Pele Island TRavel info
Contacting the Bungalows
Cell phone reception is patchy on Pele. In addition people rely on solar and generators for power, so their phones may not be charged. If they don’t answer, keep trying the number. Send a text. If you still can’t get through, contact the Shefa Tourism Office on 5526028
Boats from Emua Wharf cost between 2,000 vatu – 2,500 vatu each way as a charter (up to 15 pax) or 500 vatu per person when travelling as a local (ie. the boat leaves when it is full and doesn’t run to any sort of timetable). Often bungalow owners also have a boat or will be able to organize one for you.
There are no roads on Pele. You can either walk between villages or get your bungalow owner to organise a boat to take you (expect to pay a fee). It's a lovely stroll between Worearu and Pilura Villages along the beach. A path cuts across the island from Pilura to Worisivu and Launamoa Villages, a flat, easy 15-20 minute walk that passes the school and First Aid Post.
Solar power and occasionally generators are used. It's a good idea to fully charge your phone and camera before you travel.
Although there is phone coverage with both the TVL and Digicel networks, reception can be unreliable. There is no internet access other than data on your phone.
Pele is a very small island and waste management is an issue. The Shefa Tourism Office encourages visitors to take plastic bottles and other inorganic waste that they generate (including used disposable nappies) back to Port Vila with them where they can be disposed of properly.
Respecting Local Culture
Things to consider taking with you to an island bungalow