ACCOMMODATION The villas or bures (pronounced ‘boo-rays’) are spacious and identical, enjoying easy access to the water, each with its stretch of white sand. Twelve doors open to an expansive terrace, and from the living room you walk up three steps to the bedroom, with a king size bed and a dressing area. The bures are around 50 metres apart and are set in natural jungle, allowing privacy. There are 18 villas (bures) of equal standard. Some are further away from the central bure (located between 3 & 4) than others. Please let us know your distance preference when you are booking and we will do our best to accommodate your needs. Vatulele is well recognised for its food, ranging from Californian to Thai, Japanese, Austral/Asian and Indian - in fact, any style that suits our glorious tropical climate and laid back lifestyle.
Fresh ingredients are flown in daily from Australia and New Zealand. Naturally there is an emphasis on seafood. Because of our all inclusive tariff, there are ample opportunities to sample the contents of our first class cellar, including unlimited French champagne! Sometimes guests (particularly past ones) request specific bures. On all occasions we do our best to accommodate these requests, but you should know that we NEVER guarantee a special will be available at the time.
GUEST PROFILE Vatulele visits are often “special occasion” vacations - honeymoons, birthdays or anniversaries. Vatulele particularly suits those who want to escape from the pressures of the Western world, yet still be able to enjoy five star standards. As the bures are set in jungle, Vatulele will not suit travellers who feel more comfortable in a “bug free”, sterile environment. Rather, it suits the more adventurous traveller who wants “to get the sand between their toes”. The resort particularly suits outgoing people who are able to enjoy the company of others, in addition to privacy.
More than half our guests are North American, the balance is split evenly between Australia/New Zealand and Europe (mostly English, German speaking and Italian). We strongly recommended that guests be able to speak some English to get full value out of the experience we offer.
We are normally able to accommodate requests for singles - depending on space. As most guests mix together guests travelling alone are unlikely to feel excluded.
We do not recommend less than 5 nights. Our average stay is 7 nights.
Children under the age of twelve are not permitted unless their stay coincides with one of our two annual designated “family weeks”. During these periods children of any age are accepted on the understanding that their meal hours are at an earlier time and they do not join the adult dining table. Baby sitters are readily available.
WHAT YOU WILL NEED Dress on the island is informal. Evening is smart casual, and footwear is optional at all times. Definitely no jackets or ties. We supply hair dryers, shampoo, conditioner, beach towels, snorkeling, tennis and scuba diving equipment. Our shop stocks a limited variety of suntan creams, film and cigarettes. A pair of rubber soled shoes plus some reef walkers or waterproof sandals are recommended. Although the year-round temperature is warm, you may experience some cool evenings in our winter months (June, July, August). Pack some warmer clothes if your stay falls in this period, as we dine outside year round.