on the water's edge, about 300 metres from the rest of the village (only 8 houses). There is a living reef right in front of the homestay and guests may snorkel to their heart's content. From Siu you can explore the Utukwaf Fjord by outrigger canoe, paddle to a beautifully gushing waterfall and explore mangrove labyrinths.
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!