Dori Lagoon bungalow 

Located on the beautiful Rah Island, Dori Lagoon Bungalows is a tranquil place to stay overlooking the lagoon to Motolava Island and Sleeping Mountain. 

After a quick ride across the lagoon from Motolava on a ‘taxi-canoe’ or walk at low tide, you will arrive at Dori Lagoon Bungalows. Owners Florence (Ruthi) and Cecil will be waiting to greet you on the shore with a fresh salusalu (flower lei) and cold coconut. 

Dori Lagoon has 4 comfortable bungalows to choose from, 3 double share bungalows with shared bathroom facilities and one family sized bungalow with an ensuite. All bungalows have been constructed from locally sourced materials and are built in the traditional Ni-Vanuatu style with thatched natangora roofs and bamboo walls. Mosquito protection is provided to ensure that you have a cool and comfortable sleep. There are also solar lights and a water tank for your use.

Spend your days visiting one of the local tours, relax on your verandah overlooking the water or go snorkeling in the channel – there are plenty of fish to see and you may even be able help catch something for dinner! Rah island is a small community and Cecil will be happy to show you around the island. Ruthy is a talented cook and will make a range of delicious meals using local organic ingredients during your stay!  Breakfast is included in your accommodation and additional meals are available on request.

Not only will you be warmly welcomed by the women of the Rah Women’s Society on arrival but you will also be given special farewell with a song accompanied by local string band and fresh salu-salu (flower lei) as thanks from the community for visiting their home. 

In-House Activities

  • Island and village walkabout tour

  • Boat charter for deep sea fishing and surfing

  • Church visit


Visitor Feedback

The best welcome I have ever had - Rah Island is a special place! A big thank you to Florence and Cecil for looking after me. My bungalow was the best, the lagoon view was great and the food was delicious. I will be back again!
— Willem, South Africa (2017)