June 03, 2008 | Comments 0

Vaiaku Lagi Hotel In Isolated Tuvalu

vaiakuOne of the world’s smallest isolated nations, Tuvalu actually consists of nine islands total. Because of expensive airfares, it only receives a handful of tourists each year. This makes these beautiful islands the idyllic vacation spot. Tuvalu is located in the southwest Pacific Ocean. The islands that make up this small nation are Nanumea, Niutao, Nanumaga, Nui, Vaitupu, Nukufetau, Funafuti, Nukulaelae, and Niulakita.

When you get here you will stay at the Vaiaku Lagi Hotel. It is the country’s only hotel and it is located in the center of Funafuti about 50 meters from the airport. It is also located on the lagoon side of the island, giving visitors an incredible view of the lagoon and its perfect sunsets. This beautiful hotel has a fully licensed and stocked bar, a comfortable lounge, and a hopping dance floor. The new complex that faces the lagoon houses sixteen room. Every room has air-conditioning, a warm shower, a toilet and a refrigerator, and tea and coffee-making facilities.

If you are wanting to have a conference at the Vaiaku Lagi Hotel, then there is a conference room here that is perfect for small conferences, meetings, running workshops, or training. It has video screen capabilities and white boards for writing. It can accommodate between fifty and sixty covers. This wonderful hotel has its own pick-up transfer for its guests to get from the airport to the hotel and vise versa.

When you get hungry during your stay at the Vaiaku Lagi Hotel, visit their restaurant. They serve delicious food at a reasonable price. You can enjoy cuisine from Europe, Italy, India, and China, as well as local dishes. They catch their fish daily right from the lagoon and it is considered a specialty. They have a wide selection of beers, wines, spirits, and soft drinks that they serve from the bar during meal times.

You will not be bored during your stay at this hotel since there is so much that you can do. You can enjoy a picnic or a cruise to the small islets around the lagoon if you request it. A paradise day cruise entails a visit to Faualopa’s crystal waters with swimming and snorkeling, a visit to Fuakea and to the Fuafatu Reef, a picnic to Fualopa, use of snorkeling gear, a cooler with ice is provided, bottom sea fishing can be arranged upon request, and you can also arrange a tour guide. Also, on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights there is usually a disco “twist”.

Best of all, staying at the Vaiaku Lagi Hotel will not break your budget. A single only costs $80, a double is only $90, a triple is $100, a suite is $120, and children under 12 stay free. These prices are all in Australian dollars and there is also a ten percent government tax. Book your trip to Tuvalu today, just do not bring your credit cards because they do not accept them. You can cash your Travelers Cheques at the National Bank of Tuvalu.

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