This quaint little resort is located in the amazing Vona Vona Lagoon on Lola Island, just a 20 minute boat trip from Munda. Nestled within a perfect blue lagoon and fringed by white sands and tall green palms, Lola Island truly reflects a quintessential island paradise.
Zipolo Habu Resort is an escape to nature’s wonderland for those who really want to get away from it all and get back to basics. With its white sand beach and classic "desert island" location, the resort caters for divers, surfers, fishermen and is an idyllic base from which to explore this remote area.
The rustic island bungalows at Zipolo Habu are constructed using traditional Vona Vona building materials of Sago Palm Leaf, Lawyer Cane and Wild Betel Nut Treeproviding an authentic island living experience, whilst not compromising the comforts of home.
Daily flights from Honiara to Munda take approximately one hour and from Gizo only 15 minutes. FromMunda Airport, it is only a 20 minute scenic boat ride to the resort. The resort also offers private transfers to and from other areas throughout the Western Province if required.
At the end of the day, the fully licensed waterfront bar and restaurant is the place to kick back and soak up the atmosphere. The company is great, the beer is always cold and the menu features fresh local seafood and produce. Your favourite sports matches can be viewed on the satellite television in the café.
Hammocks are scattered throughout the island and kayaks are available free of charge for guest use. The resort has a book swap and a board game selection which is brilliant for the odd rainy day. Guests can use the beach volleyball court located on the foreshore or explore the bushwalking track which weaves through the rainforest to the beach on the far side of the island.
Zipolo Habualso has a fleet of custom built sport fishing boats as well as an onsite tackle shop.
Accommodation at Zipolo Habu Resort consists of individual, rustic bungalows made from traditional sago palm leaves. All bungalows have 240 volt power, lights and fans and a kitchenette equipped with gas stove, fridge and cooking utensils. Fresh rain water is provided, along with tea and coffee making facilities. Mosquito nets are provided in each bedroom.
The traditional bungalows utilise local design for a typical village-style house experience. Each bungalow has two bedrooms and can be configured for 2 singles or 1 double in each bedroom. Large airy balconies come with a view over the gardens and out to the lagoon. There is a kitchenette in each bungalow with a bar fridge and gas stove. 240 volt poweris available from 11am until 11pm. The hot water shower and toilet facilities are shared.
This bungalow is located closest to the restaurant and has two snug bedrooms, each with one double bed, and an intimate veranda. Comfortable and well appointed, this bungalow features beautiful hand woven walling and louvre windows, 24 hour lighting and fans. The kitchenette has a bar fridge and single gas burner stove. Hot water shower and toilet facilities are shared.
Two bedrooms with queen size bed in one room and one single bed, one double bed in the other room. There is 24 hour power for bedroom fans and lights. The kitchenette has a fridge and gas burner stove. The bungalow features two verandas - a large covered veranda at the front and a small covered veranda off the back bedroom. Shared toilet and hot water shower facility.
The Deluxe Bungalow offers a premium level of comfort, privacy and style and has two bedrooms (one queen size bed/one double bed) with ceiling fans. The absolute waterfront positioning provides panoramic views across Vona Vona Lagoon to the dormant Kolombangara volcano in the distance. This bungalow features an ensuite bathroom with hot water showers, a kitchenette with bar fridge and single burner gas stove and a furnished balcony. A battery back-up provides 24 hour power for fans and lighting at any time of day or night.
The Large Deluxe Bungalow offers similar features to the Deluxe Bungalow with two large bedrooms each with one double and two single beds, wall fans, reading lights, full size kitchen, 24 hour power and a sitting area opening on to a large veranda over the beach with a beautiful view over the lagoon to the extinct volcano. The ensuite features a hot soft rain water shower.
Besides great diving, the surrounding region offers an exciting array of full or half-day adventures to local villages and uninhabited islands. You can spend the day with a picnic lunch, swimming, bartering with the local carvers, snorkelling or just lazing about on your own personal beach.
There are some local surf breaks, however the surf can be extremely inconsistent.
Zipolo Habu is also known as the premier fishing resort in the Solomon Islands. Fishing charters can be arranged for lagoon, deep sea, river, estuaries and outer reef fishing. Marlin, sailfish, mahimahi, giant trevally, wahoo, spanish mackerel, coral trout, red sea bass are regularly caught.
Guests staying at Zipolu Habu Resort have the opportunity to join the boat dives and snorkelling trips offered by Dive Munda. Dive Munda offers a free pick up and drop off service to all Zipolo Habu guests. They also offer a range of training options onsite, and with many dive sites just around the corner, there is no better place to learn how to dive than here on Lola Island. Diving around Munda includes a spectacular and unique fresh/salt water cave dive, stunning reef and drop offs, together with a sample of WWII wrecks.