Motalava Gateway Lodge

Located in Nerenewman village, Motolava Gateway Lodge is a great place to stay to experience village life close to the ocean. 

Owners Franklyn and Madelyn Woleg are proud to welcome you to their comfortable island-style accommodation, known for its unique egg shaped bungalow design. Accommodation is made from local materials and located in tropical gardens close to the ocean. 

Motalava Gateway Lodge has an airy conference room that is decorated with local handicrafts (that make ideal take-home souvenirs!). The room has electrical outlets making it perfect for both tourists and business travelers.  

Franklyn and Madelyn reside on the property and are always happy to talk with you and show you around the village. Franklyn is a professional carver and Madelyn would be happy to teach you some traditional weaving techniques. You are also able to book local tours from the bungalow including a visit to nearby Rah Island

Breakfast is included with your accommodation and lunch and dinner are available on request. Madelyn is an excellent cook and will prepare delicious island-style meals using fresh local ingredients including freshly caught seafood, local vegetables and tropical fruit.

In-House Activities

  • Village walking tour

  • Garden tour and demonstration

  • Local cooking lesson and demonstration

  • Traditional handicraft weaving lesson and demonstration

  • Church visit


Visitor Feedback

Our stay was an enjoyable and memorable experience and I would go back again. Thanks Franklin & Madeline for your warm and generous hospitality!
— Hayden and Carolyn, Australia (2016)